5 Skin Benefits of Drinking Water

10/25/16 – Skin Health

We always hear we need to stay hydrated and drink more water (especially if you live in a hot, dry climate). The “8×8” guideline is supposed to help remind us to drink more water: eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. Or, an easier way for us to remember it: four 16-ounce Starbucks Grande cups of water!

But what is all this water actually doing for us? In particular, how is it helping keep our skin healthy and young looking?

Here are five skin benefits of drinking water:

  1. It improves blood flow. An increased blood flow means all parts of our body can receive nutrients and oxygen quickly and efficiently. Because our skin is our largest organ (and the one constantly battling the elements of everyday life), it benefits greatly from healthy, efficient blood flow.
  2. It flushes toxins. Staying hydrated is about more than just blood flow; it’s about cleaning, too. With increased circulation comes an increased function in our excretory and lymphatic systems. Fewer toxins equals better-looking skin!
  3. It decreases visible wrinkles. The more healthy and hydrated your skin, the less dry and wrinkled it will appear. Using a daily moisturizer will help lock in your skin’s natural water. Give it an extra boost by applying moisturizer right after a shower.
  4. It keeps you looking younger. Wrinkles aren’t the only skin sign that ages us. Dark eye circles, skin elasticity, and resilience all contribute to our “skin age.” Proper hydration keeps skin brighter and more flexible, and able to protect against the elements of the day. Using a daily sunscreen and taking certain dietary supplements, like Heliocare®, are also good ways to help your skin protect itself and maintain its resilience and youthful appearance.*
  5. It can help alleviate symptoms of common skin conditions. From psoriasis to eczema, drinking plenty of water can help reduce the negative (and sometimes painful) symptoms of these, and other, common skin conditions. An improved metabolism and digestive system keeps toxins away and keeps healing nutrients nearby.

So, when was the last time you had a glass of water? It’s time to drink up!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Sources:
https://authoritynutrition.com/how-much-water-should-you-drink-per-day/
http://www.nestle-family.com/nutrition-for-all/english/the-benefits-of-water-for-clearer-skin_716327.aspx
http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/6-reasons-to-drink-water#2
http://www.livestrong.com/article/495609-advantages-of-drinking-water-and-skin-benefits/
http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/benefits-of-water-for-skin-hair-and-health/

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