Regular and thorough hydration is the key to natural beauty.

For me, skin hydration is the connection between inner and outer care and should definitely not be underestimated. Regular and thorough hydration is the key to natural beauty.  

A person's skin says a lot about them, and it is necessary to  care for it thoroughly, especially hydration! As our skin ages and is exposed to negative effects such as tanning, various lifestyle choices, sleep deprivation, stress, dry air, etc., it stops producing sufficient amounts of natural oil. Subsequently, it loses the ability to retain water. A consequence of this is wrinkles, loss of elasticity, dryness, a rough surface, and the overall appearance is similar to that of  a dry plum... And because we are constantly exposed to these negative factors which cause a lack of hydration in our skin, we should actively seek to control and increase  hydration. 

The skin's state is reflected by a proper lifestyle and a sufficient supply of fluids, so regular drinking and proper nutrition are absolutely necessary in the pursuit of beautiful skin. I found oils (olive, argan, macadamia, coconut, evening primrose, jojoba, etc.) to be most helpful. Their use helps nourish the skin inside and out. Another delicacy that satisfies my taste buds, heavily hydrates, and bids wrinkles farewell is avocado. 

My personal favourite for external use is shea butter. It has strong regenerative and anti-inflammatory effects. It is often used to heal skin diseases, acne and wounds. The advantage is that after application, it quickly absorbs and it hydrates for a long time. Another miracle for skincare is Aloe Vera. Juice from this rare plant has magical effects on the skin. It evens and softens the skin. Whether its task is to heal acne, wrinkles or scars, Aloe Vera is always a crucial item in  my fridge. Here I have introduced natural helpers for skincare which I personally use. Now, let's get into all the miracles in precious bottles such as hydration serums, creams and masks which promise only the best for our skin.

Hydration products help create a barrier between our skin and the environment and thus stop the influence of harmful substances. Hydration creams do not only hydrate your skin, but they also have other effects. They create a protective film on the skin, are absorbed into the skin amongst the epidermis cells where they prevent water from escaping the skin and thus reduce skin dryness. Serums are also very effective and have a perfectly balanced content of hydrating and active substances.  If you wish to provide your skin  with higher hydration levels and nourishment, I would recommend using a face mask. Our skin needs moisturising and hydration regardless of our  age and skin type. 

For  correct hydration and protection of your skin throughout the day, I found the ionising spray ION Mist with the Camellia essence to be the most helpful. It protects the skin not only  against negative influences, but also deeply hydrates, and its usage has become an integral part of my daily routine and an ideal supplement to skincare. It also works brilliantly as a make-up fixer without damaging it. I could sing songs about the magnificent smell of the Camellia essential water and the nourishing substances which brighten your skin.☺

Skin hydration definitely has rules that are good to know, because the truth is that every woman longs for flawless and beautiful skin, but unfortunately not all care for their skin as it truly deserves as they age. .  Everything is all about discipline and regularity... After a couple of gym visits, you won't have a six-pack either, right? 

It is pleasant to make a  ritual for skincare. Then, you can look forward to it each day. To make this ritual as effective and pleasant as possible, I recommend incorporating into it the RECLAR peeler. It has become an integral part of my skincare routine. With its blue and red - light therapy, the RECLAR peeler takes care of deep absorption of all the precious serums, creams and masks or those natural oils or  butters. It maximises the effects of these hydrating miracles.

I can also heartily recommend visits to a beauty parlour and dermatology clinic. Pay attention, however, because nowadays, there are plenty of beneficial products but also harmful ones, so seek an experts' advice about what is best for your skin. 

To give you my most valuable advice, I do not need to be an expert...

BALANCE is the key to success.

The author of this article is Vilma Baum, professional make-up artist and lecturer at Make-up Institute Prague.