01 Aug Skin Hydr8tion tips for the week ahead
As next weekend is a bank holiday weekend it?s a good time to get your body and skin hydrated in preparation! Even if you are not going to have an alcoholic drink anytime soon hydration is key to keeping skin supple and smooth.
Hydration and moisture are too different things when it comes to your skin.
Dehydrated skin lacks water and dry skin lacks oil. You can be dry, dehydrated or both or neither and it?s important to remember that oily skin can be dehydrated.
How can you tell?
Dry skin is a type; it can be flaky, red, itchy and sensitive. Dehydrated skin is a condition whereby it lacks a glow, can feel tight and it shows up fine lines and wrinkles.
We are going to stick with hydration tips for this post and give you five foods that will help keep water levels up to prevent tired, dull looking skin and prep your body for the weekend ahead.
No prizes for guessing watermelon is number one on this hydration list! This juicy melon also contains lycopene an anti-oxidant to help fight cell-damaging free radicals.
But it may come as a surprise that cauliflower also contains lots of water. Try slicing it up very finely and adding to a salad raw to get the full benefits.
Celery, the extremely low calorie food is next on the list but containing fibre and vitamins it can keep you feeling full and contribute to one of your 7 a day. 5 a day is long gone I?m afraid?
The humble radish is another good one to add to the list at this time of the year as it gives a nice peppery crunch to a salad and contains catechin, the anti-oxidant found in green tea.
And lastly the highest water containing food is? the cucumber. Not everybody is a fan but at least try adding it to the G&T at the weekend.
Skin can be hydrated both from inside and out and our last tip to keep your skin hydrated is to topically apply a serum that contains Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a compound that retains moisture at the outer level, the stratum corneum, of the skin. Our HA serum is coming soon! Other water attracting humectants such as Aloe Vera and glycerin can be found in moisturisers and serums. Synthetic humectants such as PEG and silicones also exist but we recommend seeking better quality ingredients for that purpose.
Our ?Moisturising Cream? contains a high molecular weight, high grade HA and a vegetable derived glycerin to keep skin hydrated all day. The difference to skin hydration is noticed immediately after application and with prolonged use fine lines and wrinkles become diminished due to plumper, smoother, hydrated skin.
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