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Talking About Hydration

15 June 2021

Author

Linda 

this Girl wants founder. 

Did you know: only 13% of the water we drink reaches our skin.

In fact: the biggest contributor to hydrated skin is Essential Fatty Acids. Imagine your skin's barrier like a glass of water out in the sun, what happens?


By the end of the day, it evaporates. But add oil to the surface, the water stays locked in. This is why EFA's are so important for locking in that water to create healthy, plump, glowing skin.

 

The tricky thing with EFA’S is that our bodies do not produce these by themselves. Unfortunately you do have to rely on diet and supplements to get your daily dose of these (eating fish once a week isn’t enough) but trust me, adding this into your skincare journey will help to support and improve your skin.

Here’s just a few foods that are beneficial for improving your EFA intake:
Flaxseed
Fish such as (Mackerel, Herring, Salmon, Sea-bass, Sardines, Trout)
Chia Seeds
Walnuts
Oysters
Seaweed
Hemp Seeds

 

Of course there are clear benefits that come with plenty of water though.
 

Beyond Wrinkles: Drinking enough water can help keep your skin plumper, which can slow the aging process. Plump skin also helps hide current signs of aging, so that any wrinkles you already have are minimized. Water helps your skin maintain moisture, which increases your elasticity. The more elastic your skin, the fewer wrinkles you’ll see. 

 

Smaller Pores: Our pores can get clogged and enlarged throughout the day. The more water you drink, the better the balance of oil and water on the surface of your skin. This can help reduce your pore size, decrease acne breakouts, and reduce blemishes.
 

Adult Acne: It’s estimated that between 40-45% of the adult population age 20-40 has acne. It’s a common skin issue that can be helped by drinking enough water. Water can help flush toxins from the skin and shrink your pores, making them less likely to clog and cause a pimple.

 

Sunburn: Drinking more water can help speed up the healing process for your sunburn. Yes, you’ll still want to have plenty of Aloe Vera on hand, but drinking more water can also help. 

 

Note to self: Have another big glass of H2O and include more skin loving EFA's in diet