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Face Care Tips – Why You Should be Drinking More Water

When on the subject of good skin care, the benefits of drinking enough water are important to address. Water plays an important part in staying healthy. Water carries the nutrients around your body to all the cells. So it would be unthinkable to speak of skin care and not mention waters many benefits.

About 70.9% of the earth is covered in water. Water is vital to all life forms. Water comes in different forms. It comes out of springs, it’s drawn from wells, it’s in our taps, and it’s bottled in the supermarket. Water is present in food. It’s in fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Your body consists of a large percentage of water. This percentage varies depending on your age/condition.

Content of Water in Your Body

1. Babies: 78%
2. Adult Men: 60%
3. Adult Women: 55%

How much water you have in your body diminishes as you grow older. The biggest decrease is in your first 10 years. The percentages displayed above are general. No one person is exactly the same as another.

Another factor is a person’s physical condition. Someone who suffers from obesity can have very low percentages. Even 45%.

You must remember how important it is to drink enough water. I say ‘enough’ because it could be as harmful to your body to drink too much water as it is to drink too little. Consuming too much water can over-burden the circulatory system and put unnecessary stress on your heart and kidneys. It could also cause hyponatremia, which is when not enough sodium is present in your blood. Excessive water consumption can cause conditions from mild headaches to impaired breathing and in extreme cases, death.

Of course not getting enough water causes dehydration. This affects you vital organs such as the kidneys and lungs. Dehydration also affects your skins condition.

Skin is the body’s largest organ. It is made up of cells, which contain water. When your skin doesn’t get enough water, it become tight, flaky and dry. It’s also less resistant and more prone to wrinkles or developing acne.

Water is necessary for the replenishing of skin tissue as well as elasticity and moisture. Water flushes the toxins away while improving the circulation of your blood, thus increasing your energy and giving you a youthful and radiant complexion.

The following are some face care tips related to water:

  1. Water helps against acne and warm water reduces your pores to smaller sizes which reduces black heads.
  2. Drinking water flushes out the toxins which build up inside your body and cause acne. If you notice that your acne seems to be getting worse when you just start drinking more water, that is because the toxins are flushed out through the skin. Don’t worry, it’s only temporary. Once the toxins are purged from your skin, acne outbreaks are much less likely. Adding a slice of lemon to your water is also good against acne.
  3. Maintaining a regimen and drinking the right amounts of water are very important aspects. Mayo Clinic suggests that you drink 8 glasses of water, each of which are 8 ounces. Drinking the right amounts of water everyday provides you with much healthier skin.

Since there are so many types of water, mineral, artesian, spring, pure etc, you need to decide which one is best suited to you. Follow your thirst and drink more water. You skin can be healthier and more beautiful overall. Start today!

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Donna Morgan
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