Everything you need to know about hydration - Honestpad

Everything you need to know about hydration

Drinking enough water is crucial to maintaining your body’s well being. 

We've all heard it: Our bodies are made of up to 70% water which makes it essential to the good function of our cells. Drinking enough water will, amongst other things, help to flush toxins, hydrate, normalize blood pressure as well as protect the organs. Skin is the largest organ of our body, however, water will hydrate all the other organs before it reaches the skin. In other words, the epidermis will need a little hydration boost to quench the thirst.  

Don’t get us wrong, drinking water is essential to the skin. It will greatly improve its elasticity, flush toxins, achieve a radiant glow and prevent any excess oil. Our epidermis needs water in order to stay healthy, toxin-free and hydrated. There are, however, a few things we need to do in order to give it that extra moisture it needs. 

Is there a difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin?

Short answer: Yes!

Dry skin is a skin type and lacks in oil. Meaning your skin will have more tendency to be irritated, have blemishes and overall lack moisture. 

Dehydrated skin is a temporary condition that can happen at any given time, meaning that your skin needs water. We could compare it to feeling thirsty or feeling hungry. Dry skin needs to be nourished, whereas dehydrated skin needs to "drink" ,  but it doesn’t mean that it lacks nutrients.

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