You’ve heard it many times before…to drink lots and lots of water! But often the full picture gets a little unclear sometimes. The thing is, we all know that water is good for us but it’s not a habit that many of us form. And that means extra attention needs to be paid to our skin to prevent skin damage and clogged pores. However if you yearn for clearer and smoother skin, the chances are that forming the habit of drinking enough water won’t be too difficult to achieve.

The fact is that our skin is the largest living organ in the body and it is made up of cells. And skin cells, like any other cell in the body, are made up of water. Without water, your body cannot function correctly and it will struggle to eliminate toxins from the body. When this happens, your body will look to other ways of emitting toxins and can often result in breakouts on the skin. So then what exactly makes water a beauty essential to the skin in drying times?  And what is the best way to add water to the skin?

Drinking adequate water everyday helps keep your skin cleansed and hydrated, boosting beautiful clear skin. Water flushes out toxins and impurities out of your system (removes any buildup of dirt that clogs the pores) thus keeping skin looking young and preventing wrinkles. If the body is even slightly dehydrated and the pores become clogged, the skin will allow bacteria to thrive. So be sure to grab a glass of water as often as you can especially during the hot, summer times.

However hydrating your skin from the inside out isn’t any excuse to skip using skincare products. Keep in mind moisturizing your skin both internally and externally is necessary for healthy, beautiful skin. Just remember simple is key and keeping your skin clean is also important. Many people use harsh cleansers that can actually strip the skin of important hydration and can leave your skin feeling tight, dry or looking dull. If you have oily skin, try a gentle foaming cleanser. I suggest to try out SkinB5’s Cleansing Mousse Cleanser. It’s very gentle on the skin, helps remove the excess oil you may get particularly in the warmer months and does not clog your pores or dries out the skin.  It is also important to wash your face with lukewarm water, as water that is too hot can break capillaries, cause redness, and damage cells, and cold water will not allow your pores to completely open.

After cleansing it is essential to keep your skin well moisturized. Drying times calls for SkinB5’s Acne Control Moisturizer. It’s light, non-comedogenic, antioxidant-rich formula seals in moisture and prevents dryness and water loss in the skin. And remember a moisturized skin that is more elastic, looks fuller and shows fewer signs of aging. It also helps prevent impurities like blackheads and pimples through better detoxification.

During the drier months, acne and other blemishes (blackheads, whiteheads, and small bumps) can occur. Other skin conditions can also flare up and skin loses water, vitamins and other nutrients.  One of the fastest and most effective way to immediately hydrate your skin is to give your skin a mini facial using a purifying mask, using SkinB5’s 5 Minute Purifying Mask is not only quick but it actually helps rehydrate, cool and prevent breakouts by purifying and detoxifying the pores. It rejuvenates and repairs the skin from the day’s damage.

And lastly here’s how to prepare your skin internally before hitting the sun!

  • EAT your water: Eating foods high in water content can help hydrate your skin from the inside out. So indulge on fresh fruits and vegetables; the water they provide is more easily absorbed by our cells and they support the healthy production of collagen and elastin, which keeps the skin supple.

  • Take supplements that contain Zinc and vitamins as they shield your skin from UV rays-produced free radicals and help treat acne. Try out SkinB5’s Acne Control Caplets, they are suitable for all skin types (excellent for acne sufferers with dry skin) and helps support healthy skin renewal, keeping skin looking super fresh.

 

The bottom-line? Water is important for glowing and healthy skin especially in drying times. And if you really want to see a difference in your skin make SkinB5 a part of your daily skincare regimen.

Farah has been using SkinB5 for two years now. She is an advocate for natural and organic beauty products, healthy living and a self-proclaimed whole foods enthusiast.  Her passion for health and beauty stems from her personal experiences dealing with problematic skin and now she wants to help others learn her secrets to flawless skin from the inside, out.