Water: importance for skin health

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We already know that it is very important to ingest at least 2 liters of water per day. But do you know how water intake reflects on skin health?

Just like any other organ in our body, the skin is made up of countless cells. Water plays a key role in providing nutrients to cells and maintaining skin moisture.

Although dermatological products are great allies for skin hydration, it is also essential that hydration happens from the inside out. When the body is properly hydrated, the skin is healthier. In addition to delaying the signs of aging, drinking liquids - such as water, juices and teas - also makes the skin less susceptible to dermatitis and irritation.

For your skin to be healthy and radiant, it is essential to combine the benefits of dermocosmetics with fluid intake throughout the day. Thus, you prevent the appearance of wrinkles, expression lines and irritations on the skin, and still guarantee a skin with greater elasticity.

hair and nails

Water is also essential for hair and nails to grow stronger. If your nails are peeling and your hair is falling out, it's a sign that the lack of water is contributing to their fragility due to dryness.

How much water to drink per day?

According to research, despite the recommendation of water to be ingested on the day being 2 liters, there is a calculation to discover the ideal amount for each person. Just multiply your weight (in kg) by 35mL, as follows:

80kg (your weight) x 35 mL of water = 2.8L of water per day

Despite the calculation delivering more specifically the amount of water to be taken, there are still external factors that can change this number. Sunnier days and the practice of physical exercises are situations that call for greater water intake.

The more water the better?
It is true that staying hydrated generate numerous benefits, not only for the skin, hair and nails but also for the functioning of the organism as a whole. Despite this, the idea that drinking more water will make you even healthier is wrong.
Excessive water intake can be harmful to health, as it can dilute the blood and cause serious health problems, even in healthy people.
In this video , Dr. Drauzio Varella explains how to identify if you are ingesting the ideal amount of water.

The dermis - the middle layer of human skin - performs numerous functions, but it is worth highlighting its role in maintaining and regulating hydration.
Environmental factors and aging contribute to the variation of water in the layers of the skin, which can be harmful to the health of the organ. As a way to retain water in the dermis, hyaluronic acid supplementation through dermocosmetics is a good option. Topically applied, the acid helps compensate for water loss, as it forms a moisturizing layer on the epidermis, controlling water exchange between the skin and the external environment, without interfering with skin exchanges and skin breathing. As a result, the skin is more hydrated, elastic and homogeneous.

You can find hyaluronic acid in our Facial Moisturizing Cream , Concentrated Facial Serum , Shower Gel and Micellar Facial Foam .

In cleaning products, it is worth mentioning the role of hyaluronic acid in retaining part of the water, allowing cleaning without pulling the skin.

It is important to remember that consulting a dermatologist periodically is always the most correct and healthy option to take care of your skin and make it happier!

Articles and references used for this text:
HYALURONIC ACID Literature. Hyaluronic acid. Retrieved from www. hyaluronic acid. org/leche-de-coco-propiedades-beneficios , 2016.

Life and Health Magazine | Water: 22 incredible benefits for skin, hair and health (revistavidaesaude.com.br)

Benefits of water consumption for your beauty - Beauty on the Web

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