SKIN HYDRATION: Your Skin will Thank You for Drinking Alkaline Water

We all know by now that hydration is imperative to good health and a key part of any beauty regime, after all, hydrated skin is what gives you that healthy ‘glow from within’.

Spending all our time working from home in central heated houses can really dry our skin out, which is why hydration is even more important than ever. However, switching that second cup of coffee for tap water isn’t always the easiest swap to swallow.

But what if we told you there was something that that hydrated you quicker than ordinary water, tasted better and provided an energising alternative to ‘quick fix’ acidic coffee?

It’s time to say hello to alkaline water: the advanced hydrating cousin of ordinary water, backed by science. With celebrity fans like Beyonce and supermodel Miranda Kerr, alkaline water is making a splash in the beauty world thanks to its ability to hydrate from within.

Ionised to a higher pH level, studies show alkaline water is proven to hydrate faster than ordinary tap water: A 2016 study published in the International Society of Sports Nutrition, found that alkaline water gets into the blood much quicker than ordinary water – impressive stuff!

No longer just for superstars and models across the pond, Actiph Water has launched on our shores and is the UK’s first alkaline ionised water – purified water from Shropshire with added electrolytes and minerals that hydrate you faster and help give your skin it’s glow back.

Dr. Naomi Newman-Beinart, Nutritionist (BSc) and a Specialist in Health Psychology (PhD) comments on the importance of hydration and why your skin will thank you for introducing alkaline water: 

“Hydration is key to keeping your skin healthy, supple and looking great. You might work hard to make sure that you drink the NHS recommended 6-8 glasses of fluid per day, but are you paying attention to what you are drinking and how it affects your skin? Drinking mainly tea and coffee all day may tick some of the boxes, but the key to great skin on the outside is being well hydrated on the inside. Drinking some tea and coffee has its benefits, but don’t forget that two-thirds of your body is made up of water, so it’s clear that nothing beats water when it comes to hydration.” 

If you want hydrated, glowing skin, it is well worth trying alkaline water. Actiph use the purest spring water from Wenlock Spring in Shropshire, and add electrolytes and minerals, before ionising the water. This means that you are not only getting the moisture-boosting benefits of water, but maximum hydration from the electrolytes and minerals, which are essential for well-hydrated, glowing skin.

An added bonus is the higher PH of the water from the ionisation process – researchers have found that alkaline water provides better hydration than neutral PH water – so it’s well worth finding out what all the fuss is about.

Anabel Cooper

Anabel is a graduate of King’s College London and upon graduating, she set out on a journey to inspire and empower women through her words. Besides working as a digital marketing expert, Anabel is a freelance copywriter.