5 Ways to Moisturize Your Skin

· May 22, 2018
Just as it's important to stay hydrated on the inside, it's also important to consider your skin type when choosing a cream.

In this article you can learn how to moisturize your skin, and especially your face. The skin on your face needs special care since it’s delicate and constantly exposed. Consistently using the tips from this article are key factors that will properly hydrate your skin. In other words, you probably won’t fully benefit from them if you don’t frequently use them.

Ways to moisturize your skin

Below are simple and easy ways to hydrate your skin. You’ve probably heard some of them before. Still, they’re always good to keep in mind.

1. Drink as much water as your body needs

Drink plenty of water

Most likely you have been constantly reminded about the importance of drinking around a couple liters of water per day. However, this appropriate amount all depends on your lifestyle.

  • If you exercise a lot, two liters a day is probably very little.
  • For example, someone who workouts at the gym usually drink between 3 to 4 liters a day.

Keeping a glass of water nearby will remind you to drink water. You can use other options if you don’t like drinking water such as herbal teas, lemon water, flavored water, etc. Once you start drinking the proper amount of water your body requires, your skin’s appearance will improve and it will more moisturized and radiant. It’s worth making the effort!

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2. Use the correct cream

Knowing your skin type is important to properly hydrate your skinFor example, you could have dry, moderately dry, normal, or atopic skin. Usually, people think they have a certain type and use the wrong creams. 

This can make using creams feel bothersome and you may end up using them inconsistently. Likewise, the cream won’t work as well as expected. If you’re not sure and can’t identify your own skin type, ask someone in a beauty salon or a dermatologist. They’ll be able to tell you for sure.

3. Use sunscreen

Use sunscreen

It’s also important to choose a good sunscreen that will work for your skin and especially your face. You should always use sunscreen. Make sure to rub it on after your moisturizing cream, no matter what season it is.

Many creams have sun protection factor but they don’t go over 30 SPF. Ideally, facial creams should have a SPF of at least 50. You should always use sunscreen during the summertime, even if you’re out for a quick walk. The heat causes your skin sweat and lose moisture.

4. Remove makeup carefully

There are many makeup-removing products on the market that are hard on your skin. At the same time, you should never use alcohol to remove makeup.

It’s best for you to always use a gentle oils or creams that easily remove makeup from your face. Sleeping with makeup on isn’t a good idea. In the long run, it will dehydrate your skin and leads to other consequences.

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5. Using moisturizing masks

moisturizing masks

This final skin hydrating tip is to make sure you pamper it. You should use a skin mask at least every 2 weeks. You can buy them or make them at home. The more natural they are, the better they are for your skin. It’s also important to know your skin type to choose the correct mask. If you have very delicate or dry skin, using a clay mask can do more harm than good.

Consistency in moisturizing your skin

Usually, people make mistakes due to having very little time or out of sloppiness. For example, not removing makeup every day, not drinking enough water, and not using cream or sunscreen on a daily basis. All of these moisturizes your skin. It’s not that noticeable when you’re younger but you’ll begin seeing its effects as time goes by.

That’s why it’s important to learn how to consistently keep your skin well hydrated as soon as possible. Are you applying your creams consistently? Is moisturizing your skin a hassle? Are you already doing it properly?

Remember, the skin on your face is very delicate and is constantly exposed. Taking care of it properly will keep it healthy, and free of blemishes and premature wrinkles.