Start filling that water glass, because combating dryness is agenda item number one, ladies.
Chronic dehydration can exacerbate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as speed up their formation. As your body moves into its 40s and beyond, it becomes more and more difficult to retain water (which may feel like a good thing – bye bye bloat!) but in fact it means you should be drinking more water than ever before to ensure your body and skin stay hydrated.
But combating dry skin is easier said than done. Here are a few things you can do to get dry skin to hit the skids.
1. Use a humidifier in the winter. Set it to around 60%, a level that should be sufficient to replenish the top layer of the skin.
2. Limit your shower time to 5-10 minutes a day. More frequent showers may strip the skin’s oily layer and deplete moisture.
3. Say sayonara to scented soaps – if you’re using a soap or cleanser, stick with something simple and unscented like Kindra's Soothe Bath Soak. It's specifically formulated to consider the tender skin of women experiencing vulvar/vaginal discomfort or shifting vaginal pH during midlife and doesn't irritate sensitive intimate skin.
4. Add Kindra’s Core Supplement to your wellness regimen, and you’ll not only enjoy restful sleep and increased mental clarity, but you’ll also give your skin added suppleness from the inside-out with these antioxidant-packed pills.
5. Practice mindful self-care, down there, with Kindra’s Daily Vaginal Lotion, formulated with skin-critical vitamins and restorative lipids known to support skin hydration.
6. It may seem like a no-brainer but be sure to apply moisturizer immediately after bathing or washing your hands. This helps plug the spaces between your skin cells and seal in moisture while your skin is still damp. Additionally, apply the SeeMe Smooth Out Recovery Serum to the back of your hands for a smoother and more hydrated look.
7. By far the most common and obvious way to combat dryness is drinking more water. But how much is too much? If its anything less than 11.5 cups, it’s not enough. For those keeping track, that’s 92 oz – just under a gallon – far more than the 64 oz we’ve long been told was sufficient. And while the majority of that intake SHOULD be water, it’s important to note that water is found in many of the foods and other beverages we already consume, so don’t feel bad if you throw a glass of wine in the mix. It’s still important to treat yourself, after all.