Do you know Dehydration ages your skin faster?
Dehydration means loss of water, such that skin can't stay hydrated. Healthy skin contains between 10-20% water. When your skin is less than 10% water it is considered to be dehydrated. When skin experiences dehydration, dehydration lines start to come into view. Not only that, but also do you experience symptoms of dryness, flakiness, roughness, irritation, and cracking; hence the look of prematurely aged skin.
With that being said, skin can turn real ugly & age real fast. Various aging problems such as lackluster skin, uneven skin tone & lines/wrinkles will start to show up if we don't start to take action to prevent dehydration. Prevent dehydration is also a step of preventing aging.
Below are the ingredients that are proven to effectively relieve dehydration and signs of aging by boosting skin hydration. So when looking for hydration boosting products, make sure they have the following ingredient boosters.
1/ HYALURONIC ACID
Hyaluronic acid is the main component of what gives your skin structure, and is responsible for that plump and hydrated look. It increases hydration in the skin, which can keep your skin looking fresh, full, and bouncy. Board-certified dermatologist Tsippora Shainhouse once explains, "The collagen in our dermis forms the structure of the skin, natural hyaluronic acid is bound to collagen on one side and links to water molecules on the other, giving skin its plumpness".
Because of its ability to draw and hold water, it can be used as a humectant in your skin care regimen. As a topical product, as long as it is in the right formulation, it will make the skin appear more dewy and younger because it improves skin elasticity.
Glycolipids are responsible for maintaining the stability of cell membranes and assisting in cellular recognition, which is a major part of immune responses for plant or animal. It basically allows cells to connect with one another to form tissues in skin (and in plants, its lipid layers).
Through various findings & testings, the conclusion has been made that Glycolipids is able to restore skin cell health. Matter of fact, it does it so well that it can reverse damages that are commonly tied to aging. Transepidermal water loss increases as we age due to the weakening of skin cells; the results are constant dryness, fine lines, dullness and other irritations due to skin dehydration. Theoretically, by restoring cell health up to 80% of its original state, skin cells are able to hydrate and therefore show as smoother, supple and “youthful” looking skin.
Mainly as a moisturizing ingredient (or humectant), panthenol hydrates the skin. It attracts moisture to the skin and holds water in the skin, allowing the skin to produce moisture and hydrate from within. Other humectants that you may be familiar with include hyaluronic acid and glycerin. Due to the protective skin barrier panthenol creates, it reduces the risk of dehydration and dryness in the skin from evaporation and prevents natural water loss over time. Not only is it important to hydrate your skin using professional skincare products but it is also crucial for your skin to gain resilience by acquiring the abilities to produce moisture in the long run.
4/ ALGAE EXTRACT
Just like Panthenol, Algae also functions as humectants, meaning hydrating & helping skin to attract water. With that being said, keep in mind there are tons of different types of Algae Extracts, vary from different algae such as blue-green algae, red algae, or the most popular one - brown algae. Currently, algae extracts are mostly used as moisturizing and thickening agents, but algae also have great potential to combat skin aging, pigmentation as well as work as an antimicrobial.
Dermalogica offers the ultimate solution booster that contains all 4 of these powerful ingredients: Skin Hydrating Booster.