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What Happens to Your Skin When You Don’t Drink Enough Water?

Posted by Nima Rafizadeh on

To get a really quick idea about what happens to your skin when you don’t drink enough water, think about a prune sitting beside a plum. When you see them together, it’s difficult to believe that the prune used to be a plum. 

In a way, a prune is a plum that didn’t get enough water!

Plums are about 87% water. While the human body is at only 60%, it’s still mostly water. So if you don't maintain those levels, it can affect your body in many ways. And its effects on your skin can be seen by everyone.

This is Your Skin When It’s Dehydrated

At 64%, your skin has a higher percentage of water than your overall body, so it benefits from proper hydration that much more. And it shows the symptoms of dehydration that much more too.

  1. Makes Your Cellulite More Visible - Without enough water, your skin can show more cellulite for two reasons. First, lack of water makes your skin weaker and less elastic, which means it will dimple easier. Second, less water means less support for your skin from below, which also increases the appearance of cellulite.
  2. More Wrinkles Appear - There are no wrinkles on a plum! IN addition to the extra elasticity that water gives your skin, it also helps plump, or “fill up” your skin’s cells to reduce wrinkling.
  3. Increased Complexion Complications - Water helps reduce conditions like acne, eczema and psoriasis not just due to its effects on the skin, but also by maintaining your skin’s pH balance and by flushing toxins from your body.
  4. You’ll Be More Itchy - Water moisturizes dry skin to reduce flakiness and the itching it can cause, including dry scalp and dandruff.

Even if you drink more water and reduce the appearance of your cellulite, you still may not be happy with it. That’s when you need to instant benefits of shapewear like Mass & Slim’s anti-cellulite leggings, which add flattering shape and support the moment you put them on.  

If you enjoyed this post, check out our recent article “Is Bone Broth a Cellulite Fighter?”.

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