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Does Drinking 8 Glasses of Water a Day Hydrate the Skin in Reality?

It is often said that water intake is the key to glowing and beautiful skin. But, how far it is connected to reality? It’s time to check some ground facts.

Just search for 5 beauty tips anytime anywhere, there is one cliche solution that you would always find. And, that one is to drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. Water not only hydrates your body but also hydrates your skin. The key to beautiful skin is always hydration.

Does Drinking 8 Glasses of Water a Day Hydrate the Skin in Reality

Well! It’s actually an age-old concept to get glowing skin. Pick up any interview of your favourite celeb, you would definitely find at least one line on the importance of water intake for smooth skin.

The question is that is it really possible to quench the thirst of the skin by drinking water?

Let’s talk about the things water does once it passes through our system.

  • When we drink water, it gets absorbed by our bloodstream. And, it gets filtered into the kidneys. While the absorption by the blood, the cells gets hydrated.
  • Water basically flushes out our system overall, which definitely makes our digestion faster and better.
  • As we increase the water intake, the blood flows to our skin surface better. Which aids in improving the overall health of our skin cells.

Not Drinking Sufficient Water Can Make Skin Conditions Worse

What if We Do Not Drink Water As Much As Needed?

But, if we do not intake sufficient water, our skin becomes dry, itchy, sensitive, and eventually, fine lines appear too. Apart from these skin conditions, water is also needed to produce more & more collagen to keep the skin healthy. Collagen makes the skin healthy and plumpy.

Experts also say that if we do not drink water in the needed quantity, the sebum production gets imbalanced as well. And, as a result, acne and pimples occur. For people with sensitive skin, Eczema, Psoriasis, the situation becomes more severe.

The Connection Between Water Intake and Dry Skin

Many of you know that I have severely dry skin. In my skin type of people, the lipid barrier does not have sufficient oil as the lipid barrier is quite weak. So, dry skin cannot hold the water the skin needs. And thus, for people like my skin type, water intake is not enough to seal the moisture the skin needs.

So, we need topical moisturizers that are hydrating and nourishing at the same time. If you are wondering and trying to find out the right type of moisturizer, here is a compilation you need.

In this context, it is important to understand the faint line between hydration and moisturization. Hydration is nothing but absorbing the moisture from the air and infuse the skin cells with water so that the skin can absorb nutrients and stay nourished.

On the other hand, a moisturizer locks and seals the moisture so that our dry skin can form a stronger barrier to protect the skin cells from harsh situations.

How Topical Products Help to Hydrate Dry and Damaged Skin

Topical Products to Lock the Water Inside Your Skin Cells

Experts always suggest that it is always best to layer the topical products in a sequence. It is suggested to use humectants first, then follow up with a humectant, and seal in with an occlusive.

  • Hyaluronic Acid is an excellent humectant; Glycerine comes under the same category too. These ingredients are just like sponges that let the skin feel hydrated.
  • Emollients smoothen out the space between two cells and thus, smoothing the outer skin layer.
  • Lastly, occlusives or moisturizers seal/lock all the water that your skin has just sipped in.

Always remember to complete the Cleansing and Toning steps before you apply a humectant.

 

Also, it is important to know that if you apply a humectant on your severely dry and damaged skin in dry surroundings, the environment would pull back the moisture right from your skin.

 

So, in such a situation, pair your humectant with an occlusive/ moisturizer to hydrate and seal at the same time. 

5 More Healthy Ways to Hydrate Your Body 

  • Make sure to cut down on caffeine and alcohol. When we drink such fluids, we urinate more as these are diuretics. So, if you want something wet down your throat, it’s always the best practice to drink a glass of water rather than anything else.
  • Rather than buying a bottled juice or a can of fruit juice, it’s always better to opt for our healthy and natural coconut water whenever possible. It’s one of the best possible ways to quench the thirst of both your body and the skin.

Interesting and Healthy Ways to Hydrate Body

  • Always try to start your day with a glass full of water rather than a cup of tea/coffee. Water intake should always be the first thing to do in the morning. It instantly charges up your body.
  • Regularize the habit of water intake. Many people drink only when they are thirsty. But, it would be best if you can drink at least after an interval of an hour or 1.5 hours.
  • Try to intake water-enriched foods like cucumber, watermelon, dragon fruit, bottle gourd, etc.

In all these ways, you can flush out the toxins more and can provide your family and yourself with a healthy style of living.

That’s all for today! If you find this helpful, make sure to share it with your friends and family. Take care; celebrate life.

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Hey beautiful! This is Soma, a bong girl from the city of joy, Kolkata. Blogging is my passion and analyzing ingredients is my hobby, Welcome to this wonderful journey in the world of cosmetics and the ingredients. Let us celebrate womanhood together.

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