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6 Easy Ways to Keep Your Skin Hydrated

Skincare is an expression of self-love. Your best skin is something that unfolds daily as you commit to it, support it, and it then reveals itself to you over time from that commitment and practice of caring for yourself.

 Probably the most crucial and overlooked step to achieving a clear, radiant skin is the hydration step.

‘Water is the driving force of all nature‘
– Leonard da Vinci

Water forms the basis of the human anatomy- 70% to be precise! Unfortunately, consuming water alone cannot provide enough hydration needed for healthy balanced skin.

Well-hydrated skin is plump, firm and smooth in texture. It has a stronger immunity to irritants and damaging micro-organisms.

A dehydrated complexion, on the other hand, loses elasticity, feels rougher, becomes flaky, itchy, and inflamed. This can reduce the skin’s ability to fight off micro-organisms which can slip through the acid mantle lipid barrier when your skin is dehydrated.

Investment in to your skincare daily routine must be just as important as drinking water!

Here are Amirova’s top 5 tips to help you keep your skin hydrated:

1. Diet

Diet has a large role to play in aiding your skin’s hydration. Increase your intake of water based foods full of electrolytes such as cucumbers, coconut, and watermelon. Also eating good fats such as avocado and flaxseeds which are full of omega. These lipids and water help to make up your acid mantle (your skin barrier).

 

woman taking a shower

2. Shower Temperature

Adjust your shower or bath water temperature to lukewarm or colder temperatures and shorten your exposure levels. Hot water dehydrates and strips the skin and hair of natural oils and may also cause inflammation. Cold showers, on the other hand, improve the firmness of your skin.

 

3. Sleep

Sleeping beauty is a thing! Skin regenerates while you are asleep.  Thus increasing its ability to absorb ingredients therefore is more receptive to your skin products while you are sleeping.

 

4. Hydrating Cleanser

Cleaning your skin with a mild ph balanced cleanser will eliminate impurities that build up on the skin throughout the day. We recommend glycerin, aloe vera based products which prevent dehydration we love the calming effect Dr.Spiller Aloe Cleansing Milk leaves on the skin. Both hydrating and moisturizing they prevent water loss occurring.

 

5. Hydrating Serums & Moisturisers Suited to your Skintype

Layering products, serums and moisturizers will help to lock in extra hydration. Choose serums with hyaluronic acid, sodium PCA or Panthenol.  We recommend Amirova Cosmetic Radiance 10%. Applying a plant based oil moisturiser such as Dr. Spiller Collagen Cream with avocado oil locks in moisture to prevent dehydration. If you aren’t sure what sort of products are right for you, our staff can help you find the right skin regime to suit your needs.

 

Yvonne Culhane performing a facial at Amirova Cosmetic Clinic

6. See your Skin Specialist for a Hydrating Facial.

Our go to solution for the ultimate hydration boost is the Enzyme Collagen Facial. It helps to restore your skin’s protection barrier by providing amino acids necessary for producing collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.  The enzymes restore the epidermal water levels back to 10-12% which is necessary for desquamation (skin cells shedding). We customize the levels of hydration and antioxidants depending upon the skin’s requirements. This treatment will gently remove the build up of dead skin cells and layer hydration into the skin leaving the skin plump and firm. The treatment uses Aloe Vera, Hyaluronic acid, and B5 combined with a specific concentration of fatty-acids from plant oils that effectively reduces skin surface tension and acts as a vehicle by increasing permeability. This allows the antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and nutrients to travel past the skin barrier and sets up the skin to carry the active ingredients into the next phase as well.

For Mother’s Day we are offering the Enzyme Collagen Facial, along with a complementary introductory skin care gift pack for $180. Valid until the 12th of May, 2019. Contact us on 02 9071 8511 or info@amirovacosmeticclinic.com.au to book now!

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