We often hear that drinking more water is good for us. We’re mostly made of water, so it makes sense, right? More than half of your total blood volume is made up of plasma, and plasma is about 93% water. The more water you drink, the more your body is able to circulate nutrients that support skin health and carry away toxins.
We are told this will help us feel better and look better. But how can you TELL whether or not drinking more water is helping your skin? Does drinking more water make a noticeable difference?
Water helps your body flush out toxins through filtering organs like the kidneys. When toxins are present in your body, they can present problems in all of your tissues, including the pores of your skin. Drinking water will prevent toxins from building up and creating blemishes.
When properly hydrated your skin is more effective at replenishing itself. It can better shed dead cells that cause dryness and wrinkles, leaving a softer, more youthful surface.
Properly hydrated skin demonstrates better ability to turn over new cells and recover from damage. That means sunburns and other skin damage goes away faster, and various skin treatments for rejuvenation will yield more effective results.
Just like a water balloon, when your skin lacks water, it will be more slack. Staying hydrated keeps your skin plump and fresh.
Improved blood flow gives the skin a more colorful, glowing appearance. In some cases, the improved cell turnover could clear up minor blotchiness and mild variations in skin tone.
Maybe you deal with inflammation from recurring or chronic skin conditions such as rosacea or eczema, or you wake up with puffy eyes every morning. Staying properly hydrated helps flush inflammation away and reduces many of the causes of inflammation in the first place.
Rested & Refreshed
When your skin has enough moisture, it spends less time recovering from immediate damage, dryness, and toxin overload. This means more of its energy can go into deeper rejuvenation and rest.
Soon after toweling off from a bath or shower, apply a hydrating moisturizer. This will help your body keep the moisture in, and your skin will better absorb beneficial nutrients in the product.
Include hyaluronic acid in your skin care routine. Hyaluronic acid attracts and holds water, keeping it on the surface where your skin will benefit.
Drink plenty of water! When we drink water, it reaches all of our internal organs before it reaches the skin. To make a visible effect on skin moisture, you need to make sure you get the full recommended amount.
There are many different opinions on how much and how often to drink water, but most health authorities recommend around eight 8-ounce glasses (about half a gallon) per day. Of course this may vary for every individual, based on a number of internal and external factors. Find a hydration routine that works for you and stick with it.
We are constantly losing water through urine, sweat, and even water vapor when we exhale. During the summer, we tend to be more active, which means we sweat and breathe more, so we need to be more vigilant about replacing lost fluids. You may find you require more water in the summer.
It may take a few weeks of consistent increased water intake to see visible results, but we promise you’ll look and feel better!