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    Drink eight glasses of water per day.
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    Susan Evans, MD posted:
    This tip is so simple yet often overlooked. Drinking enough water each day will flush toxins from the surface of your skin to revive and refresh dull and tired complexions!


    Best,
    Dr. Evans
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    An_207909 responded:
    Does the amount of water you need to drink depend based on your height and weight?
     
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    Susan Evans, MD replied to An_207909's response:
    Dear Anon_19988,

    In regards to the quantity of water that is required for healthy skin, 8 glasses is an ideal goal, but not everyone can consume that much water on a daily basis. The main issue is that we should consume as much healthy liquids within our daily diet to keep our bodies well hydrated. Hydration is critical for optimum skin health and cell function. Avoid liquids that have a high processed sugar and salt content such as sodas and many of the artificial flavorings.

    If you are not able to drink eight glasses, then I encourage you to substitute sugary foods with fruits that are well hydrating without the processed sugars such as fresh watermelon, grapes, papaya, honey dew melon, spinach, and celery. Drinking 8 glasses daily is not an absolute; however, remaining adequately hydrated with the correct liquids is more important. Your body's internal regulating system (thirst) will alert you when you need to drink more, but keep in mind that if you are excessively perspiring then clearly you will require a greater healthy fluid intake.

    Best,
    Dr Evans


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