My homemade face scrub recipes bring in tens of thousands of people to my blog, every month. I love that so many people are eager to discover natural ways to cleanse, scrub and hydrate facial skin!
I also appreciate that people are saving money, using environmentally-friendly products in their home, and are experiencing healthier skin as a result of using these recipes.
In addition to choosing products to put on the skin, it is important to treat your skin well from the inside, which means eating a clean eating diet, and drinking an adequate amount of water.
Here are a few reasons why drinking water is great for your complexion.
4 Reasons Drinking Water is Great for your Complexion
A study conducted in 2006 showed that increasing natural mineral water in individuals with dry skin showed improved skin moisture (source).
Makes Skin Softer and Smoother
The same study showed 80 subjects with dry skin experienced improvements in softness and smoothness of the skin, when their water intake was increased.
Make Wrinkles Look Smaller
While no studies have proven that water intake reduces wrinkles, adequate water intake does make the skin more elastic, resilient and plump, which may help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and make pores look smaller (source).
There are several reasons why having an adequate daily intake of water helps prevent blemishes. Well hydrated skin may decrease concentrated amounts of oil on the skin, keeping a balance of oil and water, which can reduce breakouts and blemishes (source).
Having the recommended daily intake of water is a daily priority of mine. Learn how much water you should be drinking each day.
Tips for Drinking More Water
The New Year is a great time to start new healthy habits, such as increasing your intake of filtered water. I love sipping on icy cold water, all day long, but I know that doesn’t come naturally for many people.
I have several friends who rarely drink water because they find it boring, or hard to drink.
For those who don’t love sipping on pure water throughout the day, here are some alternative ways to get your daily dose of water.
- Drink a cup or two of coffee in the morning
- Drink a cup or two of herbal tea in the morning and/or afternoon
- Make a homemade bone broth, and drink it for immune support
- Add fresh produce to water, to infuse it with flavor:
Enagic Kangen Water Pune says
I agree with you but if we drink healthy and pure water like Kangen alkaline water then it will give us more health benefits than normal water.
Water Filter System in Pune says
Drinking enough healthy water helps to reduce body acidic level and also helps to reduce weight, removes toxic substances from body cells, helps in digestion etc.
drink 10 to 12 glass daily. 12 glass water very important not only to your skin but in our body.
Beth Hein says
This is one awesome post Andrea🙂
I try to drink water every now and then – before going to sleep, after I wake up (Studies say that water can help to restart our organs), and during my meals.
Currently, I don’t track my water intake, but I am going to start doing it. As tracking is the only way we know for sure whether we have accomplished our goals.
I do carry around my own water bottle (20 oz) so tracking will not be tough for me 😀
Also I try to make water more interesting, I usually go with iced tea 😀
I don’t have a measuring cup, so I am just going to try and finish my bottle 3 times a day 😀 (that will get me close to my daily intake needed :D).
Anyways, thank you for the comprehensive post 😉 Water has so many benefits and yet many of us forget to drink enough of it everyday and most of us are not aware of what our daily intake should be.
Good for Hair Growth too
Alfaa UV says
As a natural remedy that helps flush out toxins from our body, the benefits of water for skin are many. Drinking lots of water help make your skin smoother and softer and it provides you with a healthy and radiant natural glow. Great post, Andrea. Keep up the good work!
Anees Shah says
Benefits of drinking water should be known and apply in our lives which is an essential part of the human life. Research showed that optimal hydration reduces the risk of stroke, manages diabetes and guard against many kinds of cancers.
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Amanda Drew says
That’s cool that well-hydrated skin can actually decrease the amount of oil on your skin and prevent blemishes. My problem with water is that it tastes really bad in my area, and I’m concerned about what exactly is in it. But if I were to get a water purification system put in then I’d be able to drink more of it and keep my skin looking better.
Millie Hue says
I love that you made an article talking about the benefits of being hydrated properly. My favorite part was when you said that drinking enough water keeps the skin’s elasticity in good condition which might reduce the risk of having wrinkles. Personally, I don’t like seeing my employees stressed out and wrinkly because of work. So I plan to look for a water business to supply us with adequate clean drinking water to keep them hydrated throughout the day. Thanks!
Wendy C. says
I definitely agree with all these things here. Everything is important but water is the most important. That is why all health specialist recommends drinking more and more water for a healthy body and mind. Thanks!
Waseem Khan says
the water is so important for skin i don’t know why people still go for those creams which are having a lot of side effects as well. Water can increase their complexion naturally and much more than that of chemical aided creams.
Jenny - Support Your Beauty says
Your blog is full of information how important drinking water is. Water is essential for our health and also helps achieve a beautiful skin. I always drink a lot of water because it is good for hydration. I also like its benefits that it prevents dryness for a smoother and younger looking skin. Thank you for sharing.
I had no idea that drinking more water could lead to have softer and smoother skin. I often get really dry skin during the winter seasons. I have tried to use a variety of different lotions to help with it. I’ll have to try to drink more water and see what happens.
Debbie-jean Lemonte says
It’s funny because that’s the main reason I’ve been drinking water; just to improve my skin and get rid of the pimples + oily skin.
Lisa Rios says
I drink a lot of water usually, but never know they are good for your complexion as well. I would really love to have a filtering system like PUR system to make sure we drink healthy water as well.
I’m a big fan of drinking water. It’s all I drink before 11 am. And your lovely skin is a testament to the benefits of drinking water.
Misty Dawn Nelson says
This is a great post and good info for me, I learn a lot from this post Glad you share this with us
Anna nuttall says
Growing up my parents would never let me drink soda drinks. It was always water. I didn’t have my first can of coke till I was 15! Even now all i drink is water. I don’t like anything else. Cause I spent a lifetime drinking water my complexion is fine and i’m told really healthy. Cheers everyone. xx
I am so glad you included alternatives for those of us who are not fun of drinking water nor have proper water filters.
I have been using PUR on my faucet for ages! I swear by it. We do sometimes buy bottled water, but we do it in gallon jugs. Typically it is if we ended up throwing out the jugs for the fish tank on accident! I love what water does for our bodies! 🙂
My personal Tip for you guys is to have a bottle of water close to you everytime at the office, when you go to the store. I do that LOL
I always notice a significant improvement in my health and wellbeing when I actively try and drink more water. It’s not always easy, but I do try!
i agree with everything you said above i drink 2bottles of 1.5litres everyday. + atleast 3-4 coffees + teas and smoothies hehe that’s a lot i know but i’m used to it. even my daughter has her own water bottle that she needs to finish evryday. water is good for ur body.
Amber Myers says
I’ve heard this which is why I try to always drink water. I do love my Diet Coke, but I also make sure to always have water nearby.
Michelle Gwynn Jones says
Water is certainly great inside and outside of the body. I add several different fruit to flavor it.
Amy Jones says
I learned about the benefits of drinking water a few years ago and I have seen so many improvements on myself! I’m super glad I did
Sarah-Louise Bailey says
8 glasses of clean water or more every day are very important not only to your skin but in our body. This is a good reminder to everyone who prefers to drink soda rather than water. It is also a good thing that you have suggested some alternatives to some people who is having a hard time drinking water.
C. Poly (@CPoly69) says
Water is also better for your teeth as it doesn’t stain. My teeth are the biggest reason I’m going to be making the swap from tea to water this year.
This is all so true and I could definitely see the difference when I started! Great post, hope more people will see it 🙂
Lhourdes Mercadero says
I’m always lazy to finish 8 glasses of water in a day , maybe thats the reason why my skin is a bit dry and I’m starting to see some fine lines.
I don’t usually drink cold water after meal, it should be warm.
robin masshole mommy says
There are so many benefits from drinking water every day. Both inside and out 🙂