Have you noticed a loss of radiance in your skin? Do you feel skin discomfort, itching, redness or a tight feeling on your face? All of these signs can be caused by the drying out of your skin caused by dehydration. All skin types; mixed, dry or greasy may be affected by this phenomenon.
Providing your body with the natural elements essential for better overall health is imperative if you want to maintain a perfect balance.
A priori, one might think that there are no links between two of these very different organs: the intestinal microbiota and the epidermis.
And yet, they are intertwined via a physiological connection called the gut-skin axis. The microbiota, these sets of micro-organisms, bacteria, viruses and fungi sheltered within different areas of the body, the intestine and the skin, are intended to fight against external pathogenic attacks.
If an imbalance occurs in these microbiota, the consequences are quickly felt with the appearance of different forms of inflammation, irritation and even certain pathologies. Hence the importance of including food supplements targeted to the balance of the intestinal microbiota in a daily health routine.
Why does skin become dehydrated?
In an adult person, the total body weight is made up of 65% water, which is present in each of our organs, tissues and cells. Our skin is no exception, so it needs water to maintain its tensor power, its natural radiance and its elasticity.
Naturally protected by a hydrolipidic film, the upper layer of our skin helps us reduce the evaporation effect of the water contained in our epidermal cells.
When the microbiota of the intestine and the skin are unbalanced, deficient or attacked by various external and behavioral factors, then an alteration in the process of reducing evaporation appears, the water no longer makes its transition correctly between the dermis and epidermis, causing greater dehydration.
The factors favoring the symptoms of dehydrated skin can be of various origins:
- Our environment
Indeed, weather conditions, cold, high heat, drought, wind, sun rays or even atmospheric pollution attack our skin throughout the day, contributing to a profound imbalance in the normal functioning of our skin. epidermis.
- Our emotions
Stress, fatigue, anxiety, depression, anxieties, all these negative emotions will have an influence on our overall health and on the balance of our skin-intestinal axis, which can go as far as the risk of skin dehydration.
- Our behaviors
If you are a smoker, whether you consume alcoholic beverages on a regular basis or have a poor lifestyle in general, each of these factors taken independently or simultaneously will have harmful effects on the health and beauty of your skin. The same goes for bad eating habits responsible for deficiency or, on the contrary, excessive intake of nutrients.
- Cosmetic products
Many industrial beauty products, such as make-up removers, face creams, anti-wrinkles or sun protection, potentially unsuitable for your skin type, contain aggressive agents, detergents or even drying agents, responsible for the health and physiological imbalance of the epidermis.
Some drug treatments, including anti-cholesterol, anti-acne products, sulfonamides or penicillin, are likely to cause dry skin.
How to take care of dehydrated skin on a daily basis?
In order to limit the loss and evaporation of water from the epidermis and to repair the damage caused to your natural skin barrier, it is essential to restore a balance in your intestinal microbiota and to pay particular attention to what you consume and to your environment.
- Daily fluid intake must meet our physiological needs so that you must drink at least 1.5 L of water each day.
- The toiletries and beauty products you use must be detergent-free, non-aggressive for the skin and potentially superfatty or rehydrating.
- The environment in your home and in particular the quality of the ambient air must be ensured by good ventilation, rooms that are not overheated or even not air-conditioned. Everything must be able to contribute to fighting against an acceleration of the phenomenon of evaporation.
- A health routine must be put in place via targeted food supplements to restore the balance of the intestine-skin axis.
What food supplements to fight against skin dehydration?
By combining the protective, repairing and regenerating properties of certain natural ingredients with an innovative probiotic complex, ABSOLOGY® has developed a food supplement allowing the return to a better balance of the microbiota of the intestine and the skin: the SynBalance® complex.
The three lactic ferments present in this compound, combined with Acacia fibres, Wild Pansy, zinc and vitamin B3, make it possible to obtain more than convincing results on hydration, elasticity and radiance. of your skin. A treatment of a few months is enough to regain better overall health of your epidermis.