Dietary water affects human skin hydration and biomechanics

Luís Rodrigues, Lidia Palma, Liliana Tavares Marques, Julia Bujan Varela
  • Clinical Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, August 2015, Dove Medical Press
  • DOI: 10.2147/ccid.s86822

Dietary water and skin effects


Professor Lidia Mestre Palma

after the study we can afirm: - The increase in water consumption has a more positive impact in skin physiology with the habit of daily intake of this nutrient, revealing in this case, a clear improvement of the levels of water available in the epidermis and dermis. - The quantity of water available in the dermis and epidermis influences the biomechanical behaviour of the skin with improved extensibility, elastic retraction and the viscoelastic portion of the skin especially in less exposed anatomical regions, particularly in the leg and in the forearm

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The following have contributed to this page: Professor JULIA BUJAN, Professor Lidia Mestre Palma, Professor Liliana Tavares Marques, and Luis Monteiro Rodrigues