Healthy Skin Starts with Hydration

Keeping your skin hydrated is vital not only for the health of your skin but without enough water your body simply won’t function properly. The skin is largely composed of water (roughly 70%) and has its own natural mechanisms to maintain correct hydration levels and protect against external elements, i.e environmental toxins, pollution, etc. Without hydration the skin will start to age and product fine lines, wrinkles, loose elasticity and become thin and transparent. 

So how do we keep our skin hydrated? Most of us know that we must drink a lot of water, at least 2 liters a day. And depending on the weather, exercise regimen, etc, you may need to drink more. The skin plays a very important part in the health of your body and water plays a key role in the maintenance of healthy skin.

In addition to drinking water we must do more to keep the skin hydrated. Using moisturizers, hyaluronic acid, night creams and sunscreen is all part of a regimen that you must do consistently on a daily basis. 

Each day I start my regimen by washing my face then applying hyaluronic acid, moisturizer and SPF. Many people think that hyaluronic acid has acid in the product, which is not true. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring polysaccharide (carbohydrate) in the human body. It exists in the spaces between skin cells, providing moisture, plumpness, firmness and suppleness to the skin. It is also found in the eyes and in the joint spaces, where it acts as a lubricant and absorber. Over time we lose our natural ability to produce hyaluronic acid which is why it's important to apply this with a serum. Moisturizer helps keep the skin from losing elasticity and firmness, which over time can cause wrinkles at a faster pace than if you weren't using it. Moisturizer repairs, protects and circulates (blood) for your skin to replenish on the surface.

There are a lot of moisturizers and hyaluronic acids products out there and it may be overwhelming to find what is right for you. Pearlesque Box will include these products over time to help you discover the perfect fit for your skin type. 

Healthy, nourished skin will thank you later!

~Rochelle Truxal