Most of the human body is water. That number changes with age and hydration levels. Unfortunately, our age is out of our control. However, we can control our hydration levels. So, to ensure that our bodies are performing at their peak levels, STAY HYDRATED!
Drinking plenty of water keeps the skin hydrated, flushes out toxins, and helps skin from losing its elasticity.
Hydration – Your skin contains over 60% water. While some don’t think that drinking an adequate amount of water will improve your skin (those people are not me) it has been reported that people who increase their water intake, from less than 7-9 glasses a day, have noticed more glowing skin and reduced acne. A combination of skin care products and water will provide optimal hydration.
Flushes out Toxins – Toxins are not only harmful to your overall health, they can also clog your pores and prevent your hydrating skincare to absorb effectively. Drinking water can flush out those toxins and improve your skin as well as your overall health.
Elasticity – One of the most obvious ways to tell if you are dehydrated is by having a look under your eyes. If the area under your eyes is dark this is a tell-tale sign that you are dehydrated and thus have lost elasticity. Drink more water to feed your cells, combat dry skin…which leads to premature wrinkles, and consequently support elasticity in your skin.
While there is a myriad of skin benefits to drinking water (we’ll cover more at a later date) here’s the takeaway: Drinking water alone will not produce a natural, healthy glow. However, staying hydrated and drinking 7-9 glasses of water per day (more if you sweat a lot) will ensure you continue to stay hydrated, flush harmful toxins out of your body and combat pre-mature signs of aging. If you already stay hydrated…keep it up! But remember, drinking an excess amount of water may not benefit your skin.
Bored with plain water? Add lemon, berries, mint leaves or cucumbers to your water. For help with digestion, peel and slice some ginger root and add to your water.