Here's why you should try Japanese water therapy before your wedding

A skin expert weighs in on its effectiveness.

Japanese skincare practices have captivated the world, thanks to their simplicity and effectiveness. They work on the deep understanding of nature's role in nurturing our skin and the body's innate ability to heal itself. One of the many popular practices from the world of Japanese skincare is the Japanese water therapy. It involves drinking four to five glasses of water at room temperature on an empty stomach just after waking up to cleanse the digestive system and regulate gut health. It also includes eating within a 15-minute window during meals and waiting at least two hours before consuming anything else.

Below, a skin expert tells us why Japanese water therapy can work wonders for brides aiming for that radiant glow on their wedding day.  

Reasons why Japanese water therapy is effective

Scientifically, Japanese water therapy aligns perfectly with our body's natural processes. Hydrating upon waking up kick starts the metabolism, aids digestion, and supports detoxification—key factors in maintaining healthy, radiant skin. It not only replenishes lost fluids from sleep but also enhances cellular function, thus promoting a youthful, glowing complexion from within. Other benefits of the Japanese water therapy include optimal brain function, sustained energy levels, and body temperature and blood pressure regulation along with prevention of constipation, headaches, and kidney stones. 

This is also a tried-and-tested method to cut down your calorie intake. For starters, replacing beverages like tea and coffee with water cuts your calorie intake, and not eating anything for two hours after every meal also restricts the calorie consumption as drinking more water will make you feel fuller and eat less. It's a simple, science-backed tribute to how nature and our bodies work together.

Tread with caution

However, it's important to know what works for your body and not go overboard. While hydration is crucial, drinking too much water can throw off your electrolyte balance and even cause nausea and headaches. Furthermore, trying to force down large quantities of water in the morning might not feel right for everyone. Like with any wellness practice, it's all about moderation. Listen to your body, hydrate smartly, and remember to complement Japanese water therapy with a holistic approach to skincare and well-being.

As you prepare for your special day, also remember to simplify your skincare regimen, opting for gentle, nourishing products inspired by Japanese traditions. And above all, don't forget to prioritise self-care. Take moments out for yourself amid the hustle and bustle of the wedding planning and nurture your inner radiance alongside your outer beauty.

Inputs from Ishvani Patel, Founder, ILEM JAPAN

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