Achieve Healthy Skin with Proper Hydration
Want to hear the secret to beautiful skin? It doesn’t involve expensive creams or lotions. In fact, you have an great supply of the secret ingredient in your home right now. What we’re talking about is pure, clean water. Believe it or not, drinking ample amounts of water each day is the best thing you can do for your skin. Here’s 5 ways drinking plenty of water can help you get gorgeous and healthy skin.
Water Keeps Skin Functioning Properly
You might think of skin as simply the outer layer of your body, but it’s actually your body’s largest organ and it does a lot. Your skin protects you from viruses, bacteria, pollution, chemicals, and other pathogens. It regulates body temperature and helps you sense your surroundings. Now, consider the fact that your skin is 64% water and even a small loss of water can disrupt its proper functioning. Keeping your skin well hydrated helps make sure your skin can continue to do all of its important jobs.
Water Reduces Wrinkles
Skin that lacks sufficient moisture will lose its soft, pliable characteristics and develop wrinkles. Water replenishes the skin tissue and increases its elasticity. This helps delay the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines associated with aging.
Water Combats Skin Disorders
Skin disorders like psoriasis and eczema are characterized by dry, flaky, itchy skin. Drinking enough water helps combat these common skin maladies and enhances your body’s ability to re-generate glowing, healthy skin.
Water Reduces Blemishes
Adequate daily water intake may actually prevent or reduce pimples, acne, and other blemishes. Breakouts are caused by a concentrated amount of oil on the skin. Well hydrated skin reduces any concentrations of oil, and restores a healthy balance of oil and water, which can in turn reduce breakouts.
Water Strengthens Brittle Nails
You can also take care of your brittle nails by sipping enough water. If your nails tend to constantly break and peel, it may be a sign that your body is dehydrated. Start consuming more water to promote nail growth and also to prevent flaky cuticles.
Ready to start sipping down more H2O for healthy skin? If so, then we recommend drinking 8 to 10 eight-ounce servings of water throughout the day as opposed to guzzling them all at once. Your body can only absorb so much water each hour. If you consume too much at once, you’re just going to eliminate it before it ever makes its way through your intestines, kidneys, circulatory system, and to your skin.
If drinking plain water gets boring after a while, then feel free to add lemon, lime, or other fruits to your water to keep it flavorful. You can also meet your water quota by sipping non-caffeinated herbal tea or munching on fruits and veggies that contain high amounts of water, such as watermelon, cucumber, and celery.
Also, keep in mind that it will take some time for you to see the benefits of drinking water on your skin—especially if you’ve not been a big water drinker in the past. So, if you’re looking for faster results, then talk to a plastic surgeon about which skin care services are best for reducing wrinkles and blemishes and promoting the regeneration of healthy skin. For example, Northeastern Plastic Surgery offers Silkpeel® Dermal Infusion, laser treatments, injectable treatments, and microneedling. You can explore which procedures may be right for you by talking to a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Fodero.
Northeastern Plastic Surgery understands your desire for a beautiful, youthful looking body and glowing, healthy skin. We use the latest plastic surgery techniques to perform a variety of surgical procedures. Dr. Fodero and the staff are very friendly, helpful, and available to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us today to learn more about the services we offer.