What does drinking water really does for your skin. Water is good for you. In any case, if you drink it. And yes, you need to wash your face, clean your hair, get your hair clean. But is water really so good for your skin? Does it do anything for your skin? I will explain it to you in this article.
This may sound strange, but there are different types of water. This has to do with hardness. Water from the tap contains calcium and magnesium, and the more in the water the harder it is. You can notice your shower, coffee machine and kettle: here comes lime. This is due to water from the tap. Here in the Netherlands we have pretty hard water, which dries your skin more and may irritate your eczema. Mineral water is much less hard, and so is softer for your skin. So you can use mineral water (ie water from a bottle) for cleaning your skin, but you can also filter your own water with, for example, a Brita filter. I do not do this myself (for being honest, it's just water).
You would think that water is moisturizing. Moisture, water, good for dry skin, would you think! But that's not right. Water does not feed your skin in any way. It does not matter. What does drinking 2 liters of water a day with your body. It is in many products, pure as filling (often 85%). It is necessary to wash your hair and body because without water you can not do anything with your cleaners (do some shampoo in dry hair - iew!). Of course, it can also work refreshingly.
Note: I'm not talking about drinking water here! This is necessary and very good for you and your body. Bottled water contains less minerals than tap water. Therefore filter your own tap water.
Well, what does it do? At least nothing special or good, the only thing is that you need to wash your hair, skin and body. You can avoid difficult water, which would also be a bit drastic and unnecessary. But you recognize the following: you have been warm for a long time (or swam to the sauna), and after drying, your skin feels terribly sad, as if it were screaming for a cream. So that's what does water: it dries off your skin. Water that comes into contact with your skin evaporates and then takes up many of the natural oils of the skin. And so it becomes dry. How do you make sure that you just keep using water without getting so dry skin?
Use lukewarm water. Not ice cold, not hot, but something in between. Certainly for your face this is important! Hot water removes much more oils than lukewarm water.
Do not try to be in contact with water for too long. You know the situation I just sketched. Do not shower too long, bath not too long. Water, an essential nutrient.
Do not use excessive soap (and preferably without SLS and SLES) because soap also dries out your skin.
Are you done with water? Dry your skin down and not biting.
Use a good moisturizer after wards. So a nice body lotion for your skin and a good cream or serum for your face. If I do not do this after the shower, I really feel my face crawling after a while, when I speak or smile, it's so dry it is.
If you are in contact with water because you swim a lot, pay extra attention to your skin and hair. Good care, she needs them!