No, I do not mean beer goggle’s beautiful! I mean water, water, water!!! Water is of major importance to all living things. Up to 60% of the human body is water. The human brain is composed of 70% water and the lungs 90% water.The power of hydration for your body and your skin is critical to survival. Your skin that you only get once. You can augment many things on the body, breast, bum, nose, and lips. But the one thing you can not replace is your skin. You can pull it, tuck it, and lift it but you can not replace it. So, if you take good care of your body and your skin they will take good care of you.
The number one necessity for your body and skin is hydration. Without proper hydration your body can not survive, and your skin will shrivel up like a raisin. So how important is water to the skin? I have coached literally thousands of women regarding how to care for their skin and the number one anti-aging combatant without a doubt is hydration. The connection between body hydration and skin is simple. If your body is adequately hydrated, then chances are your skin will reap the benefits as well. It does not matter how many expensive creams and serums you put on your face, they cannot penetrate the epidermis if the skin is not hydrated. Your favorite topical moisturizers will have little benefit if you are chronically dehydrated. Women ask me almost everyday what they can do to improve their skin and the first question I ask them is how much water do you drink? 99% of them do not drink nearly enough and then they wonder why their skin is suffering. Lack of water causes a ton of issues for your skin including fine lines and wrinkles, rough dry texture to the skin, and acne is a big one. Other skin concerns such as eczema and psoriasis are most certainly aggravated by dehydration. Do creams and serums help with hydration? Absolutely! However, for your skin to reap the benefits you must be hydrated from the inside out starting with drinking an ample amount of water and fluids every day. Otherwise it is like rubbing moisturizer into a dry leather handbag. Not very effective. For those with problematic skin, (acne) it is important because if you are not getting enough hydration it signals the sebaceous gland (where oil is produced in the skin) to produce more oil resulting in chronic acne breakouts. So as far as your skin is concerned, make sure you are drinking enough water to keep not only your body happy, but your skin will thank you.
How much is enough water? The general rule is to drink either half of your body weight in ounces (an example of that would be, if you weigh 150lbs you should drink 75oz. of water per day) or another way to gauge if you are drinking enough is by the color of your urine. If your urine is yellow and not clear or somewhat clear you are not hydrated enough. Drinking colas, caffeinated teas, coffee, or alcoholic beverages can all be dehydrating and have an opposite effect. There really is no replacement for water but there are many things you can add to your water that will help you reach your goal. I add orange slices, lemon slices, cucumbers, mint leaves and even watermelon. It is not only refreshing but completely healthy.
The brain is another part of the body completely dependent on hydration. Chronic dehydration has been linked to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease which only makes since because it is made up of 70% water. Be good to your body and skin by drinking yourself beautiful! You will be happy you did when you see and feel the physical benefits.