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It’s no secret that our skin is the largest organ we have. In fact, it is our first line of defence, working as a protective barrier to keep harmful things such as bacteria and irritants out. 

But skin can get damaged over time due to environmental aggressors like UV rays and pollution, or even from within, due to factors like stress. The best way to ensure that skin stays healthy is to keep it well-hydrated. 

After all, water is life. And besides being vital for our survival, water is equally important for our skin. Here are five reasons why: 

#1: It keeps skin strong

When skin is well-hydrated, it is strong and resilient, which means it is better able to withstand environmental aggressors like pollution and UV rays. A stronger protective barrier helps keep moisture in and the nasties out, so your skin remains healthy and in tip-top shape.

#2: It keeps skin looking youthful

Besides sunscreen, which protects skin from UV damage, the next easiest way to keep skin looking youthful is to use a moisturising or hydrating skincare product, particularly those containing hyaluronic acid for the face. Hyaluronic acid is an important substance produced naturally in our bodies. This tiny molecule is able to hold 1000 times its weight in water and is essential for maintaining hydrated, smooth and radiant skin.

#3: It keeps the eye area bright

Did you know that the skin around the eye area is thinner than the rest of your face? This is why the eye area is often considered to be fragile and delicate. But this also means that the dark blood vessels underneath the skin, and pigmentation from rubbing or UV damage, show up easily, resulting in the appearance of dark circles. However, when skin is well-hydrated, it is able to plump and pad the area, which in turn reduces the appearance of the darkness, making the area look brighter.  

#4: It gets skin glowing

Moisture keeps skin smooth and supple. And when your skin is smooth, it naturally appears more radiant. This is because light reflects better off a smoother surface than it does on an uneven, rough and dry surface, which can leave skin looking dull and tired. That Korean glass skin trend you so desire? It can be achieved by keeping skin hydrated.

#5: It keeps skin clear

Ever noticed that your dehydrated skin looks dull? That’s because it lacks water within the layers. And when the skin senses that it lacks moisture, it produces more sebum to compensate, which can result in clogged pores and breakouts.

To bring skin back to a healthy balance, a good facial moisturiser is essential. Even oily skin needs moisture – just make sure to choose a lightweight option. 

Moisture, moisture, moisture

Get your skin healthy, clear and radiant with the new Cetaphil Face Hydrating Range. With a skin-loving cocktail of hyaluronic acid, plant extracts and vitamins A, C and E, each product offers long-lasting hydration – up to 24 hours – to keep skin smooth and healthy. Plus, the range has been clinically tested and is suitable for all skin types, including dry and very sensitive skins.

Complete your routine

Now that you have a moisturising routine in place, you should add these Cetaphil products to complete your daily skincare routine: 

Cetaphil is available at all leading retail pharmacies such as Guardian, Unity, Watsons and official Cetaphil online stores.

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