Monday, August 3, 2009
GIRLY MONDAYS by jasmine schoch
How to Care for your Skin Through Hydration
The best way to provide for complexion care is to focus on skin care through hydration. Hydration simply means to keep the body supplied with adequate water and moisture so it functions at its optimal level and gives you healthy, glowing skin.
Importance of Hydration:
Hydration or water in the body is very important as it makes for a healthy functioning of the system and youthful looking skin that can belie your age, if you take good care to follow the thumb rules. Drinking water helps to flush out the toxins in the body and eliminate the pollutants that are present in the bloodstream and make up for dehydration suffered by the body when exposed to sunlight, faced with perspiration and harsh winds.
Prevents skin aging:
Even with all the wide variety of skin care products available today, containing the best of natural goodness; the reason why there are more complaints about premature aging is due to the lack of moisture in the skin. Most products have additives and chemical that are abrasive and strip skin of good oils, which are difficult to replace.
Following hydration therapy encourages people to intake at least 8-10 glasses of water daily along with following a healthy, balanced diet that is rich in vitamins, minerals such as fresh fruit and green, leafy vegetables, most of which contain water. Restrict use of soaps, creams and gels as they do not contain the main ingredient that the skin needs and replace them with more water to contribute to hydration therapy for healthy, happy skin.
Soothing Skincare Through Hydration:
The only way to truly moisturize your skin is to get water into it. However, as simple as the advice is, the only problem is that the skin by itself is virtually waterproof and water cannot penetrate its resilient surface. Therefore, the next best thing is to provide it with necessary water through oral intake and prep it up with external elements that have essential oils rich in nourishing elements like almond oil, coco and shea butter, among others.
The reason why a baby's skin is smooth and flawless is due to the high water content in the body, which gets depleted over time due to normal aging, exposure to the elements and sunlight, poor diet, stress among a host of other factors. Due to this wrinkles appear, normal skin function is reduced and many other problems arise like oily or dry, scaly skin.
Hydration is necessary to help raise the skin's natural barriers and to moisturize and nourish the skin. The use of gentle cleansers can prevent stripping the natural essential skin oils and combat winter dryness.
To add moisture in your home, place cups of water throughout the house when running your heater so that the room-heating element that dries the air of moisture and robs the skin and nasal membranes of the moisture they need, can be replenished.