If your skin is dehydrated, it can appear flaky, dull and dry. You may experience symptoms like itchiness, wrinkles and fine lines, dark circles around the eyes and an overall darker tone on your skin. By keeping the skin hydrated, you can achieve and maintain a smooth, radiant and an even skin tone. Now let’s look at the 7 ways on how you can keep your skin hydrated all day.
Consume food high in water
It is always good to start with what you eat. Incorporating fruits n vegetables into your diet can make a huge difference. Food that are high in water content, for example watermelon in particular can contribute to your daily water intake, hence keeping your body well hydrated. Citrus-based fruits like oranges and lemons are also packed with juice and are rich in Vitamin C, which is vital to maintain skin’s texture.
As you know it is always important to apply moisturiser onto your skin and using appropriate product for your skin type is also essential, especially if your skin is on the dryer side. Find a moisturiser suitable for your skin and apply it after showers to allow proper absorption.
Use the right skin care for the season. If you are currently living in a 4 seasons country or by any chance travelling there, keep in mind that your skin care needs to match the weather or else you might end up with dry skin or worse, breakouts! Even in countries with 2 seasons, wet n dry, see how the climate can affect your skin and if needed, try getting product that can keep your skin happy.
The use of sunscreen is a must, even when you avoid being under the sun. Any form of UV light or rays can dry up your skin and cause unevenness, redness,] even burns! So, be generous with your SPF because having to wear sunscreen is also anti ageing.
Try products with aloe vera
Hydrating skin care products such as ones containing aloe vera are a must have! These natural wonders are not only good for dry skin and keeping it hydrated, it also reduces any skin irritation, redness and it acts as a cooling agent. This is a good tool to have when in emergency, not only it treats your overall skin, but also can be applied onto burns and lesions on the surface of the skin.
Use face mask
A weekly 10-15mins of self pampering will also do you good. Face mask has always been known to not only address certain issues of your skin but it can be super hydrating as well. After taking off your face mask, do not immediately wash your face, instead massage the excess liquid that is on your face in circular and upward motion, this can be your extra moisturiser!
Drink plenty of water
Have at least an adequate amount of water daily. Your daily activities may cause you to lose water through excretion of sweat and urination. Therefore, you may need to quench your thirst a couple of times throughout the day to ensure you are well hydrated.