Know How and Why Hydration is Good for your Skin

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Sep 25, 2014

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Hydration is important for your skin as it is for the rest of the body. Learn more about the hows and whys of hydration for your skin.
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    Drinking plenty of water daily is crucial for your health as it aids in digestion, circulation, absorption and even excretion. But, does staying hydrated also help with the skin's health? Here are some answers to  questions and the ways to keep your skin hydrated. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    You Lose Water All Day Long

    You should regularly rehydrate yourself as your body continuously loses water every day. Unfortunately, the water you drink does very less to hydrate the skin as it reaches all the other organs before it reaches the skin. So, it is important to provide some care from the outside. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Dehydrated Skin is Vulnerable

    Once you lose a significant amount of water, the dehydration will cause your skin to become dry, tight and flaky. Dry skin is more prone to wrinkling and other damages. It is even more important to keep your skin hydrated to avoid any harm to the skin. Image Courtesy: Getty


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    Skin Needs Water Too

    Just like the rest of the body, your skin is made up of cells that are made up of water. Just like every other organ, your skin needs water to stay hydrated and function properly. Image Courtesy: Getty


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    Use moisturizers to keep your skin hydrated and healthy. Use both day and night moisturizers to ensure 24/7 hydration. Avoid chemical based products and stick to natural and healthy moisturizing options. Apply the moisturizers several times on your skin thoroughly, especially during summer. Image Courtesy: Getty


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    Nourish your Skin

    Drink plenty of water every day to hydrate your skin. Also eat a healthful diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Ensure proper nourishment to your skin. Avoid foods that are processed or oily that may not be good for your skin. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Exfoilate and Hydrate

    Don't just hydrate your skin; exfoliate it to remove the dry and dead skin cells. You can apply moisturizer on the skin to get rid of dryness and cracks. Make sure you do this more often to keep your skin healthy. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Work on Dry Areas

    Work on the dry areas on your skin. If you feel dryness and itching, apply an ointment or cream to get rid of the dryness immediately. With proper hydration and care you will get healthy skin. Image Courtesy: Getty

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