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Sip it, sip it good: what proper hydration can do for your skin
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Sip it, sip it good: what proper hydration can do for your skin

Jan 25th 2021

Woman above 45 years old drinking a full glass of water

As you’ve heard before, we at SeeMe Beauty are big believers in drinking lots of water to keep our bodies hydrated. Our skin is our biggest organ, and in order to achieve healthy glowing skin, we need to take care of it from the inside out!

Chronic dehydration can exacerbate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as speed up their formation. As your body ages, it becomes more and more difficult to retain water (which may feel like a good thing – bye bye bloat!) but in fact it means you should be drinking more water than ever before to ensure your body and skin stay hydrated.

Here are a few benefits staying hydrated:

Fewer wrinkles

Those are the two magic words, right? Well drinking more water helps your skin maintain its elasticity, making wrinkles less noticeable.

Clearer skin

Acne got you feeling like a teenager again, and not in a good way? Water helps flush toxins out of your body, thus improving your complexion. In fact, one study by the University of Missouri-Columbia found that drinking two cups of water increased blood flow to the skin, which can help even out skin tone and complexion.

Improved elasticity

Drinking more water can tighten the skin around your jawline, stomach, arms, and legs. That’s because water helps improve skin elasticity, making it bounce back from sagging.

Longer-lasting beauty products

Hydrating products such as serums or moisturizers will seep into dry skin more quickly, which means you’ll need to use more to achieve the desired effect. Additionally, apply beauty products straight from the bath, while skin is more porous, allowing for better absorption.

So how much water do you actually need? Per the Mayo clinic , the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake for women is about 11.5 cups. That’s equivalent to 92 oz, which is just under a gallon. And while the majority of that intake SHOULD be water, its important to note that water is found in many of the foods and other beverages we already consume – as much as 20% says Mayo.

Go forth, and stay close to the bathroom, because clearer skin may be at the bottom of your water glass. 

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