Hydration levels in your body are constantly changing and it is no different in your skin which can become dehydrated and start to look dull, dry and show signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles.
The surface of the skin has an invisible oil layer which acts as a barrier to stop moisture from escaping. This moisture barrier plays an important role in maintaining your water levels by slowing the movement of water out of the body and regulating the absorption of water into the body.
The pinch test (or skin turgor test) is a quick and easy way to see how dehydrated you are. When pinched hydrated skin rapidly snaps back to its normal position, if it takes its time to return to its normal position then your skin (and the rest of your body) is probably dehydrated.
The role of moisturisers
Moisturiser helps prevent water loss from the skin’s surface, allowing the skin to rehydrate with water drawn up from the rest of the body.
The resulting hydration helps smooth the skin surface. Moisturisers may also help make the skin surface soft and more stretchy.
How can Bio-Oil Skincare Oil help?
Bio-Oil Skincare Oil supplements the skin’s natural oil layer, helping to restore its barrier function and retaining moisture. It acts as an emollient, making the skin soft, smooth and supple while allowing skin to ‘breathe’ properly and maintain its normal physiology.
Bio-Oil Skincare Oil should be massaged in a circular motion into dehydrated skin (avoiding broken skin), twice daily, for a minimum of 3 months. Results will vary from individual to individual.