How can you keep your skin hydrated 24/7? Here’s some handy tips from BeautyandTips…
1. Drink plenty of water
You’ve probably heard this one before, but it still has to get a mention on our list. The easiest way to hydrate your skin is to keep your body hydrated from the inside. It’s also good for your heart and your kidneys, so make sure you are getting your two litres of water a day.
2. Olive oil
Olive oil is brimming with the fatty acids and antioxidants that will help keep your skin hydrated and healthy. Try massaging some olive oil into your skin, before you shower or bath, and it will help to stop the warm water and soap drying your skin out.
3. Use only gentle, natural soap
Check the labels on your soaps and cleanser too. Avoid the chemical laden, harsh soaps, which will strip the natural oils from your skin, and chose those that contain only natural ingredients and moisturising agents like aloe vera instead.
4. Turn down the temperature on your baths and showers
Hot water will also strip the oils from your skin, so don’t spend too long in scalding hot showers or baths. The hot water might feel lovely and relaxing, but it’s not going to help you keep your skin hydrated at all.
5. Add avocado to your diet
What you eat will also affect the hydration of your skin. If you don’t already eat avocado, then try adding it to your diet. Avocado contains lots of healthy fats that will help hydrate your skin, but dunk bad cholesterol. Avocado makes an amazing natural hydrating face mask too; just mash up some avocado flesh in a bowl, add a teaspoon of avocado oil and apply to your face for five minutes before washing off with lukewarm water; it’s a wonderful, refreshing and nourishing face mask that is not only very easy to make, but is also very effective.
6. Use a hydrating skin cream
Thalgo Source Marine Hydra-Marine 24h Gel-Cream — Gel-Creme Hydra-Lumiere 24h is for all those looking for a daily treatment which combines round-the-clock hydration with maximum luminosity and radiance. Ideal for normal/combination skin.
It’s essential to provide 24-hour hydration while infusing it with new, perfect radiance. This light and airy emulsion hydrates the skin with a delicate, non-oily freshness. In the morning, apply to clean skin, over the whole face and neck. Finish with light pinches to stimulate the skin from the bottom of the face upwards. The skin is hydrated for 24 hours. The face is radiant with freshness and regains its softness and supple feel. The complexion glows.