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Boosting Your Skin’s Hydration

Woman applying a moisturizer

One of the golden rules of skincare is to make sure you keep your skin hydrated. Nobody wants dry and flaky, irritated, reddened, or itchy skin, right? One of the key components to avoiding this and achieving healthy, glowing, youthful skin is hydration. That said, achieving and maintaining a healthy level of skin hydration can be harder than one might think. Let’s take a look at some ideas on how to keep your skin hydrated.

Does Drinking Water Help?
It is often said that if you drink enough water, it’ll show in your skin. Sadly, the truth isn’t that simple. There are a lot of reasons to drink a lot of water: it’s necessary for life and it’s healthy to drink a lot of it, it offers a nice refreshed feeling, helps in digestion, helps you regulate your temperature and energy levels, and more. That said, having hydrated skin is unfortunately not on the list of reasons to drink water. When you ingest water, it first goes through the intestines, and is then added to your bloodstream, filtered by the kidneys, and finally hydrating the cells. It can help a little bit with skin cell hydration, but it will make a marginal difference at best. That said, do be sure you’re drinking lots of water for all the other health benefits.

What Does Work Then?
The most surefire way to hydrate your skin is a solid moisturizer. You should hunt for one that matches your skin type; lighter creams for naturally oily faces, and heavier ones for dry faces. If you have sensitive skin, look for hypoallergenic moisturizers. Bonus points if they also have soothing ingredients like aloe or chamomile in them to help treat, prevent, and control any irritation that does come up for sensitive skin types.

You should also minimize your exposure to sunlight, wind, arid environments, alcohol, and long baths. Further, always use an SPF 30 or higher sunscreen when you are going to be exposed to the sun, and if you live in a windy or arid environment, try reapplying a bit of moisturizer after every time you spend any substantial amount of time outdoors.

Your Diet Does Matter, However
Drinking water alone may not be linked to as great an increase in skin hydration as some people like to think, but that said, what you put into your mouth does have an effect on your skin’s moisture levels. Try eating foods rich in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids like walnuts, flaxseed, olive oil, and salmon, to name just a few. You can also find fish oil, borage oil, and flaxseed oil supplements you can take as softgels.

Additionally, and more broadly, you want to be eating a lot of dark leafy greens, colorful, dark fruits, and lean protein in your diet. This tip is less related to skin hydration specifically and more overall health, but staying in good general health is a great way to get that “healthy glow” on your face, and is just a good idea regardless.

sodium hyaluronate is beneficial ingredient in skin care products

INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT: SODIUM HYALURONATE

Vine Vera reviews Sodium Hyaluronate as a skin care ingredient in this article. When you read the side of your ingredients’ label, there are some chemicals that you may not recognize, such as Sodium hyaluronate. The complex names may scare you and make you wonder if you’re hurting or helping your skin. Not to worry though: quite a few of these chemicals may actually be beneficial for your skin. Allowing your skin to retain its necessary moisture and helping you keep your youthful glow for years to come.

Sodium hyaluronate is a sodium salt of hyaluronic acid, which is commonly found in the tissues and is often used to lubricate joints and other body parts. For those who need that extra cushioning in their joints, hyaluronic acid is available as an injection to treat osteoarthritis and also can be used as a lubricating aid for different types of surgeries, particularly those in the eyes.

This material is also found in abundance in younger skin and helps it retain moisture, keeping skin looking plump and free of wrinkles and other signs of aging. As we age, this material decreases in our skin, causing us to appear older and more tired. However, in its traditional hyaluronic acid form it has a hard time penetrating the skin due the large size of the particles, and is only effective for skin care if injected directly as Restylane. This is often not a favorable option, because it can cause irritation to some types of skin and needs to be done regularly in order to retain its effect.

Instead of going for needles, Vine Vera has gotten around this by using sodium hyaluronate. This has the same benefits of hyaluronic acid while being reduced to smaller particles. Due to their decreased size, these particles have the ability to penetrate the skin deeper and give it the moisture it needs. It holds more water than any other natural substance, about 1,000 times more than it weighs. This allows even more hydration to go into your skin while remaining gentle for most skin types.

When you pair a potent ingredient like sodium hyaluronate with other natural ingredients that provide the essential nutrients to keep skin healthy, you can provide the ultimate moisture with the optimum health. The deep penetration of this essential salt can help other ingredients, such as the anti-aging antioxidant Resveratrol featured in all of our Vine Vera products, to get to where it needs to go — such as targeting those fine lines and wrinkles in order to minimize the appearance of aging and return your natural youthful appearance.

Here are several Vine Vera products that feature sodium hyaluronate in their formulas:

Resveratrol Vitamin C Day Cream: Our special salt is paired with Resveratrol,  Oligopeptide-68, Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate), and Vitamin C (Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate) in order to deliver moisture directly to the source while giving your nutrients your skin needs in order to minimize the signs of aging while delivering the ultimate in nutrients.

Resveratrol Sauvignon Blanc Neck and Chest Cream: Vitamins A and E target the signs of aging in an area where we don’t think about looking for them — specifically the neck and chest areas. These are often hit by the sun and can be damaged, but are often overlooked in skincare treatments in favor of targeting wrinkles on the face.

Resveratrol Malbec DNA Midnight Cream: This night formula takes sodium hyaluronate and pairs it with Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Vitamin E and Resveratrol in order to penetrate moisture deeper while you’re sleeping. You’ll then be able to wake up with the ultimate in hydration.

So when you look at your labels and see sodium hyaluronate, don’t be scared of the big words. Instead, look forward to the ultimate in hydration and anti-aging. For more information about our Vine Vera products, click here.