Sunday, 21 July 2013

The Beauty Myth: Drinking Water Will Hydrate Dry Skin

Verdict: False

Although it may shock you, this myth really is completely false! There is absolutely no medical or scientific evidence to suggest that drinking water directly hydrates the skin. Now drinking water is incredibly important for overall health, however don't be fooled into thinking any of those 8 glasses a day go straight to your skin.
If you are suffering from dry skin and need a quick fix, reach for a good moisturiser instead of a glass of water. After showing with warm water (showering with hot water will only make the problem worse), apply a good moisturiser onto the skin within 3 minutes. This will not only hydrate the skin but lock in the moisture absorbed from the shower.

When it comes to which type of moisturiser to use, I would recommend using a hydrating serum as well as a cream. Serums are great intensive skin treatments, designed to deliver optimum performance directly to the cells beneath the skin’s surface. My favourite hydrating serum is the Antipodes Hosanna H20 Intensive Skin-Plumping Serum 30ml (£28.00 www.antipodesnature.com / $46.18 www.feelunique.com). Not only does this serum deeply hydrate the skin, leaving it plumped and free of fine lines, it has been scientifically proven to stimulate collagen production by up to 72%.
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