One of the most important factors when it comes to healthy skin is hydration.

Dehydration, both external and internal, is known to cause many ill cosmetic effects when it comes to skin, especially on our faces. Some of the issues you may be having with your skin could be due to lack of hydration. Plus, some experts claim that as much as 75 percent of the US population suffers from dehydration. When the body has less water than it needs, it pushes that water away from the skin to more vital organs, such as the liver, brain, heart, etc. In fact, dry skin and wrinkles can also be a result of the body using more water than it’s taking in. Dry skin could be a result of dehydration.

So, before you decide to visit a Health & Beauty store to stock up on fancy moisturizers, acne solutions, wrinkle creams, etc. remember that water is truly your best friend when it comes to maintaining healthy skin. You may have heard the saying “Where there is water, there is life” and this applies to your skin as well.

Your skin is the largest organ in your body, no wonder it requires special care. So, drink up!

Dehydration and the Skin

The exact process of how dehydration affects skin is simple: Cells rely on collagen, a compound made mostly of water, to keep your skin youthful and smooth. When this collagen becomes dehydrated, it begins to crack and fail in structure, resulting in wrinkles and flaky skin. Furthermore, cell’s ability to absorb water weakens with age, making it especially important to stay hydrated.

Symptoms of Skin Dehydration

Don’t worry, we’ve got your back! Some symptoms are minor while other could be a little more extreme. In some cases, skin will feel tight and burnt. It can also become flaky and develop dry lines. Another way to tell if your skin could be dehydrated is severe itching. However, never jump to conclusions or worry. Always consult a skin care professional to identify a true cause. Call us asap and we’ll help you identify a true cause and help you obtain healthy skin once again.

Aside from drinking water and staying hydrated internally, you can greatly speed up the recovery process by including a moisturizer into your beauty routine. You may already be using a moisturizer that you absolutely love. However, when trying a new moisturizer, observe how your skin reacts and discontinue use right away if any irritation occurs. Also, it’s best to apply moisturizers to clean skin, especially on your face.

One common misconception is that oily skin does not need external hydration. Actually, oily skin could be a direct result of skin dehydration. In this case, the skin is essentially trying to hydrate itself by producing more oil; so neglecting it is not the solution. Adding topical moisturizers consistently will eventually remove symptoms of both oily and dry skin. Skin should be just in between – not too dry nor oily. That’s a no-brainer! There are numerous ways in which you can heal your skin.

Here are some tips to keep in mind, which can help you maintain beautiful, healthy and hydrated skin.

1. Visit a Skin Care Clinic
Nothing beats an expert’s opinion and this is why we show our clients various ways to take the best care of their own skin type. Like we say, all skin are not created equal and we strive to offer a customized skincare regimen for all of our clients. Your skin is unique and special. Call us at 571-253-3385 and we’d be happy to show you how to take the absolute best care of your skin!

2. Hot Baths and Showers
Hot baths, showers and even steam rooms are an excellent way to hydrate skin. The heat opens your pores, which makes it a wonderful time to cleanse skin. Moisturizing afterwards will help keep your skin smooth, supple and soft to the touch.

3. Eat Healthy
Believe it or not, a healthy diet goes a long way. We already covered that you need to drink plenty of water, but eating a good range of fruits and vegetables that offer a lot of different vitamins is also essential for your skin. For example, watermelon and cucumbers are high in water and adding lemon to your water will make it alkaline. Eat plenty of leafy green veggies as well as a good range of fruits that are filled with various vitamins. Your skin will love your for it!

Above all, make sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Simply following our tips can bring a noticeable improvement to your skin’s overall appearance. You deserve beautiful and healthy skin.