How much water do you drink each day? If your answer is less than half a gallon (8 glasses of water) a day, it’s probably not quite enough for your body to be operating at an optimum healthy and happy state. Not only is staying hydrated important for your overall health, it also effects your circulations and therefore your skin.
We all know the skin is the largest organ in our body and mostly made up of water. When you don’t drink enough and keep the body refreshed, your skin can suffer and you are more prone to an uneven complexion, aging, eye puffiness, dryness, or even acne.
Throughout the day your body loses a ton of water in various ways that you may not even be aware of. So you need to compensate and fuel your body properly. That doesn’t mean you should get rid of all of your favorite skincare products but staying hydrated can definitely help.
Here are three awesome skin benefits from staying hydrated and drinking enough water:
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Staying hydrated will help the skin maintain the proper level of moisture and so increase your skin’s elasticity. As a result, you’ll experience fewer fine lines and wrinkles and your skin will look plumper.
When you are hydrated your body can deliver the proper nutrients to your skin quicker. If you ended up with a sunburn, drinking water can help speed up the healing process. Aloe and moisturizers can of course also help a ton in getting rid of the pain quickly.
Lack of water can contribute to various issues, such as dry spots, psoriasis and eczema. Additionally, your body wants to flush out toxins that your skin picks up in the course of a day and it needs water to do that and help clear out your skin.
As you can see your water intake is important and can contribute to your overall health and appearance. It is of course not the end all solution but can be a great helper when your goal is a healthy body and healthy skin.