THE KEY TO GLOWING HEALTHY SKIN - WATER

THE KEY TO GLOWING HEALTHY SKIN - WATER

The oldest ingredient in the beauty book is definitely making a comeback – water. Our bodies are made up of 70-85% water when we are born, but the amount decreases constantly as we get older. Only around 70% of our body is made up of water during our adult life. So the need to increase water consumption as we get older should be crystal clear, but so many of us cannot stick to this good habit.

One of the most important ways to achieve glowing, healthy-looking skin is actually as simple as water. Water is the key to maintaining sufficient hydration in our skin. Skin needs water both topically through our skincare products and also through a healthy diet. 

Water hydrates the skin. Beauty products containing high quality water, such as Pure Arctic Spring Water, are an important part of your daily skincare regimen. Oils are important to seal in the moisture, but they don't actually hydrate your skin, only water can do that. Achieving healthy, glowing skin means rotating moisturizing and hydrating products in your daily regimen.
Water helps ingredients go deeper into the skin. Hydrated skin allows ingredients to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin more easily than dehydrated skin does. By taking care of your skin with products containing water will help oils and emollients absorb deeper too. The perfect glow is always a result of a balanced, consistent skincare regimen.
Water cools the skin. Some skin conditions, like acne and rosacea can result in inflammation. The cooling effect might be temporary, but including spritzing a hydrating facial mist as part of your daily skincare regimen and throughout the day, even over make-up, can instantly calm irritated skin.
Dehydrated skin usually feels dry and rough on the surface, but can vary from normal to even oily skin type underneath. Skin looks dull and congested. Another aspect of dehydrated skin is it tends to come and go, reflecting weather, hormonal changes or lifestyle choices. To test for dehydration in your skin, simply lift the skin on your cheeks; if the skin wrinkles easily when lifted this can be a sign of dehydration. Fully hydrated skin will remain plump in texture when lifted.
To treat dehydrated skin, consistency is key. Layer hydrating products including serums and creams to deeply penetrate the skin and deliver intense hydration. Adding a weekly or bi-weekly mask will also help maintain healthy skin hydration levels. The final daily addition to your regimen is a hydrating mist: include this in your morning and evening ritual after cleansing and throughout the day to keep your make-up fresh and maintain healthy skin hydration levels.