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Things That Dehydrate Your Skin

Part of having vibrant, youthful-looking skin is to keep it out of the sun and well hydrated.  Even though our patients may use some of the top moisture creams in their skin care regimen, topical agents are not enough.  Lots of us choose to drink tea, coffee, and sodas rather than having water with meals.  These beverages have diuretic effect robbing the body and skin of water.  Alcoholic beverages (including the soda setups) have the same effect in drying out the skin.  To give yourself the best opportunity to have soft, supple and youthful skin it really does help to drink plenty of plain water.  Yes, coffee, tea and soda have water in them, but the other chemicals in the beverages do not promote hydration.  You might try drinking a glass of water with every meal and then having other beverages as a treat.  West Houston Dermatology Laser & Skincare Center is committed to helping its patients look their best.