Skin Care

5 Skin Problems That Can Occur If We Don't Drink Enough Water

Skin's elasticity depends on its level of hydration. If you drink enough water throughout the day, your skin will become more supple, which will in turn limit or slow down the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Keeping your body hydrated stimulates the 'cleansing' organs - liver, kidneys and intestines - thereby preventing the appearance of imperfections and giving you back your radiant glow. So drinking plenty of water is to the trick to having gorgeous skin without resorting to make-up.

Being composed of 60 to 70% water, the human body needs it to survive. It's used to eliminate toxins and reduce the risk of cancers, heart attacks and kidney problems.

In a 2011 study of adolescents by the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, scientists found that the brains of subjects who had not drunk water found it harder to solve problems and stay focused, compared to the teens who were well hydrated.

A study of 45 adults by the French Institute of Public Health showed that people who drink two glasses of water before each meal consume 75-90 fewer calories during the meal and have a decreased appetite. Over the course of three months, these water drinkers lost an average of 2kg more than those who drank less. In other words, if you want to lose weight, drink more water!