Keeping your skin hydrated and well moisturized can be challenging, especially during winter. Skin that isn’t adequately hydrated becomes rough, tightly drawn and loses its natural, healthy shine. If left untreated long enough, skin can crack, flake, and even split open. Moisturizing and hydrating your skin is important for supple and beautiful skin.
While everyone is different, there are three simple things anyone can do to make sure their skin retains its moisture in even the most demanding conditions.
First, you don’t have to drink eight glasses of water a day to stay hydrated, but you do need to take in additional liquids. Water is far and away the best choice for hydrating your skin. However, milk, juice, and broth also contain water. Try to avoid too much tea or coffee because of the caffeine levels. Caffeine is a diuretic and causes the body to lose the water you have taken in.
How does water hydrate your skin?
Water passes through the cell walls and, in effect, plumps them up. This leads to smoother skin and better body function. When your body functions as it should, your overall health is better.
Dehydration means you don’t have enough water in your system. Mild symptoms of dehydration are flaky skin and parched lips. While mild dehydration isn’t dangerous, it will reduce your skin’s healthy glow.
Severe dehydration is life-threatening and can cause lasting damage. So, make sure you remain fully hydrated!
Are you using the right cleanser?
If you are taking in enough water, but still suffer from dry skin, then it’s time to consider your cleanser.
Cleaning your face seems simple enough, but the ingredients in your cleaner could cause dry skin. Avoid soaps that dry and consult with your spa technician for the type of cleanser that best suits your skin type.
Another cause of dry skin is poor circulation and a lack of sebum production. After you wash your face with a gentle moisturizing cleanser, gently pat it dry. Just this gentle pat will stimulate circulation and restore a nice pink glow to your skin.
Honey – It’s A Sweet Treatment For Dry Skin
Honey works to eliminate dry skin, and it also boasts pH level low enough t0 fight off bacteria. Honey is almost pure natural sugar (and water). This enables it to extract moisture from the air, hydrating your skin further. The fine-grained texture of honey can help exfoliate your skin. Combine that with its anti-oxidant properties, and it becomes clear why honey is often used as part of a sugar scrub and has been popular as a skin treatment for a long time.
These three little tips will help you push back the effects of dry skin, and help restore a beautiful lustrous glow. Don’t let this winter leave your skin cracked and dry. Instead, focus on hydrating your skin for a more beautiful you.
If you want more information on how hydrating your skin can lead to a more beautiful you, call Illuminari MedSpa. We serve clients in Agoura Hills and the surrounding areas.