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Importance of water for your skin: 8 amazing beauty benefits of drinking water

The benefits of drinking water for your skin.

Published: April 20, 2017 1:56 PM IST

By Priya Prakashan

Importance of water for your skin: 8 amazing beauty benefits of drinking water
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Did you know that regular consumption of adequate amount of water can improve the texture and complexion of your skin? Yes, drinking water and keeping the body hydrated is not only good for your health as it aids digestion and circulation of nutrition, but it is also good for your skin. Plentiful water consumption can give you healthy and younger-looking skin. Drinking enough water can do wonders to your skin health and leave you with radiant skin. (ALSO READ Health benefits of water: This is why you should drink more water)

You will be surprised to know that drinking water is the most effective anti-ageing treatment as it hydrates your skin, makes it soft and glowing by keeping the wrinkles at bay. Approximately 50-70 per cent of our body mass is made up of water,  including skin, tissues, cells and the organs so when your body does not get sufficient amount of water, your skin has less resilience, it becomes dry, flaky and more prone to wrinkles. (ALSO READ Detox water for summer: 7 infused waters to stay hydrated this summer).

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Every day water is lost in large quantities from our body through perspiration, urine and bowel movements. Thus it becomes very important to replace it by drinking more water and also by consuming foods that contain high water content. A common recommendation is to drink 8 glasses of water every day, which equals to about 2 liters of water. However, you can also drink three to four liters of water too if you can that is, to flush out the toxins. Here are some beauty benefits of drinking water:

Increases elasticity of skin

Consuming adequate amount of water will help you renew your skin and maintain the optimum skin moisture. By drinking enough water you will ensure that the essential nutrients are getting circulated to the skin cells, it will also increase the elasticity of your skin. (ALSO READ Home remedies to get rid of dead skin cells: 7 homemade scrubs to remove dead skin cells from face and body).

Prevents aging of skin

You can let go of all the anti-aging skin treatments that are expensive as well as time consuming. You can instead rely on water to delay the appearance of signs of ageing like wrinkles and fine lines. Keeping your skin hydrated by drinking enough water will keep your skin soft and supple and also enhance the complexion.

Flushes out toxins

You can also combat skin disorders by keeping your skin hydrated, as it will increase the metabolic rate and also improve your digestive system. As a result all the toxins will be flushed out of your body, leaving you with healthy and glowing skin. (ALSO READ Here’s the reason behind your acne breakouts!)


Prevents sagging of skin

When you shed fat, your skin tends to sag, in order to reduce the sagging of skin you should drink ample amount of water. Drinking enough water will tighten your skin and also give you that perfect glow. You will start to notice the different just in few weeks.

Keeps acne and pimples at bay

You can keep skin breakouts, acne and pimples at bay by drinking water. By consuming more water, you will ensure that all the toxins are flushed out from your body which will certainly help in curing the breakouts and keep your skin clear. (ALSO READ How to get rid of acne? 19 tips to get back your acne-free glowing and healthy skin).

Maintains pH balance of your skin

The pH level of the skin refers to how acidic or alkaline it is, on the scale of 1-14, 1 being most acidic and 14 refers to most alkaline state. The optimal level of pH should be 5.5. Consuming enough water will help you maintain the pH balance of your skin which means you will have healthy skin.


Gets rid of puffy eyes

You can also reduce the puffiness around your eyes and keep your eyes looking sparkly and clear by consuming enough water. As it will lessen dehydration, you will begin to notice that your eyes will appear more clear and also reduce the puffiness around your eyes. (ALSO READ How to get rid of puffy face? 6 tips to get rid of puffiness from your face and look fresh in the morning!).

Takes care of brittle nails

You can also take care of your brittle nails by gulping down enough water. If your nails tend to constantly break and peel, it is a sign that your body is dehydrated. Start consuming more water to promote nail growth and also to prevent flaky cuticles.

Though drinking water will definitely give your better looking skin, you have to understand that the appearance of your skin will not improve overnight. Instead you will have to commit to drinking more water and notice the changes over a period of time.

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