The Immense Benefits of Drinking Water for Skin

By Valeria D.

November 10, 2018

anti-aging, dry skin, water

Have you ever wondered what consuming a good amount of water can do for your skin?

Are curious to learn what are the actual benefits of drinking water for skin?

Keep reading then.

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Water - A Source of Life

Water - A Source of Life - Drinking water for skin - Pretty Blooming; Approximately 50 to 70% of our body mass is made up of water, including skin, tissues, cells and the organs hence Water is an essential component for the effective functioning of our body.

Nature has blessed us with everything we need to have a peaceful and healthy life. One of those blessing is water.

Proof for that is the fact that your body is mostly water. Every system in it relies on water for optimal functioning, including skin, tissues, cells and the organs. 

What does dehydration do to your skin?

Drinking water for skin - Pretty Blooming;

Feeling thirsty? Then it’s already too late. Your body is in the early stages of dehydration.

This might have sounded a bit over-dramatic but it's true.

Here is what drinking insufficient amount of water does to your health: 

  • Skin turns red, dry, tight and flaky. Pay extra cautious if your skin is naturally dry and keep it as hydrates as possible. Those of use with naturally dry skin or eczema are lose water transepidermally (through the skin) faster. 
  • When skin is dehydrated it lacks elasticity. This leads to fine lines and under eye circles. 
  • Dehydrated skin produces excess amount sebum (natural oil), which leaves you soon with clogged pores and acne prone skin.

Benefits of Drinking Water For Skin

Skin Benefits of Drinking Water - Pretty Blooming; Have you ever wondered what consuming a good amount of water can do for your skin?   Are curious to learn what are the actual benefits of drinking water for skin?   Keep reading then.
  • Detoxifies and Gives Brighter Complexion: Toxic chemicals from the foods we eat, the fluids we drink and the air we breathe are removed from the human system by water in the form of stools and urine. Organs such as the kidneys, liver and lungs are filters for those impurities. Regular intake of water facilitates the perfect functioning of these organs. Throwing out impurities improves the complexion by multiple levels.
  • Can Help Maintain Moisture: Despite the lack of research on the topic, I am true believer in the benefits of drinking water for skin. My observations show that my skin tend to stay moist and supple when I get sufficient amount of water. I have noticed that when on vacation and walking all day long, I tend to forget getting enough water. This usually leaves me with dry and flaky skin (not to mention the dry-as-desert, chapped lips).
  • Controls sebum production: As mentioned above, your organs and tissues including your skin are made mostly of water. Not supplying your body with enough water bereaves your skin from the vitality and nutrition it needs to stay healthy and moist. Once the skin get dry it activates it's mechanisms to produce extra moist - natural oils. And what happens is that excess oils get trapped in your pores, creating the perfect environment for acne and blemishes. 

Final thoughts 

I wish there are more studies and proofs about how exactly water affects our skin appearance and health.

But one thing I can state for sure - not drinking water will kill us. Humans can go without water only three to four days.

Drinking water insures we function and live well.

So if you’re looking for vibrant skin and overall well-being, reach for a glass of water

How much water do you usually drink? Share with us in the comments below. 

Stay tuned and take skin care 💋

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