Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

You’ve heard about the importance of drinking water to hydrate the skin yet no matter how much you drink, your skin still feels tight and dry. ⠀

Sound familiar? The reason why this occurs is that research shows drinking water to be the least efficient way to hydrate the skin.⠀

Why drinking water won’t hydrate your skin.⠀

Did you know that when you drink water, it doesn’t go directly to the skin? Water will run through the intestines, get absorbed into your bloodstream, and then get filtered out by the kidneys. ⠀
At this point, it will hydrate the cells inside the body but to expect it to reach the outside layers of the skin (known as the epidermis), is just not possible.⠀

While you still want to drink 8-12 glasses of water a day since our bodies need water to live, it’s time to let this myth go. Instead, let’s focus on hydrating the skin with proven ways.⠀

1. Leave a hydrating toner damp on the skin before applying a serum or moisturiser.⠀

2. Slip a serum underneath your moisturiser.⠀

Drinking water does not hydrate the skin in the way you’ve always been lead to believe. Skin cells are like fish and need water to live and applying topical hydration with skincare products will always be the most effective way to plump up thirsty skin cells. The result will be dewy, fresh and healthy-looking skin. ⠀