How much water do you drink a day? If you’re not drinking more than 8 full glasses a day then you’re not drinking enough, and that’s a major problem for your skin and body health. Staying hydrated is vital for your digestive and circulation systems to operate efficiently, but it’s also imperative for your skin’s health & beauty.
For skin’s sake, it’s one of the easiest and best beauty tips. No, I’m not saying you can get rid of all your favorite skincare products just by drinking water – but it definitely helps.
Your Skin Is An Organ
In fact, it’s the largest organ in your body, and it’s mostly made of water. Without water your skin cant function at it’s best. If your skin doesn’t get enough water, it can became dry, tight, flaky and oily, YES oily. When skin becomes dehydrated it causes oil glands to work even harder to compensate for the water loss which can lead to acne. Our body loses large quantities of water daily, so if you don’t replace it by drinking more, your skin will suffer. Read on below to learn about the visible differences that hydration can make on your skin.
Pores can get enlarged and clogged throughout the day. The more water you drink, the better balance of oil and water on the surface of your skin. This can help reduce your pore size, decrease acne breakouts, and reduce blemishes. If skin is lacking water (dehydrated), pores become enlarged, oil glands produce more oil to compensate for the water loss and so begins the cycle of breakouts – sigh.
Helps Clear Acne
Acne is more likely to develop when your body is full of toxins, and water helps flush those toxins out of your system, therefore promoting our overall health. It’s not that water will cure your acne, but drinking more fluids will help keep your skin clear of toxins. Skin cells require water to function properly. Dehydration causes cell damage, accelerates ageing, and inhibits them from healing and functioning properly. All skin conditions and diseases would become worse in a body that’s not receiving proper nutrition or adequate hydration.
There’s no doubt that our skin and eyes can become puffy. Most often this is because our body is retaining water. Why? because we’re dehydrated and our body is protecting us by holding onto it. If you want to reduce puffiness, swelling and smoothen your skin, our number one tip is making sure you’re drinking adequate water. You can use the best eye creams money can buy but they will not help with puffiness if your skin is not hydrated from within.
Drinking enough water can not only help combat acne but a variety of skin conditions including psoriasis and eczema. It does this by helping your digestive system flush out toxins from your body. This in turn will improve your complexion giving you healthy, glowing skin!
The more hydrated your skin is, the fewer wrinkles and fine lines you will see. Think of your skin like a sponge. ‘Dead skin cells are like a dried-up sponge. You can rub the best skincare on your face all day long but all that’ll happen is the sponge gets greasy and products sit on the surface. Instead, you soak the sponge in water and it puffs up soft, before being left to dry out again. That’s what happens to the surface of the skin. It’s so important to keep that sponge wet!
Keep Your Skin & Body Hydrated,
My Skin & Body Team xx