By Megan Segura, Daily Makeover
before and afterIt's not exactly new information that water is good for you. We're told to drink at least eight glasses a day for clear skin, fresh breath, and good digestion, and now there's actually photo evidence that shows just how important proper hydration really is.
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Sarah Smith was suffering from chronic headaches when her neurologist suggested she drink more water. She went from drinking three glasses of water a day to three liters a day for one month and recorded the results in a photo diary. The results, as you can see above, are staggering.
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After her fourth week of increasing her water intake, she said, "I genuinely can't believe the difference in my face. I look like a different woman. The dark shadows around my eyes have all but disappeared and the blotches have gone. My skin is almost as dewy as it was when I was a child. The transformation is nothing short of remarkable."
Smith was also able to drop two pounds without changing anything else in her diet and workout routine, and found that the minor cellulite around her legs and butt had disappeared. Those are just the cosmetic changes! Smith also noticed increased energy and mental sharpness, and her headaches disappeared.
The takeaway? Guzzle down that water, ladies. You're probably more dehydrated than you think.