5 Benefits of Drinking Water for the Skin

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We all know that drinking water is vital to stay healthy and fit. It’s something you hear almost every day but choose to ignore most of the time. You may claim that you do drink enough water whenever thirsty, but the point is that this still won’t be sufficient for your entire body. 70% of your body is water, and in that case, having just a glass of water after every meal may not be adequate. 

Millions of cells go on to form the body and they are capable of holding a large amount of water. Think of your cell as a balloon; when you fill the balloon with water, it stretches with no creases and becomes firm. That’s also what happens to your skin cells when you drink ample amounts of water. Keeping in mind that skin is the largest organ in your body, imagine the number of cells it contains and how much water it would need to keep these cells rejuvenated.

Here are 5 Benefits of Drinking Water for the Skin

Water is crucial for survival, but it has more functions than just keeping us alive. 

Drinking Water Cleanses Your System

Water helps in getting rid of all the toxins and waste from your body. It even boosts your immunity and improves the efficiency of your digestive system. 

Improves Blood Circulation

Water provides adequate pressure to the blood circulation by adding volume to the plasma. It keeps the blood pumping with enough force. If the amount of water consumption reduces, the circulatory pressure will decrease, affecting significant organs like kidneys and liver.

Water Helps Maintains pH Balance of Skin

pH is a measure of how acidic or alkaline a solution is. A solution is acidic if it is below seven whereas if it is above seven, it’s alkaline. Seven is neutral, where a substance is at its purest. 

Our body is slightly more on the alkaline side at 7.4. Water helps maintain this balance, ensuring the scale does not tip over to either of the sides. If that were to happen, our body would not be functioning the same. 

Aids in Preventing Acne

Drinking water helps maintain water and oil balance in your skin. It flushes out toxins, keeps your pores clean and prevents acne. 

Drinking Water Reduces Signs of Ageing

Water aids in keeping the skin cells healthy and rigid. If there is insufficient water, the cells would shrink and droop, causing wrinkles on the face. Water helps in the rejuvenation of the cells and keeping them moisturised at all times. The cell becoming rigid also means that the skin has an elasticity to it, which further helps in delaying ageing.

Water, Water Everywhere, It’s Time You Drink it

Other than the facts mentioned above, drinking water can avert several other issues, such as persistent headaches, dry mouth, tiredness, constipation, muscle cramps, brittle nails, and urinary tract infection. Drinking enough water not only helps in having healthy skin but also a healthy system inside out. Therefore, don’t forget to keep yourself hydrated!


1. How much water should one drink for glowing skin?

There is nothing like a specific water quantity that can make your skin glowing. Even the opinions on adequate water intake are varied. Several factors like your health, where you reside, pregnancy, diet and season etc., together determine the ideal water intake for a person. 

2. Can I get fair skin by drinking water?

 There’s no research or study to claim that drinking water can give you fair skin. 

3. Is lemon water good for the skin?

Drinking lemon water can be helpful. However, there are no studies or proven evidence to prove this. Make sure not to apply lemon on the skin.

4. How long does it take for drinking water to make your skin clear?

 There’s no specific time as such, but proper water intake can remove toxins, hydrate your skin, unclog pores and do a lot more. Gradually, you can notice your skin turning healthy and clear. 

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Dr Jisha Gomez

She is a highly skilled dermatology physician with strong expertise in improving skin & hair health through the development of corrective treatment combinations. She completed her Post-graduate Diploma in Dermatology from Cardiff, UK & Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine (FAM) from the Institute of Laser and Aesthetic Medicine, Delhi with over 5+ years experience treating skin patients. She has worked in Government hospitals in Trivandrum and Bangalore. She is actively involved in creating awareness for healthy skin, breaking the social stigma based on skin colour & stopping steroid abuse in our country.