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How to look younger: Drinking too much water can age you – expert explains ideal amount


Innocent Okafor

Every summer Britons are inundated with reminders that dehydration is dangerous – but how much water is too much for the skin?

Dehydration is widely known as being of the greatest beauty vices, but the path to healthy hydration has not always been delineated clearly. Though health professionals wax lyrical about the benefits of drinking water, drinking more may not necessarily be the best answer to healthy hydration.

There are several ways to hydrate, and while water is an obvious source, it is just as important as incorporating water-rich foods into the diet. Choosing the right type of water, or even adding certain fruits to your glass, could help speed up the hydration process.

The expert told Express.co.uk: “When it comes to looks, beauty, and anti-aging hacks, I’m a firm believer that it starts from the inside out.

“For me, it’s simple; your health shows on your face. If you take care of yourself – by eating the healthiest foods possible, drinking a ton of water, and moving your body every day it shows.

“You look good, you feel good, you’re comfortable and confident in your own skin.”

Drinking more water as a way to increase hydration is ill-advised as it may cause imbalances that are essential to skin cells, explained Dr. Kukjera.

According to the beauty expert, there is an optimal amount to keep every person should drink to keep their body refreshed and maintain the skin’s elasticity.

Drink eight to 10 glasses of water a day, but not more than that, as too much could lead to the loss of some essential minerals.