Hydration plays a particularly important role in helping to keep our skin looking its best. The skin is the bodies largest organ and is made up of over 60% of water and, like the rest of our body, it needs water to function properly.
The skin has a protective film called the hydro-lipid layer which consists of natural oils and fats. The purpose of this is to slow the evaporation of moisture and to protect it from anything that cause damage. It is extremely easy for the moisture levels to drop in the skin due to external factor and internal factors.
Incorrect product use
Lack of sleep
Hydration can help to improve skin that might appear dry and flaky, tight, and dull along with other benefits too:
Improves skin elasticity - this is the skins ability to stretch and snap back to its original shape. This is the reason skin can look less plump, saggy and/or wrinkled.
Balances oil in the skin - dehydration often triggers extra oil production as the skin thinks it is naturally increasing hydration levels.
Flushes out toxins - the air is full of pollutants which enter the body and require assistance to be removed. These are also known as free radicals which cause damage to our cells and cause the skin to prematurely age.
Reduce wrinkle appearance - hydration helps plump the skin filling out lines and wrinkles.
Most of us know to maintain hydration within the body; we should be drinking at least 6 -8 glasses of water throughout the day to replenish water loss and flush out toxins. This can be tough as we often forget or don’t have any to hand.
Eat your water! Fruit and Vegetable both contain a high water content so by upping your 5 a day you not only keep healthy you also keep hydrated.
Layer up, use a serum and a moisturiser to lock in hydration from top. This keeps the moisture in and keeps the damaging free radicals out.
Did you know we can also use skin supplements to target skin hydration orally?
Moisture Lock skin supplements nourish the layers of the skin by working from the inside out to give a more youthful appearance. These soft gel capsules contain Hyaluronic acid and ceramides. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the skin, and it can hold 1000 times its weight in water which helps to keep the skin firm and plump. Ceramides are lipids (fats) that are also naturally found in the skin and provide a waterproof protective barrier.
A study showed that hydration increased by 64% and wrinkle depth was reduced by 28% after a course of Skin Moisture Lock. These are suitable for anyone concerned with ageing, dry/ dehydrated skin, or sensitive/reactive skins. Just take 1-2 with food daily.
Reduces the appearance of fine line and wrinkles and plumps the skin creating a more youthful complexion.
Hydrates dull and tired skin.
Helps the skin retain moisture for a more hydrated complexion.