Do you drink 8 glasses of water, or 2 liters a day? Many of the clients I talk to don’t. Everyone knows they should, they just don’t.

We as aestheticians can clearly see that in the skin. One of the first signs of dehydration is a dull looking skin. Why does that happen? 

When your skin is really well hydrated, the cells are juicy and plump like juicy grapes, they are full of water. Now think of the surface of the skin like the surface of a piece of paper, it looks really smooth. It reflects the light evenly which gives it that smooth appearance.

When the skin is dehydrated, imagine the cells turning from a plump, juicy grape to a shriveled raisin. Just imagine the surface area of the raisin, it’s all crinkled. Now imagine a crinkled piece of paper, you can see that when the light hits the surface, it casts shadows where the crinkles are. And that is a good representation of what happens on the surface of a dehydrated skin. It will be crepey, and the creases cast shadows as the light hits the skin, making it look dull.

So to make the skin appear brighter, smoother, and plumper, you need to rehydrate to plump the cells out.

Here is a tip: I take with me to work a 1.5L bottle of water and aim to have it all drunk by the time I come home. It’s amazing, if you have it sitting in front of you, you will sip on it all day. When you come home, all you need is have two more glasses of water, one before, one after dinner to make up your daily water requirement.

It really is not that hard, you just need to be well organized and just do it!

Off you go, drink some water for a healthier and younger looking skin!

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