Why skin hydration is so important

Why skin hydration is so important

Why skin hydration and the correct skincare routine is so important.  

Even if you don't have a dry skin type, it's still essential to ensure your skin is well hydrated to maintain a youthful, glowing complexion. Skin hydration refers to the water content in your skin - and your skin needs water to look and feel healthy. Daily exposure to the elements and specific products we use on our skin, like soaps, chemicals, or exfoliant products, can deplete skin's natural water content. Causing issues like dry or dull skin, loss of elasticity, or premature signs of ageing. 

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Skin Hydration Facts 

Skin Hydration vs. Moisturising 

Dehydrated skin may not necessarily feel dry. Moisturising refers to adding moisture (usually in the form of creams, lotions, or oils) to the surface of the skin to form a barrier on the skin's surface. Hydration refers to improving the actual water content within the deeper layers of skin. Many moisturisers won't do enough to improve your skin's hydration long-term - but read on to find out how to improve your skin's hydration.

Drinking Water May Not Be Enough

While it is vital to your overall health to drink enough water, this alone may not be enough to keep your skin hydrated. We need to ensure the epidermis - the outer layer of the skin, also contains enough moisture. We can do this by applying hydrating products like our Collagen Essence Mask to infuse the skin with essential hydration.  

How do I Know if My Skin is Lacking Hydration? 

Some signs of dehydrated skin might be:

  • Dull skin
  • Loss of elasticity - your skin doesn't 'bounce' back into shape if you gently pinch it 
  • Itchiness
  • Irritation
  • Roughness or flakiness
  • Noticing more fine lines appearing 

What Are The Causes Of Dehydrated Skin? 

Many factors can cause dehydrated skin

  • Exposure to harsh air conditioners indoors, particularly in office environments
  • Exposure to cold temperatures and wind outdoors, as well as heaters indoors during the winter months
  • Use of stripping products like soaps, chemicals, exfoliators, and makeup removers
  • Lack of hydrating products containing effectively hydrating ingredients 

Why Is It Important For My Skin To Be Hydrated? 

Maintaining the skin's essential barrier.

Water is essential for the proper functioning of the skin's outer layer3. It helps to prevent the visible appearance of dry, flaky skin, prevent other pollutants and irritants from penetrating the skin's barrier, and maintain the complexion's health.  

Skin Hydration and Aging

If the skin is not adequately hydrated, it can lead to signs of aging, such as loss of elasticity in the skin and the development of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Skin Hydration and Acne

While acne can be caused by several factors (refer to our article here), lack of skin hydration can worsen some symptoms. Dehydrated skin will likely appear flaky, irritated, and inflamed. Suppose the skin's surface is not functioning optimally. In that case, blemishes will also take longer to heal and are more likely to scar.  

How Do I Keep My Skin Hydrated? 

Use A Face Mask

To keep skin hydration at maximum levels, we recommend regularly using a high-quality face mask with scientifically proven hydrating ingredients. Our SumaNurica Collagen Essence Hydrating Face Mask contains our patented synthesised Collagen protein, almost identical to the skin's collagen, hydrates and forms a barrier to prevent dryness and damage - resulting in hydrated, glowing skin! 

Moisturise Regularly  

We recommend using a high-quality moisturiser daily or after cleansing to help maintain the skin's moisture barrier.

Reduce Exposure to Harsh Elements

Try not to expose the skin to hot water in the shower - and limit exposure to dry air conditioners or heaters if you can. Maintaining the skin's moisture barrier will be an essential step in reducing to effects of the external elements on the skin.  

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