Hydration: A Basic Beauty Regimen for Healthy Skin
A woman’s skin will always betray her age. Hairstyle and make-up may, to a certain extent hide the various age revealing factors in a woman’s features but the lines and wrinkles will always manage to tell the truth. Thus, it is no secret that skincare is a very important part of any woman’s beauty regimen.
Hydration is a very important factor in taking care of the body’s biggest organ. Thus man dermatologists and skincare experts will always advise that you drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, not just inside but also especially on the outside. On the average, a person is advised to drink eight to ten glasses of water per day in order to help keep the body properly hydrated.
On the other hand, if you are the type of person who engages in so much physical activity or is exposed to high temperature, then you will tend to sweat more and will require further hydration. You may have to drink four to six glasses of water more than the regular person in order to prevent dehydration as we excrete fluid through the pores and sweat excessively.
This isn’t necessarily bad because sweating as a matter of fact is also advised in the maintenance of healthy and beautiful skin. Sweating will help rid the skin’s pores of deep-seated dirt. Our everyday exposure to the elements, the heat of the sun and the polluted air results to the build up of dust and dirt particles on the skin. Sometimes, it is not enough that we scrub ourselves in the shower or the tub to remove these particles, although baths will also aid in keeping our body hydrated and clean. Dust and dirt that have managed to block the pores will be eliminated as we sweat. This will also help our skin breathe and stay younger looking.
Certain beauty products also help in keeping our body hydrated such as moisturizers, which help the cells retain water and moisture. Many dermatologists advise that women make it a habit to apply moisturizers at least twice in a day.
When choosing moisturizers and beauty products for skincare, it is also important to consider if these products are actually natural and organic. Many dermatologists have developed herbal remedies and skincare products for the use of today’s modern woman. Many experts also advise the use of natural herbs as part of a skincare and cleansing regimen. Herbal, all natural and organic based skincare products are less likely to trigger allergies that will make you itch. It is important to remember that artificial and chemical based products can cause a host of allergic reactions such as blisters and rashes. It is also advised to first test a small amount on the product on an insignificant part of your body, perhaps on your arm, before making your purchase. This way, you can avoid getting massive allergic reactions.
In the quest for beauty and youth, many also resort to invasive procedures such as surgery. However, post surgical maintenance can also be costly and will actually require more from you. In the end, you will always be asked to go back to the basics—cleanse, hydrate and moisturize.
Hydration helps prevent wrinkles and aging and hydration aids in cleansing. Nothing illustrates this fact better than grapes and raisins. We all know how the wrinkled raisin gets its look and its taste after the juices have all been dried out. The same principle goes for beauty and skincare. Once the cells dry out, the cells slowly die and the result is older looking, wrinkled skin, something that we all want to delay, if not totally avoid.