One of the reasons we at Houston Water Solutions love working with water is that, when it’s clean and healthy, it’s so beneficial in so many ways to you, your home, and your pocketbook. Many studies have suggested that an average person should drink anywhere from 6 to 8 glasses of water per day. The benefits of doing that are many, including boosting your skin health. Here are 7 ways water can help your skin.
No. 1: Prevents Pimples, Acne & Other Breakouts
Toxins can get into your pores and clog them, causing pimples to form or other breakouts. By staying hydrated, water helps flush out those toxins, keeping your pores clear and your skin healthy and pimple-free.
No. 2: Reduces Wrinkles
As you age, your skin naturally develops wrinkles. However, drinking water slows that process, keeping your body hydrated, and helping to maintain your skin’s elasticity. People who drink large amounts of water are less likely to endure scars, wrinkles, and lines. Your body also has more difficulty retaining water as you get older. So by drinking more, you are inevitably helping your skin stay more hydrated.
No. 3: Improves Elasticity
Those dark rings under your eyes? As you age, you may experience a decrease in the fat and collagen that maintains your skin’s elasticity. Drinking water can help you in that regard as it boosts the ability for your skin to bounce back and can help reduce the rings you might see. Here’s a quick check you can do: Gently pinch your skin and see if it bounces back. If it doesn’t bounce back, you may need to drink more water to hydrate yourself and to plump up your cells.
No. 4: Flushes Toxins
As mentioned earlier, water can flush the toxins from your pores to keep them from clogging, which leads to pimples appearing on your face. But water works its magic on your skin everywhere and the rest of your body, especially removing those toxins that can take a big toll on your overall health.
No. 5: Improves pH Balance
Did you know that the pH of substances ranges from 0-14 with 14 containing the most alkaline and 0 being highly acidic? A pH value of 7 is neutral and happens to be the exact pH value of water. Drinking more water will help ensure your pH value is balanced – a key to healthy skin. One thing to note: Hard water will have a higher pH value and softer water a lower pH. That’s why it pays to wash your face with softer, less alkaline water to maintain a better balance as well.
No. 6: Tightens Sagging Skin
Usually, the rapid shedding of fat or extreme weight loss may cause this condition. Contrary to what some might tell you, tightening your skin by water fasting is unhealthy and can damage your skin over the long term. Better to drink lots of water every day – a process that will allow you to tighten your skin over time.
No. 7: Moisturizes Your Skin
Cleansing your skin regularly with soap and water can help to clear out and unclog pores to keep your skin moist and healthy. The problem, of course, comes if you have hard water. If you have softer water, cleaning your skin will also help to moisturize it. The problem with hard water is that you can easily end up drying out your skin and damaging it, as well as your hair.
We hope this has been helpful. To make sure you have the best quality, softest water, talk to us about getting a free water quality analysis. We’ll send a technician to your home to test your water for contaminants and hard water particles. Then we’ll recommend the right solution for you. It’s that easy.