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. Skin nourishment plays a huge role in how healthy and plump your skin looks. Here are some ways through which you can ensure that your skin remains hydrated throughout the day.

Use Hydrating products

Having a healthy diet will hydrate your body from within, but how to hydrate the skin? Apart from having a hydrating diet, you can also opt for hydrating active ingredients like hyaluronic acid in creams, masks and serums to restore balance and retaining moisture. Hyaluronic Acid is a natural humectant, that keeps the skin extremely hydrated and plump because it can retain 1,000 times it’s weight in water and thus is a moisturizing agent. Creams rich in such hydrating ingredients enhance your skin's natural water retention process, preventing dehydration and dryness.

If you are looking for something that is lightweight, you can opt for a hyaluronic acid serum like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid Serum. It is an alcohol-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free hydrating serum that nourishes the skin from deep within, and leaves you with 42% radiant skin*.

You can also try salicylic acid for dry skin! For experiencing the benefits of salicylic acid like hydration, glowing and brightening effects, you can try the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence. This facial essence accelerates skin renewal and mildly exfoliates to refine pores and skin texture. Salicylic acid for oily skin is very beneficial as well, since it penetrates up to 10 layers deep into the skin** and helps in sebum control while Centella Asiatica in the essence hydrates the skin. Salicylic acid for the face helps your get glowing, brightening and youthful skin. This combination of products retains moisture in the skin and boosts skin elasticity to nourish and hydrate your skin. The Micro Essence is suitable for all skin types and can be used twice a day. Just take a few drops of the essence on your palm and pat it into your skin. After regular usage, you will notice the benefits of salicylic acid on your skin. It is a hydrating essence that moisturizes your skin from deep within.

Moisturizing as per your skin type

It is important to use skincare products that cater to your skin type. The market has a plethora of options of moisturizers for different skin types. Choose a product that meets your requirement. Using products with active ingredients helps you target your skin concerns directly, like hyaluronic acid for dry skin. A great hyaluronic acid product for the skin is the L’Oréal Paris Hyaluronic Acid Day Cream. It provides your skin with the benefits of hyaluronic acid by hydrating it deeply and smoothening the appearance of your skin.

To follow it up, using an overnight mask or a moisturizing sheet mask can help. The Revitalift Hyaluronic Acid Fresh Mix Serum Sheet Mask by L’Oréal Paris is a boon for dehydrated skin. This hyaluronic acid mask instantly gives your skin a boost of hyaluronic acid and deeply hydrates it.

If you are looking to bring a glow your skin, the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence Sheet Mask is an advanced patent cushion tissue technology mask. It has up to 30x more absorption power*** than a normal face mask, which leads to lesser dripping and helps deliver more essence onto the skin for quick results. This sheet mask has a very thin, light and breathable material that makes it better than the normal sheet mask.

Increase water intake

Every skin type needs water, all the time. Lack of water leads to dehydrated skin that feels itchy and tight. It can also become rough and 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. Once you start to see the positive effects of being well hydrated on your skin, you will realise the importance of skin hydration. The summer season in most of India is 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 a high content of water in them, which hydrates your body and assist the proper functioning of your organs. If you find it 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. The benefits of a water-rich diet will reflect on your skin and help you witness the importance of skin hydration.

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.

*Basis an instrumental test
**Within epidermis in the stratum corneum layer
***30X more absorbing capacity as compared to dry tissue weight