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Busting Skincare Myths: Drinking insufficient water has no effect on your skin. Is it so?

Cocosoul

24 December, 2020

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If you ask Dr. Google to dole out ‘ways to get healthy skin’, be prepared to find hundreds of skincare routines - ranging from myth busters to scores of weird and strange hacks. Often though, we tend to miss out on the basics, like maintaining a simple diet and making good lifestyle choices. One such prominent, yet underrated tip is “drinking adequate water”. Our body is 70% water, and drinking enough of it helps us to efficiently maintain our internal functions. And because the skin is the largest organ of the body, it needs adequate water to stay healthy and glowing.

But don’t just take our word for it. Drinking water is an essential beauty tip seconded not only by dermats and health experts, but also by many gorgeous women from around the world.

“Once I drink the water, I feel it immediately. I go from being a wilted plant to one that has been rejuvenated by the rain.” —Cameron Diaz

"I try to take care of myself, drinking at least a gallon of water with lemon a day." —Beyoncé

"Drink water, stay hydrated, and sleep. It's so boring, yet so simple." —Jennifer Aniston

“I drink lots of water." —Claudia Schiffer

"Water! Gallons of water!" —Karlie Kloss

Not a list of testimonies, just a few ‘glamourous’ reasons why you should drink ample water to have healthy skin. Continue reading to know what happens to your skin when you drink enough water.

Why drinking water is important for the skin

With caffeine and carbonated drinks hydrating us through our strenuous daily lives, we naturally tend to skip out on drinking enough water. But while this cutdown can hamper the functions of your internal organs, it can also reflect on your skin in the form of dullness. Hence, to replenish and nourish your skin from within, it is advised that you drink adequate water.

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Benefits of drinking water for the face and skin

There are innumerable benefits of drinking water for the skin. We are sure you would want to gulp down an entire glass of water after knowing these benefits of drinking enough water.

1. Fights ageing

One of the benefits of drinking water for the face is reduced signs of ageing. When your body is hydrated, it helps your skin maintain its elasticity, thus slowing down the ageing process. A hydrated skin resists sagging and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

2. Gives an even tone

An unhealthy body can reflect in the form of an uneven skin tone and pigmentation. Drinking adequate water flushes out toxins, purifying your body and skin of impurities and giving you an even-toned complexion. Benefits of drinking water for the skin also include an increased blood flow within the body, giving a pink hue to your skin.

3. Prevents acne and breakouts

You might know that clogged pores and impurities cause acne and breakouts on the skin. However, an equally important reason for acne is an unhealthy gut. Enough water intake improves your gut functions, i.e. improves digestion and removes impurities in the form of excreta. As a result, your skin gets cleaned of impurities and glows from within. Moreover, ample water intake also balances the amount of oil and water in your skin and face. This, in turn, prevents excess sebum secretion and lesser acne. Check out our blog on how to get rid of acne to learn more.

4. Helps dry skin

Your skin tends to get dry if you do not nourish and moisturize it properly. While external moisturizers are effective in softening the skin cells, drinking adequate water replenishes the moisture content in your skin to give it the required nourishment and glow.

5. Reduces puffiness

If you notice puffiness or swelling on your skin, it might be due to not drinking enough water.

6. Prevents boils and rashes

Of the many benefits of drinking water, relief from skin itchiness and dryness is certainly an important one. A drop in the water levels in your body can lead to an increase in body heat, which can be released in the form of boils, rashes, and pimples. Drinking water neutralises the body temperature, cools down the heat, and protects the skin from flaring up.

7. Balances the skin’s pH levels

One of the lesser-known benefits of drinking water is its effectiveness in balancing your skin’s pH levels. An imbalance in your pH levels can make your skin dry or result in problems like eczema. Water maintains and balances the pH levels of your skin, which, in turn, gives your glowing, blemish-free skin.

How much water should you take?

Your daily water intake depends a lot on your lifestyle, weather, your exposure to the sun, and your body weight. However, doctors prescribe that you should at least drink eight glasses of water daily. But if you include a lot of fluids in your diet, like juices, soup, or fruits, this requirement could vary.

Maintaining skin hydration

If you are drinking enough water but still suffer from issues like dryness or withered and dull skin, you might need to feed it with external nourishment. Using products infused with moisturizing ingredients like the Coco Soul Nourishing Body Butter Cream can help provide the extra nourishment your skin needs.

Crafted with the wisdom of ancient Ayurveda and infused with virgin king coconut oil, lodhra, and shea butter, this body butter cream will gently soften and moisturize your dry skin. Its smooth texture melts deeply into the skin to rejuvenate the cells. The best part about this body butter is its 100% organic components. While organic virgin coconut oil nurtures the skin and enhances cellular repair, lodhra is known to delay the signs of ageing, and shea butter retains the skin’s moisture levels and helps it glow from within.

To face the harsh winds and dry weather, you can also nourish and replenish your skin’s lost moisture with the Coco Soul Nourishing Body Lotion, a genie of a lotion in a bottle. Infused with 100% organic Ayurvedic herbs and pure virgin coconut oil, this body lotion melts on your skin to give you a moisturized glow. The virgin coconut oil in this body lotion deeply nourishes your skin while promoting cellular repair, while sandalwood reduces oxidative stress in the skin and minimises age spots, and welmi fights off skin dullness to give you beautiful and radiant skin.

This delicious-smelling, luxurious moisturizer is sure to start a new love affair with your body and skin.

Conclusion

In addition to what you eat and what you apply on your skin, it is of utmost importance that you pay attention to how much water you drink. While drinking enough water ensures that your body and skin are healthy and fit, it will also give you the glow and shine you have desired all this time. People often forget about their feet when it comes to skincare. Check out our blog on foot care tips for dry feet to prevent cracked feet.

Head on over to Coco Soul’s store to know more about natural skincare products today.

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