The Benefits of Water on the Skin

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The Skin has Cells that Need Hydration and Nourishment

There are many benefits of water including the wonderful effects it has on the skin. It’s important to drink about 8-10 eight-ounce glasses of water throughout the day so that your skin is properly hydrated. Just like the other organs in our bodies, the skin has cells that need nourishment and essential nutrients. The skin is considered the largest organ so it requires hydration to maintain optimum physical health. The skin accounts for 16% of body weight so it is a fairly substantive organ.

There are two parts of the skin, the upper part classified as the epidermis and the lower part called the dermis which is connected to underlying subcutaneous fat. The epidermis has 5 layers whereas the dermis has 2 layers. From a medical point of view, a more detailed description of the skin and its function can be read here.

Healthy skin protects your body from harmful external factors including environmental damage, microbes, and bacteria. If the skin is too dry, the dryness can penetrate too deeply, thereby impeding the cells from protecting the body and being detrimentally influenced by external factors. Whatever happens on the skin’s surface is an indication of what’s going on underneath the skin.

In a surprising discovery three years ago, researchers from the University of Southern Denmark discovered that the skin is capable of communicating with the liver. This important discovery will help scientists and health care practitioners alike, understand how skin diseases affect the rest of the body and how the liver may be influential.

Dr. Susanne Mandrup and her research group in collaboration with Nils Færgeman's research group at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, were studying something completely different when the discovery was made that the skin affects liver metabolism. Check out the surprising results of the study and how their experiments led to this conclusion here.  

Lemon added to water also has a beneficial effect on the skin, liver, and digestion in general. Dr. Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS is a certified doctor of natural medicine, doctor of chiropractic and clinical nutritionist with a passion for helping people get healthy while using food as medicine. He claims in this article The Benefits of Lemon Water: Detox Your Body & Skin that lemon added to water has some incredible healthy effects on the skin. One cup of fresh lemon juice provides 187 percent of daily recommended vitamin C and has other vitamins such as potassium, magnesium, and copper.

Specifically, according to Dr. Axe, lemon water has these five beneficial general effects on the body:

1.    Aids in digestion & detoxification

2.    Bumps up the vitamin C quotient in your body

3.    Rejuvenates skin & body healing

4.    Help shed pounds

5.    Boosts energy and mood

 

Lemon water or just plain water will aid the liver in flushing out excess toxins thereby making the skin healthier. One way your body reveals that there is an imbalance of toxins and dehydration in the body is by an acne breakout on the skin. When water intake is inadequate, there is a toxic build up in your kidneys, liver, and bowels. Once these organs get overloaded, the toxins alternatively find a different route to your skin. Drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day helps flush toxins out of your body more efficiently.

When you have low levels of toxins because of adequate hydration, the skin benefits enormously and halts the toxic build-up. The advantage is that your skin becomes smoother and more radiant. Since there are multiple layers of the skin, water nourishes from the inside out, keeping these layers functioning well through proper hydration. It’s not enough to just apply moisturizers on the skin externally to make it look healthy.

Drinks supplemented with sugar don’t flush the toxins out as adequately since sugar itself adds to the toxic effect on the body due to its acidity. Alternatively, lemon is an alkaline when ingested so it favorably alters the PH value in the body but it also depends on whether your body is more alkaline or acidic so each body is different.

Whether you drink plain water or add lemon to water, fluid is essential to keep hydrated and to flush toxins out. Hydration is especially necessary for maintaining healthy skin.

 

LINKS

References

Realself
https://www.realself.com/question/Skin-layers-in-human-body  

Vaseline
http://www.vaseline.us/skin-health-care/healthy-skin-facts-and-tips.html

Science Daily
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131206101611.htm  

Dr. Axe, Food Is Medicine
http://draxe.com/benefits-of-lemon-water

Water for Acne
http://www.livestrong.com/article/73613-water-acne


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