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Hydrating your Skin!

For skin to be healthy, it needs to be hydrated!

As you move closer the equator, and conditions grow hot and arid, skin becomes dryer and more wrinkled. As you move away from equator and towards the poles, skin becomes moister because of the humidity in the air. Humidity gives our skin precious water.

Water is the most important component in skin, and is necessary for 99.9% of all reactions. The biggest way you lose water is through the skin as you perspire. The older you become, the larger the pores in your skin become, and therefore more water is lost through perspiration. Loss of water leads to unwanted signs of ageing like fine lines, wrinkles and dry skin texture. This is why it's important to drink water regularly and consistently.

With the goal to maintain appropriate moisture levels in skin, Senegence reviewed and surveyed high-end cosmetic preparations, and they all had 2 things in common:

  • Water
  • Triglycerides - specifically caprylic/capric triglycerides

Caprylic/Capric triglycerides are derived from coconut oil and glycerin, and come in the form of an oily liquid. The triglycerides are mixed esters composed of caprylic and capric fatty acids. They have a number of useful properties in the formulation of cosmetics and skin care. It creates a barrier on the skin’s surface, decreasing the amount of moisture lost through the skin. Therefore, the triglyceride prevents dryness and also acts as a conditioning agent.

Until next time.

Kisses, Hannah 💋

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