By Mary N. DiZazzo

Beauty Secret: Water

Ciao bella,

One of my first Beauty Culture Columns I wrote going back 10 years was about water. The Romans and the Greeks kept a strict protocol and fondness for their H20. To them it was a prized possession! Meticulous strategies of cleansing were routine.

The importance and necessity of water is endless. The therapeutic value by just taking a bath or shower may be cleansing on the exterior however your mind can be also purified. Personally whenever I need a pick me up I find a shower/bath just the right medicine.

The temperature of the water as you test out your first step sets the tone for a true indulgence of privacy and inner cleansing. My outdoor pool club and its huge body of water has always satisfied my mermaid fantasies as well! The feeling of touching water and feeling it's clear, fluid gold is an elusive experience. Touching the intangible. Cool and warm water remain so close to each other. Each carries its own health and beauty qualities. Immersing yourself and letting your body feel the freedom as the water caresses you with that "Calgon Take Me Away", an old and still true phrase. A lightness is experienced with a million miles left behind. Throw in a few fresh rose petals to scent the experience!

Drinking this wondrous nectar works its magic as well. Quenching the pallet, clearing the complexion and keeping our bodies running smooth. Water is a treasure in itself waiting to be held, touched and savored. Experience the true blessing we use everyday!

Buona giornata and God bless the United States of America!

--Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull

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