Just as your plants in the garden need water to grow, absorb needed nutrients and be healthy, so does your skin. Both plants and humans are organic compounds and as such require similar basic nutrients of life. To promote and sustain healthy cellular growth, water in necessary. A plant without adequate water will wither; the leaves will wilt, dry up and become ore susceptible to disease. When the skin lacks adequate hydration it becomes dry, tight feeling, flakey, itchy and is also more susceptible to diseases such as acne, rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis.
When the skin lacks proper moisture, its protective barrier is impaired leaving not only the skin but all internal body organs at risk of disease from pollution, bacteria and germs. The skin is the body’s outer most shield and is the first to display signs of dehydration or water loss and as the outer most shield it will also be the last to receive the healing benefits from proper hydration.
We can boost the moisture level of the skin by applying a hydration-retaining moisture agent such as jojoba oil just after cleansing the skin while it is still damp. While the skin is damp it is more porous and better able to absorb the moisturizing benefits of the jojoba oil. Jojoba oil is a good basic moisturizing agent to use as it has been found to be most similar to the oil produced by the skin itself.