Why does my skin need hydration? Well, moisturizers are just like our requisite water bottles we tote around, but for the skin. Like the rest of the body, skin cells require water to function properly. But, even if you are drinking your eight glasses daily, it may not be translating to your complexion; water evaporates from skin cells incredibly fast regardless of skin type. A good moisturizer bathes the skin with specific ingredients like hyaluronic acid, that hold water inside it, slowing the rate of evaporation, and keeping the skin soft, supple and healthy.
As the weather turns colder, and the indoor heating is turned up, a common complaint is dry dehydrated skin. During the winter months, it’s extremely important to be using the correct products to keep skin supple. Great nutrition, as well as hydrating supplements such as essential fatty acids, borage or primrose oil, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc and dietary silicone can be beneficial.
Incorporating plenty of water into your diet is important as well. In fact, you should never wait until you are thirsty to drink water since thirst is one of the first signs of dehydration. In essence, by the time you feel thirsty, your body is already in a state of dehydration. Drinking pure, fresh water throughout the day, is the only way to keep the right water balance in your body. This in turn keeps all the systems in your body running smoothly, including your skin. One of the reasons my skin looks so young, is because I pay attention to getting enough water through out the day. By drinking a half ounce of water, per pound of body weight, you can see quite a difference in your skin, in as little as two weeks.
Another great way to hydrate topically and give the skin a super saturated, thirst quenching drink is to try a hydrating, rejuvenating, intraceuticals oxygen facial in our clinic. This non-invasive and soothing treatment is suitable for all skin types, and provides an immediate and noticeable hydrating result. Smooth, fresh, nourished and hydrated!
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