Well guess what? They were wrong…
The secret to their flawless skin is more likely to be genetics and making the health of their largest organ a priority.
That’s not to say that water isn’t important – let’s not forget that water is the most essential nutrient for all our cells. Without it, we simply cannot survive. But to say that water is the answer to youthful skin is simplistic. It is essential that we keep our bodies hydrated in order to maintain healthy bodily functions such as digestion and toxin-removal, and this will certainly contribute to a healthy-looking complexion.
Hydrated cells are also essential for balancing the oil secretions of your skin, and dehydration can make our skin dry, flaky and even itchy. (Tip: to find out if you’re dehydrated, pinch the skin on your hand and see how quickly it springs back – thirsty skin will be slower to resettle.)
Tempting as it is, the idea that drinking two litres of water will “fix” tired, dull and dry skin is only half the solution. When you consume plenty of water – which you definitely should, every day – your other organs benefit the most, while your hard-working skin gets whatever is left over.
The solution is to support your skin cells both inside and out.
A healthy, low-toxin diet full of water-laden fruits and vegetables, plenty of water, herbal tea and even coconut water forms the foundation for high-functioning skin cells. The next step is to add naturally occurring compounds that will help your skin maintain moisture.
Hyaluronic acid is a must in anti ageing skincare. It is a humectant, which can hold up to ten times its own weight in water, holding it in your skin cells.
So yes, please, drink plenty of clean, filtered water but, remember, it is only part of the solution to vibrant, healthy skin.
Here’s to youthful, hydrated skin!
Judy & the L.C.A.Team