Water is essential for life. We all know that feeling when we are thirsty, and this is our body signalling that we need to drink water, as it needs water to function. However, if we drink more water than just the basic amount that our body craves, then it means our system can function as best possible and it can improve the appearance of skin. Water helps every cell in our body to function well, and as our whole system is interrelated it means that when our system is working well, it will show in our skin. At Nakin we dedicate our work to producing amazing natural skincare and anti-ageing skincare. However, you can have the best skincare products in the world, but great skin comes from many other factors as well, such as diet, good sun protection and drinking enough water.
Water is required for every cell and every function, so even if we are only a little bit dehydrated then it will influence everything, including our skin. The human body is amazing, and it can survive on lower amounts of water every day than the recommended requirements. But we do not want to just survive, we want to thrive. So, let us find out how much water we need to achieve this, and how much water that we should drink for good skin. The exact amount of water we need to drink each day is very unique to an individual. It depends on our height and weight, and where we live in the world. Those that live in hotter climates need to drink more water than those in colder climates. There are calculators that can be found on the web, where you can input your exact details to get a personal water drinking plan. However, many experts have come up with a general standard that we should ingest 2 litres, or 8 cups of water a day for good skin. Don’t forget that the food we eat contains water, so not all water needs to be drunk. The NHS recommend that we drink 1.2 litres a day, so we will take that as the amount needed for our systems to function well. It is also important to remember not to drink too much water, as this is also bad for our systems.
At Nakin we just try to drink water when we can for overall health, and for good skin. We drink water when wake up, and throughout the day. One tip is to also drink water whenever you feel hungry and before a meal, as it is a good regular routine to get into. Sometimes this can also curb hunger, and stop us overeating. If you are not keen on water, then mix it up with other options like herbal tea.
Women’s Health Magazine investigated how drinking water improves our skin, and they reported that Dr Rachel Nazarian who is a board-certified dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology, says she finds that drinking water makes a big difference to skin health. “Without adequate water intake, skin appears duller, and wrinkles and pores more prominent.” That may be because water plumps up the skin, causing wrinkles and pores to get filled in. This is supported by Dr Julius Few, a director of The Few Institute, he advises that a variety of structures in the skin that support collagen require water to work effectively. When skin is hydrated, plump, and elastic, it is less likely to crack and let in external particles that can cause irritations and blemishes.
We hope that you found this feature helpful about the right amount of water to drink for great skin. To find out more about Nakin and our award winning range, then visit us at www.nakinskincare.com. Nakin produce natural face products for all skin types, including sensitive skin. The full range can be found here and is designed to help skin to thrive and flourish by using the best plant active ingredients. Everything is cruelty free and made in the UK.