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Hydrate to Help Clear Acne

Staying hydrated helps keep your complexion clear. Let’s talk about the benefits of water flushing the system in clearing acne. Drinking water helps clear skin by promoting proper skin hydration.

Water generates bowel movements which help clean things out, flush out the previous acne triggers more quickly. Especially if it was food related triggers causing your acne breakouts.

Optimizing your digestive health will assist in balancing your hormones and effectively eliminating wastes taking the burden off your skin. Better waste excretion out your rear means less skin eruptions seen in conditions like acne.

But what does your digestive system have to do with your acne?

Do you want clear skin?

As it turns out, quite a bit. The integrity of your GI tract is related to many infamous acne triggers. You can read here about how taking care of your gut health is essential to having clear skin.

How Does Water Affect Skin?

The skin is not always recognized for what it is, namely, the largest organ of the body. Just like any other organ the skin is composed of cells and cells are made up primarily of water.

When the skin is well hydrated from the outside, it helps to combat dryness. When skin is dry, it has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling and breakouts.

In addition, dry skin causes the pores to break open easily; this allows acne-causing bacteria to go deeper into the skin, worsening your acne.

Keeping the skin moist, without applying pore-clogging, oily skin products, is an important step in healing your acne.

Two Ways to Get More Water into your Diet

1) Get a great water bottle that you love, fill it in the morning and make sure you have finished it by nighttime.

2) Add some acne safe flavoring to your water by adding fresh fruit (freeze it to make an ice cube) or find an acne-safe powdered flavor to add to your water. 

You can also make your own electrolyte drink with mineral water—a pinch of sea salt, a drizzle of honey and a splash of lemon juice.

Coconut water and watermelon juice also are good options as they are both high in potassium.

You could even take a glass, fill it up halfway with water, splash in some orange juice for the potassium and sugar and add a pinch of sea salt.


An interesting fact about water and the skin is that the body will provide the water we drink to all other organs before it hydrates the skin, so applying moisturizing products to your skin can help provide extra moisture from the outside but you must remember to replenish hydration on the inside too.

The good news is that proper hydration can help remove toxins that affect skin conditions like acne.

In your body’s natural detox system, your kidneys and liver remove toxins and other wastes. Water is an essential component of this waste removal system. By making sure you get enough water and electrolytes to stay hydrated, your kidneys and liver can remove any toxins that may clog in your pores and cause acne.

Also, don’t forget that food contains electrolytes.

When you’re drinking water and eating electrolyte-rich food, you’re re-hydrating. Many vegetables such as celery are high in chloride. Bananas, avocados, sweet potatoes, leafy greens and beans are all rich in potassium.

Exercise Helps Clear Acne

Your body also eliminates toxins through sweat. In fact, research shows that sweating actually benefits your skin by removing bacteria that causes pimples and blemishes.

Sweat also contains antimicrobial peptides like dermcidin, which fight bacteria and prevent it from clogging your pores.

However, when you sweat, your body also secretes water and electrolytes like sodium to the surface of your skin. Your body needs these minerals and fluids to remove waste products and carry out essential functions like muscle movement.

If you don’t replace these lost fluids and electrolytes quickly, dehydration can set in.

The Bottom Line

If drinking water was a sure-fire way to clear up acne and banish it for good, everyone would do it. The truth of the matter is, it isn’t that simple. Drinking enough water WILL result in improvements in the look of your skin, but it won’t eliminate acne completely. Schedule your initial consultation today and let us help you get started on YOUR clear skin journey.

The skin is a great barometer for what’s going on inside the body. With changes like drinking the proper amount of water daily you can make real progress to heal your skin from the inside-out.

Cheers to clear!


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