At any age, hydration is a crucial factor for the beauty of your skin. Skin dehydration causes many imperfections such as fine lines, wrinkles, tightness and dry patches. Here is how to make sure your skin is hydrated.

Skin hydration

Water in your body brings oxygen to cells and removes toxins from these cells. This process makes it easier for cells in the skin to be renewed. New cells are continuously produced: pigment cells protecting us from UV rays, fat cells… Without water, these cells are not renewed, which leaves dead cells causing dullness and poor healing in the upper layers of the skin that makes up the epidermis.

Water also plays an important role in fibroblasts. Fibroblasts are dermis cells, which is a deeper layer of the skin. Their role is to synthesize collagen, a protein that makes our skin supple and elastic. Water makes up 70% of our skin, therefore it is a major factor in how skin looks.

What to do to keep your skin hydrated

Any dermatologist will tell you the same skin: you should drink at least 1.5L of water every day and 2L if you exercise. This is essential before considering any skin hydration treatment. Environment and temperature variations also affect skin, which is why season changes have an impact on our skin.

Specific treatments such as mesotherapy can promote skin hydration by delivering vitamins, minerals and hyaluronic acid (HA). The HA molecule captures water and holds it in tissues. HA is often used in filler products, because it provides significant hydration, a glow to the skin, tissue regeneration and firmness.

If your skin is dehydrated, Dr.Balti can recommend you specific treatments that will improve skin hydration, tissue vascularization and more.