As research shows, the ageing process of the skin begins already at about the age of 25. How good our skin will look depends largely on genetics. However, we can achieve a lot on our own by implementing regular habits that help the skin look good for as long as possible. During the aging process, the skin loses moisture very rapidly and it becomes more and more difficult to keep the necessary amount of water in the cells, so it is essential to help the skin to absorb additional moisture. We have found 4 inexpensive ways to do this. All you have to do is review your habits and make some changes in them.
1. Drink enough water
The human body consists of more than 60% water, which means that water is really important for the functioning of the body and its well-being. The first thing that signals that the amount of liquid in the body is not enough is the skin. It remains dry, droopy, and over time begins to develop various signs of aging, such as wrinkles. In order to drink enough water, it is recommended for an adult to take 2-3 litres per day.
Tip: So that drinking water does not turn into a depressing process of counting the glasses, we recommend using glasses with a larger volume. For example, using a 1 pint glass means you only need to drink 4 pint glasses a day, which isn't that much when you think about it.
2. Include fruits and vegetables with high water content in your diet
If you are not a big fan of water and you do not manage to drink the recommended amount of water, then we recommend making changes to the menu. It is possible to hydrate the body with vegetables and fruits that have a high water content. From vegetables they would be cucumbers, celery, radishes, tomatoes, cauliflower, cabbage, lettuce, spinach, etc. While the most watery fruits and berries are watermelon, strawberry, melon, grapefruit, pineapple, etc.
3. Use moisturising skin care products
As the skin ages, its ability to keep water in the cells becomes increasingly weak, so it is important to give it the necessary help with some products. It is recommended to use body care products that contain various moisturising substances on a daily basis. Properly selected products provide the skin cells with the necessary level of moisture and slow down the aging process of the skin. For example, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, lecithin, aloe vera, panthenol, etc. are mentioned as one of the most effective substances that provide hydration.
4. Review your washing habits
It is believed that a hot shower is good for the skin, because the hot water opens the pores of the skin and the necessary amount of water enters the body cells. Turns out that this is not true at all and in fact the exact opposite is happening. A hot shower causes water to evaporate out of the skin, making it dry and scaly. So that daily washing does not harm the skin, it is recommended to reduce the time spent in the shower (spending 5 to 10 minutes) and take a shower in lukewarm water.