Drinking enough water is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves. While I know I'm not the first to tell you this, it's seriously so important for every function of our bodies. One of the most affected areas is our skin. Most of us are dehydrated and don't even know it. I'm going to teach you an easy trick to check your hydration which can tell you so much about not only your skin, but your whole body.
All you need is a mirror, your clean hands, and some good lighting. Make 'scissors' with your pointer and middle fingers and slightly AND very gently use your fingers to vertically pinch your skin on you forehead. If the skin looks crepe-y or like it has tons of little wrinkles, you are dehydrated. If it still looks full and supple you are not. So what do you do about it?
We should all be drinking at least half of our body weight in ounces. So if you weight 130 pounds, you should be drinking 65 ounces a day. However, this doesn't take into account the amount of caffeine that we all have to consume in order successfully function (trust me, I'm with you. I sleep next to my coffee maker). Just make sure that for however many ounces of caffeine you drink, you have double that in water to make up for it.
Also, make sure you aren't drinking all of it at once. Sip on water throughout the day. This will help not only with making sure your body actually absorbs it, but it will prevent you from making 100 trips to the bathroom a day.
Drinking enough water will not only help your skin, but tons of other things like digestion, energy level, headaches and more. So drink up!
Have a beautiful and hydrated day,