05 May What You Need To Know About Dehydration and Chronic Skin Conditions, Psoriasis & Eczema
When we often talk about dehydration and skin, it’s essential to know that there’s a big difference between having naturally dry skin and severe skin conditions caused by dehydration.
Dry Skin vs. Dehydration
Having naturally dry skin is a skin type and can usually be addressed by applying topical skin treatments like moisturizers with hydrating ingredients.
Most people are born with a specific skin type: normal, oily, combination and dry. While our skin type can change over time as we age and seasonally, especially in the winters, it’s not the same as having dehydrated skin caused by a severe medical condition.
Skin problems caused by dehydration are generally associated with skin serious skin issues like eczema and psoriasis. There are a host of reasons why dehydration can be the cause of these skin conditions. Medications, diuretics, frequent urination, excess sweating, and taking too many caffeinated drinks are among the more common reasons for our body to lose more water than it takes in.
In more severe skin conditions, like psoriasis, which causes red, itchy, flakey skin patches, to appear all over the body- it’s a response from the body’s immune system.
The body’s immune system mistakenly signals the body to increase its rate of producing skin cells to replenish the old ones. Due to the overproduction of skin cells and the body’s inability to shed existing cells, a build-up of excess skin cells occurs. This build-up manifests in the form of dry, red, flaky patches of skin known as psoriasis.
The good news is that proper hydration can help to balance the immune system causing it to decrease the overproduction of skin cells, which can minimize symptoms of psoriasis.
Replenishing Electrolytes & Water
One of the first things you can do to address dehydration is to replenish electrolytes and water, which is lost by the use of medications, urination, and excess caffeine and alcohol intake.
You might be saying to yourself, “that seems pretty easy, I can just drink lots of water,” right? Well, that’s not exactly true. Drinking eight to ten glasses of water may not do much good for two reasons.
First, it’s essential to know that the amount of water our bodies need depends on our height and weight, which is different for each person. And drinking too much water can cause you to lose essential minerals that the body needs to function correctly.
More importantly, there’s a second problem: drinking water isn’t the best way to get water and minerals to your cells.
Our cells need to be able to absorb the water and minerals and literally ‘pull in’ the water. To do that, they need to have adequate amounts of organic minerals.
That’s why, unlike other hydration drinks, Hydrus is formulated with nanosomes or tiny lipid-like particles that are similar to those found in our body’s cells.
Many people who are chronically dehydrated and suffer from eczema have found that Hydrus has helped them to relieve symptoms like dry patches and rashes on their bodies.
Most people with chronic dehydration take Hydrus mixed with 16.9 ounces of water first thing in the morning and use it throughout the day, especially before and after working out and going before going to bed.