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.
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.
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.
O Cosmedics b3
O Cosmedics EGF booster
O Cosmedics youth activating balm
Traditionally the luxury of the facial but should be used in conjunction with a booster or serum to get the most effective result.
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.