Drink two litres of water a day. Moisturise twice daily. Use a serum under your day cream. Use a rich night cream at bedtime… We’re constantly being told that our skin needs to be kept hydrated 24/7. But why is it so important?
Zen Med help us find out the real benefits of swigging water and keeping on top of our skincare routine — our older selves will thank us for it one day!
Your body is in need of constant rehydration and you must take care of that need.
When your skin isn’t hydrated it becomes dry which is a problem if you suffer from acne, dermatitis or eczema because dry skin can make your condition worse! Neglecting such an important part of your skin health can also result in wrinkles and blemishes.
By keeping your skin hydrated you will notice that it is more plump and smooth with a radiant glow.
Your skin reflects your overall health and keeping your body hydrated will improve your circulation, digestion and toxin removal.
The best way for you to know that you are drinking enough water is to take a look at your urine when you next visit the toilet. If it’s clear or a pale yellow then you are well hydrated.
Consuming water throughout the day is a good way to keep your skin hydrated. Never leave it until you feel thirsty as your body will then be dehydrated and this is something that you want to avoid. If you experience tiredness, headaches, confusion or dizziness this may also be a sign that you are not properly hydrated.
Avoiding too much caffeine and alcohol is extremely important. They are diuretics which cause dehydration. Instead, drink green tea or a natural fruit tea. Avoid fruit juices and soda’s like the plague as they will do you and you skin no good at all either. And if you dislike the taste of water then add some sliced lemon or lime to it, over time reduce the amount of lemon and lime until you can drink plain water without any flavouring in it. It’s always best to drink it in its purest form.
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