Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) August 09, 2013
Signs of skin aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, usually means the skin is dehydrated, which is another word for “dried out.” That was the conclusion of researcher Sharon Kleyne, who has been studying skin aging and water for 30 years. Kleyne has discovered that people who make a sustained effort to be sure their skin does not become dehydrated, will have, on average, fewer wrinkles – also called “rhytids” – and healthier looking skin. Water, Kleyne concludes, is the only cure for skin wrinkles.
Sharon Kleyne is Founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research, a water and health research and product development center that develops and markets the all-water skin and eye humidifying product Natures Tears® EyeMist® and Nature’s Mist® Face of the Water. As part of her commitment to the importance of water, Kleyne hosts the globally syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio show on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes.
The primary attributes of aging skin are thinning, diminished water content, loss of elasticity and a decreased “turnover rate,” which is the speed at which the skin’s outer layer, or “epidermis,” replaces itself. Because of thinning, capillary blood flow in the skin is constricted and the skin loses color. Thinning and slower turnover also make the skin more easily damaged.
Replace the lost water content and skin should become “plumper,” blood flow in the dehydrated capillaries will return and fine wrinkles will diminish. Begin this process early in life and keep it up every day, and the appearance of skin aging should be greatly reduced. Kleyne cautions that because no two people are genetically alike, no two people will age in exactly the same way.
According to Kleyne, commercial products intended to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, including medications and lotions, will be most beneficial when the skin is not dehydrated.
Maintaining skin hydration is not easy, Kleyne warns. Skin obtains a significant portion of its water from the blood, which is a slow process at best. When capillaries are dehydrated, water transfer from the blood is impaired. To maintain skin, eye and body water and avoid dehydration, Kleyne recommends drinking eight to 10 glasses of pure, fresh water, with no added ingredients, each and every day.
According to Kleyne, skin obtains a substantial amount of its water directly from the vapor/humidity in the air. In our current era of widespread warming, drought and pollution, Kleyne notes, obtaining moisture from the air, and preventing the evaporation of water from the skin, can be a challenge. Frequent baths and showers definitely help but be aware that most tap water has a pH that is incompatible with the pH of human skin (skin has slightly acidic pH of 5.5 to 6.5). Skin had difficulty absorbing and retaining water that has an incompatible pH. Also, tap water often contains chlorine and salts that leave a dehydrating residue when they dry on the skin surface.
Sharon Kleyne’s research has discovered that the most beneficial absorption occurs when water is applied as a fine mist and has a skin-compatible pH. The added moisture is most effective when a lotion is applied immediately after to slow evaporation. Kleyne notes that while skin lotions are extremely beneficial, calling them “moisturizers” is inaccurate because they do not add moisture. They are more accurately called “moisture sealers.”
Kleyne’s company, Bio Logic Aqua Research, manufactures two personal hand-held humidifying devices that add chemical free, pH correct water in the form of a fine mist to skin, face and eyes to restore skin color, diminish fine wrinkles and slow the appearance of aging. The products are Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® and Nature’s Mist® Face of the Water. Kleyne suggests applying the mist to eyes, face, forearms and the back of your hands several times a day, followed, whenever possible, by a sealing lotion.