Have you ever stayed without water for too long and felt like your body is giving up? More than 70 % of the human body is made with water, and every component, including the brain, skin and other organs, counts on the water content for oxygen and to function correctly. Did you know that the tissues and organs of our body are predominantly made with water? Not only that, the brain and heart inherit 73% of water content, with muscles and kidneys being 79% and skin 64% of water capacity. The lack of water in the human system slows down the natural pace of the functions, making you feel tiresome and lazy. To attain a fully hydrated body, several experts advised drinking at least an average of 4 litres of water daily. Water works differently on organs, and most of the time, they carry essential nutrients to the different parts of the body. Read along to learn about the need for hydration in the skin, body, and mind.
Why Hydration is Important for the Body
As our body requires food for structuring and operating, it also needs water and fluids. An ample amount of hydration is needed for every cell to perform accurately. Lack of hydration leads to sluggishness, headaches, sore muscles, and fatigue. Hydration also helps in protecting the spinal cord and acts as a lubricant for the joints. It balances the bodily fluids that help create saliva, promote blood circulation and ensures effective results of external medication.
Water does not just quench our thirst; it also retains moisture level in sensitive areas of the body. A hydrated body has multiple benefits, including:
- Maintaining the adequate body temperature
- Better performance of RBCs and WBCs
- Carry nutrients to the whole body
- Lubrication of joints
- Removal of waste and toxins
- Aids digestion
Your brain is directly influenced by the amount of hydration in the body. It depends on the water to maintain its optimal function and, in its absence, can hamper brain activity by causing memory impairment. Cells present in the brain require a balanced amount of water and other elements to work efficiently. Our brain governs every voluntary and involuntary function, and in any case, lack of hydration can slow down the routine operation of the nervous system. A dehydrated body leads to a drag of memory, attention, varied mood swings, and energy loss.
There is a dire need for hydration to accomplish healthy mental wellbeing. Here are some of the brain benefits of staying hydrated-
- Increases flow of oxygen and blood to the brain
- Improves concentration
- Prevention and relief from headaches and migraines
- Reduces risk of memory loss
- Offset’s mood swings and emotional instability
- Reduces chances of depression and anxiety
Importance of Hydration for the Skin
The need for water or hydration in the body is reasonable, but it also plays a major role in benefitting the skin. Hydration is indeed a dire requirement irrespective of any skin type (dry, oily and acne-prone). Our skin naturally contains water, but as you age, the skin lacks beneficiary elements that keep your skin hydrated and protects the moisture. Khadi Essential’s has a range of skin hydrating products that helps in maintaining the water level, keeping the skin calm and refreshed.
Benefits of Having Hydrated Skin-
- Improves skin’s elasticity
- Battles wrinkles and fine lines
- Flush out toxins, including germs and allergens
- Improves complexion
- Reduces redness and swelling
- Slows premature ageing
- Reduces extra sebum production
Ayurvedic Sheets Masks are infused with plant-derived serums & fruit enzymes help calm the skin pores, resolve skin inflammations and provide instant freshness. Our face mizzles (mists) are powered with flower extracts of roses & chamomile, and purified water, to beat the summer heat. Face serums are also one of the most hydrating summer essentials to have as they deeply moisturise the skin without being heavy and absorbs quickly.
Hydration is an essential part for smooth working of the overall body. Regular water intake helps you battle the risk of multiple infections and acute diseases like urinary tract infections, kidney stones etc. Water can be consumed in any form (not sodas and drinks); you can add cucumber or mint to give a twist to your everyday potion of water intake. You can also drink fresh juices and healthy smoothies to improve the intake of water and maintain a healthy lifestyle.