By Cheryl Clarkson

Q: Ask Cheryl | Does Drinking More Water Hydrate Your Skin?

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A: Well, not really. Drinking enough water is obviously important to health, but water first replenishes your internal organ; the skin is the most superficial organ and the last to feel the benefit.

Some people have a dry skin “type,” and others have skin that is dehydrated and just feels dry, which is a skin “condition.” Skin with a stripped acid mantle and a lack of water is dehydrated and drinking more water won’t fix it.

If you have dehydrated skin, you need products that improve your skin’s water content without adding unnecessary oil. If you add the same moisturizers one would use for dry skin, they can cause breakouts.

My recommendation is to use a hyaluronic serum. Hyaluronic acid holds 1000 times its weight in water, and acts like a sponge to bind and hold water in your skin. It is oil-free which will avoid breakouts, but will plump up your skin and leave it feeling great!!

Drinking water is important, but the skin, a superficial organ, is the last to feel the benefit. If you have dry skin, you need to improve your skin’s water content. I recommend a hyaluronic serum. It will plump up your skin and you’ll feel great.

Did you know that SkinHealth Centers offers a comprehensive skin care system designed exclusively for dermatologists, cosmetic surgeons, and other physicians—and especially their patients at ShopSkinHealth.  This is where you can find SkinHealth’s Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum

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