Have you ever looked at a map of the world? Mostly blue, right? Water makes up about 75 percent of the Earth. Similarly, water also accounts for about 65 percent of the human body. Even more important than food, water is the one thing that we can’t live without for any extended period of time.
In order to function properly, our body and therefore our skin relies heavily on water for sustaining the health of the cells, increasing blood flow, and eliminating toxins, all while helping retain elasticity! How could drinking water have outward aesthetic effects? When on the verge of dehydration, the body pulls moisture from the skin and tissues, taking a noticeable toll on the skin.
Everyone has experienced waking up with puffy eyes after a particularly rough night. Avoid that puffiness by drinking more water. Water reduces bloat and puffiness! And what about all the buzz around the water mists being sold in beauty stores across the country? Well, the truth is—they work! The mist is an added moisture boost that is fantastic for skin. Water is the most accessible skin treatment that we can give our skin!
It’s estimated that 75 percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated. Below are a few tips on how to keep your skin and body hydrated:
- Your water prescription. To determine the amount of water your body needs, simply divide your body weight by two. The resulting number is the ounces of water your body requires daily. Drinking this specific amount of water a day—determined by your body weight—will keep your skin looking healthy!
- Be consistent. Drinking water throughout the day is crucial to maintaining hydration. Keep a glass or bottle of water by your bed, at your desk, and in your gym bag or purse so you always have water accessible to you within an arm’s reach. Be sure to never wait until you feel thirsty. Once you feel thirsty, you’re likely already dehydrated! So keep reaching for your water throughout the day—at all times of the day—to reap the benefits of water.
- Lock it in with lotion! When you are sufficiently hydrated, using moisturizer on your face will help lock in the moisture, so remember to sufficiently moisturize every morning and evening.