Dry skin is a common problem among women and especially during winters. Skin is the largest organ of the body and acts as a barrier to protect internal organs But when it comes to hydrating your skin, the impact is from inside out — you need to take care of it from inside to ensure its outer health. In order to hydrate your skin, you need to add some hydrating foods that help in hydration from inside. Also, taking care of skin exteriorly is important.The health of our skin depends on the nutrients we eat and products we use. Hydrated skin is beautiful.
Some Ways To Hydrate Your Skin:
Yes, it is a kind of weird to apply oil to hydrate your face and many of you are even scared of doing this but oil is the key to moisturizing your skin. But, plant-based oils are something not to be scared of. They can be your best moisturizers in winters. The right type of oil absorbs quickly, balances skin oil production and hydrate your skin to diminish fine lines, thereby giving you youthful and healthy skin.
The best oils are pure and made from plant extracts, avoiding synthetic petroleum and mineral oils. Some of the oils good for skin are almond oil, coconut oil, argon oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, avocado oil, pomegranate oil and lavender oil.
Exfoliation helps your skin repair and regenerate. Exfoliate gently either before shower or after shower with a dry brush or with a gentle exfoliating scrub. Exfoliation sloths off dead skin cells to keep it breathing. Natural scrubs should be made using brown sugar, cane sugar and sweet almond oil. Mix together in a sealable container and Voila! This makes a delicious smelling scrub and gives you a moisturized and naturally glowing skin.
Skip Long Hot Showers
Its true that everyone loves to bath for hours with hot showers, but, it indeed is not good for your skin. Long, hot showers strip your facial skin water and washes away the protective oils. So, skip long steamy showers and keep it brief, no matter how much you like it.
Moisturizing is indeed a daily task, but you must know how to moisturize your skin in the right way. Moisturizers containing hyaluronic acid are best for hydrating your skin—these are especially designed to increase amount of moisture in your skin. Use different moisturizers for daytime and night. Use heavy moisturizers in the night so that it works all night long to retain your skin’s lost moisture.
Hydrate From Inside
No matter, whatever product you are using on your skin, but if your aren’t hydrated from inside properly, your efforts are all in vain. So, drink, drink and drink a lot. Drink enough water or other juices to keep yourself hydrated from inside. If drinking plain water is a big deal, add some lime juice to it, or make ice tea or add herbal tea bags to it.
Consume Hydrating Foods
Fruits and vegetables not only hydrate your skin, but also provide benefits of fiber, vitamins antioxidants and minerals which keep you healthy from inside. Shun the habit of eating processed foods — junk, fast food, frozen pizzas, canned vegetables and processed vegetables. Avoid foods high in sodium. High sodium foods draw all water from your body, leading to dehydration.
What are you thinking now, try to inculcate some good habits in your life for keeping your skin healthy. Dry skin is your enemy, you wouldn’t want to have it. So, stay beautiful with these tips and tricks.