For every climate and environment, the requirement to maintain proper hydration for rosacea can differ. There needs will differs from location to location and season to season making it sometimes difficult to regulate, manage and control your rosacea symptoms.
Water is the essential element of life. This simple hydrogen compound can determine not only our quality of life but also our ability to sustain life and yet it is the one life element we so often take for granted. Water regulates our body’s performance in many ways. Too little or too much water can place undue stress on the body and its ability to function. The body can actually survive longer without food than it can without water.
Water and hydration are needed to control and maintain body temperature. We rely on water to rid the body of toxins and waste. Water hydrates and plumps the skin tissue giving us a healthy, more youthful appearance. Water lubricates and cushions the joints allowing for easier and more fluid body movement. Lack of hydration can affect our moods; impair our vision and ability to concentrate and lead to body aches, and fatigue.
The skin is the body’s largest organ and as such will be the first to show the signs of hydration imbalance. And the body is very much exposed to the weather elements along with the eyes which also have a need for much water.
Listed below are several seasonal environmental conditions to help control your rosacea symptoms through management of your rosacea hydration needs.
Winter weather often means dryer air. Static electricity in the air indicates more extreme dryness. The dryer air and lower humidity require more hydration. In colder climates the warm toasty indoor heat dries the skin and body very quickly. You can combat this with the use of an in-room humidifier; shorter showers followed by an application of jojoba oil to the still damp skin and then pat or air-dry the skin. If you find your skin tends to dry out more easily, that’s an indication that the body and thus your skin may be too dry, try to increase your water intake and as needed re-apply jojoba oil. Rosacea sufferers tend to see their rosacea symptoms to be more pronounced or severe in these climate conditions. Rosacea skin is often redder, dryer and may itch more due to the lack of moisture and humidity in the air. Look at your skin and it will tell you how much water it needs. Are you seeing more noticeable wrinkles or lines? As we age our body loses some of its ability to regulate and control moisture leading to those telltale lines and wrinkles. Add a boost of youth serum and try increasing your fluid intake by 2 to 4 glasses a day and see what a youthful impact it can have.
The colder, drier winter winds can lead to a rough, dry, redder complexion. You can combat this with the indoor humidifier in rooms where you spend the most of your indoor time, moisturizing with jojoba oil as needed, and an additional fluid intake.
It is very extremely rare that a person with rosacea of the skin or ocular rosacea is drinking enough water. Likewise, most need to insure that their water is alkaline so please check your water’s pH to insure that it is alkaline. You do not have to purchase water as most of the best water is low cost and in your home directly from your faucet/tap/spigot. Most bottled water is acidic to keep from growing bacteria, virus or fungal organisms.
More water is needed in the hot dry areas such as California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Texas, Outback Australia or any dry hot area, etc. as the moisture is quickly wicked or evaporated from our body. Likewise, dehydration takes place in any cold areas during the winter such as in cold area below 40 degrees. Many people notice the chapped lips, etc. very quickly, however that is minor in comparison to the skin and vital organs of our bodies. You can most easily see it during the cold winter days as the warm air coming from your mouth vaporizes instantly due to the 98.6 degree air coming from your nose or mouth as the air outside is only 10 to 30 degrees. Water is lost through more urination with diuretics of coffee, teas, soft drinks and alcohol. People who exercise heavily, frequent flyers aboard aircraft are usually excessive dry due to cabin humidity, as well as those that never notice how much they talk such as school teachers require more water to stay hydrated.
A good goal is to drink 1 ounce for every half pound you weigh. This requires some math, so to go with it or, below and then to factor in dry area, cold areas, exercise, etc…
The person in the 300 to 400 pound weight needs about 16 to 18 glasses of water per day. Add an extra glass of water for each hour of exercise.
A person who weighs around 200 pounds would need to drink 12 to 14 eight ounce glasses of waters per day.