Up to 60% of the human body is made up of water. Drinking enough water every day is essential for good health, and impacts on almost every function of the body.
It’s recommended that you drink 6-8 glasses of fluid per day to replace water loss. However, if you’re in a hot climate, do a lot of exercise or you still feel thirsty, then listen to your body and drink some more water (be careful to stick within guidelines however as too much water can be bad for you too!).
Water is extremely important for the largest organ in the body – your skin. Your skin is made up of around 30% water and protects you, stores lipids, prevents fluid loss and helps maintain your temperature, so make sure that it stays hydrated and in optimum health.
Here’s how drinking water can help to improve your skin:
Supports dehydrated skin
Dehydrated skin can look dry, feel uncomfortable and absorb products extremely quickly. It can also make you more prone to wrinkles and fine lines, as well as contribute to a lack of skin elasticity. Plump, hydrated skin is key for a more youthful appearance.
Flush toxins from the body
Drinking enough water will help your body to function effectively and filter out everything it doesn’t need. This can help with your overall health, as well as a clear complexion and functioning skin barrier so that your skin stays healthy and clear.
Drinking enough water balances the oil and water content on the skin of your face. This helps to prevent excess oil and sebum secretion, which means fewer clogged pores and acne.
Improve your skin’s tone
Drinking enough water helps the body to flush out toxins while giving you healthier skin. Studies have revealed that drinking just two cups of water can increase blood flow to the skin which can make your skin tone more even.
Get your glow on
Drinking enough water and hydrating your body can also result in glowing skin that looks fuller and more radiant. Who doesn’t want that?
Your body can sometimes retain water if it doesn’t feel that it’s getting enough. Staying hydrated can reduce swelling and puffiness in your skin, most noticeably your face.
Stop itchy skin
Dry skin can feel itchy, tight or appear red and flaky. Drinking enough water ensures that your skin doesn’t get too dry, itchy and uncomfortable.
Healthy gut = healthy skin
It’s a fact that sometimes we confuse being hungry for being thirsty, especially if we don’t always drink enough. This can lead to snacking on high-sugar, carbohydrate or quick-fix foods. These can all have a negative impact on skin, so if you can keep the bad habits at bay, hydrate your system and improve gut health then go for it!
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