Water is essential for your general daily function. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, and you’ll have enough to expend through breathing, sweating and other regular activities. Unfortunately, as you age, your body can’t hold on to water as well, and this goes right down to your cells. Their walls can’t hold in the water, and leaks happen.
Water loss can be seen by possibly sweating more, but chances are you lose a lot of the water you drink by doing something else: going to the washroom. It just passes right through you — which isn’t so bad considering your urine carries waste matter and toxins along with it.
The point, though, is that because your cells can’t hold as much water anymore, you lose that supple, plump skin that you once had in your youth, which is why you get wrinkles and sagging. It’s a natural part of the aging process that you can’t avoid.
However, you can do things that can improve water retention in your cells. Thing like:
- avoiding suntanning
- reducing internal stresses
- eating a healthy diet
- not smoking
all help to keep your cells young and healthy, which means that they won’t be as parched. You’ll be able to see the effect of their healthier state through your skin.