Keeping the body well hydrated, both inside and out, is of the utmost importance. Internally, appropriate hydration levels help prevent dehydration from occurring; externally, it keeps the skin soft and pliable. Even if you drink plenty of water, if your body is not utilizing it correctly, all of the layers of skin may not receive the hydration needed. Drinking water is the best way to keep the body hydrated-if you don’t like the taste of plain water, try adding lemon or cranberry to it, which will also provide pH-balancing benefits.
Dehydrated skin actually stems from internal hydration. When the body is deficient in water, the organs become dehydrated, too, as does the skin. If your skin is dehydrated, very fine lines may be present, the overall skin color will be flat and the skin will feel dry and inflexible.
More times than not, dry skin is cleansed with soap or too drying of a formula, which can pull and stretch skin. Try using a body wash formulated to hydrate skin. Olay’s Ultra Moisture Body Wash is a conditioning body wash that contains a unique blend of ingredients like petrolatum, shea butter and over a jar of Olay moisturizers to enhance moisture starting in the shower. Follow with Olay’s Ultra Moisture Lotion and your skin will be beyond soft and smooth.
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