Winters are here! The skin craves some moisturizer and wants to unburden the load of dryness. It feels stretched, dull, and parched – a cue of how much your skin misses its daily dose of hydration. No matter how much blush and highlighter you put to prep for the upcoming holiday season but dehydrated skin is a definite killjoy.
It’s super simple to get glowing, supple, and radiant skin- hydrate, hydrate, and more hydration. Smearing your face with a moisturizer doesn’t even start solving the problem. Here is our ultimate guide to boosting skin hydration and saying no to waking up to flaky, dry skin.
Water, drink more water
One of the easiest ways to get hydrated skin is by drinking ample water or fluids. Not only it permeates the skin layer, but improves skin turnover and enhances skin elasticity. At least drink 8 to 10 glasses of water every day. It repairs the moisture barrier, replenishes hydration, and offsets water loss that prevents the skin from drying. Also, limit the intake of caffeine and alcohol for that glowing, supple and naturally dewy skin texture.
Stock products with the right ingredients
Replenishing dry skin and boosting hydration means the use of products that are enriched with hydration-promoting skin-friendly ingredients. Here are some ingredients that are handpicked for dry skin and blessed with the much-needed gift of hydration:
- Hyaluronic acid - Hydration and hyaluronic are synonymous with each other. The humectant ingredient binds water molecules and slows down the rate at which water evaporates from the skin. This locks-in moisture making it a highly coveted hydrating ingredient.
- Ceramides - It’s a part of the skin’s natural lipid barrier that depletes over time. Products enriched with ceramide help maintain the lipid layer of the skin. It boosts skin repair and reduces transepidermal water loss.
Our recommendation: Skin Balancing Cleanser with Hyaluronic Acid
Use a serum that hydrates skin
Serums have a thick consistency but penetrate the skin to provide an effective result. If hydration is something that is on top of your list, make sure to dab your skin with a serum enriched with hyaluronic acid. Cleanser and toner followed by a serum and moisturiser allow your skin to replenish and hydrate. Always make sure to use a gentle cleanser that does not strip off the natural oil from the skin. Serum deeply hydrates the skin from the inside.
Our recommendation: Skin Beauty Buffet Face Serum
Oil up your skin at night
If you suffer from extreme dryness, one of the best ways to hydrate is by oiling up your skin or using a dense moisturiser enriched with oil. Facial oil protects the natural barrier of the skin and repairs dry, damaged skin. The oil nourishes the skin and makes it supple. Use a product enriched with essential fatty acids or Vitamin E that readily absorbs into the skin. If you are not comfortable with facial oil, you can opt for a moisturizer enriched with natural oil, vitamin E, ceramide, hyaluronic acid, and other hydrating elements.
Our recommendation: Hydration Booster Face Moisturizer
Feed your body the good food
Plenty of water and hydrating skin products are not enough to give your skin a naturally hydrating
glow unless you follow a good diet. Consider sticking to a nutritious diet with of course occasional cheat days. Include a lot of essential fatty acids like nuts, avocado, oily fish, olive oil, peanut butter, etc. in your regular diet. The essential fatty acids protect the natural barrier of the skin and prevent the loss of water.
Concerned with dry and flaky skin? It’s time to kick out the evil called dehydration and hydrate skin with these effective measures.