Skin is the largest organ of our body. Skin covers our whole body and acts as a defensive barrier. About 16% of the body weight is accounted for as skin. A small intro about your skin: it has 3 layers. Namely,
Epidermis: the outermost layer which acts as a barrier. It provides your skin tone.
Dermis: underneath the epidermis is the dermis which contains hard connective tissue, hair follicles, and sweat glands.
Hypodermis: beneath the dermis and also called as subcutaneous tissue which is formed of fat and connective tissue.
No explanation is needed to detail what is Water. But still, few facts about it are necessary to be known by every human begins. On our whole body, 75 to 80% is made of water.
Proper functioning of cells is essential as the cell is the basic unit of life. Water is the main source for its proper function.
Body’s metabolic and chemical reactions are carried with the help of water only.
Water regulates body temperature and blood pressure.
Body liquid wastes are flushed out in the form of water as urine, sweat, and mucus.
Now let you have some information on how water to your skin is related. Hydrating your skin only with water is a big deal. You know, how much water do you want to drink daily? Opinions are different. The 8×8 rule is common, but it doesn’t work on everybody. The measure merely depends on your weight, size, atmosphere or season, where you live and the work you do.
How does it work? The nutrients are transported to the cells with the help of the water molecules which keep the cells hydrated. As the cells are fully loaded with these water molecules, they attain their maximum shape which is plump or round. Because of this, your skin looks firmer and chubby. This makes you look younger.
On the other hand, the toxins are washed off from your body due to the consumption of the required amount of water. As the toxins are removed out (dirt and bacteria prone acne too), sure there is flawless skin. Intake of water increases your skin to glow radiantly.
As you dehydrate, the cells shrink and result in the formation of wrinkles and dryness. Thus re-dehydration is good for staying cool both physically and emotionally. Also be aware that drinking more water will wash off your sodium and lowers its level. This will result in vomiting, fatigue, and so on, which is known as hyponatremia. Again over intake leads to imbalanced level.
Just water alone can do all these. Make use of this and stay cool!