Your Guide to Skin Hydration This Winter
As the weather cools and Winter approaches we can feel comfort in covering up and neglecting to shave our legs and worry less about the calorie intake.
However, winter only lasts for so long and before we know it, Spring is here and Summer Skin Prep begins. Remember that Summer Bodies and Skin are made in WINTER!
We all want glowing skin, not just on our faces but a whole body glow. Our skin is our outer shell, our largest organ and the biggest indicator of our age and lifestyle. If our skin looks healthy it portrays wellness and definitely makes us feel more confident about ourselves.
Skin health is so important! This is why we need to be conscious of caring for our skin. One of the most important aspects of skin health is hydration.
Dehydrated skin is a condition where the skin has limited or lack of moisture in the intracellular system of the skin. Your skin will feel tight, dry and will often get irritated easily and has a lesser ability to heal. The skin sometimes gets flaky and shows dry lines. Your skin’s texture will be rough, not look smooth, and may also get itchy.
Signs of ageing will also be more apparent, wrinkles may be more evident and the skin will lose its plumpness, begin to sag and your complexion will start looking dull.
All symptoms you want to stay clear from. To prevent all of the above, hydration is key.
How to Increase Skin’s Hydration in Two Easy Steps
1) Increase your WATER intake!
Don’t Medicate, Hydrate!
Are you drinking enough water? You SHOULD be! We mentioned it in our last blog but yes we are going to harp on about it.
Aside from our skin being made of predominately water and collagen, water plays a vital role throughout our entire bodies. Up to 60% of the human body is water, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are 83% water. Muscles and kidneys are 79% water and even our bones are watery, with levels at 31%.
Have a read of this great blog post on Mind Body Green here on 10 reasons you should be drinking water. Some of them will surprise you!
2) Increase your COLLAGEN intake!
Collagen is the most abundant protein and the second largest substance (behind water) in the human body. Until our mid - twenties, our bodies naturally produce collagen. As this production slows and eventually ceases, we begin to see the effects of ageing. Replenishing collagen levels will help benefit the building blocks that maintain our hair, skin and nails.
Vida Glow's marine collagen is a fibrous protein extracted from the scales of Deep Sea Red Snapper, sustainably sourced from the Pacific Ocean waters of Australasia.
Marine collagen is usually derived from fish and can be extracted from the scales or skin, at Vida Glow we use the scales as it's richer in nutrients and collagen protein.
Marine collagen works from within to promote optimal collagen function within the body, by delivering essential micronutrients to the collagen matrix below the dermis, in the inner layer of the skin. Vida Glow's marine collagen is a low molecular weight collagen peptide powder, which is highly bioavailable, with an absorption rate above 90%.
Once Vida Glow’s marine collagen is ingested, it is absorbed and distributed by the blood stream via blood vessels, to the deeper layer of the skin where the collagen matrix is located. Here it stimulates fibroblast proliferation, thereby increasing the body’s natural production of collagen.
By consuming hydrolysed collagen, you are increasing the intake of amino acids that produce collagen. Ingesting marine collagen also activates the receptors in the inner layers of the skin which are responsible for hyaluronic acid production, which aids in skin hydration.
Vida Glow's marine collagen targets skin ageing by increasing collagen levels and reducing the symptoms of skin damaged by stressors such as: toxins, poor diets, excess heat or air conditioning and lack of sleep. Numerous scientific and clinical studies have shown that marine collagen significantly increases the moisture levels of the skin, with one such study noting that skin hydration increased up to 91%.
As a result, marine collagen supplementation through Vida Glow, restores your skin’s youthful appearance, improves skin tone and texture, plumps the skin and smooths out fine lines and wrinkles.
Please check out the studies on marine collagen benefits to the skin here.
So make sure you’re adding a serving of Vida Glow’s marine collagen to your glass of water every day.