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Hydration - Does it Really Help your Skin?

by Sara Kalet-Schwartz June 25, 2019

Image of water in a pitcher next to lemons, honey and mint

Drinking an adequate amount of water daily is important for our body’s well being, because our cells are made up of water and it aids in digestion, absorption, circulation, and excretion. The recommended amount of water, from many health authorities, is about 2 liters a day. A lack of continuously staying hydrated could cause low energy, headaches, fatigue and more because our bodies are unable to function properly. Living a healthy lifestyle means awareness towards the amount of water you are intaking. 

While hydration is proven to be a necessity for our internal body, controversy arises about whether drinking large amounts of water benefits one’s skin. Some will disagree with the claim that water hydrates our skin, giving you healthier and younger looking complexion, because some believe there is no real correlation between radiant skin and water. However, skin is an organ that is made up of cells, and just like other organs in the body thrive from water, so does skin. 

The result of an absence of water on your skin will present itself through dry, tight and flaky skin. It is important to hydrate your skin because dry skin is less resilient, therefore more prone to wrinkling. Unfortunately, drinking the recommended amount of water may not always work for your skin, because water will prioritize all other organs over the skin. This means that on top of drinking water daily, applying water directly to your skin is important in ensuring its hydration. 

The most efficient way to apply water to your skin is to apply a hydration moisturizer shortly after a shower. According to The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, this is because after a shower or bath the skin is still porous and vulnerable to products that are applied, allowing better absorption. Additionally using a product containing hyaluronic acid before the hydration moisturizer, because hyaluronic acid can hold 1,000 times its own weight in water, thus attracting water to the skin and holding it there.

For a product containing hyaluronic acid, we recommend our Growth Factor Rejuvenating Serum with Peptides followed by our Anytime Créme or Cucumber Reparative Créme as a moisturizer.

For some tasty and nutritious ways to spice up your water, slice up fruit, veggies and herbs such as lemon, lime, cucumber, strawberries and mint. If you're chilly or coming down with a cold, warm up your water and add honey, lemon and ginger!



Sara Kalet-Schwartz
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