Water is not only good for your body, but it is great for skin as well. For one, it cleanses and purifies your body and has an alkalizing effect. It also plumps the skin, causing wrinkles and pores to, more or less, get filled in. Additionally, some of the structures in the skin that support collagen need water to work effectively. When your skin is adequately hydrated, it’s not as likely to become irritated or as prone to blemishes.
Because H2O is essential to every bodily function, the unfortunate truth is that water will reach every other organ before it reaches the skin. That’s why a good eight glasses is recommended daily. Remember to take in to account your size, the temperature and how active you are. If you’re exercising a lot on a hot day, you’ll need to adjust your water intake accordingly.
It’s also important to avoid drinking from plastic bottles unless they are BPA free. Bisphenol A is a chemical found in hard plastics and has been linked to a plethora of health issues including cancer, infertility and heart disease.
So be sure to stay hydrated not only for a healthy body but to keep your skin looking beautiful and young!