Posted by Dr. Mike on 6/6/2013
Water, good old H2o, is an essential requirement for every
animal’s, humans included, survival. And
skin, being the largest organ of the body, needs water to carry out its many
functions. Those include protection,
insulation, sensation, and regulation of temperature.
I want to focus on why it’s so important that your skin
obtains and maintains adequate hydration.
And more specifically why Obagi Medical’s Hydrate is the best means to
Think of a skin cell (or any cell for that matter) as a sack
containing lots of tiny particles. These
particles run the cells which run our body.
Without the important nutrients, hydrogen (H) and oxygen (O), the particles
cannot do their job. Therefore it is
important that water is always available in sufficient quantity for our skin to
do the job(s) it was meant for.
Although our skin is our largest organ, it is not our most
important in terms of immediate survival (consider heart, lungs, brain,
etc.). So, when H2O is at a premium,
other organs will have higher priority.
Unless you are stranded in the desert or on a raft in the ocean, water
is readily available. But how can we
make quick “skin adjustments” when dry air, sunshine, air conditioning or other
environmental factors decrease the amount of water in our skin? Simple – devise a formula which attracts and
holds water in the skin. Better yet,
have that formula also have the ability to gradually disperse the water over time. Well, it’s not that simple, but Obagi Medical
has done the trick. Their new
moisturizer, Hydrate, contains an ingredient called Hydromanil which attracts,
holds and disperses water over an 8 hours period. This, along with the natural non-pore
clogging ingredients shea & mango butter make Hydrate the ideal moisturizer. That’s why Obagi now includes Hydrate in both
their dry and oily Nu-Derm starter kits.
There are hundreds of moisturizers on the market – Hydrate is the first
and only one that delivers water on an ongoing basis.
Dr. Michael Weiner, M.D.