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How to Keep Your Skin Hydrated

26-10-2017 2:11 PM / Posted in Health by Forever Flawless

Hydrated skin equals happy skin.

This is because skin, being the biggest organ of the body, is mostly made up of water. Did you know that losing just two percent of our body’s water volume in a day can lead to mild dehydration?

On top of this, declining hormones; smoking; drinking alcohol; staying out in rough weather conditions and aggressively cleansing can also make your skin lose its elasticity, feel dry and look dull.

So keeping your skin hydrated is really important!

Here are some top tips on how you can keep your skin hydrated with ease.

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1) Eat water-rich foods

Foods that are mostly made up of water are just as hydrating for our bodies and skin as drinking water. So, throughout the day, fill up on water-dense fruits and veggies like watermelons; berries; plums; peaches; cucumbers; celery; bell peppers and lettuce to keep your water levels up.

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2) Double up on products

When your skin is feeling dry and itchy, use a hydrating mask on top of your moisturizer serum to create a barrier that prevents the beneficial moisture from escaping. Instead, the moisture will penetrate deeper into your skin.

3) Exfoliate regularly, but gently

You could be using the best, premium products every day to moisturize your skin, but if you haven’t exfoliated gently beforehand, all the dead skin cells stuck to your body will prevent your skin care ingredients from doing their job. So, exfoliate first.

4) Drink water all the time

Drinking a minimum of eight glasses of water a day will help keep your skin looking fuller, more healthy and much younger.

5) Use a hydrating eye cream

The skin around your eyes is the thinnest skin on your face, which is why it loses moisture so easily. That’s the reason why you get a lot of fine lines, uneven skin tone and dryness there. To prevent this from happening, use a hydrating eye cream daily to lock in moisture.

Like our tips? Want to learn more about how to care for your skin? Go grab a drink, get comfy and check out our blog for more advice.