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The importance of moisturized skin


Jakarta, IO – The human body is comprised of 60%-70% water, a level that ensures that the body’s organs perform optimally. Naturally, the skin, as the largest single organ and cover of the body, may also dehydrate, just like inner organs. It requires sustained moisture to maintain freshness and elasticity at all times, as this will optimize protection of inner organs. Before it is too late, look out for signs of dry skin and find solutions as quickly as you can. 

Along with the surprise and happiness they feel at having lost weight, some people complain of their skin getting drier as Ramadan comes to an end. “Other than becoming dry, scabbed, and/or cracked, dehydrated skin has trouble regenerating its own cells and looks dull. When exposed to bacteria and germs that can penetrate outer layers, skin becomes more sensitive and easily irritated. If left alone, this may cause permanent damage,” says dr. Rahma Evasari, Sp.DV, ZAP Clinic’s dermatologist, in the “Tips for Preventing Dehydrated Skin” media meet held on Thursday (21/04/2022). 

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It cannot be repeated often enough that sufficient daily water intake is the prime way to maintain the skin’s freshness. “Drink at least two liters of water a day. Avoid sodas and caffeinated beverages. Regular consumption of liquid-rich fruit and vegetables also helps to satisfy the skin’s need for moisture. Clean your face using soaps free of allergens, chemicals, and scents, twice a day. And don’t forget to use moisturizers and sunscreens to prevent dehydration of the skin and to maintain its moisture,” dr. Rahma added.


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