14 Jun Water Your Body and Your Skin
Firstly, we need to remember that our skin is an organ and that what we eat and drink will affect it. In summer months, we need to work a bit harder in order to keep our bodies and skin hydrated, as the heat and sun will give us an even bigger challenge. We are generally more active and sweat more often in summer, which means we will need to ensure that we’re getting enough water. And this doesn’t mean the water that is in your coffee. We should be drinking about 2-3 liters of clean, pure drinking water a day. Different body sizes will require different amounts of water.
Now, for the trickier part. While not drinking enough water is definitely going to worsen your dehydrated skin condition, in order to fix the current state of your skin, the best option is something a bit more tropical. When eating or drinking something, the substance needs to undergo all of your body’s other processes before it actually arrives at your skin’s surface. Which is why, the impact of your drinking water over time is very helpful, but it is not significant enough to immediately repair any pre-existing damage.
Oil & Water
Have you ever had the feeling that your skin needs a drink of water? With so many different skin care products on the market today, as a consumer, it is difficult to decide which one will work for you. Specifically, one of the most confusing topics is the difference between moisture and hydration. When your skin is dehydrated, it lacks water, and needs to be hydrated. When your skin is dry, it is lacking oil and needs to be moisturized. It’s important to distinguish between the two skin conditions as they can often be treated incorrectly.
Try to think of it like this:
While hydrating your skin is what makes it soft, it isn’t going to stay that way if there is no oil protecting the hydration from evaporating and abandoning the skin, which leaves the skin dry and flaky. Conversely, if you put oil on top of already dehydrated skin may make it smoother, but it will still be lacking the hydration that makes it feel softer and elastic.
If you moisturize dehydrated skin without receiving the amount of hydration, it will still look dull and feel tight. Dry skin that is hydrated but not moisturized is still going to flake and have a rough texture.
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