Skin And Body Hydration
You might not realize it, but your skin works hard for you 24/7!
The skin is the largest organ, responsible for covering your entire body. It is body’s first line of defense, responsible for sweating to keep body cool and it grows enough cells to renew itself every month.
It’s vital to the health of our skin and body to keep it nourished and to make sure it has all the tools it needs to fight any damage caused by dryness, skin conditions, or environmental damage. Dry skin affects males and females equally and is a very common issue in older individuals, as they are prone to having dry skin. As we age, our skin tends to produce diminished amounts of natural skin oils and lubricants. The amount of water vapor in the surrounding air, also known as humidity, is another cause of dry skin.
Some interesting facts about water and our health:
- 60% of the human adult body is made of water
- The brain and heart are composed of 73% water
- The lungs contain 83% water
- The skin contains 64%
The Importance Of Hydration For Your Body
Staying well-hydrated can offer a number of benefits for the body, both inside and out.
1. Maintaining Weight
The feeling of hunger might just be a result of thirst. The cells tend to send “fat signals” to the brain when your body isn’t properly hydrated, so regularly sipping from that glass of water on the table next to you keeps you feeling satiated.
2. Mental Benefits
Not only does staying hydrated help balance your mood by aiding in body regulation and brain function, but it also offers some big-time benefits for your memory. Proper hydration can help improve the flow of both blood and oxygen to your brain, ultimately helping strengthen cognitive function and memory.
3. Fighting Fatigue
A well-hydrated body is a well-energized body. Combine that with the fact that hydration can also contribute to better sleep, and you may be able to kiss the need for that regular cup of joe each morning goodbye.
4. Reduce High Blood Pressure And High Cholesterol
You already know the importance of keeping the blood pressure and cholesterol levels low for better heart health. Staying well-hydrated can help keep both of these. Not only does it help keep the blood flowing through your veins and arteries, but it also helps prevent your body from producing more cholesterol.
5. Assist In Joint Cartilage And Repair
Much of the padding within our cartilage is made up of water. Proper hydration can also help keep our muscles lubricated, strong, and energized, which is why it’s so important to replenish those fluids we lose during exercise.
6. Slow The Aging Process
Our organs need water to maintain their peak levels of functioning. When our bodies become dehydrated, our organs are left working harder—the result can be a fast-track to aging.
The Importance Of Hydration For Your Skin
Just like any other part of your body, your skin is an organ that requires adequate hydration to perform at its best. Keeping your skin properly hydrated can help:
1. Slow The Aging Process
Staying well-hydrated can help maintain your skin’s elasticity and combat the appearance of those dreaded wrinkles.
2. Improve The Appearance Of Your Skin
Lack of hydration can make your skin look dry, flaky and tight. Not only does keeping your skin moisturized help it appear more plump and supple, but it also helps address surface dullness by combating the buildup of dead skin cells.
3. Rid Your Skin Of Toxins
When the skin is properly hydrated, it has a radiant-looking glow. The dehydrated skin can’t rid itself of toxins without adequate hydration, resulting in irritation and inflammation.
4. Fight Oil And Acne
While it may seem counterintuitive at first, dehydrated skin sends signals to the glands to produce more oil as a defense mechanism of sorts. By keeping the skin well-hydrated, it becomes less oily and acne tends to be less aggravated.
Tips To Hydrate And Moisturize
1) DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
Your beauty comes from the inside and that’s true in more than one way. The water that keeps your skin cells hydrated has to come from somewhere!
2) SLEEP WITH A HUMIDIFIER
It’s no secret that dry air dries out your skin extra fast. Ward off the consequences of dry air by infusing moisture into the air with a humidifier. Simply turn your humidifier on in your bedroom to prevent moisture loss while you sleep.
3) ALWAYS APPLY MOISTURIZER
Don’t go without moisturizer! If you cheat your skin of that hydration-trapping barrier, it will be on its way to dehydration. Apply a high-quality moisturizer after every time you cleanse your face. Even if your skin is naturally oily, you still need a moisturizing product! Oily skin doesn’t necessarily equal moisturized skin.
4) DON’T CLEANSE TOO FREQUENTLY
Cleansing your face is a must for glowing skin, but if you cleanse too frequently, you might wash away the oil and the protection your skin needs to stay moisturized. Also, go for cool water instead of hot. Hot water is more drying and can turn your face-washing routine into a face-drying routine.
Skin rejuvenation and hydration can be combined with microneedling treatment and several materials such as Hyaluronic acid, vitamins and your own blood – CLEOPATRA TECHNIQUE TM.
“Cleopatra Technique”, developed by professor Cleopatra Nacopoulos, is a natural and completely safe method to rejuvenate and augment the skin, guaranteeing long-lasting results for up to two years after the treatment.