How Important Is Staying Hydrated ?
We do love a good bit of hydration hype here at Bubu, which is why we’re all for highlighting just how important it is to stay hydrated every day. Not only does it help your body to properly digest food, absorb nutrients, and boost energy (among many, many other benefits); it’s also super-important for plump, healthy-looking skin!
We thought we’d start off with some quick facts about keeping hydrated!
- Up to 60% of the entire human body is made up of water
- The water content of our skin is around 64%
- High and low tides are actually caused by the moon’s gravitational pull
- Regularly drinking water helps to boost your metabolism
- Water helps to cushion your joints, as well as your spinal cord
How does water help your skin?
Just as you feel thirsty when you haven’t had a drink in a while, your skin begins to feel the effects of dehydration too. Without water, your skin cells struggle to create important proteins like collagen. Collagen helps to maintain your skin’s elasticity while giving it that youthful, ‘plumped up’ appearance. While water won’t get rid of any existing wrinkles, it can still help to keep your skin’s day to day functions in check, and helps flush out toxins.
But that’s not all! Some studies have also shown that drinking water helps to improve blood flow around the body, including your skin. Water also helps with your body’s natural detoxification process - there’s some research to say that this could also benefit people who experience acne breakouts as it helps manage the PH balance..
It can also improve your mood too!
Did you know a common side effect of dehydration is low mood and in some cases, anxiety!? While the connection between hydration and mood is still a bit of a mystery, there’s been plenty of research to show that drinking enough water during the day can help lift your overall mood. Self-care made simple!
Give your skin a moisture boost with these hydration heroes
We all know that drinking water is great for your skin, but did you know that there’s plenty of ingredients that help to deliver intense hydration straight into your skin?
If you’ve ever suffered from dry skin, you’ll know that feeling of relief when you slap on a soothing, intensive moisturiser - but normal, combination, and oily skin types still need to keep their skin hydrated too, they just need a lighter formula. Here’s just a few of our favourite products at the moment.
PreCleanse Balm - Dermalogica
This super-nourishing cleansing balm from Dermalogica is infused with a botanical biolipid complex that locks in hydration to stop skin drying out whilst cleansing, it also helps to boost your skin’s natural protective barrier. The PreCleanse Balm also comes with its own gentle cleansing tool, to help lift away makeup and other impurities with ease - pretty nifty, huh?
#soakmewet Hydrating Sheet Mask - Bubu
Treat your skin to a mini spa day with our very own #soakmewet Hydrating Sheet Mask. Infused with hyaluronic acid, this sparkly skin saviour will quench dry and dehydrated skin. Our patented hydrogel formula allows the active ingredients to sink in and straight get to work within minutes - oh, and it’s great for the environment too!
Quench Moisturiser - Freya + Bailey
The clue is in the name here! The Quench Moisturiser from Freya + Bailey is formulated with hyaluronic acid and sea buckthorn to hydrate and refresh your skin. Great for oily skin types, this powerful formula nourishes without clogging pores. You’ll also find an alphabet of vitamins in there too, including vitamin a, b, c, d, e, and f!
...and don’t forget to drink your eight glasses a day!
While the recommended daily water intake can vary depending on your body type, the weather, and your activity levels, around two litres per day is seen as a general rule. Try to spread this out throughout the day, and always make sure to top up after doing any exercise.