Simple Tips for Hydrated, Glowing Skin
Hydration is key for beautiful, glowing skin, but it is also vital when it comes to keeping conditions like eczema and psoriasis at bay. For people with these conditions, dry skin can lead to cracking, which enables bacteria and other toxins to enter into skin. Moisture is therefore a kind of protective barrier that ensures the integrity of skin and keeps harmful material out. If you are worried about the effects of winter on your skin, take stock of these tips and keep your complexion in tip top condition all year long. When drinking water or applying water-based products to skin, make sure that the products you use are sustainable, recyclable, and as generally environmentally friendly as possible!
Hydration Begins from Within
Skincare is an important pillar of hydrated skin, but the number one effort you should make, is that of pursuing a healthy diet. Aim to consume around two liters a day, using your Vapur Anti-Bottle to avoid releasing more plastics into the environment. Consume water-rich fruits and vegetables (including celery, oranges, and iceberg lettuce) throughout the year, not only in the summertime. If in doubt as to the ideal nutritional regimen to follow, read up on the Mediterranean diet, which comprises lean proteins, whole grains, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and Omega-3 essential fatty acids - which the skin needs in order to retain moisture. Omega-3 fats also have an inflammatory effect, which can help soothe irritated skin and help skin retain its firmness.
Deeply Hydrate Skin with a Mask
There are many excellent hydrating masks on the market but if you want the same effect with homemade moisturizing skincare products, try this easy recipe. Just mash one skinned papaya and one skinned avocado in a blender, apply to your face, and leave on for 20 minutes. When you rinse it off, you will notice your skin feels extra-smooth and plump. This is largely owing to the natural fatty acids in avocado, which trap moisture in the skin and help avoid dryness and cracking.
Consider Coconut Oil for Your Skin
Coconut oil is used for everything from raw food desserts to haircare, owing to its buttery nature and high lauric acid content - which has powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties. Grab a small amount in your hand and apply it to your face and body. For a deeply hydrating effect, slap it on after having a shower or bath. Don’t dry yourself fully, applying the oil while skin is still wet. Your skin will feel plump and will bear a beautiful glow that will garner you a record number of "likes!"
Don’t Forget to Exfoliate
Whether or not you are using natural or synthetic skincare to moisten skin, you will be doing it little good unless skin is well exfoliated. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells so that moisturizing products can truly weave their magic. It also increases blood circulation to the face, enabling skin to eliminate toxins and give skin cells a big gulp of H2O.
If you would like to have beautiful skin for the rest of your life, keeping it hydrated is key. This can be achieved through a blend of nutritional and skincare approaches, so make sure to feed your body healthy foods that promote clear, moist skin that glows with health. Once in a while, indulge in an anti-aging facial, asking your beauty therapist to use active ingredients that will stimulate cell renewal. Moisture isn’t such a hard state to achieve, and it all begins on the inside.
Written by: Karoline Gore