How Drinking Water Impacts Your Skin Health
During November, we celebrate National Healthy Skin Month to raise awareness about the relationship between hydration and skin health, along with the benefits water can have on our overall appearance. Of course, skin impurities are normal, whether it’s acne, dry skin or elasticity, but prioritizing proper hydration is one way to help improve these conditions. Here are a few reasons why you should increase your daily water intake to help maintain healthy skin.
Consuming enough water throughout the day helps your body flush out toxins and bacteria, reducing the risk of acne and helping you combat other skin issues like psoriasis and eczema. In fact, drinking just two cups of water can increase blood flow to your skin, resulting in a more even skin tone and complexion. Stay hydrated with a bottle of your favorite Absopure product, and gain confidence in your skin!
Dry, sensitive skin is commonly a result of dehydration and can leave your skin not feeling or looking its best. Consuming the recommended 5 to 8 glasses of water a day helps balance the natural oils in your skin with moisture, making you less likely to suffer from scars, wrinkles and other signs of aging. Maintaining hydrated skin is essential, especially during the winter months when the air is cold and dry and can potentially draw moisture from your skin.
Not only does water help keep your skin moisturized, but it helps maintain its elasticity. To check the elasticity of your skin, pinch a small part and see if it bounces back. If it doesn’t, that means the outermost layer of your skin lacks water, and you are likely dehydrated. Proper hydration levels can help plump up your cells and keep your skin stretchy and less likely to crack.
Lastly, drinking water impacts your pores! The more hydrated you are, the less likely your pores will clog. As mentioned earlier, water helps flush certain toxins out of your body. This flush also includes toxins that clog your pores. By balancing the amount of oil and water on the surface of your skin, you will see reduced pore size, decreased breakouts and minimized blemishes in no time.
Drinking water and staying hydrated is just the start of your healthy skin routine. Many other factors depending on your skin type may help you achieve healthy, radiant skin. Staying hydrated, limiting alcohol, using a facial moisturizer, wearing sunscreen and improving daily nutrition are just a few additional tips to boosting your skin health.