When it comes to hydrating the skin, you need to start with what you’re putting inside your body.
Let’s start with drinking water. It’s the most obvious and the most simple, but believe it or not, the majority of the population don’t drink it enough. We often forget to drink water or opt for something less bland or boring. But since our bodies are made up of 60% of water, its vital to both the inside and outside.
Did you know that when you feel thirsty, your body is already dehydrated? The body loses water through breathing, sweating and digestion so refuelling the body with enough water throughout the day is important for normal bodily functions.
Our skin is the biggest organ on the human body and it is made up of cells, similar to every other cell in the body, skin cells are made up of water. Therefore, lack of water can present itself by making the skin dull, dry and even flaky.
A great way to help you drink water is by setting hourly alarms throughout the day – this can help remind you to drink water even when you’re busy at work, school or running errands. Always have water with you so you keep up your hydration!
Now that you’ve hydrated yourself from the inside out, it’s time to add extra hydration to the skin. A serum is a great way to directly apply moisture to the skin as it absorbs quicker and deeper than a moisturiser.
The Lumiere de Vie Renewal Elixir is our go to and is a superior facial oil that deeply moisturises and reduces the appearance of aging for a youthful glow.
The LdV Renewal Elixir includes concentrated ingredients such as Revinage® which is a proprietary blend Bidens Pilosa Extract, palm oil, cottonseed oil and flaxseed oil which all help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles for smoother looking skin. It also includes Caprylic, a liquid ingredient made from fatty acids found in coconut oil and glycerin. Caprylic is classified as an emollient which helps lubricate the skin and keeps it feeling soft and smooth.
When it comes to skincare, there is nothing more important than suncare, especially in Australia where the sun is harsh. Try and choose a daily moisturiser with a good SPF alongside a foundation with SPF as well, this will ensure your skin is protected throughout the day.
Although sun damage does not show up straight away (besides the obvious burn), it will definitely show up later on in life and the results include wrinkles, sunspots and can cause the skin to become more lax.
Be sure to slap on sunscreen every day, even when it’s not sunny outdoors – although the clouds filter out sunlight, it does not rid of UV rays which is what can cause sun damage. Add an SPF to your skincare routine now or regret it later.