The Many Benefits of Drinking Hot Water

I have been drinking hot water since I started the Face Yoga Method program back in Japan in 2006. I used to love to drink wines and sake when I was in Japan, because I had a pretty strong alcohol tolerance and I bragged about it when I was younger.  However, when I started doing magazine interviews and TV shows, I started drinking hot water at business dinners. I did not want to be rude and not participate in drinking (it is a kind of unwritten Japanese business rule).

Very quickly I started seeing positive changes in my mind and body.

  • I felt so much more relaxed.
  • I was less tired.
  • I saw less puffiness in my face and less eye bags.
  • My skin started looking better.
  • My mood became more positive.

Now I am hooked. I drink a cup of hot water first thing in the morning and right before going to bed. I also drink hot water throughout the day. I even order a cup of hot water whenever I am at a restaurant!

As many of you know, water flushes the toxins out of your system and improves your skin condition. You may already drink plenty of water everyday, but I think temperature matters for young looking skin. It is good for your face and body, and ultimately for your spirit.

Let me explain. Almost everybody washes dishes, right? What is the secret of doing dishes when you have greasy plates? Use a lot of dish soap? Yeah, that may work but it is so bad for the environment and can be expensive. Soak it over night? Well, then what? Just put it in the dishwasher? Sure, that will do it, but even then the dishwasher uses hot water, not cold water to get rid of waste, right? The same thing applies to your face and body!

The Daily Guide to Drinking Hot Water

When you get up in the morning, you are probably pretty hungry. The food you had last night should be digested by morning. Drink a cup of hot water on an empty stomach.  If you have a bowel movement problem, this may work like magic. Literally, the word “breakfast” means “breaking” the “fast” from the night before. When the stomach and body have been in fast mode for some time, they tend to take in and absorb everything that comes in. Before you take anything in, clean your system. A clean system means clean skin.

Another great time to drink hot water is right before going to bed. Some people do not want to drink water right before bedtime because they worry about going to the bathroom in the middle of the night and interrupting their sleep. My father was like that. Surprisingly, hot water does not necessarily make my father go to the bathroom. Drinking a cup of hot water before going to bed is like running a full body dishwasher while you are sleeping. The result? a clean system! Try it, see how it goes and let me know how you feel.

Increased Blood Circulation Results In Better Skin

Water increases vitality, energy level, concentration and stamina and it also results in less susceptibility to exhaustion and anxiety. Water helps the energy flow in the body, and hot water can help even more. Hot water relaxes your body and increases blood circulation which results in better skin complexion. The warmth of hot water makes us feel relaxed and it is so important to relax throughout the day and especially right before going to bed. Your body needs rest and so does your spirit! The steam that comes from hot water makes a great “mini facial” treatment before bedtime if you use a big cup to drink hot water.  Try adding some mint to help with digestion.

Hold The Ice and Look Younger

How about ice cold water? It tastes so good when the weather gets hotter. But if you want to have youthful looking skin, drink hot water. Cold water is too shocking for the body and it disrupts the energy flow in the body. You don’t give ice cold water to your pet (you can, but probably your pet would not like it) or water your plants and flowers with ice cold water.

In Japan, many people believe that drinking hot water on a hot day actually reduces internal body heat and gives you more energy since the body does not need to generate energy to warm the water to body temperature. On the other hand, when drinking ice cold water the body has to generate heat to warm up the water to body temperature. As a result, you feel hotter and more tired. Have you ever had the experience of drinking ice cold water on a hot summer day and then feeling tired? Next time you want to drink ice cold water, just try hot water and see how you feel and how your body feels. You will be amazed.  When you have alcohol, make sure you drink hot water, especially before going to bed! Your kidney needs extra attention after e drinking.

Please share your story in the comments below. I want to know your thoughts and lifestyle so that I can share more secrets of the Face Yoga Method with you.



Comments 17

  1. I’m looking forward to trying this. It all sounds very logical. Will report back when I have some positive results. Thank you Fumiko, love your work. x

    1. Betty
      Hot Water works super….it last all day and I kept my energy while working and restoring an acre of land
      Thank You

  2. I just started drinking hot water only days ago…so this is quite the coincidence to receive an email from your site regarding “Drinking hot water”…..I’ve always wanted to drink more water, but don’t normally like the taste of plain cold water…so I thought I’d try drinking it hot…and there’s a huge difference for me…the hot water goes down better. I finish the cup before I know it. Also….in the office I worked at years ago, there was a Chinese lady that would drink plain hot water. I’d never seen this before in my life. She also had absolutely flawless skin…firm and not a line, age spot or wrinkle on her face, she was also 58 years old! Had I known that drinking hot water had anything to do with it..I would have started to drink up!

  3. Well, I don`t understand what is the point of waters temperature- in your stomach water gets to fast body temperature- so does cold water too. In my opinion it does not matter if you drink hot, luke or cold water. The idea of dishwasher doesn´t work with homothermic human body.

  4. The hot water method works! I had a positive appearance on my skin when I was drinking hot water a few years back, left it because of being lazy. Thanks for reminding me. I will soon be switching back to good old hot water.

  5. I had pain which I couldn’t explain if it was stomach pain or kidney pain, then I was told to drink hot water of which I did. Right now I feel no pain and my skin is getting better every day because I make sure I finish 1.5litres of hot water before I eat anything at mornings.

  6. I’ve been drinking warm to hot water since past 6 months and I have lost weight even though I’m not exercising or dieting. These are some of the changes I feel lately just want to know if they are due to the warm/hot water. My mouth gets quite dry, I sweat after drinking hot water & lately I have started to feel quite hungry?

    can you pls let me know if the above are due to the hot water or something else?

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