Hydration is Important: Get Your Skin Back in Shape
Does your skin feel tight, look dull, or seem oily and dry at the same time (What is up with that!?)? These are all classic signs of dehydration! So do your skin a favor and follow a few simple steps to a brighter, more hydrated you.
Drink plenty of water
Okay, captain obvious! But its surprising how many people don’t drink enough. We are not camels, we don’t store water, so make sure you drink 6-8 glasses throughout the day. If you find it boring and struggle to drink that much, try adding slices of cucumber or lemon for an extra boost of antioxidants and vitamin C.
Eat Water-Rich Foods
Eating foods with a high water content can be just as beneficial as drinking water, if you eat enough of them! Keep snacks like cucumber and watermelon on your desk to make sure you stay hydrated, even when you’re not drinking!
All Hail the Avocado!
If you haven’t already jumped on the avocado hype, now is the time. Not only does it benefits contain lots of healthy fats that will help hydrate your skin from the inside, it also makes an amazing natural facemask too. Just mash it up, add some avocado oil, and apply to you face for 5 minutes – et voila!
Use Water-Boosting Skincare Products
There is a magical ingredient in your skin called hyaluronic acid, which can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. It can be found in a whole host of skincare products, but why not go straight to the source of long-lasting hydration with hyaluronic acid serum.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
The key to staying moisturized is to trap all the water in! That’s why its most important to moisturize just after showering or washing your face, when your skin is still a little damp. Simply pat dry and apply moisturizer with your fingers for about 30 seconds. Alternatively, if your skin is already dry, try spraying a hydrating mist before application.
It’s All in the Eyes
The skin around your eyes is the thinnest stuff you’ve got. It’s extra delicate and shows wrinkles that much more easily (crows feet, I’m talking about you). Pay special attention to this sensitive area, preferably using a separate moisturizer designed to treat it gently.
Remember to Exfoliate!
It’s all well and good applying all of these products, but if the top layer of skin is in the way, its stopping them from really doing their job. Remember to exfoliate 2-3 times a week with a gentle face scrub or chemical serum to remove all that dead skin and get your face ready for the good stuff!
Turn it Down
Are you a culprit of baths and showers so hot they could remove a layer of skin? Not surprisingly, it doesn’t actually do you any good. Hot water strips the natural oils from your skin, dehydrating rather than hydrating you. Stick to warm water!
Remember to always treat your skin kindly and test for allergies before applying anything all over your face. Do you have any extra tips for hydration?