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Step-up Your Self-Care: How Water Affects Your Skin, Hair, and Nails 

January 24, 2024
Haven Hodges
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2 minutes

Do you have an intricate self-care routine that you follow religiously but aren’t seeing the results you want? Do you suffer from dull skin, dry hair, or brittle nails? Ever wonder how water affects your skin and beauty routine? It may be a simpler solution than you think.  

It’s no secret that water is one of the best supplements for a healthy and happy body. But did you know how much it can impact the appearance of your skin, hair, and nails? Proper hydration can make all the difference. We’re breaking it down for you, so you can start feeling and looking your best. 

How Water Affects Your Skin 

According to the Mayo Clinic, our bodies are made up of 50-70% water, making staying hydrated more important. Then it’s no surprise our organs depend on proper hydration for a healthy operation. When you become dehydrated, vital organs like your brain take precedence. Which leaves your body’s outer-most barrier without the water it needs.  

Dehydrated skin can lead to more than a dull appearance. It can also be linked to a dry, flaky, itchy, uneven, and prematurely wrinkled appearance. Additionally, as we age, our skin loses its elasticity, making it more difficult for water to penetrate our cells, and in return, easier for our skin to become dehydrated. Collagen, the skin’s connective tissue, is also affected when our bodies become dehydrated,. Again, leading to premature wrinkles. 

Increasing your water intake can restore your outer layer of skin to its plump and youthful appearance. Sometimes the simplest solutions offer the best results! 

Hydrate for Healthy Hair 

Water makes up about 25% of one strand of healthy hair. So proper hydration makes all the difference in your hair’s health. Similarly, water is directed to more vital organs when your body dehydrates, leaving your hair without much-needed moisture and vitamins. Your first reaction to dry and breaking hair may be purchasing more hair products. But why not try a solution that’s good for both your hair and your wallet?  

Hair needs moisture not only for a healthy appearance but also for healthy growth. Hair growth may slow down or even stop when you become dehydrated. You’ll also likely notice that your hair has become more brittle, dry, or frizzy when dehydrated. Additionally, when your hair lacks moisture, your ends will start to split and break. In cases of severe and long-lasting dehydration, you may find that hair loss is accelerated.  

No need to worry. By increasing your water intake and supplementing with vitamins and a moisturizing conditioner, your hair can full recovery and look even better. 

How Dehydration Impacts Your Nails 

Not only can water affect your skin and hair, but it can also greatly impact the strength of your nails. While issues such as Psoriasis or fungal infections are common reasons why your nails may not look their best, dehydration is one of the most common culprits for brittle and weak nails.  

According to Arlington Dermatology, around 18% of water makes up a healthy, hydrated person’s nail bed. So when moisture levels drop within the body, the nails become brittle. Who knew hydration was so important for nail health? 

What’s more important than being properly hydrated? Ensuring you drink only the highest quality water so your body gets the nourishment it needs for a healthy life and appearance. We offer a range of customized solutions to your unique water needs at Leaf Home Water Solutions. Step up your self-care once and for all, and schedule your free water test with us today!

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