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Day 15 of 365 Days to Get Back to Myself

Its raining! The water has come back and hopefully the drought is over.

There are many differing opinions about how much water you need for maintaining the health of the body. Our bodies are mostly water (around 60%) http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/propertyyou.html  and, whichever way we look at it, this substance is absolutely necessary for life. Wherever there is water there is life. You can only survive for anywhere between only several hours and 14 days without water depending on climatic conditions.

One opinion states that the kidneys can only process 6 cups of water per day. If this is exceeded the kidneys are under stress and that too much water will flush out all the minerals from the body creating mineral deficiencies.

Another opinion is that at least 1.5 to 2 lires of water needs to be drunk per day to detoxify the body and keep it properly hydrated.

Yet another opinion states that it is omega oils that are necessary for keeping the body hydrated properly and not just water.

Some say filtered water is the best water to drink (no contaminants), some say fluoridated and chlorinated (hygiene and tooth protection), others rainwater or spring water, distilled, ionised or oxygenated. Many say not to store or drink water out of plastic bottles and others not to use stainless steel bottles.

Viktor Schauberger (The Water Wizard) claimed that only water that is allowed to move in spirals is healthy water otherwise it is “dead”, without energy and does not nourish life.

Dr Masuru Emoto has shown though his research that water can be changed by whatever it comes into contact with including pollutants, sound, thoughts and symbols.

Many manufacturers of skincare products talk about hydrating the skin, but not many realise that truly healthy skin can only be possible if there is enough water in the layers between the cells of the skin. It doesn’t matter how many machines are used or how much moisturiser or night cream is applied, unless the skin is sufficiently hydrated first, these won’t get rid of dehydration. I am sure you have noticed how the lawn looks in a drought, how the ground becomes parched, dusty and cracked? The same thing happens to the skin if there is not the right amount of hydration and lipid balance. When I lived in Bristol in England (which has the highest rainfall in the UK) my skin was soft, beautiful and glowing. When I moved back to New Zealand, within a few days, my skin became dry and eventually highly sensitised from the dehydrating effects of our sunny, windy, salty, harsh New Zealand environment.

The most simple and effective way to get the skin hydrated is to soak the skin using a muslin soaking cloth and warm water with some active ingredients added to it, we use Janesce Soaking Drops and a specially designed  Janesce Soaking Cloth. This creates a dampness in the skin called a “dew point” where the cells can properly complete their processes and absorb all the goodies in a moisturiser locking in the hydration at the same time (less moisturiser is needed as it emulsifies with the dampness on the skin and goes further). When the skin is properly hydrated the lipid bilayers between the cells have a consistency that makes the skin reflect light and glow regardless of age or skin type!

Water, such wonderful stuff. Remember it’s amazing healing properties, particularly when it comes to your skin.

Click here to contact Catherine for a skin health consultation and advice on how to have beautiful, hydrated skin.

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