Try It Tuesday: Update

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About four weeks ago, I posted about how I read an article from Cosmo UK about how a woman drank 3 liters of water everyday to see if it had any effect on her skin. Her results were pretty good.

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So good in fact, I decided to try it for myself. Here’s how it went:

Week One:
I’ve hit my goal of water intake ALMOST every single day. The weekend was tough because because we ran errands and looked at houses, so I didn’t want to be running to the loo a lot.
I’ve noticed I feel more focused, but I also have to get up every 15 minutes to pee! My stomach has felt extra bloaty and I’ve read that drinking a lot of water can do that to you. Along with the water challenge, I’ve been weaning off diet sodas. My goal is to stick to no more than 20 ounces of Diet Dr. Pepper (or Diet Coke) a day. I did pretty well for a few days, but then I went to Chick Fil A after a long day and NEEDED that Diet DP!

Week Two:
It’s been so flipping hot that I’ve actually found it a lot easier to drink more water everyday. There were a few days I didn’t drink a diet soda at all…until I got a caffeine headache and downed a Diet Dr. Pepper! The bloat from week one has subsided (thank goodness!) and I haven’t had any joint pain (which I’ve been noticing occurs when I drink a lot of diet soda). I’ve actually started to notice a change in my skin already, but I’m not sure if I’m actually seeing it, or if it’s a “placebo effect” type of thing. We shall see!

Week Three:
So. Much. Water.

Week Four:
Yay! I’m almost done!

So, after doing my little experiment for a month, here’s my results:

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I can see a difference! I can also feel a difference. The day before I started this, I put a mud mask on my face and I could literally hear the mask squishing into my ginormous pores. Now I can tell my pores have definitely minimized! My skin also feels much more soft and just looks generally more healthy. Even Huff the Hubs could tell a difference!

(And, yes, I both of these pictures I am wearing makeup. The before shot was taken at the end of the day [i.e., my makeup wasn’t as fresh] and the after was taken in the middle of the day. I did NOT use a filter on either picture.)

I’m also feeling better too. I feel much more focused and I don’t get as run down in the afternoons as I used to. Yay for proper hydration!

Have you ever tried this? What were your results?

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