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Radiance Project: Hydration & Healthy Skin

It is no secret celebs, like Jennifer Anniston  have long been crediting their water intake for their flawless, glowing skin, but on today's blog post, we're taking a closer look at the actual links between hydration and healthier skin.  Mirabella developed The Radiance Project with the belief that our vitality and glow are what transpires when we become aware of our skin's needs.  Nurturing the skin's deeper foundation is a continual journey and practice in self-care, and at this premise's very core is the idea that beauty radiates from within.  

Does Drinking Water Improve Your Skin?

While rumors swirl about the positive effects of drinking water on the skin's appearance, abundant scientific evidence backing this statement is lacking.  A study published in 2015 in Clinical, Cosmetic, and Investigational Dermatology did however suggest a relationship between staying properly hydrated and skin health - meaning, if a person was dehydrated, an increased water intake would have a positive affect on the skin. The study goes on to note that if a person is adequately hydrated, drinking additional water may not have any additional effect on the skin.

Much like The Radiance Projects slogan 'beauty from within,' the skin is actually hydrated from the inside by pulling fluid from the capillary blood flow in the skin.  Consequently, when a person is dehydrated, their skin becomes dry as a result.  

Is Water a Part of a Healthy Skincare Routine?

In short, yes.  Dermatologists across the board agree that water is a critical factor in healthy skin citing the body's cells and tissues are mostly comprised of water. Healthy hydration is known to improve blood flow, but among consumers, the question often arises as to how much water is necessary to maintain a healthy balance. 

How Much Water Should You Be Drinking?

We've all seen the enormous water bottles blowing up on Tik Tok and Instagram.  With celebs like Beyonce claiming to be drinking a gallon or more of water a day to keep skin hydrated, it's no wonder there are questions about the proper amount of water needed to maintain a healthy balance.  The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine suggest 13 cups for men and 9 for women as an adequate water consumption intake amount.  Additionally, dermatologists have noted that if a person has a significant amount of transepidermal water loss (water lost through the skin) from sweat or heat, the suggested amount of water should increase. 

Mirabella Beauty Portable Reusable Water Bottle

The Radiance Project's new Portable Reusable 16 Fl. Oz Water Bottle is the perfect way to help you stay on track with water consumption goals during the day.  Lightweight and compact enough to fit in a tote bag, this sleek, simple plastic bottle can be refilled throughout the day!  Purchase one today for $5 or get one FREE when you purchase the 3-Piece Skincare Set now through February 28th!

Additional Diet & Lifestyle Tips for Healthy Skin

In conjunction with drinking proper amounts of water to keep skin hydrated, there are a variety of other lifestyle tips and tricks to keep skin hydrated.

1. Limit Alcohol and Sweets

Alcohol dehydrates the skin and often leaves it looking dry and wrinkled.  At the same time, sugar stiffens collagen in a process known as glycation, which also ages the skin.  Furthermore, sugar aggravates inflammatory skin conditions, like psoriasis, acne, rosacea, and even eczema. 

2. Eat Your Water

Adding foods high in water can help you hit your hydration goals!  The Cleveland Clinic suggests opting for cauliflower, strawberries, cucumber, watermelon, zucchini, and other water-dense foods.

3. Try Humectants

Humectants, like Sodium Hyaluronate, can be applied topically to the skin and help to pull water in to retain moisture.  Mirabella's Renew Age-Defying Daily Moisturizer is am outstanding example of a cream containing humectants. 

4. Add a Serum 

Using a good serum in your skincare routine can also aid in skin hydration.  Mirabella's Replenish & Restore Multi-Peptide Serum boasts three active ingredients: Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin to plump and moisturize the skin.

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