Benefits of Drinking Water for Anti Aging

One of the benefits of drinking water is softer, moister skin. Loss of hydration in the skin shows in all sorts of ways – dryness, tightness, flakiness. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling. Water is essential to maintain skin moisture and is the vehicle for delivering essential nutrients to the skin cells. It is important to note here, for soft, moist skin, drinking an adequate amount of water is probably more important than lotions applied topically. In other words, if your skin cells are dehydrated, they need water from the inside more than lotion from the outside. It probably goes without saying, but water is also cheaper than dermatological concoctions.

Another one of the important benefits of drinking water is the unhindered removal of wastes from the body. Not drinking sufficient water every day can result in these related conditions: constipation, acne, and repeated urinary tract infections. Urination is required for the removal of various toxins from the body. When fluid volume is diminished, the ability of the body to remove toxins through urination is also diminished. Water soluble toxins cannot be easily removed through the bowels, especially when a lack of water also causes constipation. When these toxins must then be eliminated through the skin, the increase in body toxin levels can cause headaches and fatigue. The attempt by the body to remove excess levels of unwanted chemicals through the skin can cause acne and will aggravate eczema.

Drinking Water

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Water and Your Cells

The 100,000,000,000,000 cells of the human body are made up of an average of 55% to 78% water, depending upon age, gender, and body size. Your cells surely need macronutrients (proteins, carbs, & fats) and micronutrients (vitamins & minerals), but they also need water too. If you don’t drink an adequate amount water, your cells will suffer from dehydration. They will begin to move water from inside the cells to the bloodstream, in order to maintain blood volume and pressure.

If cell dehydration continues, these symptoms will occur: thirst, reduced sweating, reduced skin elasticity, reduced urine production, and dry mouth. Brain cell dehydration can result in confusion, or even a coma, in severe cases. The older we get, the more important it is to know the benefits of drinking water, since our thirst center does not function as well as when we were younger.