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After a long workout, reaching for a drink containing electrolytes seems like the logical thing to do, because electrolytes help to rehydrate body by replenishing the minerals that help retain water. Just like their drink counterparts, electrolyte skincare work the same.

What are electrolytes?

Electrical currents are naturally present in the body, these currents are conducted by electrolytes, such as, magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium, chloride, and phosphate which are essential to the functions of cells and organs.  

Benefits of electrolytes?

Electrolyte-infused skincare boosts hydration levels, gives a healthier and plump skin texture and enables other ingredients like Vitamins and ceramides to perform better. Some main ingredients found in electrolyte skincare that benefit the skin include;

  • Potassium

This mineral helps the skin maintain its hydration levels and enforces the skin’s barrier by organizing the various lipids in it.

  • Magnesium

Magnesium improves hydration, barrier repair and increase the skin’s natural shedding process.

  • Calcium

This mineral draws and holds moisture in the skin’s uppermost layers and is crucial in influencing how new cells are formed.

There is still a lot of research to be done when it comes to electrolyte skincare, However, since they work the same way you would consume electrolytes after working out, why not give it a try, since it can only do good for your skin.

  1. Paula’s Choice Water Infusing Electrolyte Moisturizer, $56
  2. Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Hydrating Mask, $74
  3. Smashbox Photo finish Primer water, $51
  4. First Aid Beauty Coconut Water Cream, $55