Friday, September 7, 2012

The #1 Easy, Natural Secret to Great Skin. . .

Cleanser, moisturizer, toner, serium, cream, foundation, concealor, corrector, finishing powder. . .If you're a girl, being pretty can seem like a lot of work. (And expense! Sheesh!)

What if all that wasn't necessary? What if you could just, say, drink water?

Okay, quick back-story.

I've always thought those Brita filtered water pitchers were kind of prissy and high-maintenance. But that doesn't mean I like tap water (hey, if you tried mine, you'd know why.) So, in general, I just never drank a lot of water. Tea? Coffee? Sure. Water? Blah.

Well, between it being the hottest summer on record, having a job that required me to work outside all through it, and finally sweating myself into heat exhaustion, I figured out that I kind of really ought to drink more water. Like the 8-10 that everybody always says is supposed to be good for you. (Aw man!)

So I bought one of those Brita water pitchers and it has proceeded to rock my world. Water tastes so good now. I've been guzzling it like never before. (This is not a product review, you can buy or not buy any brand of water filter you please!)

And I noticed something really weird.

When I drink more water, my skin -- which has always been extremely problematic -- clears up.

When I slack off and drink less water, my skin starts to revert to its wily, old ways.

I don't know whether to say it's just because I'm staying better hydrated in general, or because I'm missing out on the copper, mercury, and who-knows-what-else-they-put in tap water, but it's pretty cool.

So if you want to save money on acne treatments, make-up, moisturizers, and what-have-you, here is my Easy Frugal Tip.

Drink more water.

And that's just plain ol' water: not sugar-laden juices, teas, pops, or other bottled drinks, either.

Try it, and let me know how it goes!