Turn On The Waterworks: How To Hydrate Your Skin Type
If you only do one thing for your skin, make it this. Hydration's the best way to keep yourself looking young, but every skin type needs to be watered in its own way. Here are some ways through which you can ensure that your skin remains hydrated throughout.
Increase water intake- All skins need water, all the time. Like plants die if not watered, you skin dies too, looking withered, dull and lifeless. A lack of water leads to dehydrated skin that feels itchy and tight; it can become rough or dull, with fine lines. Moreover, showering (especially in hard water), cold or windy weather, pollution and smoking can also play havoc with your skin. You should at least drink 7-8 glasses of water daily to keep the amount of water quantity in your body intact. In summers which in India are quite dry and harsh, this quantity should be increased depending upon how much you are out in the sun.
Take a diet rich in fruits and vegetable- Fruits and vegetables have high content of water in them, which hydrates your body and assist the proper functioning of your organs. If you find difficultly in having a large quantity of water you can compensate by having fruits, vegetables and juices. Fruits like watermelon, cucumber, etc. have high water content and so are usually advised to be consumed in summers.
Use Hydrating products- Apart from having a hydrating diet, you can also opt for hydrating products like creams, masks and serums to restore balance and retaining moisture. Creams rich in hydrating ingredients enhance your skin's natural water-retention process, preventing dehydration and dryness. Hydrating moisturizer ensure that your skin retains moisture and in the same time is not patchy and clogged. You can look for hydrating creams that also works on other problems of your skin like early ageing, dark spots and dead cells. For glowing and brightening effect you can try the new L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence which has active ingredients like Salicylic Acid which accelerates skin renewal & mildly exfoliates to refine pores & skin texture. It penetrates up to 10 layers deep into the skin to give you a glowing, brightening and youthful skin. This formula retains moisture in the skin and boosts skin elasticity to nourish and hydrate your skin.
Hydration is not only important for your body to function properly but also for your skin’s glow and shine. With increasing dust and pollution it is then necessary that you use hydrating products to replenish the water content in your body to help your skin glow and remain youthful and radiant.