6 Simple Tips to Keep Your Skin Hydrated

January 23, 2019
Good hydration is key to having healthy, supple, and strong skin. That's why we've gathered 6 tips that will help you achieve just that through a healthy diet and other factors to keep in mind.

Beautiful-looking skin comes with good health but it’s not always easy to keep your skin hydrated, is it? It shouldn’t really be a problem, though, if your diet is healthy and doesn’t include fat, refined sugar, and junk food.

Of course, we’re aware that it’s not always possible. Every person has their own unique skin type, and, depending on its characteristics, your skin may react differently to the cosmetic products you use.

That’s why it’s important to monitor your skin’s reaction when trying a skin care line that claims it will keep your skin hydrated. Here are some important tips for you:

1. Drink enough water

A girl drinking a glass of water.

This is the fastest, most natural, and efficient way to keep your skin hydrated. If your body isn’t hydrated within, it will never be hydrated on the outside.

Remember that physical beauty comes from within and works its way outward. Eventually, your skin will reflect that.

Ideally, you should drink fresh spring water without sweeteners or added flavors. Obviously, you should stay away from soft drinks and artificially flavored waters.

If you’re not a fan of drinking water, try adding fruit without blending it. Refrigerate or add ice for hotter days.

Following these tips will add flavor and variety without adding calories. If you miss sugar, add a little honey, making sure you gradually reduce how much you add. You’ll see that, within a few months, you’ll be used to drinking plain water.

Check out this article: 4 Reasons for Drinking Warm Instead of Cold Water

2. More herbal tea and less soft drinks

It’s a fact that it’s hard to keep skin hydrated when you drink soft drinks. Still, we tend to adapt the habit because of the flavor, sweetness, and energy boost it gives us.

Some of the best herbal teas for your skin include green and white tea, as well as chamomile, lavender, rosemary, and thyme tea.

To give your tea even more flavor, you can add fruit or spices. Here’s a good example:

Cinnamon tea with pear and vanilla

In addition to its deliciously refreshing flavor, this tea’s ingredients help lessen nausea and joint pain.

Ingredients

  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 fresh vanilla bean
  • ½ pear
  • 1 inch of ginger root
  • 1 cup of boiling water

Preparation

Firstly, add the cinnamon, vanilla, pear, and ginger to boiling water. Let it sit for 10 minutes and strain. You can drink it warm or add ice cubes if you need to cool down.

3. Make homemade creams with natural oils

Someone making essential oils.

Another tip to keep your skin hydrated is to apply moisturizing creams created with natural ingredients. This allows you to treat specific problems with a single product without spending too much.

All you need is a little cream base and the oil you have at home. Olive oil is the most common and helps a lot because it’s rich in antioxidants and fatty acids that regenerate skin and keep it moisturized.

Ingredients

  • 5 oz body cream base or neutral body cream
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 plastic jar with a lid

Preparation

In the jar, mix the cream with the olive oil until the ingredients are well mixed. Use whenever needed instead of your usual cream.

What’s more, you can add 3 to 5 drops of essential oils to give it fragrance. You can also add a capsule of vitamin E for an even better hydrating effect.

4. Keep your skin hydrated with mild and natural soaps

Has your skin been particularly dry recently? If so, and if you’ve been drinking plenty of liquids, the issue might have something to do with the soap you use.

You should use neutral soaps and those made from natural ingredients. They’ll add natural oils to your skin instead of taking them out.

It’s important to read the labels before buying them. The best ones have ingredients like glycerin or aloe vera.

See also: Homemade Glycerin, Propolis, and Clay Soap for Dermatitis

5. Avoid using very hot water when bathing

A girl enjoying the sun on the beach.

A hot shower when it’s cold outside feels wonderful. However, if the water’s too hot, you could be removing your skin’s natural oils.

Ideally, you should bathe using cool water, but if you prefer, use warm water. Furthermore, very hot water also affects your circulation, meaning you could be causing problems down the line.

If you love using very hot water, then to keep your skin hydrated you’ll have to limit your showers a lot. Afterward, make sure you apply enough moisturizing cream.

6. Eat enough fruit

Finally, fruit is the best ally nature has to keep your skin moisturized. Not only are they delicious, but they also contain a high percentage of water. Try to eat at least two fruits a day.