How to truly hydrate

October 19, 2017

How to truly hydrate

Hydration is one of the most important things you can do you for yourself and your skin. 60% of your body is made up of water and is crucial to our well being.

To hydrate is to increase water content, which is credited with regulating body temperature, distributing oxygen & nutrients as well as flushing toxins from your systems. It is also the the basis of healthy skin. When you are hydrated, your skin in plump, firm & supple, with a strong epidermal barrier and a bright, balanced complexion.

Keeping your skin hydrated is a constant mission. Skin is the last organ to absorb hydration from the body, so while drinking the recommended amount of water daily is helpful, it can often be insufficient. This is one of the reasons one can suffer from dry and/or dehydrated skin.

Dehydrated skin is actually lack of water within the lipids of the top layers of the epidermis. You can have any skin type and still have dehydrated skin, including oily. It is characterised by a dull, rough appearance that displays accelerated signs of aging. Many get confused between dry and dehydrated skin. Dry skin refers to a lack of oil within the face, which is characterised by a rough, brittle or flaky appearance. 

How to rehydrate.

Masks

The one off hydration power house. Doing a mask once a week can give amazing results. Double cleanse, scrub and a mask feet up with a cup herbal tea. Why not?! Masks are filled with hydrating ingredients known as humectants, which help to build and retain moisture. Common hero ingredients within these products include natural ingredients such as aloe vera or honey.

our recommendations:

Skin juice - honey & vanilla mask

O Cosmedics 3 in 1 peel mask

Boosters & Serums

Boosters & serums focus more on binding water to in skin, moisturisers focus on sealing the now water-filled epidermis, thus preventing moisture loss.

our recommendations:

O Cosmedics b3

O Cosmedics EGF booster

O Cosmedics youth activating balm

Moisturisers

Traditionally the luxury of the facial but should be used in conjunction with a booster or serum to get the most effective result.

our recommendations:

O Cosmedics : Recovery cream, Immortal cream, Comfort cream, Rebalancing cream

Skin Juice: Quench juice and Citrus juice

Of course this hydration is skin focused - great hydration also comes from within - a diet of fresh antioxidant fueld fruits and plenty of water.




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