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Healthy, Hydrated Skin:
with Guest Editor Corynne Corbett
Why Is Hydration So Important?
There is more to hydration than how many glasses of H20 you consume daily. It is the foundation of overall health. Water is the indispensable element that promotes wellness, beginning at the cellular level of the body. It delivers essential nutrients, vitamins, and oxygen to the cells and gives them the fuel to keep the body functioning at an optimal level. Hydration is responsible for blood pressure and kidney regulation, maintaining healthy heart function, stimulating effective digestion, and lubricating muscles and joints for optimum performance. Hydration is necessary to sustain a healthy body and mind, but it is also fundamental to the health and the vitality of the body’s largest organ, the skin.
The body loses water daily through tasks like breathing, physical activity, and environmental factors in addition to normal skin evaporation. But there is one part of the skin that is more vulnerable than the rest, the face. That’s because facial skin is always on display and directly exposed to the world. When it is well-hydrated, it is soft, supple, and radiant. It also has a great bounce or elasticity. It has a built-in barrier function that acts as a shield defending against environmental assaults and other stress factors. Minimizing water loss and maintaining the balance of hydration in the body and the complexion is essential. Otherwise, dehydration may occur.
Even Oily Skin Can Be Dehydrated
If the body loses more moisture than it takes in, skin dehydration can result. Dehydration is different than having dry skin, which is a skin type, which is generally permanent. On the other hand, dehydration is a condition that means it could be temporary if solutions designed to treat it are successful. The latter situation occurs when your skin lacks water.
It may be difficult to tell the difference between the two on the surface, especially when you look at the symptoms. Dry skin, for example, may feel tight, flaky, scaly, and irritated. But because of a lack of oil, the skin won’t feel or appear oily. Many of the same symptoms may be present if the skin is dehydrated, but they may be accompanied by breakouts or oiliness and dark circles around the eyes, as well as a dull appearance. If unsure, pinch a small portion of the skin on the back of the hand. If it bounces back quickly, the skin is likely dry; if it takes longer to return to its shape, it’s dehydrated.
Dehydration May Be a Year-Round Concern
A lack of hydration can be a year-round issue depending on the global location. Extreme temperatures and humidity levels can trigger the condition. Dehydration may occur in winter because the body’s thirst response is diminished by 40%, and the body doesn’t conserve water. At the same time, sweat evaporates more quickly, and blood vessels are restricted, preventing blood flow to the body’s extremities. In low humidity, which can arise outdoors in desert climates, or due to indoor heat in winter, there is also a risk of dehydration. A humidifier can reduce the indoor issue, but paying attention to water intake is critical overall because the desire to drink is lessened. When it comes to hot and humid weather, the body’s perspiration doesn’t evaporate as well. As a result, the body’s temperature rises, triggering more sweat production to cool the body down, and more water loss occurs.
Water Alone May Not Be the Answer
Everybody needs hydration. There is no doubt that drinking lots of water helps hydrate the body on a cellular level. When you consume H20, it is filtered by the kidneys and absorbed into the bloodstream, bringing hydration to the cells, which benefits the entire body, including the facial skin. Drinking several glasses of room temperature water upon waking each morning, when the stomach is empty, is believed to contribute to good health and longevity in Japan. However, the skin is the last organ to receive the hydration benefits of H20, so it is essential to take additional steps to guard against dehydration. A smart choice is a skincare ritual that incorporates products that increase and maintain water levels. This simple yet effective approach is one of the secrets to Japanese women’s beauty rituals’ success.
A 24-Hour Hydration Solution
Hydration is at the heart of Japanese beauty. Decorté has been leading the way for over 25 years with its bestselling Moisture Liposome Hydrating Boosting Serum, which acts as a 24/7 hydration booster. The patented formula uses proprietary technology to infuse skin with hydration that lasts all day long. It is comprised of biomimetic phospholipids bilayers, which are multi-layered liposome structures created to be compatible with human skin, in a capsule smaller than a human skin cell. When applied to the complexion, the serum rapidly penetrates the skin. It uses a targeted, time-released system to deliver hydration exactly where it is needed throughout the day and night. As a result, the complexion becomes smoother, more radiant with increased elasticity.
A Serum For Every Skin
A gentle, oil-free formula light enough for use by those with oily skin. Moisture Liposome Hydrating Boosting Serum is designed to work for women at every age and stage of their lives and works effectively on every skin tone. Whether the desired result is improved texture and hydration, increased firmness, or minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, and it effortlessly prepares the skin for enhanced absorption and effectiveness of all products applied afterward.
Incorporating Moisture Liposome Hydrating Boosting Serum into the skincare regimen will yield visible results in just four weeks. Why not try it today?
Beauty and lifestyle expert Corynne Corbett is currently the President of The Chic Jones Company and CEO & Founder of Beauty BizCamp®. Corbett has enjoyed a storied career in magazine publishing, with highlights including: Beauty Director of Essence, Executive Editor at Real Simple, Editor-in-chief of Heart & Soul and Mode, Senior beauty, health, and fitness editor at Elle.