Breathing & Skin's Hydration Levels
Did you know that the way you breathe may affect your skin's hydration? First of all, a quick refresher on breathing. Your nose acts as a filter to block dust and bacteria from entering your lungs. On the other hand, your mouth doesn't have this filtration system, and large amounts of air can pass straight into your lungs, which can lead to water loss. So, how does this have anything to do with skin hydration? Mouth breathing is associated with skin allergies, eczema, and asthma. On top of that, people with these conditions are more prone to skin dryness and TEWL. And, of course, internal hydration affects skin moisture levels and dermal thickness. So if you find it hard to keep your mouth closed while you sleep, a simple tip is mouth taping, which can minimize water loss, promote oral health, and boost skin hydration.