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Will Drinking More Water Improve Your Skin?

Posted in Plastic Surgery, Skincare

woman in swimsuit drinking water

The power of drinking water is underestimated by people looking to achieve beautiful skin. The skin is the body’s largest organ. It protects the body by storing water and lipids, serving as thermoregulation and preventing fluid loss. Drinking adequate amounts of water is a natural discipline which results in healthy, glowing skin.

Here are seven ways in which drinking plenty of water will enhance your skin health and appearance:

1. Sagging Skin

Extreme weight loss and quickly losing fat can cause the skin to sag. Unfortunately, water fasting is a popular, albeit unhealthy way to tighten skin. Drinking ample amounts of water every day will help slowly tighten your skin after weight loss and help you maintain full volume and a healthy skin glow.

2. pH Balance

You should maintain a suitable pH balance in your skin. The perfect pH balance of 7 is the exact pH value of water. When more water is present in your skin, it will help you achieve an optimal pH balance.

3. Flush Toxins

Pure water is the perfect anti-toxin. It flushes out harmful toxins which can create a negative impact on your overall health. When you increase your water intake, you will present your body with a natural detoxifier which will flush out these impure components better than any juice diet. Suitable water intake combined with a healthy diet can help combat skin impurities.

4. Reduces Wrinkles

Proper water intake allows your body to stay hydrated which helps maintain skin elasticity. Patients who consume sufficient water are less likely to show the many signs of aging like soft lines and wrinkles. Water intake can also help with unwanted scars from acne, surgery or trauma. With age, our bodies do not retain water as well as when we were young, so it is critical to make sure we are helping our bodies perform optimally by increasing our water intake.

5. Prevents Pimples and Acne

There are certain toxins which will clog pores and cause a breakout of pimples or acne. Drinking water will flush these toxins to help diminish the risk of breakouts and soften the effects of acne. The more hydrated the skin, the less chance these pores will clog.

6. Moisturize

We recommend you drink at least eight glasses of water daily as well as keeping proper facial hygiene to ensure skin health. When you hydrate your skin daily with water consumption, bathing, and skin moisturizers, your efforts will go a long way.

7. Elasticity

Skin elasticity keeps the skin taut and reduces the risk of sagging. Dehydrated skin will have a higher risk of losing elasticity than skin with sufficient moisture. Pinching your skin to see if it bounces back is a good test to check how elastic your skin is at present. Also, areas like under your eyes may darken when skin loses its elasticity because of dehydration.

How Much Water Should You Be Drinking Every Day?

We recommend between 40 and 64 ounces of water each day for consumption. Your height, weight, and metabolism will determine the optimal amount. As a standard, make sure you are drinking at least six, eight-ounce glasses of water daily to maintain hydration.

To learn more on how you can attain and maintain optimal skin health, call Dr. Livingston at 281-501-1812 or schedule a consultation