HEALTH & LIFESTYLE + NUTRITION ADVICE
Sheila’s Tips to Manage Hydration!
Hydrating Your Skin Is Very Important
Drinking lots of water is necessary for your overall health? Did you know that hydration is necessary for your complexion as well? No matter your skin type, the importance of hydrated skin cannot be understated. Why?
What Causes Dry Skin?
Some individuals naturally have dry skin. However, a change in the season, environmental irritants, not drinking enough water, or even using moisture-stripping products can cause dryness.
Many beneficial nutrients that naturally help to keep your face hydrated are reduced as you grow older. When the skin’s natural moisture barrier is exposed to sunlight, the natural barrier decreases, and the skin ultimately wrinkles as we age. Therefore, it becomes more important to make sure you’re treating your skin with an extra dose of hydration.
Why should you care about hydration?
A hydrated complexion looks more youthful-looking. A hydrated face will help to improve skin elasticity which will reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Hydrated skin also helps to control oiliness. Research shows dehydrated skin produces more oil as a reaction to a lack of moisture. Most people believe that the best course of action is to try to dry out the skin using harsh drying agents. This is a misconception.
Fully hydrated skin can fight and flush out toxins more effectively. Why? Your cells are functioning at their optimum best.
What Can You Do?
Maintaining a soft and hydrated complexion requires drinking an adequate amount of water each day. How many glasses should you drink? Approximately eight water glasses per day is a great start, but your skin still needs an additional boost of moisture.
Therefore, maintaining your skin’s integrity involves staying hydrated and using effective skincare products in your daily routine.