Water – it’s everywhere around us, and it’s what we are mostly made up of. While we spend most of this site dedicating our content to all the different kinds of topical eye serums you can put on your skin, we also are proponents of overall taking good care of your body. Your skin is not just healthy because of what you put on it, but it also results from what you put in it.

In today’s post, we’ll talk about why keeping hydrated is so important for overall health and wellness in the body, and particularly how it leads to better looking and feeling skin.

Get Your Daily Intake of H20

You know the drill by now – make sure you get your proper amount of water every day. For the most general guideline, that equates to eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. That’s a minimum, and if you drink more than that, all the better!

To make sure that I get enough water, what I do is fill up an empty water bottle from my office’s water filter system and keep a tally as I go through the day. I can’t go without my coffee in the morning, but when it comes to lunch I’m always having water with it, as to avoid soft drinks that just make you more dehydrated in the long run.

Why do I make sure I’m drinking all that water? The evidence is in my skin. Not only does water help all of your organs function properly and make sure that nutrients are flowing all around your circulatory system, but it also rehydrates your skin. I used to get terribly bad patches of dry skin, particularly during the winter weather and was moisturizing like crazy just to keep up appearances.

Ever since I increased the amount of water I was drinking, all that dry skin all but went away. It didn’t happen overnight, but when I stuck with a routine of drinking a proper amount of water and avoided other beverages that dehydrated me and caused dry skin, my complexion was looking so much better, my skin was much healthier, and outbreaks of bad skin were fewer and far between.

Here’s a challenge for you: tomorrow, go about your day as normal, don’t change anything in your diet or routine. Keep a tally of how much water you are drinking, and what you are drinking instead. Then set a goal to drink the proper amount the next day. I know, you’ll probably be running to the bathroom more often in the beginning, but slowly your body will adjust to the intake and you won’t have as much urgency to make a pit stop.

In a few weeks, take note of how you’re feeling and how your skin is looking. I think you’ll be surprised by the results. I know, for me, it improved my skin so much, and beyond that, I generally just felt better. I hope you take up my challenge and find the same!