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It may seem like a straightforward topic in body care, but do you really know what body hydration is? The skin constantly needs to replenish the water and nutrients lost throughout the day, or else it can develop problems such as exacerbating dermatological conditions and premature aging.
This replenishment occurs through hydration, using products with proven effectiveness and appropriate concentrations for each skin type. Want to learn more about body hydration? Let's delve into it below!
Understanding How Body Hydration Works
The skin is the body's largest organ, with the function of protecting internal organs from external harmful agents, such as weather conditions, while also providing flexibility and sensations to the body. It consists of three layers: the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis, with the epidermis being the outermost layer.
Above the epidermis lies the cutaneous barrier, a layer composed of fats, especially ceramides, that serves as protection, retaining hydration. There is also the stratum corneum, responsible for keeping fluids within the skin.
When these layers are compromised, dryness and its associated symptoms, such as itching, irritation, flaking, redness, among others, can occur. Thus, dry skin on the body indicates difficulties in retaining hydration and water loss, which reflects a lack of health and the ability to perform protective functions.
On the other hand, well-hydrated skin, in most cases, represents a healthy body because the balance of water in the body supports the functioning of all cells and bodily functions, in all layers. When it is hydrated and healthy, it becomes much less vulnerable to external aggressions.
Best Hydrating Ingredients
In addition to water intake, dermo cosmetics are excellent sources of hydration for the body. They act on the deeper layers of the skin while addressing issues directly.
Hydrating products have the power to introduce hydrophilic components—those with an affinity for water—into the outer layers of the skin. They also form an occlusive film on the stratum corneum, preventing water evaporation.
Among the best ingredients for maintaining healthy and hydrated skin are HYPSKIN®, a bioactive from marine algae that reinforces the cutaneous barrier; panthenol; Aloe vera extract; shea butter; and vegetable oils. They have high moisturizing power and genuinely treat the skin.
So, investing in a hydration cream with these ingredients helps strengthen the cutaneous barrier, reduce dryness symptoms, increase firmness, and improve the appearance of the skin.
All these benefits can be provided by the Calming Body Cream, Creamy's new body moisturizer. It can be used for all skin types, offers prolonged hydration, and has a quick action, with a lightweight texture and fast absorption.
3 Tips for Keeping Your Skin Hydrated
There's no denying the importance of hydration for the skin. However, how can you effectively incorporate it into your body care routine? Let's teach you in three simple steps. Check it out!
- Avoid Hot Showers
Hot showers are relaxing but can also be quite harmful as they strip away the cutaneous protective layer. Without it, the body may produce more sebum to keep the skin moist and protected, or dryness may occur.
This is because, contrary to what many people think, oiliness and hydration are not synonymous. Oily skin can still be dry and face problems related to it. Therefore, opt for lukewarm showers and use soaps recommended for your skin type.
- Hydrate Your Skin at Least Twice a Day
Choosing a dermo cosmetic with good ingredients is not enough; you need to use it consistently. We understand that many people are lazy about moisturizing their body, but it needs this care to stay healthy. Therefore, try to use the product at least twice a day, in the morning and at night.
In times of cold weather when the skin gets drier due to the climate, and in summer when it's more tanned, consider increasing your care. Even if it's not immediately after a shower, you can moisturize the driest areas sporadically.
- Stay Hydrated with Water
It's one of the best ways to hydrate the body. Applying creams daily won't be very effective if your water intake is low because the body's primary hydration comes from within. Experts recommend an average of 2 liters per day for an adult. So, grab your water bottle and stay hydrated!
Keep Your Body Skin Hydrated with Creamy!
Do you now understand what body hydration is? Now that you know why you should invest in a good body moisturizer, rely on Creamy to choose the best products.
Our hydration category offers a range of dermo cosmetics with intelligent formulas and balanced ingredients for all skin types. Don't skip this step in your skincare routine; make the most of it!