The skin plays a very important part in the health of your body and water plays a key role in the maintenance of healthy skin.
Your body is made up of 70% water and keeping it well hydrated throughout the day will help it run at an optimum level.
Your skin has many important functions and one of the main functions is eliminating toxins, which it can’t possibly do if your skin isn’t hydrated.
You must drink at least 2 liters of mineral or filtered water every day. When you workout and when the weather is warmer you will naturally become more dehydrated, this is when you should increase your water intake.
Your body is in need of constant rehydration and you must take care of that need.
When your skin isn’t hydrated it becomes dry which is a problem if you suffer from acne, dermatitis or eczema because dry skin can make your condition worse! Neglecting such an important part of your skin health can also result in wrinkles and blemishes.
By keeping your skin hydrated you will notice that it is more plump and smooth with a radiant glow.
Your skin reflects your overall health and keeping your body hydrated will improve your circulation, digestion and toxin removal.
The best way for you to know that you are drinking enough water is to take a look at your urine when you next visit the toilet. If it’s clear or a pale yellow then you are well hydrated.
Consuming water throughout the day is a good way to keep your skin hydrated. Never leave it until you feel thirsty as your body will then be dehydrated and this is something that you want to avoid. If you experience tiredness, headaches, confusion or dizziness this may also be a sign that you are not properly hydrated.
Avoiding too much caffeine and alcohol is extremely important. They are diuretics which cause dehydration. Instead, drink green tea or a natural fruit tea. Avoid fruit juices and soda’s like the plague as they will do you and you skin no good at all either.
If you dislike the taste of water then add some sliced lemon or lime to it, over time reduce the amount of lemon and lime until you can drink plain water without any flavouring in it. It’s always best to drink it in its purest form.
There are three parts to keeping your skin hydrated, drinking enough water every day, eating only organic natural foods and using only natural skin care products, by doing this your skin will be supplied with everything that it needs to be able to function properly. It’s as simple as that.