BWT: helping you care for your skin.

Get Soft Summer Skin!

8.6.2017 9:00   Enjoy the skin you're in!

BWT takes care of your skin

   

As the weather heats up its important to remember to drink enough water to stay hydrated. However, it’s not just your insides that get dehydrated, it’s important to protect your skin from dehydration as well. So how can you tell if your skin is dehydrated? Well, firstly, dehydrated skin is not the same as dry skin (you can read about this at the The International Dermal Institute website).

   

Dry skin is a skin type where the individual is predisposed to inadequate production of the skin’s natural oils whereas dehydrated skin is caused by external factors. There are a number of culprits that can cause dehydrated skin including ageing, environment and lifestyle.

   

As a person ages the sebaceous gland activity tends to decrease which means that the skin will produce less of the oils that help to keep the skin protected. The skin’s ability to regenerate lipids which form a protective barrier also tends to decline. 

  

Exposure to the sun causes the water in the skin to evaporate and can also cause sunburn which damages the skin and dries it out. Air conditioning can also dry out the skin and contribute to premature ageing; this is especially apparent when travelling on a plane. Cleansing your skin with hard water can leave trace elements on your skin which can cause it to become dehydrated.

   

Excessive intake of alcohol can deprive the body of vital nutrients which in turn can contribute to dehydrated skin. Caffeine can also have a diuretic effect dehydrating not just your skin but your whole body. An absence of Essential Fatty Acids can also result in the skin becoming more prone to dehydration.

   

If your skin is dehydrated, Eminence Organic Skin Care says that you may notice that it becomes itchy, this is because the outer layer of your skin is lacking in moisture. You may also notice that your skin becomes more sensitive and takes on a dull appearance.

   

There are a number of ways you can combat skin dehydration. First make sure you drink plenty of water, ensure you have access to a source of fresh drinking water at home, at work and on the go such as our Magnesium Mineralized Water. You can find more tips for staying hydrated in the previous article on

Hydration at Work


 

Make sure you protect yourself while out in the sun by covering up and wearing sunblock. If you are in a room with air conditioning place a bowl of water on a table to release moisture into the air. If you live in a hard water area you can have a water softener installed that will help make the water kinder to your skin. You can find a BWT installer on our Luxury Water® website

      

 

Enjoy the summer and enjoy the skin you’re in.

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