If you're spending a fortune on beauty creams and lotions and not noticing the results that you hoped for, you may need to look at the amount you drink. The fact is, the skin is the largest organ in the body. It works tirelessly to maintain the right temperature, to remove waste products from the body, and to ward off infections and bacteria. The skin has a natural acid and alkaline balance of around PH 5.5 and this needs to be respected for it to operate as it should. Skin is a perfect biological wonder of hair follicles, sweat glands and collagen – and dermis layers that constantly renew and refresh. Skin constantly regenerates itself, with new cells pushing upwards as the old cells expire. This process has important aesthetic implications. First, the skin needs nutrients to operate and look at its best. This means that you need plenty of protein, vitamins and minerals, which are gained from a healthy diet. It also means that you need to stay hydrated! If skin is short of water, it cannot work as it should and rapidly becomes dull and wrinkled. So, fill up at the office water coolers or use the hot water dispensers in the kitchen for a cup of green tea or another healthy hot drink. Skin holds in water and it stays plump, looking smooth and alive. Well-functioning skin also needs water to cleanse itself and remove toxins, which is why partying, poor diets, lack of exercise and dehydration leaves you with dark under-eye circles, pasty skin and blemishes! Forget expensive beauty products. Drink more water to stay healthy and hydrated. Exercise to get the blood pumping and keep your skin naturally detoxified – a brisk walk is a great start. You should also eat well to feed your skin and use a good sun cream to avoid damage from UV rays. Latest news from Angel Springs, leading UK supplier of office water dispensers, bottled and mains-fed water coolers and eco boilers.