We’ve rounded up 10 practical steps to naturally hydrate your skin. Check them out below.
In this article:
- Hydrate and Moisturize
- Apply a Hydrating Face Mask
- Treat Dry Spots with Serums or Creams
- Hydrate Your Hands and Feet
- Use a Humidifier at Home
- Drink Plenty of Water Every Day
- Mist Your Skin with Rose Water Several Times a Day
- Limit Caffeine and Alcohol Consumption
Hydrate Your Skin With These Easy To Follow Guidelines!
Cleanse your face with a facial wash twice a day, in the morning and before going to bed. Pat your skin dry using a soft towel after washing. Use a cotton pad, to apply a few drops of cleanser on. This should get rid of the remaining dirt and remove excess makeup.
Exfoliate your skin every day using a scrub, mask, washcloth, or brush to remove dead skin cells and give way for your moisturizer. If you’re using a scrub or brush, start moving in a small circular motion gently all over your face. Do this for at least 30 seconds then rinse your face with lukewarm water. Pat dry with a soft towel.
If you have sensitive skin, it’s still advisable to exfoliate every day. Use products that are gentle or designed for sensitive skin.
3. Hydrate and Moisturize
Apply moisturizers on your skin twice a day, in the morning and evening. Spread the moisturizer evenly onto the surface of your skin to make sure your face is fully covered. For people with sensitive skin, a fragrance-free and gentle moisturizer is recommended to avoid skin irritation.
For those with acne-prone or oily skin, choose non-comedogenic and naturally formulated products to prevent clogging of pores. Mango butter is a super-hydrating ingredient traditionally used in the rainforests and tropics. Coconut oil has antifungal and antibacterial properties suitable for all types of skin. Sesame seed oil is an excellent antioxidant which helps improve skin texture.
4. Apply a Hydrating Face Mask
Applying a face mask does not need to be every day. You can do it once or twice a week. Let it soak for 15 to 20 minutes to give enough time for its anti-aging ingredients to penetrate the skin. The mask provides an extra boost in hydrating your skin when placed after your moisturizer.
There are different types of face masks you can use depending on its ingredients. To make it organic and natural, you can make your own DIY face masks. You can try the following natural ingredients:
- Avocado for extra hydration
- Honey to fight acne
- Oatmeal to calm oily skin
- Egg yolk for extensive moisture
5. Treat Dry Spots with Serums or Creams
Serums and hydrating creams serve as fast-acting moisturizers for dry, flaky areas of the skin. Gently apply them until they completely dissolve into the skin.
6. Hydrate Your Hands and Feet
Your hands and feet should also be a priority. Moisturize them in the evening before going to bed. Use hand creams and foot creams with natural ingredients such as:
- Vitamin E
- Rosemary oil
- Soy oil
- Coconut oil
- Shea butter
These ingredients nourish, soothe, and protect your skin from free radicals and sun damage. Shea butter, specifically, is suitable for itching and skin allergies.
After applying creams, cover your hands with gloves and your feet with socks overnight. This allows hydration to stay longer. Do this every day to achieve the best results.
7. Use a Humidifier at Home
Using a humidifier at home can increase moisture in the air, in effect moisturizing your skin. This is especially helpful during the winter season when the air is cold and dry. Put the humidifier in a place where you usually spend most of your time, like in your bedroom.
8. Drink Plenty of Water Every Day
Drinking at least 8 glasses of water every day is the best way to hydrate. Water does not only help increase the body’s hydration but also provides a younger-looking, healthy, and radiant complexion. Maintaining enough skin hydration helps keep the organ’s elasticity and prevents the appearance of wrinkles.
9. Mist Your Skin with Rose Water Several Times a Day
Carry a bottle of rose water with you every day and spray it on your skin from time to time. Rose water has moisturizing properties that help revitalize and hydrate the skin, giving it a refreshed look. It also has antioxidant properties that regenerate skin tissues and strengthen skin cells to restore pH balance.
10. Limit Caffeine and Alcohol Consumption
Caffeine and alcohol can both cause dehydration. Limit your coffee intake a day to a cup if possible and drink alcohol in moderation. Drink water after consuming alcoholic and caffeinated drinks to replace the fluids lost.
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Skin hydrate with a proper hydration routine. Follow it religiously. Use products that contain natural and organic ingredients to get the best results.
What other skin hydration tips can you share with us? Let us know in the comments section!