winter skin myth busters

Winter Skin Myth Busters

People can drink a lot of water but if they have dehydrated skin, the skin is unable to hold and retain the water.

 

 

1. TAKING VITAMIN C WILL HELP KEEP MY SKIN YOUNG

While oral supplementation with vitamin C is important for maintaining one’s overall health, it is not very effective at increasing skin concentrations of vitamin C. This is due to the fact that its absorption is limited by active transport mechanisms in the gut. The most effective method for replenishing vitamin C in the skin is therefore to go straight to the source, and apply it directly to the skin. It is also a good chance to reduce any pigmentation left behind from summer

 

2. DRY DEHYDRATED SKIN MEANS YOU’RE NOT DRINKING ENOUGH WATER

People can drink a lot of water but if they have dehydrated skin, the skin is unable to hold and retain the water. So lack of free water is not a lack of ingested water. When you drink water, it goes through the intestines, gets absorbed into your bloodstream, and is filtered by the kidneys. Then it hydrates cells. When it comes to moisturising skin, drinking water isn’t enough.

 

3. DRY SKIN CAN BECOME CONGESTED

Technically dry skin is lipid-dry meaning it doesn’t have any or very little oil flow. This is what “true dry” skin refers to. If someone has blackheads and congestion they have oil present within the skin, however it just isn’t flowing through and distributing onto the surface of the skin like it should. These people have oils it just isn’t working for them. So really they have a water problem – as fat floats so does oil. So if the oil isn’t moving through, it is because it doesn’t have enough water underneath it. The dryness they are experiencing is an accumulation of dead redundant cell material that is pulling and creating a tight, dry feeling however it is not a true dry skin.

At Integrity Skin Clinic we would love to show you what our range of clinical services can do for you!
If you have questions, please feel free to send a message to Client Services or call 07 3849 4111

 

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