Welcome back everyone and welcome to the month of love. How as the year been going so far, hope you have started securing the bag, eating right, exercising and glowing up. So, guys for this monthly series we will be sharing tips on how to love your skin whether you are a gentleman or lady, and what to incorporate in your skincare routine.
If you are in Nigerian, we should know that the month of February and March is the hottest month in the year, these months are between the end of the harmattan season and the beginning of the raining season, in these months our skin is exposed to more dust, heat from sun rays and the skin gets dry easily. So, in this series we are going to talk about how to take good care of the skin, foods that help improve the skin, chemical and natural ingredients that are good for the skin.
First, what is hydrated skin? Hydrated skin is skin that is smooth, radiant, and has an even tone.
How do you know when your skin is dehydrated? It can appear flaky, dull, dry, prominent dark circles, puffy eyes, the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles, itchiness, and even dry lips.
We need to know that there is a difference between hydrating and moisturizing; hydrating your skin requires you to add water to it, moisturizing your skin implies adding ingredients that lock the water inside the skin. If you only add water to your skin, it may temporarily feel plump. However, the water will escape from your skin if there is nothing to retain it. Moisturization and hydration go hand in hand observe that they are in your skincare products
We will be sharing 7 steps on how to hydrate your skin;
Drink an Adequate Amount of Water
The first step to hydrating your skin is hydrating your body. Recommending that you drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. Your body may require more, depending on your daily activities and weight.
Avoid Very Hot and Long Showers
As contradictory as it may sound, bathing for long hours can eradicate your skin’s barrier. This may result in loss of moisture content and necessary oils which can dehydrate your skin. Using lukewarm water while bathing is ideal.
Pamper Yourself with Face Masks/Sheets
Oh! I love me some mask, face masks have hydrating ingredients. Incorporating a hydrating face mask into your daily skincare regimen will keep your skin plump and moist. It can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and dark circles.
A Sunscreen Is A Must (She should be your best friend)
Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen to prevent UVA and UVB skin damage every time you step out in the day. Sun exposure can dehydrate your skin, causing it to lose moisture and break down its collagen and elastin, which are responsible for its strength and elasticity. This can cause premature signs of ageing.
Eat Foods Rich in Water
Fruits and vegetables are not only hydrating but are beneficial for your skin in many other ways. Citrus-based fruits like oranges and lemons are packed with juice and is rich in vitamin C, which is vital to maintain your skin’s texture. Foods rich in vitamin A and B3 are also essential to improve your overall skin health.
Use A Humidifier
A humidifier can be used when the moisture content in the surrounding air is low. This can especially helpful during dry months.
Use Hydrating Skincare Products
Water-based creams are the best recommendation if you have dehydrated skin. Products that penetrate will through your skin and deliver water, are vital if you have dehydrated skin. Look for hydrating ingredients.
So, guys, we have come to the end of the week’s episode on the skincare series and I can’t wait for us to continue on the skincare series. I hope this was insightful. Don’t forget to interact with this post that and always remember we at Secure Health always want the best for you