How Drinking Water Affects Your Skin

Keeping your body properly hydrated plays an important role in the health and appearance of your skin. Drinking water does not actually “moisturize” your skin and can not make naturally dry skin less dry. Drinking plenty of water does, however, keep all of the cells in your body in peak condition. Your skin benefits from all of your bodily systems functioning at their best.

What are the best sources for hydration?

  • Drinking water.
  • Herbal teas.
  • Fruit juices (or fruit juice and water combinations).
  • Fresh fruits.
  • Fresh vegetables.

Drinking water is the most obvious way to stay hydrated. But most non-alcoholic beverages will hydrate your body unless they have excessive caffeine. A nice, tall glass of iced tea on a warm summer day is perfectly fine. Many fruits and vegetables also have high water content and will give you phyto-nutrients and anti-oxidants at the same time they replenish water.

Because your skin reflects your overall health, the benefits that proper hydration give to your entire body are displayed in a glowing complexion. Essential benefits from drinking enough water occur in:

  • Digestion.
  • Absorption.
  • Circulation.
  • Excretion.
  • Toxin removal.

When your body can digest and absorb all of the nutrients possible from the food you consume, then circulate your blood efficiently and get all of the toxins out of your body and your pores, your skin will be luminous.

Why? Because the more anti-oxidants, nutrients and phyto-nutrients you skin has access to, the better your skin cells will function. All the cells in your body are roughly 2/3 water and maintaining the concentration allows them to work properly. Temperature extremes will dehydrate your skin cells and consuming enough water will maintain proper hydration.

How do you know if your body and skin are properly hydrated?

  • You will not feel thirsty.
  • You will urinate frequently.
  • Your urine will be pale yellow.
  • You will have sufficient energy.

When you are getting enough water from all sources then your skin will be properly hydrated. The results will be skin amply supplied with everything it needs to function optimally. Your reward for getting enough water? Skin that is as healthy and as beautiful as it can possible be.

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