We all know that water is important for maintaining good overall health. But between the cups of coffee throughout the day, sodas at lunch, and maybe an alcoholic beverage or two during the evenings – it can be a serious struggle to find time or room for those eight recommended glasses a day.  But water truly is a fundamental necessity for every part of our body to function optimally, especially our skin. To help motivate you to substitute some of those beverages for more water instead, here are some facts about the importance of drinking water and how your skin can benefit from it.

Skin Is Our Largest Organ That Needs Hydration

The human body is made up of trillions of cells, which are made up of water.  Cells form every part of our body, including each of our organs. And since our skin is the largest organ of the body, it requires adequate hydration to replenish it each and every day.

What Happens When We Are Dehydrated?

Dehydration causes our body to produce dry, flaky, wrinkled skin. When our body doesn’t receive an adequate amount of water to replenish our cells, our organs and entire body begin to suffer. And when we do drink water, each of our internal organs receives that dose of hydration before it reaches our skin. This is why it is imperative to drink the recommended eight glasses of water so that there’s enough left for our skin to benefit from.

How to Help Your Skin Reap the Benefits of Water

Beyond the need to drink more water to help flush out toxins and keep your body running optimally, you can also help it through proper moisturizing techniques.

Using a product that contains hyaluronic acid prior to applying your moisturizer will help attract water to the skin. Doing this while aiming to apply within two minutes after bathing or showering, will give your skin the best chance at staying hydrated, healthy and wrinkle-free. The Ottawa Skin Clinic’s HydraFacial treatment is a great way to nourish your skin, in addition to your daily skin care routine.

If you’ve been noticing that your skin is looking a bit more dull, dry and wrinkled – especially after the dry winter months, it’s time to give it some TLC to repair it. One of the best things you can do is to boost your intake of water to ensure you’re getting eight glasses each day, and apply a product with hyaluronic acid to take full advantage of that water.

For more information about your skin, book an appointment at The Ottawa Skin Clinic and talk to one of our skin care professionals.