The Power of Hydrating your Skin
Are you looking for supple, youthful, and healthy skin? Then it’s time you were introduced to skin hydration. In simple terms, hydrated skin means that your skin has the moisture it needs to function properly. Yes, there’s a lot more that goes on beneath your skin than what you can see. Not yet convinced? Well, here are some of the benefits of hydrated skin:
Reduces the signs of aging
Hydrated skin means that the epidermis (outer layer of the skin) is supple and elastic. Deflated skin cells are pumped-up and this prevents wrinkles or saggy skin.
Balances the amount of oil in the skin
Dehydrated skin tends to produce more oil to make up for the less amount of moisture. This leads to oily skin and can worsen cases of acne breakouts.
Gets rid of toxins and other irritants
Healthy skin is able to flush out dead skin cells and other toxins. This aids in rejuvenation and quicker cell repair. This also reduces irritants and adds a brighter, plumper texture to the skin.
You’ll need lesser make-up
When your skin is dehydrated, your body tends to secrete a large amount of sebum to keep in the moisture. This causes the streaks that appear a few hours after applying some foundation. Also, youthful skin with lesser problem areas to cover means needing lesser make-up.
But what causes dehydrated skin in the first place?
There are a variety of reasons why you may have dehydrated skin. It could be seasonal changes, not having enough fluids, or using products that dry out your skin. Additionally, as you grow older, your body starts reducing the amount of Ceramide it creates. Ceramide is a compound that protects the moisture in the skin and a lack of it is what causes wrinkles. A simple way to check if your skin is dehydrated:
- Look for problems like dullness, itchiness, dark circles, or sunken eyes. Dehydrated skin can cause a spurt in fine lines and wrinkles so be sure to look for them as well.
- Pinch (don’t pull) your cheek gently and let go.
- Notice if it bounces back. If your skin is dehydrated it won’t bounce back as it has lost its elasticity.
How do I ensure hydrated skin?
If your skin is dehydrated, here are three simple steps to rehydration:
- Drink More Water
The first step to get rid of dehydration is to drink more water. Drinking water has benefits that extend well beyond your skin. It aids in driving away fatigue, increasing concentration, and more (but that’s an article for another day)!
- Eat Water-Rich Food
If you’re not in the habit of drinking water or find it boring, eating water-rich fruits and vegetables has a host of benefits. Fruits like watermelon, grapefruit, and cantaloupe not only add to the water content in your body, they also help fulfill your daily amount of required nutrition.
- Use Hydrating Skin-Care Products
The final step to hydrated skin is using skin-care products that add moisture instead of drying it out. Cleansing and moisturization go a long way in removing dead skin cells and adding moisture to the skin. Serums like the Piel Hydra Fluid contain ingredients that penetrate the skin on a deeper level to hydrate it.
Now that you know the benefits of hydrating your skin, when are you going to start building a healthy skin? Remember that it’ll take a little while to reach flawlessness but once there, it’ll go a long way in looking awesome.