hydrated skin

Does Your Skin Resemble a Grape or a Raisin?

The importance of regular water consumption in our day-to-day life has well-known and obvious benefits, aiding in digestion and many other bodily functions. Our bodies simply function much better both mentally and physically when they are well hydrated.

But have you thought about the importance of hydration for skin health? As the largest organ in the body, our skin is also the last to receive the benefits from water intake, thus the proper hydration it needs. And, as our skin is more than 60% water, water hydration for skin health is important for fresh, healthy and better skin beauty.

There is a difference between having dry skin, which means it lacks oil and needs to be moisturized, and having dehydrated skin, where your skin cells lack water and need to be rehydrated.

Your skin can show signs its lacking water and needs to be hydrated in several ways. “I’ve found that water makes a big difference in skin health,” says Dermatologist Dr. Rachel Nazarian, “without adequate water intake, skin appears duller, wrinkles and pores more prominent.”

When skin is regularly hydrated, it is supple and elastic, and less likely to be irritated, itchy or crack and let in outside particles that can cause irritations and blemishes. Dehydrated skin, on the other hand, signals the glands to produce more oil increasing the concentration of oil on your skin, which may contribute to skin sensitivities as well as more acne breakouts.

Licensed Esthetician Abby Jean notes that “when your skin is regularly hydrated, it keeps the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles at bay. In addition to appearing younger, your skin cells maintain their overall cellular functions when hydrated.”

It just makes sense to hydrate your skin with a steady flow of water throughout the day, every day.

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