As the ancient philosopher, Lao Tzu recognized, “Nothing is softer or more flexible than water.” Did you know your skin is a living organ that contains over 60 percent water? Proper hydration from the inside out is of the essence for the general health, strength, and function of your skin—not to mention maintaining a smooth texture and youthful appearance.
Kiss lingering thoughts of parched, dull skin goodbye with the right mix of good habits and targeted products and treatments. Here are three tips to help keep your skin hydrated, supple, and soft with some old-fashioned and cutting-edge TLC.
Follow Natural Skin Hydration Best Practices
Having adequate water intake is rule number one to help keep your skin hydrated. Drinking enough water and other fluids throughout the day is the most straightforward method for improving the look and feel of your skin. Remember that you obtain some hydration from nourishing foods, so balance your diet with water-rich fruits, vegetables, and essential fatty acids to restore and protect your skin’s moisture barrier.
To achieve the best natural foundation—healthy and glowing skin—aim to reduce caffeine, alcohol, and salt intake. Don’t forget about minimizing stress levels and getting your beauty sleep at night.
Evaluate Your Everyday Routines
Keep in mind that the routine things you do—or don’t do—on a daily basis can affect your skin’s water retention. For this reason, closely examine your routines and be wary of what situations and environments you choose to expose your skin to.
Steer clear of excessively hot water and protect against the sun’s rays—don’t linger in a scorching shower or walk around unprepared outdoors. Use cold or lukewarm water to wash your face and apply SPF 50 sunscreen daily. Sunny, cold, and windy weather conditions can also strip natural oils from your skin and cause dehydration and irritation. After showering, bathing, or cleansing, gently pat your skin dry with a soft towel instead of vigorously rubbing, and lotion up.
Prioritize Hydrating Skincare Products and Treatments
Achieving idyllic skin hydration lies in choosing skincare products and services for your skin type. Focus on using water-based solutions with saturating ingredients to maximize moisture, such as ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and lipids. These hydrating properties form defensive layers to enhance the function of the skin barrier and protect against water loss or environmental damage. The knowledgeable VHB team recommends Janssen’s Soft Cleansing Mousse with hydrating Allantoin compounds, the STĀS Repair Mask to promote skin regeneration, and Dr. Ellyan’s #6 Hyaluronic Serum for ideal moisture balance.
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