Does Drinking Water Help Skin Retain Moisture?

Kansas City Plastic Surgeon serving Overland Park, Leawood & Nearby Areas of Kansas & Missouri

Posted: December 20, 2021
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Proper hydration helps to regulate body temperature, keep organs functioning, lubricate the joints, and deliver key nutrients to cells. Evidence suggests that drinking enough water also helps improve cognition, works to balance mood, and can have a positive impact on the quality of a person’s sleep.

According to the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine:

  • Men should consume 15.5 cups of water every day
  • Women should consume 11.5 cups of water every day

There are some variations based on activity levels, body size, and other unique factors, but the science is consistent: staying hydrated is essential for the proper function of your body.

The answer to “what’s your beauty secret?” is often “stay hydrated,” but there is no evidence to suggest that drinking water has any impact on the appearance of the skin. While drinking plenty of water helps to ensure greater systemic health – which can influence your general appearance – drinking water will not make you look more youthful, address volume loss, or help the skin to retain moisture.

So, should you drink at least the recommended daily intake of water? Yes, water is essential for optimal physical health. Will drinking more water help your skin look full or less aged? Sorry, but no. That’s not how the body works.

We Can Help You Look Your Best

At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery in Leawood, we are fully committed to helping you look your best and feel your most confident. We offer a wide range of non-surgical skincare treatments that can be used to restore lost volume, soften fine lines, erase deep wrinkles, and eliminate pigmentation imperfections.

Some of the treatments we offer can be used to tighten sagging skin, others can be used to treat acne or reduce the appearance of acne scars, some serve myriad purposes and can treat a variety of cosmetic concerns. The best way to learn which ones might be right for your needs is through a one-on-one consultation at our comfortable and welcoming office.

Please call our Leawood office at 913-341-2188 to schedule a consultation and learn more about the skin rejuvenating treatments we offer. We serve Kansas City, Overland Park, and all surrounding areas of Missouri and Kansas.

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