Your skin doesn't look like a liquid. But, did you know that up to 64% of skin is actually water? Which means, hydration plays an important role in the overall health and appearance of your largest organ. How can you keep your skin looking great? Let’s check in with the scientific experts.
What's the Relationship Between Skin and Water?
The TL;DR, drinking water is good for your skin. Kind of knew that, right? The obvious aside, a number of long-term and shorter-term studies have provided some interesting academic insights into why drinking water is important for your skin.
A 2007 study looking into the effects of long-term water intake found that drinking 9.5 cups of water daily for several weeks "altered skin density and thickness.” We'll go out on a limb and say that's a good thing. Just two cups of water increases the flow of blood to your skin found another study from the University of Missouri-Columbia. That helps to improve your skin tone. And who wouldn’t like that?
Authors of a 2015 paper in the Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology Journal concluded that "it is clear that higher water inputs in regular diet might positively impact normal skin physiology." Unsurprisingly, dermatologists have agreed with the academic findings.
So, the relationship between water consumption and good skin is exactly what you think it is. Thanks, science.But, what specific benefits can you expect?
Benefits of Hydration on Your Skin
Drinking the recommended amount of water every day will definitely help you stay healthier. What does that mean for your skin?
- Improved skin tone. Water helps to flush toxins from your skin. This can help your body clear common skin issues like psoriasis and eczema.
- Faster healing. Sunburns hurt. If you want to recover from your summer indiscretion faster, drink plenty of water.
- Reduced puffiness. If your body doesn't have enough water, it begins conserving existing resources. One way it does that is by retaining water in your skin, making it look puffy.
- pH balance. Acne and other skin blemishes sometime occur when your body is unable to maintain its natural pH level. Drinking water helps your body maintain its proper balance.
- Prevents or improves acne. Water helps clear oils from your face, and actually prevents excess secretion. This means fewer clogged pores and less acne.
- Tighter skin. Water helps revive your skin's elasticity. That comes in handy if you're finding that your skin is beginning to sag in places.
- Less itchiness. Dry skin leads to dry flakes, cracks and general itchiness. And your skin is more likely to be drier in the colder months. So, if you want to keep your silky-smooth skin through the winter, you know what to do.
Primo Lifestyle for Beautiful, Healthy Skin
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