07 Jan

2014 Beauty Resolution…Drink Water!

Brynn McKenry
Brynn McKenry is the host of a syndicated radio show called The Brynn Project designed to help inspire people to feel good from the inside out. Brynn believes that while fashion and beauty are typically what we see on the outside, style also comes from the way we carry ourselves. While trends can vary from person to person, Brynn is constantly looking for new ways to enhance a look.
Brynn McKenry

            While this
is the time where many people are working on trying to stick to their New
Year’s resolution, one reason so many of us end up giving up is because we set
too big a goal.  The problem with
setting to big of a goal is that we don’t know where to start sometimes and so
the goal never becomes a reality or a habit. 
So I’m here to help you create a beauty resolution.  Many of us, myself included, don’t drink
enough water in the day.  Even a
resolution saying “drink more water” is too broad.  So, I’m here to tell you how about how much water you should be
having daily and some of the reasons why it’s important.

            There’s a
couple ways to determine how much water to drink.  I’ve heard 8 8-oz. glasses a day and also half of what your body
weight is in ounces.  Rather than having
to keep track of the number of glasses or ounces, the easiest way to do this is
to get a refillable water bottle.  Most
seem to be around 24oz.  As you finish
each time, go a refill it.  Then you are
continuously drinking water.

            Now that
I’ve helped you determine how to make sure you’re drinking enough, let’s answer
the question of why.  To start, I’ll
bring up the fact that it can help with the NUMBER 1 New Year’s
resolution ‚¬Â¦WEIGHT LOSS.  Often when you
think that you’re hungry, you are actually thirsty.  So rather than reaching for your favorite snack try reaching for
a glass of water after all water is 0 calories compared to whatever you would
have gone for.  By realizing that it’s
thirst over hunger first, chances are that you are satisfying that craving for
what you thought was a need for food.

plenty of water isn’t just good internally, but it can show great results in
your outer appearance.  It helps to
hydrate your skin because it flushes out the toxins in your body and also
removes the dirt that clogs your pores. 
So while you may feel like your have to go to the bathroom more often,
just keep in mind that all that water you consuming is removing any toxins in
your body. 

  • TIP:  before you apply makeup try splashing
    your face with cold water.  While
    it may not be tempting with the cold weather, it will shrink your
    pores.  This will make your
    foundation look and stay smoother throughout the day.
  • ALSO,
    if you are someone that suffers from a lot of breakouts, try drinking hot
    lemon water first thing in the morning. 
    It reduces the bacteria internally therefore lessening your
    breakouts.  As a side perk the hot
    lemon water will wake you up so you don’t have to reach for that cup of

So maybe you’re skin is already
pretty clear and the breakouts aren’t something of your concern.  Well, drinking water also helps to keep you
skin tight and toned.  This means fewer
chances for wrinkles.  Our cells will
with water which will cause them to push up against our skin leaving no room
for gaps or anything else that can cause unsightly marks and flabby skin.

I mentioned in the tip about hot
lemon water that it can wake you up. 
Well, sometimes while you may feel awake you’re body might say
otherwise.  One way to tell is by looking
at our eyes.  In many social situations
the eyes are the first point of contact and so we want to make sure they are
looking fresh and clear.  Yes, drinking
water is good for that too.  It will
help to make them white, clear, and sparkly. 
So yes, that twinkle that you thought only existed in TV shows when a
guy and girl first meet can actually exist.

The final beauty point I’m going
to bring up is your hair.  In the winter
especially our hair can dry out because of those comforting hot showers.  As comfortable as they might be, they are
not the best for your hair and skin unfortunately ladies.  But you can make up for the damage that hot
shower does by making sure you’re not taking too long of a shower and also
drinking your recommended daily dose of water. 
That hydration will provide hydration to the cuticle layer of your hair
and make it constricted.  This means
that your hair will lay flatter and look smoother and silkier.

So join me for the beauty
resolution and drink more water.  Make
sure that you stay hydrated for your body, your skin, and you hair.

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