Skin hydration happens from both the inside and the outside. Your skin is a very large 8 lb organ of 2 square meters. Maintaining soft, supple, radiant skin takes work, time and commitment. Hydration of skin is important for skin health.
Here are the 4 ways to hydrate your skin:
Internal hydration from your diet and drinking water.
Seal in skin moisture with moisturization by applying skin oils.
Apply moisturization with water based creams which place moisture on your skin.
Consumption of fruits, smoothies, water and other foods from your diet hydrates your entire body system, including your skin. This is needed to help your skin detoxify, heal better, and function properly. Read here for more information on dietary hydration and water consumption for your skin.
Increasing the amount of natural moisturizing factor (NMF) in your skin:
NMF is an amazing mixture of amino acids, sugars and other molecules including lactic acid that your skin produces naturally.
It forms a layer within the skin that attracts water, thereby providing a natural level of moisturization and softness to your skin. One of the ways of increasing your skin’s NMF is to use products containing lactic acid, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide for added natural skin hydration.