Everyone should know that moisturizing the skin is done from the inside of the body, but also from the outside we can help stop evaporation using moisturizing creams or gels.
In order for your skin to be hydrated, you need to drink water or make infusions throughout the day. There is no general optimal amount, each person has his needs, but we can say that between 1 – 1.5 l. It would be normal.
In addition to water, people need to eat fresh vegetables and fruits because they play a very important role in hydrating it. Reduce the consumption of salt and alcohol because they cause “our body to dehydrate” in an attempt to compensate we lose more the water.
When it comes to skin care on the outside, it is just as important to apply the right products as avoiding harmful cleansing routines, such as cleansing the skin with irritants that can alter the lipid layer and promote excessive dehydration or exfoliation. Exfoliation should be done 1 or 2 times a week and always gently.
The best products for moisturizing the skin are the natural ones or those that contain moisturizing, “occlusive” substances or components that our body needs:
- Hygroscopic or wetting substances. Their role is to retain water present in an emulsion or in the environment (glycerin, sorbitol and propylene glycol). These substances help to preserve the degree of moisture generated by skin perspiration.
- “Occlusive” substances. Specialists in the field say that they prevent the evaporation of water (Vaseline, lanolin, beeswax). They create a film that prevents water from evaporating from the skin and allows water flowing from inside the body to remain in the epidermis.
- Other substances: Collagen, hyaluronic acid, ceramides, vitamins A, B, E, C and D.
People whose skin is dry, red, tight or scaly should know that their skin is in clear signs of dehydration. We must keep the skin hydrated in optimal conditions, because with this action we will strengthen our protective layer, thus avoiding infections and other problems.
In conclusion, you can keep your skin hydrated when you include a good amount of fluids in our day and by applying creams / products that help to lose water.