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PINK4YOUTOO Posts: 508
6/16/13 6:14 P

Your skin is actually getting cleared and bringing the impurities to the surface and cleansing your skin thru drinking lots of water!

ANARIE Posts: 13,205
6/16/13 12:00 A

What makes you increase your water consumption? I would guess that there's a third factor in your equation. It's not likely that drinking more water would cause breakouts, but it's pretty reasonable to think that whatever is making you drink more could also cause breakouts. You drink more when you exercise more; exercise can cause increased oil production and even affect hormone levels. You drink more when it's hot; heat can cause breakouts. You drink more when you're consciously working on your health, and a change in diet can cause breakouts.

And what kind of herbal teas do you drink? There are a few herbs that can affect your skin as well.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (61,458)
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6/15/13 6:02 P

I would say the cause isn't the water itself, but something environmental. You mention "this time of year" - I bet it's the climate at fault. Some people break out more in the summer because they sweat more, or use more skin-irritating products like sunscreen or such.

Realistically though, none of us here could even begin to guess; I'd talk to your doctor, and a dermatologist if you can afford it!

SIMONEKP Posts: 2,764
6/15/13 3:52 P

Haven't heard that issue before, maybe you should consult your doctor or a dermo

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6/15/13 12:51 P

Oh, I am thirsty enough for at least twelve glasses a day, more in the summer if I am doing something active.

I wash my face with olive oil (oil cleansing method) and use either Olay moisturizer with SPF 15 or a natural/organic moisturizer...Alba Botanica I think it is.

Everything is the same, but when my water consumption is high, my skin looks terrible.

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6/15/13 11:11 A

I'm not sure it has to do with drinking more water... but be sure you're just drinking based on your thirst. The whole "8 cups of water" thing comes from making sure people are drinking water and not sodas or other calorie heavy drinks, in my opinion anyway. I live in a dry climate so I drink 10-12 a day and haven't noticed it affecting my skin. Other factors (like weather and what I'm doing to clean it) are way bigger factors.

What kind of cleansers and moisturizers are you using? It may seem counter intuitive, but be sure you're using a good moisturizer and not using a harsh cleanser on your face. When your face gets too dry, or if you use too many harsh cleansers (common to do when you start breaking out), your skin compensates by overproducing it's natural oils, which then causes more breakouts. I used to have TONS of breakouts, and they stopped when I started using a cleansing oil to wash my face at night Sound weird, right? But it works. This is the one I use:
I've also found stuff like scrubbing my face with a clean washcloth in the shower (no soap) to exfoliate helps with breakouts too, and just makes my skin look nicer.

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6/14/13 11:28 P

The dryness could be prompting the breakouts. I know that, for me, the more water I drink the better my skin and hair becomes.

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6/14/13 11:17 P

Nope, I'm in Oregon and the water here isn't hard at all.

I have been swimming in a salt water pool lately, which seems to make my skin/hair dryer than usual...but I noticed the water-skin connection long before I ever got in a salt water pool.

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6/14/13 10:17 P

I don't know if consuming too much water can cause this, but I wonder if it is coincidental in that there may be some other factor - i.e. showering/bathing more, especially if your water is hard, because this is known to affect how the soaps/cleaners we use on our skin works. The harder water can cause blockages in the pores which in turn can create the skin to break out.

Hope it is something to think about!


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6/14/13 9:18 P

I tend to drink a lot of water every day. I am a very large person and I exercise a lot. Right now it is fairly warm where I live and I drink to stay cool. This time of year, I can easily drink 12 C of water/herbal tea each day without really even pushing myself to consume more. I notice that I tend to lose the most weight when I am drinking about 14 C of water per day.

However, when I am the most hydrated seems to be when I have skin breakouts. My skin is the worst when I am consistently getting a lot of water each day.

Any ideas on why this might be the case? It seems very counterintuitive...

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