We all know the old adage- drink 8 glasses of water per day for optimal health. But, did you know that this steady consumption of H2O is also pivotal in maintaining a glowing appearance? Your skin is an organ and just like any other organ, it requires ample amounts of water to function properly. When your skin is properly hydrated you reap the rewards of a healthy glow!
Water works its magic on skin in a few different ways:
- Water increases blood flow to the skin.
- Water can alter the density and thickness of the skin.
- Water helps eliminate toxins and impurities from the skin.
- Water helps prevent breakouts by hydrating pores and releasing oils.
- Water aids in the delivery of nutrients to your skin cells.
Without proper amounts of water your skin can become tight, dull, flaky and wrinkles more prominent. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to line formation. If you have any of these symptoms it is time to head to the water cooler. After a few weeks of proper H2O consumption not only will you feel better on the inside but, your renewed health will show on the outside with:
- Bright, glowing skin.
- Moist balanced skin.
- More resilient skin (that “bounce back” becomes very important with age!).
- A reduction in the appearance of wrinkles.
- A reduction in acne.
- A disappearance of flaky skin.
Keep in mind, you have to drink BEFORE you feel thirsty. This is especially important in the cooler seasons that come with dry air and low humidity. These conditions can further exacerbate skin issues. In addition, it can be more difficult to remember to drink water during the winter months. If you wait for your body to tell you to drink, you are already dehydrated. We recommend these tips to aid you in completing your water consumption goals throughout the day. Keep in mind, you can not simply drink 64 ounces of water in one sitting. You should keep a slow steady pace of water throughout the entire day.
It is so simple, keep your skin happy, healthy and absolutely glowing with nothing other than freshwater. But, you probably already knew that on some level, it is really common sense. As well as the increase in overall health drinking good quality water can provide. So what’s holding you back? Drink up.
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