Hydrate Your Skin

Written by Rachel Arieff
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Hydrate your skin through a varied program of diet, exercise, massage, and specialized lotions and creams. As far as diet goes, what you don't eat is as important as what you do. Cut out alcohol and cigarettes, which dehydrate the skin and cause it to look dull and lifeless. Also cut down on junk food, meat and saturated fat, and increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and purified water.

The importance of water can't be stressed enough. Water is truly the key to life; it comprises about 65 percent of the human body. Its absence from our skin yields a dry, rough and wrinkly appearance, prematurely aging us before our time. The good news is that it's easy to replenish the water our bodies lack; just drink up. One to two liters of purified water every day are recommended to maintain proper skin and overall body health.

Other Ways to Hydrate Your Skin

Your skin will reflect the healthier difference of increased water intake, being able to complete crucial cellular exchanges much more efficiently. Skin cells will be both better nourished, and also able to dispose of wastes more effectively. The result is a clearer, softer, more glowing skin tone, with less dryness. You'll also notice fewer clogged pores and pimples.

Other ways to ensure optimum skin cellular exchange are regular exercise and massage. Exercise increases the blood flow to the skin, which helps circulation, eliminates toxins, and promotes proper hydration. Massage is a way of physically stimulating the dermis to increase circulation as well. Hydrating creams specially designed to penetrate the skin are the final front in the effort for healthy, hydrated skin.

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