What if skin cells do not have enough water?
Skin cells, like all cells in our body, are made up of water and without water they cannot function properly. If skin cells do not have enough water, the damage will make itself known by turning your skin dry and flaky, making it feel tight and uncomfortable, decreasing elasticity, resilience and firmness, and increasing susceptibility to fine lines and wrinkles. Water replenishes the cells, and makes your skin plumper, suppler, and more radiant. Hydrated skin also ensures a healthy protective barrier. Our protective barrier is there to protect us from the harmful elements in our environment that are often unavoidable – pollution, sun and UV radiation and extreme temperatures, cigarette smoke, dust and smog. Without protection, these environmental factors can exacerbate water loss causing further dehydration.
Our skin is more prone to dryness in extremes of temperature but keeping skin hydrated is important all year round.