How Important Is Hydrating Skin?
We all know how important drinking water is for our internal well-being, but hydration is just as important for maintaining healthy skin. Our outer layer can really take a beating, acting as protection against the environment, pollutants, and multiple other factors that cause it irritation.
All of this, combined with ageing and existing skin conditions, leads to dry skin for many people.
Also known as xerosis, dry skin lacks moisture on the outer layer, leading it to become itchy and uncomfortable. Keeping this dry skin hydrated is the only cure, and by focusing on adding moisture through natural skincare you’ll not only reduce irritation, but improve the overall look and feel.
How hydration can change your complexion
Boosting skin hydration produces a multitude of benefits, as it's essentially giving your body the natural materials to protect and improve itself. Through regular moisturising and utilising natural skincare, your skin will become healthy and plump with improved skin elasticity, helping lessen wrinkles and fine lines.
For those with oily or sensitive skin, hydration is key to helping your skin improve naturally. Dehydration is often a cause of oily skin, as its over-producing oil to compensate, and harsh soaps and drying cosmetic products only make the problem worse over time. Well-hydrated skin is healthier and stronger, enabling it to fight toxins and irritants more effectively thanks to increased cell functionality.
Choose all-natural ingredients (and water!)
With so many cosmetic products today claiming to be naturally hydrating, it can be difficult to filter through the noise and find the right solution to dry skin. Let's start with the basics - water, and lots of it! Aim for at least 8 glasses (2 litres) a day, but bear in mind this is just the first step. For super healthy skin a daily topical moisturiser is also recommended.
Choosing effective skincare should start with considering the ingredients. Natural additions such as manuka honey, aloe vera, and coconut oil bring hydrating goodness with no side-effects, whereas lotions with perfume, colourings, and other harsh synthetic ingredients will only serve to dry your skin further. Many cosmetic products on the shelves today contain majority filler products, with only a drop of an active ingredient like honey.
Manuka honey works wonders
Due to its intense moisturising abilities, combined with anti-inflammatory and healing benefits, manuka honey has long been hailed as a super food for skin. Those with skin diseases or super dray, irritated skin, often find vast improvement after incorporating manuka honey into their skincare routine.
When used in natural skincare and applied directly onto your skin, like the 100% organic skincare range from Clean & Pure, manuka honey can serve as a fantastic source of hydration for dry skin.
All natural products from Clean & Pure
With a sharp focus on supplying only clean skincare created from 100% superior natural ingredients from within Australia, the team at Clean & Pure know all about skin hydration. Browse our range of luxurious organic skincare, or get in touch today with any queries around products for sensitive or dry skin.