Dehydrated skin is undeniably uncomfortable and annoying. It knows no gender and can affect both the male and female populace, but turns into a complete nuisance when we approach our twilight years. This is when dryness and dehydration are also one of the most common complaints. To address these problems, it’s important to differentiate the two and identify the culprits in order to come up with an effective treatment plan.
As we age, our skin our skin gets thinner and our oil glands become more fragile and more susceptible to wrinkles, sun damage, and dry skin. To help slow down the inevitable aging process, skin hydration is a MUST!
How do you keep your skin as hydrated? Here are 5 easy tips to help you:
Topical Salt and Water
Your body makes up a natural compound that consists of electrically charged salt and water to help heal and rejuvenate your body’s cells. After many years of trying, scientists have finally been able to replicate this process to create the most stable form of HOCL around.
No, this isn’t any HOCL formula you’ve ever heard of. It’s considered to be the most stable, allowing it to last longer than usual with a faster, more immediate response.
The salt and water helps to keep the skin hydrated and working towards many ailments it’s currently going through, including the slow production of collagen and elastin.
Theralight currently carries this stable form of electrically charged salt and water, called Thaumaturgic Bio Mist. Don’t believe the benefits? You need to just try it for yourself!
Drinking plenty of water helps replenish lost body fluids and hydrates us from the inside. Among the best hydration fluids in the market, water comes at the top. It’s the best natural, sugar and calorie free drink out there that is readily available for everyone. It works well too when added with freshly squeezed lime for a fresh, hydrating, calorie-free iced tea.
Olive oil is teeming with essential fatty acids and antioxidants, which are all equally important in keeping our skin healthy and hydrated. To use topically, simply massage a decent amount of olive oil onto your skin prior to a bath to prevent warm water and soap from drying your skin out. As a moisturizer, olive oil works by softening our skin naturally through the removal of dead skin cells, tightening pores and lifting wrinkles.
Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are not only a great source of fluids, but they also provide our body with other benefits, including antioxidants, vitamins, fiber and minerals.
On the other hand, foods high in sodium can do the exact opposite. Junk foods and other processed products tends to draw water out from our body, thereby leading to dehydration, which can be the cause of many negative bodily functions, including unhealthy skin.
Fruits and vegetables are high in helpful vitamins and have the ability to hydrate us, which in turn helps to support our body’s many important functions. Think you’re starting to see more wrinkles than ever? Start changing your diet and eating more fruits and vegetables!
Apart from water, one of the best skin care products endowed by Mother Nature to humankind is raw, organic honey. Other than its natural hydrating properties, it is also known as a good antibacterial and antifungal remedy that soothes irritation and fights off infection.
A good topical remedy for hydration with honey is to dab it onto areas of dry skin and leave it on for at least 5 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water and repeat the process daily until you see a significant improvement in your skin.
Summer is here and your skin is bound to go into dehydration mode. Make sure you’re prepared, because your skin is about to go through a whole lot of stress!