Why It’s So Important to Keep Your Skin Hydrated
August 19th, 2018
Skin hydration is the key to a healthy and youthful skin. When the skin is dehydrated it is usually the first sign telling us that something is not quite right. You know when your skin is dehydrated because it just does not feel quite right, it can feel tight and appear dull. The good news is that we can very quickly rehydrate the skin and bring back it’s radiance.
Hydrated Skin Vs Dehydrated Skin
Hydrated skin appears plump, bright, radiant, and healthy. A well hydrated skin functions more effectively as skin barrier, protecting you from infection and toxins. Dehydrated skin on the other hand appears dull, tired, lined, older and unhealthy. Dehydrated skin is a weaker skin and can in some cases become porous allowing substances to get in that are not meant to get in such as bacteria and toxins. Dehydrated skin can lead to sensitivities, breakouts, rashes, acne, and premature aging.
What Is the Difference Between Hydrating and Moisturising?
It’s very important to understand the difference between hydrating and moisturizing the skin. When the skin is dehydrated it is lacking water which means it needs hydration. Both oily and dry skins can be dehydrated. Dehydration is a skin condition often caused by the incorrect products you may be using and the environment. Dry skin is a skin condition determined by genes and hormones. This means this skin type does not produce very much oil causing it to feel dry. Dry skins need moisturising or nourishing with plant based oils to replenish essential fatty acids in the skin.
Does Drinking Water Help Hydrate Skin?
Drinking water certainly helps to hydrate the skin but if the skin barrier is not intect, that water will simply evaporate. If your skin is chronically dehydrated you may have impaired barrier. We can use skincare that contains ceramides and essential fatty acids to repair the barrier so the skin can hold onto moisture more effectively. Try the Sothys Nutritive cream to instantly repair the skin barrier or add a drop or two of the Sothys Nutritive Lipid Elixir serum to your moisturiser.
How to Hydrate Dehydrated Skin
The key to hydrating a dehydrated skin is using ingredients in skincare that hold moisture in the skin. The best and most effective ingredient is hyaluronic acid which can hold up to a thousand times its own weight in water. This makes it a very effective hydrating ingredients which can act as a water reservoir in the skin. Try the Sothys Intense Hydrating Serum for quick results.
How Can You Hydrate Your Skin Overnight?
Begin your night skincare routine with a hydrating cleanser and toner. We recommend the Sothys Comfort Milk and Lotion, with vitamin B5 and Spa Thermal Water for intense hydration as you prepare your skin. Next, apply the Hydra3 Intense Hydrating Serum to provide an immediate source of deep hydration with liposome delivery of Low Molecular Weight (LMW) Hyaluronic acid. Seal it in with the Hydra3Ha Hydrating Youth Cream providing maximum hydration by forming a protective film on the skin and delivering Hyaluronic acid via a cosmetic patch over an 8 hour period. Once or twice a week try the Hydra-Smoothing mask which instantly envelops the skin with softness upon application. When it is removed, elasticity is fully restored to the skin. The skin appears smoother and visibly younger. You can leave this mask on to work it’s magic overnight.