THE ESSENCE OF SKIN CARE: HYDRATION

DEHYDRATION

Water is a key word in the vocabulary of bodily health. This fundamental element is a major component of the human body, and your skin is approximately 70% water. Normal water transmission is essential for the epidermis to function as it should. In fact, we lose water every day and need to use food and drink to rehydrate and restore the moisture balance. If we don’t, we can become dehydrated.

This means that every skin type needs to moisturise, for the simple reason that we are human. Whether you have dry, oily or combination skin makes no difference: we all have a human body and we can all become dehydrated. Different moisturisers suit different skin types. Oily skins are best hydrated using a fluid cream with matte-effect ingredients, while drier skins benefit from richer, more buttery-textured moisturising creams.

FIRST HYDRATE, THEN TREAT

All this underlines the importance of hydrating the skin before trying to treat a problem or resolve any other issue: your skin must first be well-hydrated. With well-hydrated, healthy skin as the foundation, we can go on to use specifically-targeted products to treat wrinkles, loss of firmness, discoloured patches, acne and other skin concerns. These vary from person to person, but well-hydrated skin is more responsive to treatment, and skin that is well hydrated on a daily basis is healthy skin with good colour and glowing, natural beauty.

SUPPLEMENTS TO MOISTURISERS

In addition to using a moisturising cream, with or without specifically-targeted ingredients, it is essential to take care of yourself as a whole. Maintaining healthy skin means hydration from within. It’s simple, there are no secrets:

  • Eat healthy, natural foods
  • Drink water
  • Personal recommendation: drink teas and herbal infusions

And on the outside, use a moisturiser that suits you and combine it with hydrating oils and serums.

ALOE VERA

Aloe vera is indispensable for skin care and treatment of skin issues. It has a significant regenerative effect on the cells of the dermis, in addition to containing vital vitamins, oils and essential acids.

aloe-vera

For those of us who like to take care of our skin, products containing aloe vera are a sound option. And if we make a habit of choosing skin care products containing aloe vera, we can even refine the appearance of wrinkles: not eliminate them entirely, just make them appear softer and more delicate – in line with the natural beauty philosophy of this blog.

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