Women are always looking for ways to make their skin look and feel better. Often this is done through the use of masks, creams, serums, toners. But there’s one thing that can be just as effective in hydrating your skin: water! Drinking plenty of water helps keep your body hydrated and healthy and keeps your skin cells nourished. And while you’re at it – drink more coffee! It has been shown to reduce inflammation, leading to wrinkles and premature aging (especially around the eyes!). So, take care of yourself by drinking up.
Help your skin stay hydrated with these tips
In the summertime, you sweat a lot. This means that your skin will dehydrate more quickly than usual. However, this doesn’t mean you should stop taking care of your body! It is possible to keep up with body hydration even through sweaty days and nights by following these easy tips:
- Keep yourself moisturized at all times – Whether it’s day or night, you never know when you’ll start sweating. So, to ensure that your skin stays smooth and soft throughout the day and night, use a light moisturizing lotion on any area of the skin that tends to get dehydrated quickly (such as elbows and knees).
- Make sure gear fits properly – Clothes need to fit correctly so that sweat doesn’t build up and make you uncomfortable. When you go to the store, make sure to try out clothes on – if an item of clothing is too loose or tight, it may not allow your skin enough room to breathe and may cause you discomfort.
- Try a body powder – Maintaining hydration during warmer months requires some extra attention to personal hygiene (and sweating). Body powders are great for use after workout sessions because they help absorb any moisture built upon the skin and leave the skin cool and dry all day long!
Skincare routine with hydration
As many of you know already, I can start using too much stuff at once and irritate my skin; but this way, I’m building up slowly because several months ago, even just talking about hydration gave me the shivers! So, in case, you’re wondering why these two are being put together by me today: it’s because they have been working great enough together that I don’t feel the need to use anything else in between. Plus, since they are from the same brand, it’s not a problem even if I wanted to use another product, but honestly, I don’t feel like testing out anything new right now, so they kind of complement each other in that sense.
This routine is simple enough: If you have dry skin or dehydrated skin, cleanse with foam and then layer on some moisturizer with a low pH level for a gentle skin turnover. On the other hand, if your skin isn’t super dry but you’re still having problems with dullness and flakiness, I’d recommend cleaning with my usual cleansing oil instead because if my face gets too dry from cleansing, it’s never going to get better. So, you can add either of these two things to your routine depending on how you feel.