Drink Up: The importance of hydration
Most of us will probably remember our parents constantly reminding us to drink enough water when we were younger. Water is one of our most basic needs, and it literally gives us life as the human body contains 70% water, which aids with digestion, absorption and circulation to name a few. Read more to soak in more facts!
Water helps to eliminate toxins from the body. Our kidneys require plenty of water to filter and remove impurities and waste, while the liver, the body’s main detoxification organ, also needs water to neutralise harmful substances so they can be removed safely. Besides removing toxins, water, being a main constituent of blood, also helps to transport nutrients throughout the body.
It protects joints and tissues
The importance of water comes down to our bones, literally. It keeps the joints in our body lubricated and cushioned, reducing friction between joints to help them move smoothly. It also forms a protective layer to defend sensitive areas such as the brain, eyes and spinal cord. Moreover, it keeps the tissues in the body moist so that they stay healthy.
It keeps skin healthy
Besides drinking sufficient water, it’s important to make sure that your skin is getting enough water too. The skin cells require water to function properly, and when they are not well hydrated, the appearance of your skin will suffer and can even make you look older from dullness.
If your skin feels or looks dry, tight and flaky, or is dry yet feels oily, it may not be sufficiently hydrated. Various factors such as external irritants, stress, and the drying effects of prolonged time spent in air conditioning can all disrupt the skin’s turnover and development of healthy skin cells, causing gaps between cells from which moisture escapes.
AQUAFORCE is ORBIS’ skincare series for hydration care. It draws a rich amount of moisture into gaps, strengthening the skin’s ability to lock in moisture to relieve inner dryness. It nurtures a healthy corneal layer to prevent moisture loss, and forms a protective layer to prevent moisture from escaping while capturing moisture from the atmosphere for long-lasting hydration.