I recently went to Thibiant spa in Beverly Hills and had the most amazing facial I’ve ever experienced. During my session, it was brought to my attention that I was suffering from mild dehydration and my skin was showing it. I had no idea I was dehydrated and this was a real eye opener on how damaging the results of dehydration can be in regards to overall beauty and skin care. I am clearly not drinking enough water and it is showing on my skin.
Drinking Water is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your skin’s collagen. Our skin loses water nearly every minute of the day. Since the body is composed of mostly water, it only makes sense that we should have to drink lots of water to replenish the skin.
People with any skin type can have dehydrated skin, which often looks sallow, worn, dry, and wrinkled, none of which are desirable descriptions. Drinking plenty of water will help to keep skin’s collagen intact and when people are properly hydrated their skin will show it!
Most people will find that after drinking enough water their skin takes on a more youthful, healthy look. The good news is, in order to cure dehydration all you need is your kitchen sink. Drink, Drink, Drink! Don’t wait until you are thirsty rather drink before you get thirsty. Drinking your water is the cheapest, quickest way to look better!
Here are some things you can do to make sure you are getting enough water each day:
Carry a water bottle with you throughout the day and refill it when it is getting low. Not only will this encourage you to drink more water, but it will be easier to monitor how much you are actually drinking throughout the day.
Monitor your intake
Really monitor your intake of water on a daily basis to make sure that you are getting enough. Follow the water bottle suggestion above and be sure to count how much you are drinking and refilling each day. On the average, a person should drink eight 8-ounce glasses every day.
Add drinking two glasses of water to your daily skincare regimen
Drink, cleanse, moisturize, etc. Then drink again! Do this morning and night and you can add 4 glasses of water to your day!
Make a bet with a co-worker to see who can drink more water in the course of a day
Two of my co-workers often ask each other how much water the other has had and if one of them has had a higher number of bottles, then the other is off to the kitchen to refill and catch up! This is a great way to encourage each other and to motivate yourself.
Water Every Hour
If you work an 8-hour day, have one glass every hour on the hour. When the work day is done your quota has been met.
Already dehydrated? Try this:
If you are already suffering from dehydration, try drinking a gallon of water a day for one week. You should notice an immediate improvement in not only your skin, but your overall mood.