Inspired by my Panasonic Ionic Facial Steamer, I would like to share my thoughts with you on skin hydration.
Everyone knows that hydration is one of the most crucial elements in maintaining a healthy glowing complexion. It’s not just for the aesthetic reason that we should strive for beautiful hydrated skin. In order for the skin to protect our bodies from UV radiation, microorganisms and toxic agents, it must be kept adequately hydrated. Hydrated skin will remain flexible and allow our protective barrier to remain intact. If skin is broken, environmental factors can damage our bodies and cause exacerbated water loss, feeding a cyclical pattern of more damage due to further dehydration.
Hot weather and air-conditioning are one of the biggest culprits for causing the moisture in our skin to be lacking. Coupled with bad weather due to the Indonesian haze finding its way into Singapore territory, you’ve got the perfect environment for skin problems to start surfacing. As such, a lot of people are rushing to the doctors and spas to get a good hydrating facial to prevent wrinkles and blemishes. If you suffer from acne, dermatitis or eczema, dry skin can make your condition worse.
Luckily, maintaining a hydrated skin many not necessary equate to expensive treatments or spa sessions. In this post, I’ll share with you some ways to keep your skin hydrated including a video sharing my DIY hydrating facial routine.
Firstly, make sure you stay hydrated. There is no fix amount of water to drink as it varies from person to person based on your health and your activities. Fluid loss increases with temperature, humidity and physical activity, and your fluid intake requirements increase correspondingly. A good gauge is to drink enough water so that your urine is no longer yellowish but comes out clear. If you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated.
Take more fruit and vegetables as have a high water content so they also contribute to hydration.
Avoid alcohol: its diuretic qualities cause dehydration.
If you play sports or exert in any way, you should drink before, during and after activity, as a great deal of fluid is lost through sweat. Remember that sports drinks can help replenish minerals and glucose levels as well as lost fluids.
Use moisturising creams and serums on your skin to rehydrate the upper layers of your skin and prevent further moisture loss.
Avoid exposure to the sun when it is at its highest – between 12 noon and 4 pm – as this is when it is most damaging to the skin. Always use sunscreen with UVA and UVB filters to prevent premature skin aging and damage from solar radiation.
Once or twice a month, you can do a DIY Hydration Facial. A useful gadget to have for home facials is the Panasonic Ionic Facial Steamer. With this steamer, you can achieve results similar to an aesthetic salon without leaving your home or shelling out hundreds of dollars for expensive packages. It works by producing hot nano-ionic steam which moisturizes and deeply cleanses your skin. Because of the nano technology, the steam is much smaller and can penetrate deeper into your skin to increase hydration effectively.
Please watch the video for the in-depth explanation on how I do a DIY hydrating home facial. You will also gain insight into my current favorite list of hydrating products.
A good steam facial can open up your pores and let out impurities. Moist heat hydrates skin, boosts circulation, and brings oxygen to the facial area. Steam loosens debris and softens skin so pores can unclog and appear less prominent. With Panasonic Ionic Steam, it’s also brings added hydration because the nano size steam is able to penetrated deeper.
I’m hope these tips as well as the sharing of my DIY Hydrating Home Facial routine will help you keep your skin hydrated and healthy!