Relationship between the dietary intake of water and skin hydration

Relationship between the dietary intake of water and skin hydration

Several studies about the importance of water in the hydration of the human skin suggest that higher water intake might have a positive impact on the skin. When measuring water consumption, it must be taken into account that the water comes from various sources. With this in mind, we evaluated the i...

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Translated title: Relação entre a ingestão dietária de água e a hidratação cutânea
Journal Title: Jornal de Investigação Biomédica e Biofarmacêutica
First author: Maria Lídia Palma
Other Authors: Carla Monteiro;
Liliana Tavares;
Maria Julia Bujan;
Luís Monteiro Rodrigues
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Language: English
Portuguese
Get full text: http://www.alies.pt/BBR%20Editions/Vol-9-2-2012/Article5_9n2.pdf
Resource type: Journal Article
Source: Jornal de Investigação Biomédica e Biofarmacêutica; Vol 9, No 2 (Year 2012).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19277/bbr.9.2.39
Publisher: Associação Lusófona para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação e Ensino em Ciências da Saúde
Usage rights: Reconocimiento - NoComercial (by-nc)
Categories: Life Sciences --> Biochemistry --AMP-- Molecular Biology
Health Sciences --> Pharmacology --AMP-- Pharmacy
Health Sciences, Life Sciences --> Physiology
Abstract: Several studies about the importance of water in the hydration of the human skin suggest that higher water intake might have a positive impact on the skin. When measuring water consumption, it must be taken into account that the water comes from various sources. With this in mind, we evaluated the impact of an increased inflow of 2L of water per day, on two groups with different daily water intakes. Results suggest that there is an improvement in the epidermal and dermal hydration obtained by standard methods. The magnitude of this impact on skin hydration is greater in the group that regularly consumes less water. This suggests that an increase in water consumption has more beneficial effects on the skin health of those individuals that consume less water per day. These data are consistent with the published literature, which therefore justifies further research into this topic.
Translated abstract: Os vários estudos sobre a importância da água na hidratação da pele humana vêm sugerindo que o aumento da ingestão de água se revela positivamente na pele. Considerando que a contabilização da água consumida deve atender às suas várias origens, avaliámos em dois grupos com diferentes consumos de água total, o impacto do aumento do aporte de 2L/dia de água bebida. Os resultados sugerem que, existe uma melhoria da hidratação epidérmica e dérmica obtida por métodos de referência. Amagnitude do impacto sobre a hidratação cutânea é maior no grupo que regularmente consome menos água, sugerindo que o aumento do consumo de água tem mais efeitos benéficos na saúde cutânea dos indivíduos que consomem menos água por dia. Estes dados estão de acordo, com a literatura publicada, justificando o interesse no aprofundamento do tema.