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How does drinking a lot of water help your skin?

I read that drinking 6 or 8 glasses of water everyday will help your complexion. How does drinking water help your skin stay clear?
We all know that water is important for overall health and skin, but often the reasons are a little fuzzy. Although simple, water has many important functions. Some of its many important functions are digestion, excretion, and absorption. Water also carries nutrients to every cell in the body and improves circulation and blood flow. Water comprises approximately 70% of your body so it stands to reason that keeping it hydrated is of the upmost importance for self maintenance. Water is also used by your body to help flush out toxins and waste products and thus is significant in clearing up your skin. Likewise, if you are not indulged in drinking ample water, the toxins and bodily wastes keep on accumulating in the body and become trapped under your skin, the largest organ of your body. In addition, skin cells are constantly exposed to a drying environment; therefore, it is essential to keep it well hydrated to maintain that healthy glow of the skin. While there are numerous health benefits of drinking water on your general well-being and skin, it is not a cure all, however. For example, water will not eliminate dry skin if the cause is inadequate oil. I suggest that you consult with a PCP/dermatologist to look into appropriate treatment if you have a significant problem with your skin.
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