Did you know that improperly hydrated skin is one of the leading causes of lines and wrinkles? It is also the culprit behind too oily and too dry skin and can be the root of acne, scarring, and sensitivity. But how can you ensure that your skin is adequately hydrated?
Unfortunately, we usually slather on whatever lotion we have on hand without thinking about our skin’s specific needs. Most women look for a moisturizer that doesn’t cause them to break out and stick with it, even if they feel their skin getting tight and irritated throughout the day.
When the skin is not moisturized, it can manifest in some different ways. For example, it might feel tight, and your complexion might peel or show other signs of distress. Other women whose skin does not hold on to moisture can be excessively oily.
This indicates that the surface is not holding onto the moisture that you apply to it or that it naturally produces. If it cannot hold on to the oils that it generates from its glands, it will just keep remaking them. Your skin thinks that it is the only way to maintain hydration.
It will also manifest as premature lines and wrinkles. When the skin does not have enough moisture, the cells will not be full and plump. Thus, making it much easier for the skin to begin to fold, creating those permanent lines and wrinkles we all hate.
This is where Phospholipids and healthy skin come in. They are the leading source of natural, lasting moisture that the surface can hold onto. It is a highly effective humectant and one that healthy, the smooth skin produces on its own. If you are not providing enough Phospholipids, however, a dry complexion will let you know.
This ingredient works by absorbing quickly into the skin, leaving no greasy or slimy residue behind. The skin feels soft down in the deepest layers of skin, individual cells pick up that moisture, and the Phospholipids are locking it in.
When the surface of our face senses that the cells have enough moisture, it will stop producing their natural moisture, eliminating excess oil. As a result, it will also not feel as tight and uncomfortable. Lastly, because the cells are full of moisture, they look plumper and fuller, and lines and wrinkles seem to disappear.
Adding phospholipids into your diet is simple! You can find high concentrations in natural sources such as krill oil, soybeans, and sunflower seeds. They are abundant in egg yolks.
The best source is lecithin, which comes from the yolk of eggs. Incorporate phospholipids with our Ageless Advanced Age-Defying Serum into your routine today for healthy skin.
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Kari Thomas wrote this article.