March 19, 2019

Skin Chat – Hydration

Skin fact most people will be lacking in hydration in their skin. Dehydration can effect anyone and any skin type. It refers to the level of water in you skin. Skin is made up of 70% water and approx 20-30% is in the epidermis.

Did You Know

Hydration can affect any skin type because it is referring to water, rather than oil. Everyone is susceptible to loss of water. As an example your skin can feel tight but at the same time can still be producing excess oil or have break outs.

Your makeup will go patchy through out the day, why? because your skin is eating the moisture from your foundation.


Dehydration can be caused by quite a few things. They are fairly simple to counteract though. Things like the environment. If you work outside or even central heating or air-conditioning.

Your lifestyle, do you smoke? do you drink alcohol. Diet links nicely into this, eating the wrong foods or lacking in foods with a high water content.  Are you stressed or on a medication.

Damage to your hydrolipidic film (skins barrier) If this becomes compromised, moisture in the epidermis evaporates too quickly.

Up your hydration with

Include hyaluronic acid in your routine. This is something great for everyone because it holds onto water.

Layer your skincare. Use a hydrating toner, something with hyaluronic acid, glycerin, algae or aloe vera. Followed by a hydrating serum and moisturiser.

Avoid any products that will strip the skin or damage your .

Creamy hydrating cleansers that will hydrate the skin and keep it feeling comfortable.

Eat foods high in water such as cucumber.

Rach xx

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