May 09, 2017
If you have a dull complexion or wrinkles, you may have dehydrated skin. Dehydration is a major cause of skin that looks lifeless and acts damaged. Just like we need water to keep our body’s internal organs working properly, we require water for healthy skin – our largest organ.
Anyone who has skin problems would do well to address hydration in the following ways:
When you choose a cleanser, serum or moisturizer, opt for one that has water as a main ingredient. Water in your beauty products will help keep your skin moisturized, especially in inclement weather like extreme heat or wind.
Moisturizers with hyaluronic acid and other products with this ingredient are ideal for hydration because they attract water and hold it. Hyaluronic acid can store up to 1,000 times its weight in water, which means when you put in on your skin, it helps to keep water inside.
Consume water-rich foods to stay hydrated, such as fruits and vegetables. Melons, berries, peaches, cucumbers, plums, celery, bell peppers and lettuce are exceptionally high in water.
If your environment or lifestyle has you prone to dry skin, double up on the hydrating skin care products. A Vitamin C Serum combined with a hyaluronic acid cream does double duty in keeping moisture inside of the skin. Timeless Skin Care makes both of these products in a lightweight form, so you get double protection without heaviness or greasiness on your face.
And, of course you should be drinking a lot of water throughout the day. Aim for 8 glasses per day, but scatter them out so you don’t feel waterlogged and look for fun ways to consume. Float some fruit or veggies in your water for a little flavor.
Skin that’s dehydrated will show in many forms, including wrinkled, tight, saggy and even puffy appearances. Don’t wait until you see these signs to start hydrating your skin. Keep it properly moisturized every day to avoid dehydration.
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