Water is essential for human life, and the benefits to the body are undeniable. While proper water consumption is hugely beneficial to the entire body, hydrating the skin is essential in clearing acne, preventing wrinkles, avoiding dryness, and more.
According to experts, consuming less than two to three liters of water every day can lead to chronic dehydration, which will then leach water away from major organs, including the skin. As the water is pulled away from the skin, there is more likelihood of bacteria growing and creating acne and other blemishes. For those who suffer from excessive oil on their skin, water can prevent that over production and decrease chances of spots and acne.
Water transports nutrients to every cell in the body and skin is made up of several different types of cells—all which require hydration. Skin that lacks proper hydration shows in many ways. It will become tight, dry, and flaky. Maintaining the moisture in the skin through drinking plenty of water prevents the skin from losing elasticity and sinking in on itself, creating fine lines and wrinkles on the face.
A general rule of thumb as to how much water you should consume daily is to drink about half of your body weight in fluid ounces of water. That means if you weigh 160 pounds, you should be drinking about 80 fluid ounces of water daily. This number can change based on level of physical activity, time of year, and other factors.
Below are a few tips on making sure you get your daily-recommended amount of water:
#1 Drink a full glass of water first thing in the morning
o This can aid in minimizing the harmful of effects of certain substances we face throughout the day including pollution, tobacco, alcohol, and more. Hydrating first thing in the morning also helps rinse any toxins from the previous day out of your system.
#2 Carry around a bottle of water wherever you go
o Ensuring you have water with you throughout the day serves as a physical reminder to stay on track with water consumption. This habit will also discourage you from opting for more sugary drinks like soda or juice.
#3 Infuse your water
o Adding slices of citrus and other fruit tastes wonderful so you will want to drink more water. Fruit-flavored water also provides added benefits like flushing toxins from your body, providing you with vitamins B and C, and easing joint inflammation.
#4 Eat foods with high water content
o Around 20% of daily water intake comes from solid foods, so eating fruits and vegetables with at least 90% water further hydrates your body.
o Some foods with the highest water content are:
While staying hydrated does amazing things for our body, especially the skin, it is not the only important factor in maintaining a glowing complexion. Taking proper care to cleanse, moisturize, and protect is essential for healthy, happy, beautiful skin. Pairing proper water consumption with CherylLeeMD Sensitive Skin Care is key to visibly improving the appearance, texture, and of the skin.