uwhealth.org “drinking an adequate amount of water daily is important for overall good health because water aids in digestion, circulation, absorption and even excretion.” So what does this have to do with drinking water for a healthy epidermis? It is true that skin is an organ made up of cells, and guess what? These cells are made up of water! “If you are not getting the sufficient amount of water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky. This can mean less resilience and more prone to wrinkling.”
So what is the best way to add water to the skin?The following tips are also from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (uwhealth.org)
- Apply a hydrating moisturizer within 2 minutes of leaving the bath or shower. The epidermis is still porous and is vulnerable to products that are applied following the bath or shower, allowing better absorption.
- Apply a product containing hyaluronic acid prior to your moisturizer, such as Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel. Hyaluronic acid holds 1,000 times its own weight in water, thus attracting water to the skin and holding it there.
- Drink more water. Drinking at least 8 glasses a day will help rid the body of toxins. Everyone will not agree that water consumption will improve skin… but it certainly can’t hurt. Many people often report that by increasing their water intake, their skin has a more radiant glow. Those who suffer from acne have reported the same results. Nothing will happen overnight, but even a good couple of weeks of increasing water intake should be enough for you to see how hydration affects your own skin.