When your skin is properly hydrated, your whole face will glow. Hydrated skin is much healthier overall, and can help minimize the look of your pores as well as balance out the overall tone of your complexion. There are a variety of ways you can help keep your skin hydrated, even if you’re short on time. Let’s take a closer look at the different methods below!
Hydrate Your Body From the Inside Out
There are a wide range of foods you can add to your diet that can help hydrate your body from the inside out. Fruits and vegetables that are high in their water content can help increase the moisture levels in your skin on a cellular level.
Start your day off with a slice of avocado or some avocado toast. This tasty food is high in healthy fats, potassium, fiber and vitamins which can all support your body in various ways. The healthy fats and fiber are great for retaining hydration and moisture throughout your body on hot days or while running errands.
Look for fruits such as apples, oranges, watermelon and grapes for a quick daily snack. These are all high in water content which are great to help maintain a healthy level of moisture in your skin. Additionally, being a citrus-based fruit, oranges are packed full of Vitamin C which has antioxidant properties and may help reduce the effects of UV damage to your skin.
Don’t forget to drink plenty of water. This is probably the easiest way to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out, but whether it directly affects your skin health is still under debate. It does, however, offer a wide range of other benefits for your body on the cellular level so enjoying a glass of cool water on a hot day can’t be bad!
Use a Humidifier in Dry Climates
Living in a dry climate can wreak havoc on your skin hydration levels, and you may not even notice it at first. This can also be true in other climates during the wintertime when everything is much drier than normal and getting a static shock when sliding out of bed in the morning is a normal occurrence.
Dry air can steal every drop of moisture from your skin while you sleep, and may make your daily skincare routine more difficult as you will need to use more moisturizer to make up for it. Additionally, dry skin can be more prone to breakouts and blemishes, and you may also suffer from cracked and sore lips which our ORMEDIC lip enhancement complex can help mend.
Making use of a humidifier in your home can be extremely helpful in restoring some of the moisture to the surrounding air. Whether you just use it during the winter, or keep it running year-round, a humidifier is a highly effective way to improve your skin's hydration.
Let the Season Determine Your Skincare Routine
Just as all skincare products are not suitable for all skin types, the same can be said of the season. Some skincare products are much more beneficial during the summer than they are in the winter, for example.
Since each season will have a different impact on your skin, you may need to switch up your moisturizer or overall layering routine from summer to winter. During the winter, when the air is dry and your skin is soaking up every bit of moisture it can get, using our VITAL C hydrating facial oil is a great way to restore balance to your skin’s moisture with a blend of oils including avocado, grapeseed, argan, sea buckthorn, and more! It’s the perfect way to lock in moisture after using a serum or two.
Once you determine the best products for your skin throughout the changing seasons, switching up products can go a long way in ensuring your skin gets the best hydrating possible.
Moisturize and Use Sunscreen
When dealing with dry skin, one of the first things you may reach for is your favorite moisturizer. Water-based moisturizers are a great first step in any skincare routine, regardless of your skin type or the season.
Look for a moisturizer that includes hyaluronic acid, such as our VITAL C hydrating water burst. This vital ingredient is an excellent and proven way to increase the hydration of your skin’s top layer as well as lower layers. It can directly help enhance levels of hydration in your snake while also reducing the appearance of wrinkles and some blemishes.
In addition to using moisturizer that is suitable for your unique skin needs, using sunscreen can also go a long way in protecting your skin from UV damage which in turn can help retain moisture. Over time, as your skin becomes UV damaged, it can also start to lose hydration.
Consider using our PREVENTION+ daily hydrating moisturizer SPF 30+ to help stop UVA and UVB damage from the sun when you go out running errands, or if you often find yourself around blue light such as from phones and other electronic monitors.