Hydration & Medical Coding

Drinking a sufficient amount of water every day is important for your health overall. Water aids in digestion, circulation, vitamin and nutrient absorption, and helps to rid your body and skin of toxins. When you are struggling to stay hydrated, one symptom might be dry skin. And one way to address dry skin is to drink more water.


So, how can you combat dry skin? One way is to ensure that you are drinking enough water every day. Increasing your water intake can have a positive impact on your skin health, though scientific evidence that supports this claim is in short supply. The research that has been conducted to establish a link between dietary water intake and healthy skin includes a small study on the matter that was published in Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology in 2015; it showed a possible real relationship between hydration and skin health. Researchers who conducted the study found that, in individuals who were dehydrated due to low daily water consumption, an increase in that consumption had a positive effect on the appearance of their skin. Further, the study found that the increase helped maintain the level of skin hydration that the participants experienced. (The study also noted, however, that people who are already well hydrated might not experience the same results; a balanced level of hydration may not allow for any additional positive impact.)


Regardless of the lack of supporting scientific evidence for the positive impact of hydration on one’s skin, it is still widely accepted that drinking adequate water is important to fend off unwanted dryness. Many people find it difficult to drink enough water, though. Some helpful advice for getting hydrated is to remember to drink water before, during, and after spending time outdoors, especially in warm temperatures and if you engage in physical activity. For years, people have been told to drink at least eight eight-ounce glasses of water every day; but when you spend time outdoors in the heat and/or exert yourself, you have a greater need for more water; you need to replace the water you lose.


It is important to drink plenty of water for your overall health and wellbeing. And it might just be key when it comes to keeping your skin hydrated as well. Water helps to keep you hydrated and healthy, so you have the quality of life you deserve.


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Written by: Erika Mehlhaff