A woman claims to have discovered the secret to improving your looks – drink more water.
Mother-of-two Sarah Smith claims drinking three litres of water a day took TEN years off her face
After years of suffering headaches and poor digestion, the 42-year-old spoke to a neurologist and nutritionist and decided to undertake the month-long experiment.
Her before and after pictures appear to show a dramatic transformation in her face, which she credits to her increased water intake.
“The only thing I’ve changed is the amount of water I drink,” Smith wrote. “I genuinely can’t believe the difference in my face. I look like a different woman. My husband and kids tell me I look 10 years younger.”
ABC News’ chief health and medical editor, Dr. Richard Besser, says water is the best option to reach for when you want a drink, but questions that such a dramatic transformation could occur by water alone.
“When you’re drinking water, you’re not drinking sodas and other things but in terms of it truly making you look younger, I’m not sure for that woman whether it’s the lighting,” Besser said.
“If you get dehydrated, your body is going to pull water from your tissues, from your skin to maintain the concentration in your blood,” Besser explained. “When it does that, your eyes are going to look sunken, your skin is going to feel dryer, it’s not going to be as elastic and so you will look a lot older.”