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Can drinking a lot of water really make your skin less oily?

Can drinking a lot of water really make your skin less oily?

Doubt it: Oiliness of the skin is controlled by sebaceous glands in the skin. These glands are under the direction of the sex hormones in the body which is why they turn on during puberty. Topical matting creams such as oc8 can help reduce oiliness. Isotretinoin is a tightly regulated medication that can reduce oiliness as well. ...Read more

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Can drinking loads of water give you really nice skin?

I doubt it: Drink normally. Too much water would not do any good to your skin. In fact it can be harmful. So let your thirst dictate how much water you should drink. ...Read more

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Will drinking a lot of water really help to lose excess water weight?

Will drinking a lot of water really help to lose excess water weight?

In one sense, yes!: Good morning, that is a good question! it is possible to reduce gaining weight by drinking sufficient quantity of water. Research has shown that more often than not, we eat when we are really thirsty, and that drinking water may reduce excessive eating. This is applicable, especially if you are on the heavier than maintaining an ideal weight. This is not due to losing excessive water. ...Read more

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Hi I used to weight 220 pounds six months after I weight 180 I just exercise and drink lots of water and eats less im trying to reach 170 my regular ?

Hi I used to weight 220 pounds six months after I weight  180 I just exercise and drink lots of water and eats less im trying to reach 170 my regular ?

That's great: That's fantastic. Remember it is harder to keep weight loss than to lose it so once you reach your goal (ideal BMI 25 or less) work on maintaining it. Work to maintain diet high in vegetables and whole grains and minimize saturated fat and carbs. ...Read more

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Can you really die from drinking too much water?

Can you really die from drinking too much water?

Yes: Drinking excessive amount of water over a short time can cause serious problem. It can lead to water intoxication, low sodium level, mental status changes, convulsions and even death. The elderly are more prone to this risk. Several medications also make one more prone to water intoxication. ...Read more

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Can drinking lots of water really help you lose weight?

Can drinking lots of water really help you lose weight?

Fills your stomach: Does not help to lose weight unless you also reduce your food calorie intake &/or increase physical activity. Drinking 2 glasses of water before each meal helps to control your appetite & thus less food volume will be required to feel satiated. ...Read more

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Can drinking hot water really help with your complexion?

Can drinking hot water really help with your complexion?

Probably not: My parents always drank a glass of hot water at bedtime and persuaded me to do it. I never knew why or that it made any difference to complexion. ...Read more