Hydrating each day is crucial to improving sleep quality, cognition, mood, and physical appearance. Along with our daily habits, adequate water intake helps prevent infections, and keeps the skin and other organs functioning properly. As far as topical hydration, the products used in our routine play a huge part in helping skin retain moisture and hydration. This guide features the top 3 ways to keep your skin hydrated on a daily basis.
1. Drink Water
The skin’s hydration is a reflection of total-body hydration. If dehydrated, there is less water being transferred to the skin from the circulation. Resulting in dry, more aged skin. In some cases visibly cracked or wrinkled, lacking elasticity. Increasing water intake has a positive effect on overall skin health and helps with anti-aging and appearance.
2. Use Hyaluronic Acid
Premature aging in the skin is closely related to lack of hydration. Because of its water-pulling and binding qualities, hyaluronic acid can refine fine lines and wrinkles and plump those sunken, or hollow areas. Proven to visibly reduce signs of aging and reverse skin damage. Best selling moisturizer Baby Cheeks contains hyaluronic acid. 95% of users have reported softer, smoother, plumper, more hydrated skin visible within the first four uses. Awake n’ Bake Hyaluronic acid serum plumps, smooths, and camouflages blemishes. Ideal for a clean, bare faced day but primer serum also prepares the perfect canvas for a seamless makeup look.
3. Avoid Hot Water
Hot showers and baths can irritate and dehydrate skin; causing flakiness, itching, and even peeling — similar to dehydration by sunburn. This disrupts the skin’s natural balance of moisture and hydration by stripping you of natural oils, fats, and proteins that keep skin healthy. Dry skin increases chances of infection and acne breakouts and often leads to overproduction of oil in efforts to compensate for the lack of hydration. If chilled water becomes intolerable, lukewarm or room temperature are both suitable for the skin and hair. These increase blood flow and increased blood flow refines pores and provides the skin with protection from free radicals and pollution.