Why is skin hydration important?

Our skin is the largest organ in the human body. Among its functions, it stands out its ability to protect us against external factors, such as bacteria, harmful chemical substances, temperature or solar radiation. The daily hydration of the skin is vital so that we can be protected against these environmental factors and our skin remains young, free of imperfections and healthy.

Here are the most important reasons why you should hydrate your skin:

Improves the protective barrier of the skin:

Hydrating the skin allows the stratum corneum (the most superficial part of the skin) to rebalance its water levels and reorganize its structure, thus increasing its ability to function as a protective barrier. This allows the most delicate areas of the body, such as the face, to be protected against external agents such as the weather, pollution or the makeup itself.

Prevents dryness due to environmental factors:

Our skin must face a multitude of external factors every day, such as pollution, dry wind, or solar radiation. This leads to it drying out, losing hydration, flexibility and protection capacity. Moisturizing our skin every day helps us avoid dryness due to external factors, promoting stronger and brighter skin.

Reduces wrinkles and blemishes:

As we have seen, the lack of hydration of the skin leads to lack of protection against environmental factors, which can accelerate the aging process of the skin, favoring the appearance of wrinkles and imperfections. Therefore, daily hydration of the skin helps us to restore its healthy appearance and natural softness.

We give you some tips to keep your skin hydrated:

  • Drinking water
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Avoid baths or showers with very hot water that can remove the natural oil from our skin.
  • Use creams with natural moisturizing active ingredients, such as Aloe vera or hyaluronic acid, vegetable oils and antioxidant compounds, which help keep your skin hydrated and supple.

At Planthia we have designed several products with natural active ingredients for the care and daily hydration of your skin, we explain them below:

HYDRA is a moisturizing cream for the face, the combination of natural macadamia, olive and sunflower oils, together with its active antioxidants such as vitamin E and coenzyme Q10, nourishes and hydrates the skin in depth, protecting it from environmental factors and resulting in a healthier and brighter skin.

RE-FIT It is ideal for the care of the eye contour, it presents assets such as Aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, sea buckthorn extract, vitamin C and coenzyme Q10 that nourish and hydrate the eye contour fighting against the appearance of imperfections, such as dark circles, signs of fatigue, wrinkles, crow's feet or bags.

The facial toner MASHED POTATOES cleanses and tones your face, while protecting the skin's natural barrier and restoring its pH thanks to the presence of natural surfactants. With ingredients such as Aloe vera, lemon peel oil and red clover flower extract, they will leave a clean, toned and hydrated skin.

Cleansing milk RE-MOVE helps clean and remove makeup from your face while hydrating it thanks to ingredients such as sunflower oil, red algae extract and vitamin E.

And finally SILK the hydrating body butter that leaves your skin hydrated and soft throughout the day. Ideal to use after showering. SILK nourishes our skin with assets such as Aloe vera, shea butter and grape seed oil that deeply nourish the skin, helping to maintain its natural balance and elasticity.

 

If you need more information, we recommend you read the following articles:

Hydration of the skin: review of its molecular mechanisms (https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1473-2165.2007.00300.x)

Exogenous factors in skin barrier repair

Dermocosmetics for dry skin: a new role for botanical extracts

The Science Behind Skin Care: Moisturizers 

 

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