Seven Skin benefits of drinking water

24 Jan 2020


Are you tired of spending heaps of money on skincare? The truth is, skincare does not have to be expensive. The inexpensive secret to better skin is water. Your skin is the largest organ in your body made up with cells that require water. Water helps to flush out toxins and bacteria from your body and reduces the risks of skin problems. So, when your body is deprived of water, your bodily functions and your skin is affected causing breakouts, wrinkles, puffiness and dullness.

Here are 7 ways you can improve your skin just by drinking water:

1. Increases skin elasticity

Dermatologists and celebrities have repeatedly stressed on the importance of good hydration for bouncy and plump skin. When your skin does not receive sufficient water, your skin loses its elasticity and becomes tight and dry. The thin layer of skin under your eyes may also darken if your skin has lost its elasticity. By drinking more water, you maintain the thickness and density and prevent the loss of moisture in your skin.

2. Helps with skin conditions like eczema 

Anyone with eczema has inherently dry skin and is therefore, more susceptible to experiencing cracks in the skin. Those cracks allow external particles to cause irritations and blemishes. By drinking more water, your skin becomes more hydrated and the skin barrier function is strengthened. Whilst drinking water will not prevent you from developing such skin conditions, it will lessen your chances of your skin feeling uncomfortable, flaky and itchy.

3. Boosts skin glow

Drinking water increases the blood flow to the skin, making it look healthier and giving it a glow. A study by the University of Missouri-Columbia revealed that, increased blood flow to the skin can also even out skin tone and complexion.

4. Smaller Pores

Dirt, makeup and environmental pollutants can enlarge the pores in your skin. When enlarged pores get clogged, blemishes start appearing on your skin. Water plumps the skin, makes sure the pores get filled and balances the amount of oil and water in your skin. Therefore, by drinking more water you will not only reduce the size of your pores but also your chances of getting acne and other blemishes.

5. Prevents acne and pimples

Dry skin can increase the secretion of oils in your skin which contribute to acne. Building up from point 4, when pores get filled with bacteria, oil, dirt and dead skin, a pimple is formed and when your skin is repeatedly affected by this condition, you start having acne. Water can help flush toxins from the skin and shrink your pores, making them less likely to clog and cause a zit.

6. Reduces wrinkles

Your skin can be easily dehydrated by factors such as insufficient water intake and dry climate. When your skin is dehydrated, wrinkles and fine lines start appearing on your face. Water not only hydrates your skin, it also maintains moisture and increases the elasticity of your skin. When your skin is more elastic, the number of wrinkles in your face will be reduced, giving you a plumper and fuller skin.

7. Speeds up healing process of sunburns 

Sunburns can be really painful and annoying. Whilst, water will not fully heal sunburns, it can definitely speed up the healing process of sunburns. Be sure to drink heaps of water while applying aloe vera and post inflammatory creams to your sunburns.