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The Importance Of Keeping Your Skin Hydrated

Keeping your skin hydrated is an essential to its health and vitality. Here at Westlab, we’re all about keeping your skin healthy, and how you can achieve this through skincare and healthy habits. In this blog post we will be discussing the different ways you can help to keep your skin healthy and hydrated this summer, and why this is important. If you’re looking to prioritise your skin's health by making positive changes keep on reading!


Improve barrier function 

As you may know, your skin has a natural barrier that helps protect you from things such as toxins and allergens. It’s important to protect the skin's barrier and keep it functioning normally in order to keep your skin healthy and thriving. In order to do this, your skin needs to be hydrated and well moisturised to improve barrier function and overall health. 

Our bath and shower products are a natural solution to protecting the skin's barrier, and keeping your skin healthy and hydrated.All our salts are rich in magnesium, which is essential for maintaining a healthy skin barrier and even helping to repair and reduce barrier damage.

Our bath & shower gels are free from SLS/SLES which is a common lathering agent that disrupts the skin’s natural barrier. Our gently foaming gels are designed to soften, nourish, and protect your skin as well as providing a hydration to lock in moisture and leave you feeling refreshed and revitalised.


Skin hydration tips 

Now you know just how important skin hydration is, we’re here to provide you with the best tips and tricks on how to keep your skin moisturised and hydrated. We understand that hydration is the key to healthy skin, and we’re huge advocates for everything to do with skin health. 

Here are a few things you can do to improve your hydration levels:

Bathe in warm to cool temperatures 

Cooler temperatures are favourable when it comes to your skin's health. If your water is too hot it can irritate the skin, disrupting the barrier and causing dryness.This stops the skin from being able to absorb moisture properly, which can lead to it becoming dehydrated.

Bathing in warm water however, hydrates your skin and allows it to retain moisture. A warm temperature is ideal for bath salt use too. Our Himalayan bath salts are rich in skin hydrating minerals such as potassium, as well as having a cleansing and purifying effect too. 

Always pat your skin dry rather than rubbing it and add your moisturiser while your skin is still damp to lock in extra moisture and retain that feeling of post-bath skin radiance.


Drink plenty of water 

This ones obvious, but it goes without saying that the key to healthy and hydrated skin is through drinking lots of water! Never overlook the importance of drinking water, especially during the summer months when it's really easy to become dehydrated. Drinking water is vital for your health, and keeping your skin healthy too. 

Use gentle and hydrating skincare products 

Lastly, the key to proper skin hydration is using gentle and hydrating bath and shower products that help to retain the skin's moisture. Here at Westlab, all of our bath salts and shower gels are made using natural ingredients that are gentle on the skin and promote its health. 

For more information about any of our bath and shower products, do not hesitate to get into contact with our team. We’d be happy to help!