Did you know that how much water you drink can affect your skin? Here’s how to tell if yours is dehydrated and the difference eight glasses a day can make.
Did you know that the average human is made up of around 60% water? As such, we need to keep replenishing our body’s supply. This is done through the foods we eat but mainly by drinking enough H2O, with experts recommending around eight glasses of it a day. Insufficient hydration affects your body as a whole, including your skin. Here’s why you should be more mindful of your water consumption this summer (and always).
Dehydration and your skin
During the summer months, the temperatures can soar, and our need for water increases. If you don’t drink enough of it, your body can become dehydrated which can also impact your skin.
Basically, if you don’t stay hydrated, it shows on your face. In fact, a common symptom associated with dehydration is dry, rough skin. The best way to avoid this is to drink plenty of water or, if dehydrated, drinking fluids with electrolytes will help to get you back to a healthy state.
This is not the only way that drinking enough water can keep your complexion clear and comfortable, though! By ingesting plenty of it, you flush toxins out from your digestive system that, when they build up, can be responsible for a variety of skin concerns, ranging from eczema to psoriasis.
Signs of dehydrated skin
Do you think your skin might not be at the optimal hydration level? Some signs that you might need more H2O include:
- A dull complexion
- Undereye bags or dark circles
- Itchiness or irritation
If your skin is showing any of these signs, your first course of action should probably be to fill up a glass so that your water intake can get you glowing!