There is a dearth of when it comes to hydration.
Pharmaceutical aren’t interested in researching the benefits of a free resource and dehydration isn’t a pressing public health issue requiring government funding. This leaves a profitable grey area for the drinks industry to exploit.
Water is, it would have us believe, a purifying fast-track to glowing skin, bright eyes and bags of energy. Galloway says detoxing with water is “a load of rubbish.
Your do a very good job of sorting out what you need to retain and what you need to get rid of.”
Will water make your skin better? While dehydration isn’t good for your skin, says
Bav Shergill, a consultant (dermatologist) and honorary senior lecturer at the University of Manchester, “once you hit a certain level of fluid intake, providing you are healthy, any excess water will be peed out.”
That is, unless you drink more than you can pee. Amanda Burls,
an emeritus of public health at City, University of London, warns that drinking too much water can kill. Water intoxication occurs when the amount of electrolytes in the body becomes imbalanced by excessive water intake, disrupting brain function.