In treating rosacea and related skin conditions, proper body hydration is always a factor. Signs of dehydration include increased skin wrinkles, dry skin, itching, skin redness, headaches, weight gain and chronic fatigue. Even a slight reduction in fluid intake can cause a 3% reduction in your metabolism. One of the reasons for the high obesity levels is that we often mistake thirst for hunger.
There are many ways to get hydrated. Flavor your water with a wedge of fruit or a sprig of mint for an extra boost and change of pace. If you are dehydrated, drinking your water with ice is the best way to speed up hydration. While warm water suppresses your appetite and gives you a sensation of being full.
Adequate water consumption helps to flush toxins from the body and aids in restoring the proper pH balance to the vital organs boosting the immune system functions within the body.
Rosacea is not just a skin condition; it’s a product of an immune system dysfunction. Boost the immune system function, flush out the toxins within the body, restore the body’s pH levels and you will control your rosacea. And it starts with making sure you drink enough water to allow your body to function properly.
But how much water is enough? There is a lot of debate on that issue. Some experts feel you should factor in the amount of water you consume daily in fresh fruits and vegetables but this can be difficult because once a vegetable is harvested it begins to loose moisture. Therefore the easiest way to insure adequate water intake is by simply drinking water. Most experts say the minimum is a standard 8 glasses a day which is 64 ounces of water. Most water bottles hold 20 to 24 ounces of water, so if you do the math, this is not a difficult thing to manage.
If you work in an outdoor occupation or a high stress job, your body will burn off the water more quickly and you would need to adjust the average water consumed to account for this.