The benefits of water for your skin

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The skin is our body’s largest organ. Just like any other part of the body, it is made up of cells. Cells are mostly made up of water. Without water, the organs will not be able to function efficiently.

If the skin does not get enough water, the lack of hydration will show. Your skin will feel dry, tight and flaky.  Over time, dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkles and fine lines.

Water is lost in large quantities daily and we need to replace it. Ensuring that you drink enough water on a daily basis is useful. Unfortunately, the water that we drink reaches all other organs before it reaches the skin.

Hence it is important to apply water to our skin and keep it there.

How do we keep our skin hydrated?

1. Apply moisturiser on to the skin as soon as we are done with our bath. The skin certainly absorbs better immediately after a shower.

I recently tried Nivea’s in-shower Body Moisturiser. It’s wonderful! It hydrates well, and nourishes without leaving an oily or sticky layer on the skin.

Ideally our skin should be moisturised at least twice a day.

2. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Not everyone will agree that water consumption will improve the skin’s hydration, but it certainly can’t hurt.

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Hyaluronic acid. It is well known as one of the most effective skin hydrating ingredients. Hyaluronic acid attracts and holds water, which is what plumps your skin so that wrinkles and fine lines are less visible. It keeps the skin moist and smooth and promotes a firmer skin tone. It comes in many forms, gels, creams, injectables.

Restylane Skinboosters can be used to treat the face or hands. It works by depositing micro- droplets of hyaluronic acid into the skin to help maintain and restore your skin’s natural moisture content. It improves the skin’s overall quality by providing deep skin hydration. It can also help to improve the appearance of fine lines and even improve acne scars.

How is it done?

A series of tiny injections will be made into the skin using a very fine needle. The process is made more comfortable with an anesthetic called Lidocaine.
Post treatment there may be some redness, swelling or bruising which typically lasts a few days.

The result: Deep skin hydration, with increased elasticity and radiance.

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