Benefits of Water For Skincare

Upgrade your skincare by drinking water and you will reap the good benefits. Once you discover the amazing advantages of water for skincare, you will be drinking a gallon a day. I wish I could say the same for me though. Anyone who is really acquainted with me knows that I am a bonafide teaholic. This means I drink 2-3 cups a day but I should be drinking water more than anything else. You should too and here is why:

Glowing Skin: Ever seen someone with great skin and a smooth complexion? Ask them their secret and they’ll probably tell you that they drink a lot of water. A couple of summers ago, I received a visit from a relative who has absolutely gorgeous clear, smooth skin. Upon asking her the secret, she revealed that it was water. I thought it was pretty simple and although the science is out on how beneficial water is to the skin, I sometimes still miss it. Why? We live in a microwave society where everything is so fast that people don’t even have enough time to drink water. Yet, it’s the single most important ingredient for fresh skin.

Proper Hydration: There are times when I have gone long hours in a day without drinking water only to have a massive headache later in the day. At the time, I didn’t even know the cause but now, I always drink water when I have a headache and it disappears minutes afterwards. Doctors are most likely to tell you that terrible migraine headaches have something to do with dehydration. Water, it seems is a necessary lubricant and your brain needs lots of it. It is recommended that you drink at least 8 glasses a day to hydrate yourself from the inside out.

Can Be An Antioxidant: I looked the meaning of antioxidant online and according to, it is “an enzyme or other organic substance, as vitamin E orbeta carotene, that is capable of counteracting the damaging effectsof oxidation in animal tissues.” Water itself is not an antioxidant but when you add cucumbers or lemon juice to it to create cucumber-lemon water, then you have added a key ingredients with lots of compounds that neutralize harmful substances in the body such as free radicals. No wonder it flushes toxins out of the body leading to healthy organs, less acne and glowing skin.

I might challenge myself over the next 30 days and drink a gallon of water daily to see what it would do for my facial skin. Perhaps I will share the before and after pictures with you but in the meanwhile, I am interested in knowing if any of you have experienced some of the results mentioned above. What is your personal opinion on the benefits of water for skincare and the subject of drinking up to one gallon of water everyday?
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  1. July 18, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    This is so true, my brother loves drinking water so much and he has one of the best skins. I actually want to start adding lemon to my water, I haven’t been too consistent. If you do the challenge, I’d love to see the results.
    I’d try to drink more water because honestly, it has many benefits.

    • Jamila
      July 18, 2017 / 5:02 pm

      Hi Zinny!

      Lemon juice tastes so good in fresh water over ice cubes. It’s very refreshing and so I hope all goes well with your plans to start being consistent in drinking water. Yeah, once I begin, I will definitely let know how the 30-day challenge goes!

  2. July 19, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    The benefits of water cannot be over-emphasized. I try to meet my target of atleast 6glasses a day. It’s great for our hair and weight-loss too.
    Definitely detoxifies and cleanses. Loved this post!!

    • Jamila
      July 19, 2017 / 5:39 pm

      Hi Jessica,

      Wow! 6 glasses a day is pretty good. You are doing a great job. I too have heard that drinking water is great for weight loss but I am yet to test that theory.

  3. July 19, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    I heard it a lot of time but as crazy (and stupid) as it is, we don’t drink enough water and I’m sure that’s why we are complaining about our skin. Interesting reading, thanks for sharing!

    • Jamila
      July 20, 2017 / 1:24 am

      Hello Violette,

      When you think about the acne and constant breakouts, you just know there has got to be a solution – water!

  4. July 21, 2017 / 12:02 pm

    I’m convinced it is absolutely true what you write here about the importance of water! I believe also it is very important to drink enough as it can headaches as follow-ups when you don’t do this …
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    • Jamila
      July 21, 2017 / 4:26 pm

      Hello Rena,

      Thanks for stopping by! Yes, not drinking water can definitely cause headaches to follow. I usually get them for this reason sometimes.

    • Jamila
      July 25, 2017 / 10:26 am

      Hi Corina!

      Good to see you! I think 3 glasses is a great start and does show some discipline for sure. 🙂

  5. August 16, 2017 / 1:30 pm

    Actually I’ve never tried to measure the amount of water I drink in a day. I am always carrying a mug or a glass of some beverage so I guess I give enough moisture for my body. 😉 I love green tea, but I also go for herbal teas and can’t live without water with lemon and honey. 🙂


    • Jamila
      August 16, 2017 / 3:30 pm

      Hello Kate,

      Great! Yeah, you can actually get away without measuring how much water you are drinking as long as you make it a point to stay hydrated and water with lemon and honey sounds so refreshing! 🙂

  6. October 1, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    Great post! When I was a skin care consultant, I would always stress to my clients how important drinking water is for your skin. 🙂

    • Jamila
      October 1, 2017 / 8:20 pm

      Hello Cassie!

      You were a skin care consultant? Wow, that’s pretty interesting. 🙂

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