While Rosacea has no known cure yet, there are some simple things you can throw into your daily routine to help improve your skin condition. Drinking more water is one way.
How Drinking Water Helps with Rosacea
Skin dryness is a common Rosacea symptom. Some Rosacea treatments may also accelerate dehydration of the skin. Drinking between 10 and 16 glasses of water a day can go a long way in restoring moisture to the skin.
Water can also help regulate the body’s temperature therefore cooling the skin and preventing the classic flushed face.
The body’s internal health has been associated with the outer condition of your skin. High levels of toxins in the body can contribute to stubborn skin problems such as Rosacea and acne. Drinking lots of water helps flush out toxins, leaving you with a cleaner internal system and improvements to your skin.
So, instead of a coffee or soda, have a glass of water. You could also drink water before, after or alongside your meals. Every opportunity you have, sneak in a glass of water and you will be surprised how much your Rosacea symptoms will improve.
Making Water Work for Your Rosacea
Most of us use a water purifying system to ‘cleanse’ drinking water. But, clean, unpurified water has a pH level of 7 and contains valuable minerals such as calcium, sulfate, sodium, fluoride, magnesium manganese traces of iron, copper and zinc that nourish the body.
Water purifying systems remove these valuable minerals and in turn, lower the pH level of drinking water, i.e. purification makes water more acidic.
Acidic water not only damages fixtures and pipes, more alarming is that it minimizes your bone density given the mineral deficiency of this type of water. With time, your body will lack the essential minerals needed for brain functions, organs and skin rejuvenation.
Home water filtration systems add to your costs and can also cost you your health. If you do not like the taste of pure water, you can add herbs or fresh juices to the water instead of filtering drinking water and losing all the essential minerals.
You could also add a product such as baking powder but only use the daily dosage recommended by the manufacturer. Sea salt also works as a great additive to slightly increase the pH level of your water to make it less acidic.
Minerals contribute to the health of your skin in many ways including:
- Protecting against environmental stressors (zinc)
- Aiding in exfoliation (sulfur)
- Protecting oily and sensitive skin (selenium)
- Firming and tightening (copper and silica)
- Maintaining moisture levels (magnesium)
Ideally, you should drink clean unfiltered water for your skin to really benefit from the minerals found in pure water.
Adding herbs for Rosacea such as lavender and rosemary can greatly improve your symptoms and make just make you feel so much better in your overall health.
Obviously, water alone will not heal Rosacea; it is simply a healthy addition to your daily skin care and treatment regimen.