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Hydration Hydration Hydration...what's the big deal?

23rd August 2017

Let's talk about hydration and why it’s vital for great skin...

Our skin is an organ, and just like all the other parts of the body it is made up of cells. Skin cells and all our other cells are made up of water and without water, the organs will not function properly or at their best.

If your skin is not getting sufficient amounts of water, the lack of hydration will make it dry, tight and flaky. Dehydrated skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling. The tell-tale signs of a dehydrated skin are tightness and a lack of suppleness of the skin, or that the complexion appears dull, sometimes grey-ish in colour and lacklustre, showing fine lines and wrinkles more prominently.

The natural ageing process as well as many external factors such as the sun and air pollutants also contribute to the reduction to the skin’s inability to hold water. Water is lost from our bodies in large quantities every day and you need to replace it. In warmer months this happens quicker, so summertime can often lead to a change in your complexion giving it the condition of dehydration. Not to be confused with its “type”, dehydration is a condition of the skin and can be seen even on someone with an oily skin type.

To replace the lost water on a daily basis, we are advised to drink more throughout the day. The unfortunate truth about drinking water in relation to the skin is that water will reach all the other major organs before it reaches the skin. So, it is very important to apply water to our skin and keep it there, this will not only show a considerable visible difference in hydration and skin texture, but it can help to prevent wrinkles too.

When caring for our skin, working from the inside out is always advised and nutrient rich food with plenty of water is recommended, but as is working from the outside in. Good skincare is paramount to a truly well hydrated complexion.

Through years of research and development, Resultime have been looking at ways to aid the hydration of skin through ingredients. Vogue recently published an article on this rekindled beauty trend of Hyaluronic Acid in skincare products and its new ability to now penetrate the skin as the molecular weight is lowered. Resultime is already there offering a complete hydrating range incorporating this ultra-important anti-dehydration ingredient, Hyaluronic Acid to attract and retain water in the skin, in 3 molecular weights that the skin actually needs.

The Hydrating Range contains a Hydrating Gel Cream, an Intensive Hydrating Serum, a Super Plumping Mask and the award-winning Hydrating Cream (Winner of the Beauty Shortlist Awards 2017 Editor’s Choice Award). This treatment cream as well as being enriched with three molecular weights of Hyaluronic Acid and Resultime’s patented ingredient, Vectorised Micro-Collagen, also contains Shea Butter to nourish the skin. Applying a hydrating moisturiser after a bath or shower whilst the skin is still porous and vulnerable to products applied, allows for better absorption.

As the warm summer months draw to a close and holiday glows begin to fade, our skin will be more thirsty than ever. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day will help rid the skin of toxins and aid hydration. Nothing will happen overnight, but a good couple of weeks of increasing water intake teamed with a great hydrating skincare routine should be enough for you to see how hydration affects your own skin and gets you glowing again.