The skin usually has between 10 and 20% water, depending on the type of skin, the ambient temperature, the climate in which we live, the season and the month of the year in which we are and the time of day.
We encourage you to turn the act of hydrating your skin into a conscious exercise in self-care. Hydrating is indeed taking care of yourself, but taking advantage of the fact that you probably have more free time, why not pay yourself a small tribute and take the opportunity to pamper yourself a little longer by lengthening the time you spend hydrating yourself?
Not by drinking more water, your skin will be more hydrated, but it helps.
When we drink water, we first hydrate essential organs such as the kidneys, which will also use that hydration to eliminate toxins more easily.
In a second phase, if hydration lasts longer, other organs and tissues such as those that make up the skin will benefit. In any case, drinking water is one of the daily activities that we can do, because only by drinking water will we guarantee that a part of that hydration reaches the skin.
An exfoliating face mask
Surely you already know that exfoliation is a natural process in which the skin renews its cells, eliminating those dead from the epidermis completely. If our skin is not able to eliminate those dead cells by itself and accumulate, a thickening of the skin occurs.
If the skin does not remove dead cells correctly, it will not be able to absorb the creams that we can spread to improve its hydration.
Over the years, we recommend that you exfoliate the skin from the rest of your body because age directly affects the cell renewal rate. The older the person, the slower that renewal is, and the more likely it is that the skin will flake and become dehydrated because it does not receive the necessary nutrients for its proper functioning.
Hydrate when you get out of the shower
The best time to hydrate your skin is just when you get out of the shower.
Moist skin is easier to hydrate. Because the pores are more open, the moisturizer penetrates better. Thicker areas of skin should be hydrated more often, such as the hands, knees, elbows, and even the soles of the feet.
Yes, use sun protection
It seems impossible, but yes. If you live in a flat with a balcony, on a ground floor with a terrace, or have a small oasis of light in your home, you should protect your skin with sunscreen.
In the same way that in winter, we use more moisturizers to prevent dryness, in spring, as the hours of sunlight increase, we need to ensure the protection of our skin.
Not being able to go outside, exposing ourselves to sunlight does not mean that we should not protect our skin, at least that of our face.
A healthy and balanced diet
The vast majority of fruits and vegetables have high water content. As we mentioned in the first point, water intake indirectly helps hydrate your skin. With fruits and vegetables with a high percentage of water, the same thing happens.