In the quest to remain looking healthy and youthful, many people are tempted into parting with their cash to buy elixirs and potions which promise to hold back the years and repair damage from unhealthy living, smoking, drinking and pollution. Few independent studies have managed to back up the effectiveness and results of these beauty products, many of which are notoriously expensive! Try looking at the labels on these creams and lotions. You should notice that the ingredients, which are listed in descending order by weight, nearly always begin with aqua (water). This is because the skin needs water to stay healthy. Consumption produces effective results, but topical application may also be beneficial. They say that beauty’s only skin deep, but we beg to differ. There is no point investing in ‘external’ beauty if you do not invest in your internal health. So, start your working day by filling up a jug each morning from the office water cooler. On a cold day, non-caffeinated hot drinks are a great way to hydrate from the inside, and keep yourself feeling warmer. Forget using complex chemical ingredients on your skin. Splash plenty of warm water on your face when washing each morning and use a simple, high-SPF cream to lock in the moisture. Opt for natural, organic products if possible, or head to your kitchen and use products such as honey, olive oil, oatmeal, fruits and yoghurt, which may also help you to maintain beautiful-looking skin. You may be amazed at how quickly you see results if you switch your damaging caffeinated drinks for healthy, natural water-based drinks that contain no sugar. You may well see glowing skin, fewer blemishes and sparkling eyes. Your hair should look healthier and more elastic too, and you can achieve all of this without needing to spend a fortune on cosmetics. Latest news from Angel Springs, leading UK supplier of office water dispensers, bottled and mains-fed water coolers and eco boilers.