Dehydrated skin means that your skin hasn’t enough water retained in it for certain enzymes to be kicked off. Processes of the skin just cannot happen without water being present. It’s like trying to bake a cake without an oven.
Lack of water in the skin is an aggravating factor to all skin conditions such as ageing, pigmentation, dry skin or eczema, rosacea, congestion, spots, and skin sensitivity.
If there is no water, nutrients can’t be transferred to the skin cell to keep it healthy and waste can’t be taken away.
If there is no water present, skin cells can’t turn over meaning they are unable to become the dead skin cells on the surface protecting us, and they can’t shed evenly keeping your skin tone and texture even and smooth.
Without a good balance of water and ceramides, your skin can lose the water it has by the water just evaporating from the surface of your skin. This can lead to those important proteins collagen and elastin being starved of water and major deterioration happens – in other words AGEING.
It all sounds very depressing doesn’t it? So, what can you do?
Well, drinking plenty of water is a start. The average person should drink about 2 litres of water per day. More if you’re exercising. Take Omega 3 and get plenty of oils in your diet as this helps contain water in your system. Use a good moisturiser that contains ceramides such as Environ AVST moisturiser which will help to lock in your skins hydration.
Stay tuned for a Hydrating Drink recipe next week.
Take care. Helen.
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