The benefits of hydration for healthy looking skin

Skin, the body's largest organ, thrives when deeply nourished and properly hydrated. Just as plants need water in order to grow and bloom, our skin requires hydration to maintain beautiful health and vitality. Here, we explore the benefits of hydration for healthy-looking skin.


What Causes the skin to become dehydrated?

Dehydration, a lack of moisture in the skin, can happen for a few reasons. Your skin can lose moisture if you're out in the sun or windy conditions. Also, indoor heating during winter can dry skin out too. Then there are lifestyle factors— not drinking enough water, perhaps drinking too much coffee or alcohol, or using harsh skin care formulas that strip away natural oils and disrupt the skin’s pH balance. Even aging plays a part, because as we get older, skin doesn't hold onto moisture as well, impacting the skin's ability to retain water.

Diet plays a role, too. If you lean towards salty snacks and processed foods, or miss out on water based foods, skin might feel the effects of dehydration.

What are the benefits of hydrated skin

When the skin is well-hydrated, it looks and feels more supple and resilient. Hydration plumps it up and helps smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, encouraging a refreshed, vibrant complexion. 

Keeping skin hydrated also encourages a resilient skin barrier, which defends against environmental contaminants, and harsh weather–it’s better equipped to deal with these stressors.

Plenty of hydration can also help clear out toxins and impurities more efficiently from the whole body system, leading to a clearer, brighter complexion. A wonderful way to harness the detoxification benefits is to start the morning with a glass of water with a big squeeze of lemon in it. This helps the digestive system and the whole detoxification process by alkalizing the body.

Dehydration can prompt the skin to compensate by producing more sebum. While this might seem like a hydration effort, oil does not directly hydrate the skin, as oil and water serve different functions. Excessive oil can lead to breakouts. Adequate hydration, on the other hand, supports the skin's healing and regeneration processes, leading to quicker recovery from blemishes or disruptions and promoting overall healthier skin.

How much water should you drink?

Drinking more water throughout the day is one of the most important ways to help skin stay hydrated. The amount of water you should drink can vary depending on your lifestyle and body temperature, but a good rule of thumb is to aim for about eight cups of water daily, roughly two liters. 

However, if you're active, live in a hot climate, or perspire a lot, you might need more water to stay properly hydrated. It's also important to listen to your body. If you feel thirsty, your body is signaling that it needs more fluids.

If drinking a lot of water seems daunting, remember that herbal teas also support skin hydration and can be a tasty alternative to plain water. 

Diet, Lifestyle and Skincare Tips for Keeping Skin Hydrated

Keeping your skin beautifully hydrated is all about balancing your diet, lifestyle, and supportive skincare formulas. Here’s how you can create a holistic approach:



Incorporating water-rich foods into your diet is essential for maintaining vibrant, healthy skin. Cucumbers, celery, watermelon, and citrus fruits are high in water content and rich in nutrients that benefit skin health.

Cucumbers are great because they are rich in vitamin C and silica, supporting skin hydration and elasticity. Celery, due to its high water content, also contributes to hydration and provides essential minerals that help maintain the balance and health of your skin.

Watermelon is about 92% water, making it incredibly hydrating. It's also rich in vitamins A, B6, and C, vital for skin health. Vitamin C promotes collagen synthesis, keeping your skin resilient and youthful, while Vitamin A aids in repairing skin tissue.

Citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, and grapefruits are excellent sources of vitamin C, crucial for collagen production. This helps keep the skin firm and elastic, while reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Their high water content additionally helps hydrate the skin from within.

A simple and refreshing juice blend of spinach, cucumber, green apple, ginger, and lemon can be a delicious and powerful elixir for skin.


Our carefully blended, all natural, formulas support skin's hydration , complementing the internal hydration efforts from a healthy diet and adequate water intake.

Awakening Eye Gel: This ultra-nourishing eye cream is specially blended with ancient plant remedies, including Cucumber and Green Myrtle, to support the most delicate skin tissues. Its hydrating formula is designed to soothe and quench tired eyes. Light and silky, it can be layered under your favorite moisturizer or serum, or worn alone for gentle, effective hydration.

Celestial Rose Crème: A velvety balm that melts into the skin and provides rich nutritive benefits. It creates a petal-soft barrier to shield skin from environmental stressors, rehydrating and de-stressing the complexion. This formula is wonderfully suited to all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Spontaneous Recovery Crème: This rich moisturizer is excellent for dry, depleted, and sensitive skin types. It rehydrates the complexion with luxurious moisturizers, including Buriti Fruit, Milk Thistle and Avocado, penetrating deeply into skin tissues It provides maximal protection from the elements—whether hot, dry, cold, or harsh—while sealing in moisture.

Intensive Repair Balm: Blending the most powerful regeneratives in the botanical world, from Helichrysum to White Lily and Lotus, this intensively hydrating moisturizer is beneficial for all skin types. It is our best-selling formula, known for treating damaged skin and sealing in moisture with a dewy, protective veil.


Staying hydrated is key, so aim for about 2 liters of water a day, more if you're active or live in a dry or hot climate. Additionally, managing stress and ensuring adequate sleep are important, as both can impact the skin's health and its ability to retain moisture. 

Physical activity is also beneficial as it boosts circulation and helps to nourish skin cells by increasing blood flow. Remember to replenish your body with plenty of fluids after an energizing workout.

Focusing on hydration is worth the effort–it’s your skin’s best friend for a radiant glow!

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