The importance of water for the skin

Monday August 7, 2017 at 1:12pm

It’s little wonder that water is referred to as the ‘essence of life’. If you want to increase the suppleness, softness and radiance of your skin, as well as flush out toxins and improve hydration… then be sure to get your recommended intake of water every day. How does water help your skin? Let us take a dive into the benefits of water.

1.    Water helps reduce dark circles under the eyes

Water helps flush out the toxins from your system and thereby reducing the amount of salt concentration in and around the eye area. If you've been eating salty food lately, chances are you will wake up in the morning with puffy eyes.  

2.    Water helps increase blood flow for a healthy glow

In addition to hydrating your major organs, water can also help increase blood flow by removing toxins and helping to spread nutrients: this includes your skin. When you have better blood flow, your skin is more likely to exhibit that “healthy glow” everyone wishes for. In turn, this will also help aging skin look more youthful.  

3. Water helps improve skin tone 

In most cases, skin discoloration is the result of either a disease of the skin or sun damage. While water can’t necessarily cure skin discoloration, the other benefits can lead to better skin tone. For example, consuming more water may decrease the prevalence of undereye circles and redness of the skin.

4.    Water helps prevent premature ageing by improving skin cell turnover

Your skin is naturally evolving every day by shedding old cells and generating new ones. Unfortunately, this process isn’t always perfect. Oils can clog your pores and also trap old skin cells, leaving your skin with dry-looking patches. Drinking water can help improve skin cell turnover by promoting the right oil balance. Improved skin cell turnover also leads to a correct moisture balance—overtime, you will experience softer, less oily skin overall.

5.    Water helps reduce wrinkles 

Dehydration coupled with decreased blood flow can also lead to a thin appearance of the skin. When your skin is less supple, it may be prone to more wrinkles. Furthermore, using water-based skincare products can absorb easily into the skin and make your skin look thicker.

6.    Water helps prevent pimples and acne 

Certain kinds of toxins will clog your small pores on your epidermis and can cause issues like acne and pimples. By drinking more water, you ensure that you won’t suffer from severe pimples and acne. The more hydrated your skin, the less your pores will clog.

7.    Water helps improve skin elasticity 

If you have a lack of elasticity in your skin, it may be that you are dehydrated. To check your skin’s elasticity, gently pinch your skin and see if it bounces back. If it doesn’t bounce back, you need to drink more water to hydrate yourself and to plump up your cells. Areas such as the skin under your eyes can become dark if you lost elasticity and are not hydrated.

How much is enough? 

The amount of water you should drink in a day depends on your metabolism, weight, height and your daily routine. Generally, it is recommended that adults should drink between 5 and 8 glasses of water a day. Always make sure you are drinking at least six glasses a day to stay hydrated and healthy.

 

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