How drinking water helps your skin

Dr. Whitney Bowe, a board-certified dermatologist, talks about the importance of hydration, especially for people taking part in Dry January.
4:22 | 01/06/21

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Now to dry January. Not really a good segue after what we just had. These two. The dry January. There are people who are putting down alcohol while picking up a popular health trend lemon water. "The New York Times" is reporting about the new interest in benefits. Board certified dermatologist and dear, dear friend Dr. Whitney Bowe, there you are joining us this morning. Happy new year, our friend. How are you doing? How is everybody? Happy new year, my beautiful friend. Your skin is always glowing. Oh, wow. You know what, I have increased -- first of all, thank you and I do attribute it to out fact I am consciously drinking more and more water so talk about the benefits of that, Dr. Bowe. Yeah, when your skin starts to lose moisture always just become dehydrated the first thing you'll notice is a dullness to the skin because the light instead of reflecting bouncing off and giving you that beautiful glow, it actually gets absorbed and scattered and start to see it looks more dull and then if you continue, not doing what you're doing and not really hydrating hospitally then you'll start to see fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes look more pronounced and even the skin feels rough. Doesn't feel as soft and as smooth as it becomes more and more dehydrated. You know, did you hear about this, the interest in the term lemon water that Google, it doubled from mid-november to mid-december and is there a difference with having lemon in your water? Yeah, oh, absolutely, I the lemon that has vitamin C and vitamin C -- I always tell me use a vitamin serum on your skin but vitamin C is so important in your diet too. It is a potent antioxidant and protects your skin all day long but it's required by your skin to assistant thiez collagen so Cole la yen is what keeps it firm and tight and your body can't make it if it doesn't have enough vitamin C. We were debating also, Dr. Bowe, do you just squeeze the lemon in. You don't put the whole lemon in, maybe if you're at home but at a restaurant, bar, if you can go back to a bar do you put the whole slice in? You want to -- such a good question. There's truthfully so much nutritional benefit in the feel so do want to take that wedge and squeeze the whole wedge and then drop the feel into the water but, robin, temperatures really important here because vitamin C is sensitive to heath. It loses its potency, say you're squeezing it into a tea or hot water it's not going to be as effective as if you put it in just room temperature or cooler water. You got Michael Strahan. I did not know that. Something other people don't know, sports directs must be great, not so fast. Tell them why. So, some sports drinks, you know the fact they have electrolytes and minerals is good for hydration but some are really high in sugar and if you're an endurance athlete and really need to rehydrate it's okay to have that added blew coast but for most of us, you know, you guys are definitely sort of the high performance -- for me and for the rest of America, you know, it's way too much sugar and leads to glication. Keep an eye out for sugar. Football champion. I was a bowling champion. I was looking at you two. I have not performed anything in a while. But quickly, Dr. Bowe, also, not just about drinking water. In our food there is a way to get hydrated. We get 20% of our water from our foods so things like berries, things like eating an apple, you can eat your water too. You are the best. Thwarting us off in '21 just right so can't wait to see you in person again, Dr. Whitney Bowe, thank you so much. Check out our "Gma" 2021 wellness guide at We're feeling really good about Fashion nation favorite Mike

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