Beach Life Beauty: Keeping Body & Skin Hydrated

We all love the summer holidays!  In particular, I love the days that are warm enough to spend time on the beach.  Plymouth is a great location for doing just that and has plenty of fantastic sandy beaches within easy reach.  Usually we take a picnic  – lots of food and drink –  to keep everyone happy. The trouble is once we get busy swimming, surfing, building sandcastles etc staying hydrated is not the top priority!  Yet, we are fully aware of the importance water plays in keeping us healthy  …


As this diagram demonstrates our bodies cannot function properly without water!   Of course, my main interest is how keeping hydrated benefits our skin and why drinking plenty of fluids should be part of our beauty regime.

Drinking enough water will help to reduce the thousands of fine lines and wrinkles that appear even on a young person’s skin. If you are dehydrated your skin will start to lose its elasticity and begin to sag.

You can tell if someone is severely dehydrated by their pronounced sunken eyes.  Mildly dehydrated people will have dark circles and any smile lines will develop into pronounced crows feet.  Simply by increasing your water intake you will be able to cut down on the amount of concealer you normally use!

If you are not drinking enough water your body won’t be able to use the nutrition from your food or supplements properly. Most vitamins are water-soluble which means they dissolve in water.  Without enough water your body may not be able to metabolize nutrients fully which will have a detrimental long-term effect on all the body’s organs including the largest one of all, the skin.

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Many of us live our lives slightly dehydrated and unfortunately all the creams, lotions, potions and treatments available will fall short if you don’t take care of your beauty from the inside out.  So, please, make sure you drink plenty of water, eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly to keep yourself healthy and looking beautiful.