If you’ve come to this site before, you know we talk all about skin care. Sure, that is evident in itself by the domain name. We try to cover it from all angles so that you can be taking better care of your skin inside and out.
While topical products are what we mostly review on this site, we also like to talk about diet and nutrition tips to make your skin look better from the inside. Applying a topical product may just mask underlying problems beneath the skin’s surface and just provide a temporary solution to a bigger issue.
Drinking Enough Water
With that said, you need to be sure that you are drinking an appropriate amount of water to keep your body functioning at its fullest efficiency and looking its best from a health and aesthetic standpoint. The daily recommendation is somewhere between 8 and 10 glasses of drinking water a day, but in general, you should be drinking enough so that you never experience a thirsty feeling. If you feel thirsty, that is your body telling you it is already dehydrated.
On top of drinking enough, you should ensure that the water you are drinking is clean. If it has a funky smell or color (find out how to get rid of the rotten egg smell in your water), then it is definitely not safe to drink and you should use bottled water instead, or install a water filtration system in your home.
A water filtration system can help with so many water-related issues. Not only is it safer and healthier for you to ingest, but it is also less harsh on your skin than unfiltered tap water. It’s worth the investment from many standpoints, and will eventually pay for itself in less maintenance costs (keeping your plumbing from corrosion) or hospital visits because drinking or bathing with dirty water.
Back to the topic at hand, it is crucial that you get your daily recommendation of water. It can help the body in so many ways, starting with promoting circulation so that blood and nutrients are distributed around the body where needed. It helps to keep all of your internal organs functioning at their best as well.
On top of all that, it can do wonders for your skin. When your skin is dry, it’s not only an external or environmental issue, it could also mean that your body is dehydrated from within. By making sure that you get enough water in your system, this flows through all facets of the body and emerges in more hydrated, healthier looking skin.
I know that I am beating a dead horse here on this topic. You’ve heard many times about the importance of drinking plenty of water, but honestly, the point cannot be stressed enough. Ever since I started filling up a bottle a few times a day, and making sure that I go through a few of them every day, I have felt so much and my skin has been healthier.