Your skin is the largest organ of your body that requires more attention then you might have thought. It protects our inner selves from the outside world filled with pollution and free radicals. It works to keep body temperature in control and prevents loss of water. But what happens when our skin isn’t hydrated?
When your largest organ is thirsty is is dehydrated, just like you might think of yourself in the summer heat. It is more likely to irritate, act sensitive and the biggest oh,my! Is that it is more likely to age faster. Is is EXTREMELY important to moisturize, even if you have oily skin. Because hydrated skin is beautiful skin that will less likely develop wrinkles and flaws over time. To replenish skin externally it is essential to use a moisturizer which penetrates the skin’s outer layer. Antioxidants will act helpful in this situation by fighting free radical damage. You should look for ingredients like: Rosehip (Rosehip & Ginger night cream), Aloe Vera (Found in all our creams), Chamomile, Papaya etc
Creams and lotions containing oil and water-soluble vitamins, in particular vitamins A, B, C, and E, will promote healthy cell growth. A recent addition to moisturizer formulas, the antioxidant co-enzyme Q10, when combined with vitamin E, promotes effective cell growth properties (Found in our Watermelon & CoQ10 moisturizer).
Of course, proper nutrition, plenty of sleep, outdoor exercise, and drinking at least six to eight glasses of water per day are essential for healthy, well-hydrated skin. But just drinking water will not always keep you hydrated. The body requires certain minerals called electrolytes to carry the water into the cells of the body. The best way to get a proper balance of electrolytes is to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Flavonoids are also required to maintain healthy skin. Flavonoids are the group of plant pigments that give colour to fruits, flowers, and some vegetables. Great dietary sources of flavonoids are citrus fruits, berries, onions, green tea, legumes, parsley, and sage. Flavonoids slow down the destruction of collagen (the protein that structures skin and blood vessels), preventing and decreasing wrinkling, loss of skin elasticity, bruising, and varicose veins. Simply put, foods such as fruits and beans can slow down the aging process.
Remember, you can age gracefully and healthy and your outlook will reflect the youthful way you feel inside!