QUENCH YOUR SKIN’S THIRST

De­hy­drated skin is com­mon among Asian women but how much do you ac­tu­ally know about skin hy­dra­tion?

CLEO (Malaysia) - - THE BEAUTY BOX -

MYTH 1

ONLY DRY SKIN NEEDS HY­DRA­TION.

FALSE: De­hy­dra­tion is of­ten mis­taken for dry­ness but it is not un­com­mon for nor­mal to com­bi­na­tion skin types to suf­fer from de­hy­dra­tion. Dry skin is usu­ally a skin type that you’re born with, while de­hy­drated skin is a skin con­di­tion caused by en­vi­ron­men­tal ag­gres­sors or harsh skin­care prod­ucts. While skin dry­ness re­lies on in­tense nour­ish­ment to soothe red­ness or ir­ri­ta­tion, de­hy­dra­tion can be re­versed with hy­dra­tion-fo­cused skin­care to limit mois­ture loss, and re­store skin’s mois­ture level and its abil­ity to hold in mois­ture.

MYTH 2

I JUST NEED TO DRINK WA­TER REG­U­LARLY TO HY­DRATE MY SKIN.

TRUE AND FALSE: Con­sum­ing fresh fruits and veg­eta­bles that have high wa­ter con­tent, plus drink­ing wa­ter and fresh fruit juices fre­quently can pro­vide mois­ture to your skin. How­ever, your skin health can still be af­fected if you’re not us­ing skin­care prod­ucts that are suit­able for your skin. In­cor­po­rat­ing ef­fec­tive, deeply-hy­drat­ing skin­care can help to boost mois­ture, re­tain it within skin, and to pre­vent fur­ther mois­ture loss.

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