With summer coming up it is easy to forget to drink enough water and cause yourself dehydration.
Dehydration can cause headaches, nausea, chapped lips and lack of concentration, along with other health complications. Luckily, there is a skin test you can take that takes seconds to tell if you’re drinking enough water.
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Specialists recommend that the average person drink six to eight cups of water a day, and even a bit more if you live in the hotter parts of the planet – such as the Middle East.
Here’s how you can test yourself:
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Pinch the skin on the back of your hand for a few seconds before letting go. If the skin goes back to normal immediately, that means that you drink enough water and are well hydrated. If it doesn’t, you should consider drinking more throughout the day.
This phenomenon happens because of something known as “skin turgor”, which is your skin’s elasticity. Well hydrated skin is more elastic than dry skin, therefore it would take dry skin longer to snap back and take its original form.