How much water should you drink. Known as the most important element necessary for life after oxygen, water is increasingly appreciated in recent years as a reliable ally of those who want to have a complexion always
hydrated, bright and as young as possible.
Dr. Ana Maria Vlad, dermatologist, talks about the benefits of water on the skin, about the amount to drink daily and about the types of fluids that it is recommended to include in the diet.
Water is important in the function of every organ in the body, including the skin, in the composition of which it is present in a proportion of approximately 64%. It enters the structure of skin cells, but also of the spaces between cells, being important in the process of collagen synthesis, in the absence of which the skin loses its firmness and
the aging process occurs. Last but not least, water is also essential for maintaining the surface hydro-lipid film and detoxifying the skin.
“When the skin cells are not sufficiently hydrated, the appearance will suffer, making us look older than we really are. When the amount of water that reaches the skin is insufficient, it dehydrates and flakes off, no longer being able to fulfill the function of the main barrier against the external environment. Dehydrated skin is dull, with obvious wrinkles and pores, all associated with an unpleasant sensation
of itching. Therefore, a sufficient supply of water is extremely important both for a good functioning of the body, but also from an aesthetic point of view “, is the opinion of Dr. Ana Maria Vlad.
How much water should we consume daily
Although the importance of water for the functioning of the whole body and the development of vital processes is very well known, no consensus has yet been reached and there is no clear formula to determine the volume of water needed daily.
“Although there are many discussions about the influence of water on the skin, well-conducted scientific studies in it
direction is missing, information that we have coming mainly from the personal experience of doctors and patients. For example, a study found that 30 minutes after drinking a glass of water, the circulation in the skin intensified, which means more nutritional intake and a better elimination of toxins accumulated in the skin. Let’s not forget that water is the simplest and most natural method of detoxification “, says the dermatologist.
It is not a good idea to drink more than one glass at a time because the body cannot absorb more water per hour. If it will be
The benefits of water for the skin
A better nutritional intake means a more efficient skin repair and renewal process, which can result in a younger, more toned and more elastic appearance of the skin.
“This does not mean that water reverses the aging process, but that it helps maintain the tone or camouflage in a natural way the normal aging of the skin. The explanation is that when the skin is hydrated it looks fuller, and the signs of aging are minimized, but in reality, examining the skin under a microscope, we will see that wrinkles are still there and nothing has changed permanently. In other words, a hydrated skin makes wrinkles less visible “, explains the dermatologist.
Some patients even report the improvement of acne after correcting dehydration, possibly by balancing the surface hydro-lipid film of the skin. If the skin is covered with too much sebum compared to water, this can lead to clogged pores and pimples or blackheads.
What types of liquids should we consume
It does not matter the type of water we consume (paid or from the tap), but the amount of 1-2 liters consumed during a day (this includes water from fruits, vegetables, soups, broths, coffee, teas, etc.). There are rumors that food water is better used by the body than plain water. It is also good not to wait for the sensation of thirst to drink a glass of water, this sensation being already an alarm signal of the organism.
In addition to internal hydration, it is important to ensure external hydration, based on creams. If the water intake ensures an internal hydration, the moisturizers applied on the skin (especially in the first 2-3 minutes after washing the face) ensure an external hydration, absolutely necessary for the skin, insofar as the outer layers of the skin, the most exposed to aggression , do not benefit from blood vessels to ensure their hydration.
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