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Want Healthy, Beautiful, Glowing Skin? Drink Plenty of Water!

Updated on August 18, 2009
Drink plenty of water! Your skin will thank you!
Drink plenty of water! Your skin will thank you!

Caring for your skin is very important…no matter what your age may be! In fact, it is NEVER too late to incorporate a skin care regimen into your daily routine. Though there are many different types of skin care products on the market (Obagi, Meaningful Beauty and Oil of Olay…just to name a few) one of the best things for your skin can already be found in YOUR HOME and best of all, it is FREE! What am I talking about? You guessed it…WATER!!!!

In order to thrive and be healthy, each and every skin cell in your body needs WATER! Water is one of the most IMPORTANT and essential nutrients that your body requires. It is a fact that humans can go a long time without food…but without water, you would die within three to seven days (just goes to show how important water really is!). If you want healthy, glowing skin, it is very important that you drink at least eight glasses of water per day.

Did you know that the body of an average sized person (who is of healthy weight) contains up to 65% water! In fact, when you are dehydrated, your metabolic rate actually slows down. When this happens your entire body slows down (and yes, that includes skin function!). When your metabolic rate slows your skin cell turnover rate decreases…the bottom line…always drink plenty of water each and every day!

When you are dehydrated, the following things can happen:

  1. You become tired more easily…and as we all know…when a person is tired, it shows on their face!
  2. Your face (and the skin on it) can actually swell…not pretty.
  3. Skin cell turnover drastically slows down making your skin unresponsive to treatments such as acne medications and moisturizers.
  4. Puffy and baggy eyes can be the result of water retention (and did you know that you can actually retain water because you are not DRINKING enough of it in the first place).
  5. If you have certain conditions such as Diabetes, high blood pressure and even mood disorders a lack of water can actually INCREASE your symptoms!

Drink, Drink, Drink!
Drink, Drink, Drink!
Drink LESS soda and MORE water!
Drink LESS soda and MORE water!

How Much Water Should You Drink?

So, how much water do you really need? Well, simply take your weight and divide it by two. It's that easy! So a person that weighs 150 pounds should try to consume at least 75 ounces of water throughout day. Of course, there are certain days in which you should drink more water than normal (for example: if you are exercising, drinking alcoholic beverages or it is an extremely hot day and you are spending a lot of time outside). It is also important to note that if you are a caffeine junkie, you should make a point to drink plenty of water as certain caffeinated beverages (such as soda) can actually dehydrate you!

Though this HUB is about drinking plenty of water…don't go over-board! It is possible to drink too much! If you drink too much water you can actually make yourself feel sick. So, my water loving friends, what have we learned? Well, we have learned that it is important to drink plenty of water on a daily basis if you want fresh, healthy, glowing skin! We have also learned that though tasty, soda and coffee do not count (not the same as drinking a cold, crisp glass of ice water!) and finally, your skin NEEDS water for cell replenishment, detoxification and to stay plump and moist! So there you have it. Now put down that expensive jar of skin care lotion and go drink a glass of water!

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      sub 6 years ago

      how many water a person drinks in one day

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      Anto James 7 years ago

      here,still there is no correct answer,how many glass of water(maximum) should a person drink per day.over drinking of water leads to over urinating,i think that's not a good one.

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      bhanu 8 years ago

      Though its a known fact, our body needs plenty of water we often neglect it....atleast something like dis inspiring our inner concious wud be appreciable

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