Drinking Water Does Not Improve Your Skin


Surprisingly enough, drinking a lot of water does not make your skin look young and beautiful. Many women, including Hollywood actresses and high-profile top-models, have been taking the advice to drink as much water as possible for years. The British Nutrition Foundation claimed that balanced diet and sunscreen are way more helpful for maintaining healthy skin. The Food for Skin report highlights that no major research can back up the popular advice to stay well hydrated for keeping the skin look beautiful.


Report author Heather Yuregir said: “Just drinking water for the sake of drinking water really has no effect on improving the appearance of skin. It is just a common misconception.” Vitamins A, B, C and E contained in fruit and vegetables are more important for keeping your skin healthy. The vitamin deficiency results in dry, cracked, peeling or itchy skin.

Report authors agree that drinking a lot of water benefits the overall health. Major factors that speed up skin ageing process are smoking and expose to sun.

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  1. Most people don’t drink enough water anyway. Over the summer of 2009 I drank the recommended amount of water a day, and I could feel a real difference. I don’t know if there have been studies to back this up, but it also seemed to help curb my appetite. If there was a day when i drank less water I saw a marked increase in how hungry I was. Either way, water is definitely essential to maintaining your health!

  2. Maybe its a coincidence, but I’ve been drinking a 3 litres of water per day for the last 2 months, and my skin seems a lot better. I’m a man, so had no intention of improving my skin, but this is definately noticable.

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