Sunday, November 11, 2007
Many people are under the misconception that dry skin is the cause of their wrinkles.
While dry skin is not the cause of wrinkles it can make the skin look aged simply because of the complexion of the skin when it is dry.
Having dry skin certainly won't help to keep it looking youthful and the fact that the skin is overly dry means it is lacking something, either in the fact that it needs more hydration or because of a lack of sufficient exfoliating.
The way to make the skin not appear quite so dry, and along with that look younger, is to ensure that it is well moisturized.
It is also vitally important to ensure that it is well hydrated and that must come from within.
The best way to do make sure that your skin is sufficiently hydrated is to drink enough water throughout the course of the day so that your whole body is well hydrated and your skin will become a reflection of that healthy state.
You should be drinking water throughout the day in smaller amounts, rather than trying to meet your daily recommended limit by drinking large amounts at one time.
By getting sufficient water your skin will look translucent and clear.
There is another reason why your skin might appear to look dry even though you might be getting sufficient water to remain hydrated and that is because of the build up of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin.
These dead skin cells can make the skin look dry when in fact it is not dry at all.
By exfoliating your skin and removing the dead skin you will get a better view of the real condition of your skin and this will also allow you to moisturize the skin better.
So a combination of sufficient water intake, good exfoliating of the skin and a good moisturizer can do wonders for your skin condition.
Posted by Zailan at 4:15 PM