Water, so simple and so essential and it is your healthy skin’s saviour. Ensure you are consuming enough water to maintain healthy skin. I have a confession to make. Despite being a pretty health conscious person, I’ve always struggled to guzzle. Guzzle water that is. Give me a soy latte or freshly squeezed veggie juice any day, but water? I’d always found the liquid to be a bore, no colour and no flavour.
Struggling as well with dry skin for most of my life, last week a light bulb of sorts went off in my head. “Der?! Maybe one of your struggles is leading to the other? How can you have skin as soft as satin when you’re depriving it of water and life?”
Why Your Skin Needs Water
Here’ the thing. Our skin is a living, breathing organism that needs hydration to help it flourish. All living things, from the humble olive we worship at Botáni to human beings, are made up of cells which require water to keep them hydrated, lubricated, and put simply, alive. We all know that when you deprive something living of water it dies. If you don’t have any friendly neighbours to water your pot plants, you’ll know what I mean! The skin is no different. Fail to ‘water’ it, and it dies, the dead skin cells presenting as dry skin.
Something I’ve discovered my skin loves just as much as water, if not more, is Botani’s Boost Balancing Moisturiser. It’s difficult to explain the relief the lotion gives your skin until you try it, so make sure you get your hands on some now before I stock up for life!
Your Skin Is Thirsty
Your skin gobbles and drinks Boost Balancing Moisturiser up like a soldier who’s spent months in the desert. Upon application, your skin feels immediately hydrated, supple and silky soft but the best part is that your skin stays that way for the entire day. You only need a small amount yet it’s proven to give your skin a 24-hour hydration boost.
I’ve always been terrified of body lotions or oils, but this one has completely transformed my skin and therefore the way I view them. Kind of like water. It’s not so bad when you realise that a few simple sips a day can have so many skin benefits.
I find it challenging to make water a significant part of my day, especially as the weather gets cooler. All I’m craving hot chocolates and hearty soups. But making water consumption a daily ritual has completely changed the way I see the liquid. With little to no effort, what its done for my skin is exciting.
Who would have thought dry skin could be a thing of the past thanks to something I’ve taken for granted for so long? All you need is water and my tip, some slices of lemon on the side to help alkalize your pH and some delicious berries.