Even with these strange temperature fluctuations we’ve been experiencing lately, it’s safe to say that Florida’s winter has come to an end. As the temperatures reach upwards of 80 degrees, you’re probably planning a few upcoming beach weekends, spending more time at the park with your dogs and your kids - and you’re probably sweating more. That’s why now is a great time to commit to staying hydrated.
Think back to elementary school and you might remember that up to 60% of the adult human body is comprised of water. Not only does water keep your organs functioning properly, but it also brings a whole host of benefits to your skin! Here are some of the ways that staying hydrated can help you look your best:
- You’ll look younger for longer. Maintaining healthy levels of hydration actually has a huge hand in reducing the physical signs of aging. By drinking plenty of water, you’re hydrating your skin cells at a deeper level, adding bounce and fullness to your skin and filling out some of those pesky fine lines and wrinkles. Think of yourself like a grape - if you dry out, you may wind up looking like a raisin.
- You’ll stave off breakouts. Your body means well when it produces the oil that causes acne - it creates this oil as a protective barrier, which it needs especially when your skin is dehydrated. By drinking plenty of water, you won’t trigger that reaction. Water also has been shown to reduce your body’s inflammation, so what breakouts you do have won’t be as aggravated or painful.
- Your complexion will clear all around. Water plays an important part in removing toxins from your body, and you gather a lot of those toxins through your skin. Drinking plenty of water helps to draw out those toxins and flush them away, so your skin’s overall appearance will be improved.
As the temperature continues to rise, staying hydrated becomes all the more important. Most physicians recommend 8 glasses of water per day. If you have trouble keeping up with your hydration schedule during the day, there are plenty of smartphone apps that will help remind you when you need to drink more! To learn more about skincare or schedule your next appointment, call Samano Aesthetics in Winter Park at 321-397-0692.