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You would think that putting water on the skin would moisturize it more, but the opposite is true. Plain water that comes in contact with skin evaporates and takes with it many of the skin's natural oils called natural moisturizing factor (NMF). The more frequently that skin comes into contact with water, the drier it gets -- unless those natural oils are replaced. Since you have to use water for bathing, how do you do so without drying out the skin?
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February 13, 2008 at 7:59 pm
(1) Ziggy de Gisevius says:

Re…Is Water Good…
How do you replace NMF…?

July 7, 2009 at 6:45 pm
(2) Brandon says:

How is it that water dries out your skin by removing oils when oil is hydrophilic? If you only need to wash your hairy areas, does this mean water alone is good enough to wash your face?

October 12, 2009 at 7:59 am
(3) Danny Maireroa says:

Hi there

Is drinking a lot of water good for dry skin? I read up an article on ‘How our bodies are made up of around 70% of water’.

I was just thinking if the reason behind dry skin is lack of water in our body system, cause if you think about it, what were they using in the older generation, when there was no mositurizer, no fizzy drinks, etc?? But then the question is, did they experience dry skin too lol.

My guess would be drinking water, and eating some sort of food that keeps the body dry-skin free.

February 19, 2010 at 7:35 pm
(4) Paul says:

Ok, Not entirely correct, you forgot to mention that water – from the city has cholrine and that is what does the damage, if you bathed in a stream (really cold) or lake you feel slimly and hence the natural motorizing effect she referrs to.
Alternatively the only option to stop the damage from chorlrine or hard water damage is to use a water softner, it took me twenty years to learn and I swear by it now.
Also use calcium instead of softner salt more expensive but no salt taste in water.
They cost about $20 per month to rent for your home or use products from companies like rainfresh chorine remover in shower if you have apartment.

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