Updated: Jan 23
Having dry skin is no fun. It can cause your skin to be flaky, crack, and to be dull. If your skin has been feeling dry lately, you're likely suffering from dehydrated skin. Our skin needs losses water every day just like our bodies - and if it loses more than it receives, it can quickly become thirsty and dehydrated. Here are 7 steps for hydrated skin.
Water - The number one thing to consume ALL OF THE TIME to keep your skin hydrated is WATER! Water keeps your body hydrated and refreshed and helps maintain your skin's elasticity.
Eat Healthy - Eating healthy fuels your skin. Include collagen-rich foods, leafy green,s, and fruits.
Moisturize - Using a daily moisturizer will hydrate your skin and in return rejuvenate your skin so it looks and feels smooth and soft.
Apply your products on damp skin - It's better to pat dry your skin rather than overly drying it. Leaving your skin a little damp is a good setting for hydrating products to layer atop.
Apply oils - Keep in the moisture by applying oil that will lock in all the hydration. Oils don't have hydrating properties inherently (as they do not contain water), but when used in combination with a humectant, they amplify the other hydration as they protect them from evaporation.
Warm water to shower - Using hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils and lipids thereby stealing from the skin its natural defense system.
Exfoliate - Consider adding an exfoliate to your skin routine. This will help get rid of dead skin cells and allow your skin to better soak up any hydrating products you use. This will work for your face too.
Bariki Body Care carries these amazing products to help you keep your skin hydrated.