We’ve heard it before - The human body is made up of approximately 50 to 70 percent water. Staying properly hydrated is what helps us function. And more importantly, helps our organs function. And water can have a surprising impact on one organ specifically: Our skin.

Yup, that's right. If you haven’t heard it by now, our skin is an organ. Our biggest organ, to be exact. How much, and what type of water we drink can hugely effect our skins appearance. If you aren’t getting the proper dose of H2O you could actually be accelerating the aging process. Skipping your morning glass of water can make your skin dry, flaky, and dull. When you become dehydrated, your internal organs begin to pull water from your external organs. This can give the appearance of sickness, lack of sleep, and depression. When all you really need is some water.

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However, the type of water we drink can also play a huge role in our skins appearance. Studies show that some bottled waters can contain as many as 25,000 contaminants.  Some of which include lead, fluoride, mercury, arsenic, and chlorine. These contaminants are extremely dangerous in high amounts, but can also prevent your body from hydrating properly. A study done in 2006 revealed our cells have small passages by which they accept water. These passages are called Aquaporin. Studies suggest waters with higher amounts of TDS (total dissolved solids) may not hydrate our cells as quickly and efficiently.

Penta’s purification technology removes more impurities than any other bottled water and is formulated to a special balance of oxygen and PH. It is the only ultra-pure bottled water to reach a purity level of less than 1 part million TDS. Penta Water knows what it takes to regain a healthy complexion at any age. So here are four ways that drinking the proper amount of water each day can transform your skin.

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In order to achieve radiance, your skin needs to be hydrated and refreshed. Water is necessary to maintain the optimum skin moisture level. Avoid drinking too much tea or coffee, which can create tired-looking and greasy skin. This is because caffeine can prevent your body from fully absorbing the water you drink. To avoid this, try cutting out that second cup of joe, and have a few glasses of water instead. 

#2

Acne isn’t just a problem for teens, adults suffer from it too. Surprisingly enough, up to 35% of adults report having acne. Many believe the only treatment is harsh creams and washes, but your solution may be as simple as a few extra glasses of water. Dr. Rachel Nazarian, a board-certified dermatologist at the Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City, says that she’s found her patients complain more about acne when they’re dehydrated. By drinking water consistently throughout the day and staying hydrated you can reduce breakouts. Water can also help decrease the concentration of oil on your skin resulting in fewer blemishes.

#3

Proper hydration plumps the skin cells making them look less wrinkled and tired. When skin is hydrated, plump, and elastic, it’s less likely to crack and let in external particles that can cause irritation. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkle. Drinking water consistently through the day helps replenish skin tissue and increases elasticity, which helps delay signs of aging.

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When your body is low on H2O, it struggles to flush out waste and toxins. The kidneys are largely responsible for removing this waste, and they rely heavily on fluids to function. While you’re catching some Z’s, your body is flushing out all the waste from the day before. Which puts your Kidneys into overdrive. That’s why experts recommend drinking a glass of water the as soon as you wake up. The type of water you drink is important too. Avoid waters with high TDS, which can reintroduce waste that your body is trying to expel. Try sticking to an ultra-pure water. Because we’re trying to de-tox, not re-tox, right?

Next time your complexion is in need of a little (or big) pick-me-up, skip the expensive creams and pick up a bottle of water instead. Believe me, your skin will thank you.

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