Winters are here! Your skin needs some intense moisturizer and wants to get rid of dryness. In this season, your skin feels more stretched, dull, and parched. Nothing works, how much blush and highlighter do you put to prep for the upcoming Christmas eve, new year, or the holiday season, if your skin is dehydrated?
To get glowing, supple, and radiant skin in winter- hydration is the key, so hydrate, hydrate, and more hydration. Only a moisturizer doesn’t solve the problem. Here is our ultimate guide to boosting skin hydration and saying no to waking up with flaky, dry skin.
Here are some simple tips to boost your skin’s hydration:
Drink Plenty of Water
One of the easiest ways to get hydrated skin is by drinking plenty of water or fluids. Not only it permeates the skin layer, but also improves skin turnover and enhances skin elasticity. At least drink 8 to 10 glasses of water every day. It repairs the moisture barrier, replenishes hydration, and retains water loss that prevents the skin from drying. Also, limit the intake of caffeine and alcohol for that glowing, supple, and naturally dewy skin texture.
Include Skincare Products with the right ingredients
Replenishing dry skin and boosting hydration means the use of products that are enriched with hydration-boosting skin-friendly ingredients. Here are some ingredients that are handpicked for dry skin and blessed with the much-needed gift of hydration:
- Hyaluronic acid – this is one of the most hydrating ingredients. It binds water molecules and slows down the rate at which water evaporates from the skin. This locks-in moisture feature makes it a highly coveted hydrating ingredient.
Cosrx Hyaluronic Moisture Ampoule
Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel
Iunik Vitamin Hyaluronic Acid Vitalizing Toner
- Ceramides- it is naturally found in our skin’s lipid barrier but deplete over time. So, adding products enriched with ceramide help maintain the lipid layer of the skin. It boosts skin repair and reduces transepidermal water loss.
Invest in a Hydrating Serum
Serums have a thick consistency but penetrate deep into the skin giving an effective result. If hydration is something that is on top of your list, make sure to dab your skin with a serum enriched with hyaluronic acid. Cleanser and toner followed by a serum and moisturizer allow your skin to replenish and hydrate. Always make sure to use a gentle cleanser that does not strip off the natural oil from the skin. Serum deeply hydrates the skin from the inside.
Our Recommendation: Some By Mi Snail Truecica Miracle Repair Serum
Apply Facial Oil at night
If your skin is super dry, one of the best ways to hydrate is by oiling up your skin or using an oil-based dense moisturizer. Facial oil protects the skin and makes it supple. Use a product enriched with essential fatty acids or Vitamin E that readily absorbs into the skin. If you are not comfortable with facial oil, you can opt for a moisturizer enriched with natural oil, vitamin E, ceramide, hyaluronic acid, and other hydrating elements.
Take a healthy and nutritious diet
Only plenty of water and hydrating skin products are not enough to give your skin a naturally hydrating glow unless you follow a good diet. Consider sticking to a nutritious diet with of course occasional cheat days. Include a lot of essential fatty acids like nuts, avocados, oily fish, olive oil, peanut butter, etc. in your regular diet. The essential fatty acids protect the natural barrier of the skin and prevent water loss.