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Everything you need to know about hydration

Hydration is the key to beautiful skin. But, how do you know if your skin is well-hydrated? And, which hydration routine is the right one to adopt according to your skin type?

José Ginestar, Director of Scientific Research at Sisley, has the answers to all of your questions.

Every skin expert will tell you: beautiful skin is properly hydrated skin. But what is hydration? “The content of water in the skin,” answers José Ginestar, Director of Research at Sisley. And, in order to ensure that water is correctly contained, a few habits are essential.

Good Habits

In order to keep skin hydrated, you must “drink sufficiently” throughout the day (it’s recommended to drink between 1.6 and 2 Liters of water per day). Another step which must not be ignored: “apply a hydrating treatment adapted to your skin type both in the morning and at night.” Try to avoid using “dehydrating cosmetic products,” and protect your skin as much as possible from the sun, wind and cold temperatures - "the enemies of hydration". The same stands true for pollution, age and your personal lifestyle. In order to fight these elements, choose products “targeting the production of hyaluronic acid and aquaporins (the skin irrigation channels) like Hydra-Global Serum does,” recommends José Ginestar. It’s essential to hydrate the skin continuously.

Age and Hydration

Time plays a crucial role in skin hydration. As the years go by, “skin becomes dryer, naturally produces less lipids and retains water less efficiently,” explains José Ginestar. It’s therefore necessary “to use products that are both hydrating, in order to bring skin the water it’s lacking, and nourishing, in order to help reconstruct its lipidic barrier.” The difference between hydration and nutrition? The first corresponds to hydration, while the second provides lipids, meaning “fat.”

Pick Your Hydration Routine

Dehydrated skin:
We recommend pairing the NEW Hydra-Global Serum and Hydra-Global for intense hydration.

Dry Skin:
Simultaneously requires hydration and nutrition. Soothe your skin with the Confort Extrême Collection, adding Hydra-Global Serum for hydration and/orBlack Rose Precious Face Oil for anti-aging nutrition.

Normal Skin :
In order to maintain hydrated skin, use Hydra-Global Serum and Sisleyouth, or the Moisturizer with Cucumber. Looking for a radiance boost? Integrate Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream into your skin care routine.

Oily/Combination Skin :
Just because skin is oily (or combination), it doesn’t mean it does not need to be hydrated. Combine Hydra-Global Serum with Mattifying Moisturizing Skin Care with Tropical Resins to reduce shine.

*source: European Health Authorities

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