The main function of the skin is to act as a protective barrier, isolating the body from external pollutants. One of the key factors in maintaining this barrier function is proper hydration of the skin.

Normally, in young skin, the water content in the outer layer of the skin is between 10-20% of the total water content in our body.

Below 10%, the skin becomes dry, more fragile, rough, dull, and more prone to skin diseases. It can also cause a feeling of tightness, present scattered scales all over its surface, fine wrinkles (dehydration lines), often accompanied by itching and stinging.

There are various factors that affect this hydration, such as cold weather, sun exposure, or as is happening now, the continuous use of disinfectant products. Have you noticed your hands being drier these days? We provide you with some tips on how to hydrate them correctly.

- Always apply a moisturizing cream after washing or disinfecting your hands.

- Hydrate your skin from the inside. Aim to drink a minimum of 7 or 8 glasses of water a day.

- Follow a balanced and healthy diet. Keep in mind that a diet rich in vegetables and fruits will help hydrate your skin through water and vitamins.

- After showering, do not completely dry your skin. Leave a small amount of water and if possible, apply some natural oil over that water. By doing this, the oil acts as a barrier to prevent your skin from losing water.

And what about skin nutrition?

When our skin is properly nourished, we strengthen its natural barrier.

Nourishing creams made from natural oils, such as olive oil, sweet almond oil, or shea butter, provide lipids that significantly improve the appearance of the skin. Likewise, a nutrient-rich diet will be very beneficial for our skin.

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