Water Helps Acne?
Water plays one of the most important roles in maintaining clear, healthy skin. Â The amount of water you drink each day is far more important in treating acne than worrying about avoiding specific foods, plus its a lot easier to do! Â I have personally changed my entire diet in attempts to have acne-free skin, and it is definitely not worth it. Â For one, it is extremely difficult to change such ingrained habits like your diet. Â And for two, it doesn't do much good anyway! Â Even eating a completely raw food diet (just fruits, veggies, nuts, and seeds) I still had break-outs! Â I would not recommend a diet change to anybody looking to get clear skin, because your diet is NOT whats ultimately causing your acne.
However, I very small but monumental change you can make in your lifestyle is to consume more water. Â Yup, its as simple as staying hydrated. Â Our bodies are made of water, and we need it for everything we do. Â Water will help your body to:
- Digest and make use of all the nutrients in your diet
- Flush out your system of bad bacteria and toxins
- Help boost circulation and provide healthy nutrients in the blood
- Promote healthy kidney function
- Support a healthy metabolism
- Regulate body temperature
- Speed up the healing process
All of these benefits (and there are MANY more) contribute to one common good: keeping your body in balance. Â The #1 cause of acne is a bodily imbalance - usually hormonal or stress related. Â Once you start keeping yourself hydrated, you will probably see several other health benefits besides healthier skin including higher energy, fewer headaches, a more positive attitude, and an overall feeling of well-being.
Guess what? 75% of Americans are considered chronically dehydrated! Â This means there is a likely chance that YOU are dehydrated too? Â So how can you tell if you are getting enough water?
Well - the unfortunate thing is that a chronically dehydrated person loses the ability to effectively notice when they are thirsty! Â So you may not think you are dehydrated because you are rarely thirsty, but if you're not getting 6-8 glasses of pure water each day you are not getting enough!
Do you have any symptoms of dehydration?
- Dull headaches or migraines
- Poor short-term memory
- "Foggy" head
- Sore lower back
- Joint pain/irritability
- Mild depression
- Darkly colored urine
- Head rush
Its amazing when trying to cure diseases and conditions that we fail to remember something as simple as WATER. Â Water keeps you healthy!