Hydration is everything! It plumps up our skin, makes it look dewy and promotes cell turnover. Both summer and winter weather can dehydrate skin like crazy, leaving it looking dull, flaky and dry. Throw in workouts, travel and outdoor activities and your skin can look older fast. It’s absolutely essential to keep skin hydrated and do you facial exercises daily.
Here are some ways to rehydrate your skin so you look fresh and dewy.
1. Avoid Hot Water
Shower and wash your face with lukewarm water. Hot water dehydrates skin and increases sensitivity.
2. Boost Water Consumption
Increase your water and tea intake to plump up the skin and promote rehydration.
3. Use Gentle Products
When skin is dehydrated, it may appear more oily than usual. This prompts many to use a harsher, drying cleanser. This is a no-no; you need to impart moisture, not strip the skin of its natural oils. Use gentle products and avoid those made with parabens and harsh chemicals.
4. Limit Exfoliation
If your skin is dehydrated, slow down on exfoliation and only use gentle products. Your skin cells take 25 days to turnover; dehydrated skin takes even longer. Over-exfoliation can cause significantly increased sensitivity, redness and breakouts.
5. Skip the Brush
You may love your facial exfoliation brush, but it can seriously exacerbate dry, dehydrated skin. Skip it during the dry summer months.
6. Hydrate with Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that retains water and keeps tissue lubricated. This humectant works as an absolute moisture magnet for your skin. Our Ultra Hyaluronic Cream contains ingredients that have been shown to boost moisture by 300 percent! Work it into your routine to bring back hydration and a natural glow. For best results, apply it onto damp skin to help lock in moisture.
7. Limit Caffeine and Alcohol
Both caffeine and alcohol are diuretics that significantly dehydrate your skin and body. Alcohol also slows production of vasopressin, a hormone that is critical for rehydration. Limit intake as much as possible.
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