Everyone wants perfect, healthy skin, but what’s the secret? There are many ways you can keep your skin hydrated and look amazing! Adopting a new skincare regimen can be taxing on your skin, especially if you’re not using the right products for your skin type. Always consult a dermatologist before trying a new treatment, and if you notice any pain, discomfort, or swelling, see a doctor right away.
Did you know that water does wonders for your skin? That’s right, adding more water and eating more water-based foods can help you reach your glowing goals! This may sound simple and easy, but it is one of the most effective ways to keep your skin hydrated, especially during the hot summer season! We recommend you aim at drinking at least 2 liters of water a day and stay away from sugary drinks that will dehydrate your skin. The foods with the highest water content in them are mostly fruits and veggies such as watermelon, cucumbers, cantaloupe, zucchini, eggplant, pears, apples, etc. By consuming more foods with higher water content, you will naturally load up on the daily fluids you need to keep your skin clear and healthy!
Contrary to popular belief, exfoliating does not dry out your skin if done properly! Make sure to exfoliate frequently and follow up with a cream that has ingredients that attract water; like hyaluronic acid. Exfoliation destroys those dehydrated, dead skin cells from the upper layer of your skin, allowing your skin to absorb the products you are applying, properly. Make sure to use an exfoliating pad just about every other day to ensure results! Once your skin is rid of those dead skin cells you can apply your water-attracting product, whether that be a gel or a cream, which will moisturize your skin to the max! These water-attracting agents, such as hyaluronic acid, help keep water present in your skin for longer periods of time, and ultimately give you that refreshed feel of healthy skin!
The type and quality of moisturizer you use holds great significance in keeping your skin hydrated, but many disregard the timing of application. Moisturizer should be applied when your skin is still damp or wet. Many have the urge to dry their face immediately after cleansing their skin and end up with very parched pores. Investing in a facial spray or mist can solve this problem very easily! By spraying your face upon completion of your skin cleanse, you can ensure hydrated skin when moisturizing, and guarantee that revitalizing effect a quality moisturizer can have on your face!
You don’t need to go to the salon or a spa to get a facial mask done, especially when you can do it right from home! By using natural ingredients such as aloe, honey, bananas, and even avocado, mixed with some natural oils from foods like almonds, you can create your own homemade facial mask that will rejuvenate your skin and keep you glowing all day! Once the ingredients are all mixed together, we recommend you apply the solution to your face and keep it on for 20-25 minutes at a time. Sit back, relax, and let those natural moisturizing ingredients do their job!