Use a good moisturise - PICTURE - Women's Health & Fitness

2. Use a good moisturising agent all over.

WHY:  a good moisturising agent will prevent excessive water loss through the skin and will contribute to our skin looking healthy and younger. Water plays a critical role in the structure and function of our skin. Although the water content of the stratum corneum (the outermost skin layer) is much lower than in living tissues, it can dramatically affect the appearance and feel of our skin. Water in the stratum corneum maintains skin’s suppleness and softness.

HOW: After a shower or a bath, choose jojoba oil to gently massage over your entire face and body. Because jojoba’s chemical composition closely resembles that of the skin’s natural sebum, it is easily absorbed and acts as a wonderful moisturiser and barrier for the skin. Jojoba also contains many nutrients with skin benefits, such as vitamin E, B complex, zinc and copper.

PRO TIP: The dead skin cells that make up the surface of our skin usually contain between 30 per cent (maximum hydration) and 10 per cent (dehydration) of water.