There are many controversies as to what water does for the skin and how much should be consumed. I have researched this topic and am happy to share my thoughts and opinions on this important beauty subject.
I am in agreement that possibly large consumptions of water is really not the most beneficial. The "8 by 8 rule", 8 glasses of water per day is actually too much water and although consuming water has many benefits to the body like flushing out toxins, it is stated that because of the high velocity rate that the water travels through the system, it does not have enough time to reach the epidermis (the outer layer of skin where pores are). It is best to use facial hydrator applications (lotions) to acquire skin hydration. Although, if an individual is extremely dehydrated the consumption of water through many sources (fruit, vegetables, bottled distilled water) will reduce acne breakouts because the toxins in the body are released and prevent these toxins from building up pores.
Depending on the person, 4 servings of water per day will keep the body hydrated. Remember you can get your water servings from many sources not just out of the bottle.....fruits, veggies...even caffeine believe it or not....try to stay away from alcohol or choose to drink water along with it.