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"Bare minimum, the skin needs between 32 and 64 ounces a day of water or other liquid such as herb tea or juice, in order to have proper hydration and help prevent dryness," says Linker.
Heller goes even farther, sticking by the latest Institute of Medicine recommendation that women consume almost 91 ounces of water daily (from food and beverages) and men about 125 ounces.
"One of the tests to see if someone is mildly dehydrated is to pinch the skin on back of hand -- if it doesn't pop back quickly, it can be a sign of dehydration -- which tells you that your level of hydration is directly reflected in your skin," says Heller.