Water, the Key to Natural Beauty

Your skin is the largest organ in your body. Not only does it have a beauty function but it also protects your body in different ways. Drinking water is the easiest and most natural way to get that beaming, glowing, and healthy skin.

By Stéphanie Dion

Since water represents 60% of the human body according to a Medical News Today article, it is easy to understand why it is the key to natural beauty.

That’s why drinking water is undoubtedly the easiest and most efficient way of preventing the signs of aging, maintaining the skin smooth and the body healthy.

How Does Water Affect Our Skin?

Your skin is the largest organ in your body. Not only does it have a beauty function but it also protects your body in different ways. Drinking water is the easiest and most natural way to get that beaming, glowing, and healthy skin.

Water is a key part of our body’s elimination system. It eliminates toxins in our body, such as pollutants, stress, and other sources of free radical formation. Why is that important? Well, free radicals are the principal cause of premature aging.

Water in the right quantity will give your skin a more youthful appearance. It helps with facial cleansing, regardless of your skin type. This means that water is needed to wash away both internal and external impurities.

How Much Water Should You Drink Daily?

This is a good question and one that we ask ourselves regularly. Men need more water than women, your lifestyle will also determine how much water your body needs.

The minimum recommended amount is from 6 to 8 250ml (8 fl oz) glasses a day.

Since everyone is different, you may need more or less water than others. The weather will also influence your need not only when it’s hot but also when it’s cold. Don’t underestimate how cold weather tends to dehydrate your body.

The easiest way to know whether you need more water is by looking at your urine. It needs to be light yellow. If the color is strong, you need more water. Also, if you drink regularly throughout the day, you should not feel thirsty.

Before increasing your water intake substantially, always consult your doctor, especially if you have a medical condition.

When Is It Essential To Drink Water?

It’s very important to drink enough water to replenish your body’s lost fluid after exercising and spending time outside in the wind or extreme temperatures (hot or cold).

Skin well hydrated will look nicer and your body will function better. Any situation where you sweat, a little or a lot, will increase your need for water.

Other than exercise, what other activity dehydrates your body? Think about hot summer days, long walks, or just normal breathing. Your breath release humidity.

You can drink other liquids to stay hydrated however water is the most important one.

Water Inside And Water Outside


Water is used in many different aspects of our everyday life. When cleansing your face, the water should be lukewarm instead of hot. Surprisingly, very hot water can dry out the skin and very cold water is not very pleasant.

The best way to wash your face is to use lukewarm water to wet your face, wash with one of our facial soaps, cocoa and yogurt, or activated charcoal, then rinse.

This same principle applies when washing your body, keep your water toward lukewarm rather than hot. This will help your skin to stay hydrated, reducing the need for additional moisturizers such as creams or body butter.

Did You Know?

A well-hydrated body will help maintain your skin’s elasticity. This means that people who drink water regularly and in large amounts are less likely to suffer from scars, wrinkles, and soft lines.

As you age, your body changes. It will get tougher for your body to retain water. This means that by drinking additional water, you help your body and your skin stay hydrated.

Water Drinking Trick and Tips


So, now you are convinced that drinking water is not only good for your body but also your skin. Yet water is boring, right? Well, here are some ideas to help you drink more water.

First, keep a water bottle nearby. Any reusable bottle is a good choice. Altus Advantage stainless steel bottles, travel mugs, and tumblers can be used for multiple types of drinks, are easy to clean, and will not keep the taste of the previous drinks. 

Second, you can create variety with your water by adding the following ingredients, separately or together.

  • Mint

  • Basil

  • Lemon

  • Ginger

  • Cinnamon

Find a way to increase your water intake, don’t forget to take the time to appreciate water for itself, and look at other natural ingredients to provide an enhanced taste.

Third, start your day by drinking water. Not only will it help reduce a puffy or swollen face, but it will also get you in the habit of drinking water. One glass already drank for the day!


Who would have thought that water would end up being one of the most relevant beauty secrets in the new millennium?

If you have a tip for drinking more water, please share it in the comments below!

If you are looking for additional tips to take care of your skin, don’t forget to read the 5 Tips To Improved Skin Care article.

Stéphanie Dion

Stéphanie Dion

Stephanie has been making soap and other bath and body products since 2008. She is a mother of two young adults, with one that has experience food intolerances and skin reactions to chemical products. These conditions started a path toward more natural products and lifestyle, while working full time and managing a small business.

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