Around 70% on average of your total bodyweight is made up of water. Blood is composed of around 90% liquid and it may come as a surprise to find out that even your bones contain around 20% liquid. Muscles contain around 75% water and all the cells of your body contain water.
Water And Your Skin
Water is not only vital for a healthy body, but also essential for clear and vitalized skin. It aids blood circulation and helps in the transport of necessary nutrients to all body cells, making you feel and look good.
- Helps to maintain body temperature
- Aids the transportation of oxygen and nutrients to all the cells of the body
- Helps with the elimination of bodily toxins and other waste products
- Nourishes and detoxifies the system
- Replenishes the skin cells moisture levels
The fact is that water plays a large part in maintaining a healthy and youthful looking complexion. With an adequate supply of water the moisture levels of the skin’s cells are replenished and this in turn give the skin a smooth, moist and fresh appearance.
Water improves the texture and condition of the skin to give a glowing complexion and it also helps to plump out the facial muscles thus contributing to a younger looking appearance.
The aging process causes the body’s cells to become impaired and die off and the removal of waste products and other toxins from the body becomes less effective. Drinking enough water each day helps to purify the bodily systems by ensuring effective elimination of waste products. Water encourages cell renewal – vital for the appearance of your skin – and helps to reduce the effects of wrinkling and skin aging. Loss of hydration in the skin shows in all sorts of ways – dryness, tightness, flakiness. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling. So I advise you to hydrate your body and skin well, especially during the hot, summer days.
How many glasses of water per day?
Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day and more when it is hot. Water needs to be your first choice, since it gives you radiant skin and zero calories.
Other fluids beneficial for your skin health:
- Unsweetened fluids: include fresh fruit juices (in moderation). A great choice would be low fat or skimmed milk, which will not only provide you with fluids, but also with essential nutrients for your bones and your overall body.
- Herbal infusions: 1 cup of anise or chamomile in the evening gives you fluids and soothes your stomach.
- Green tea and coffee: In moderate amounts, these are full of healthy antioxidants that help protect your body and skin cells from damage.
The best time to drink water and fluids:
- Simple: Drink before you get thirsty. Because when you feel thirst, you are already dehydrated.
- In the early morning
- Anytime during the day, before or after meals
- With dry foods to facilitate swallowing and digestion
So in conclusion drinking more water is good for your overall body health which in turn helps your skin be healthy.