DOES WATER REALLY MAKE YOUR SKIN LOOK BETTER?

The jury is still out if water does truly make your skin look better and give you that beautiful glow. However, keeping hydrated is vital to our overall health and the normal psychological functioning of our cells. Getting enough water means that your body can function efficiently.

Lack of water, dehydration, may trigger changes in oil gland in the skin and affect the function and production of oil affecting acne prone skin. Water may fend off outbreaks by reducing oil concentration in the skin.

Researchers may continue to disagree on how much water is enough to stave off dry skin but staying hydrated and drinking adequate amount just makes sense. You be the judge of if your skin glows.

Tips on staying hydrated:

  • Keep a bottle of water with you during the day. Consider carrying a reusable water bottle and filling it with filtered water rather than purchasing bottled water, which is expensive and creates plastic bottle waste.
  • If plain water doesn’t interest you, try adding a slice of lemon or lime to your drink or adding a flavored electrolyte mix to add flavor and nutrients. .
  • If you’re going to be exercising, make sure you drink water before, during and after your workout.
  • Start and end your day with a tall glass of water.
  • When you’re feeling hungry, drink water. The sensation of thirst is often confused with hunger. True hunger will not be satisfied by drinking water. Drinking water may also contribute to a healthy weight loss plan, as some research suggests drinking water will help you feel full.
  • Drink on a schedule if you have trouble remembering to drink water. You can set timers to remind you to drink water throughout the day.
  • Keep a glass on your desk at work as a reminder to drink water
  • Make sure you have a glass of water on your lunch break or bathroom break
  • Schedule your phone to remind you to drink water in the middle of the day

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