Thursday, 2 June 2011

{Beauty} Don't be a TEWL

Yesterday evening I went to a 'Natural Hydration' event at Liz Earle, billed as a 90-minute talk with the in-house botanist Jennifer Hirsch. Disappointingly, the talk itself was only about 15 minutes and, as a committed two-litres-of-water-a-day girl and skincare enthusiast, I can't say I learnt anything new .... except for one juicy fact.  Don't be a TEWL!

An acronym for Trans-Epidermal Water Loss, in plain English it means the water you lose through your skin, your biggest organ. And it hit home. I've been glugging away at the H2O and not applying a protective barrier to prevent it all evaporating from the surface of my skin. And the key ingredient you should be looking for to stop this? Plant oil. In short, it traps moisture within the skin so it continues to circulate around your body and, end result, keeps your skin looking plump and supple. Sounds good to me.

My Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing Day Cream passes the test, but I'm now on the hunt for a new body moisturiser. Any recommendations?

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1 comment:

  1. Basil, used in traditional Ayurveda medicine, is an excellent source of vitamins, mineral and nutrients for healthy skin It can be used as a toner when pureed and drained or as the ultimate moisture retention mask when mix with organic powdered milk. Sweet Basil preferred!


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