The importance of water for your skin, hair and body

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Today we wanted to discuss the importance of water for the health of your skin, hair and body.

The first step in improving the health of your skin, hair and body is ensuring that you are drinking enough water - approx. 2 litres a day (but this does depend on weight, height, activity levels and medical history). When you don’t drink enough water, you become dehydrated which causes fatigue, lack of mental energy, headaches and dizziness and a drop in blood pressure - not to mention the effects on your skin, hair and body.


Being constantly dehydrated affects the health of your organs, including your skin which is an organ consisting of cells made up primarily of water. Neglecting hydration can lead to premature ageing and dry, sensitive skin. Moisturisers, creams and serums also cannot replicate the benefits of water and they work best when your skin is already hydrated.

It also helps flush out toxins from your body which helps clean the skin by getting rid of bacteria and reducing the risk of acne and other skin problems or conditions (see @claritasofficial on Instagram for more information on skin conditions) as well as helping provide a healthy glow to the skin.


Your hair is often one of the last places that receives nutrients and hydration from the body. Therefore, when your body is lacking fluids, your hair weakens and is more prone to breakage. It tends to be frizzier, reacts badly to harsh treatments and lacks volume and shine. Similarly to your skin, hair products work better when your hair is already healthy and hydrated.


Water can help with weight loss as it means you are not drinking your calories which is important to be cautious of as liquids are not as filling as solid foods. It is also an appetite suppressant as it makes you feel fuller than you are.

Tips for drinking enough water and making it a habit

  • Carry a reusable water bottle everywhere you go.

  • Add flavours using fruit or herbs (e.g. mint or basil).

  • Drink a glass of water before and after each meal.

  • Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning.

  • Eat water-rich foods such as soups, fruit and vegetables.

Why it is important not to drink too much water

It can reduce the sodium levels in your blood which can manifest in various symptoms. It can cause water intoxication and aggravate cardiovascular disorders.


We hope you enjoyed this blog post. Next week we will be discussing facial yoga.


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