Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It tells a story of what you have done in your life. It’s important, then, to show respect to your skin. If your skin feels dry or uncomfortable, then it needs to be better hydrated. Here are four simple ways you can keep your skin hydrated.
Water is our life force. Without it, we would simply not exist. Yet people still take drinking water for granted. There always seem to be better options available to drink, or maybe you just don’t feel very thirsty. But drinking water is essential. Not only does water contain the all-powerful element of oxygen, which your body needs to function, but it helps keep everything regulated in your body.
If you aren’t used to drinking water, then start slowly. Switch to tea or flavored (unsweetened) water instead of pop or energy drinks. Make sure water is readily available to you. If you sit at a desk for long periods of the day, invest in a water bottle so you don’t have to get up to refill it. You can also ask for help from your partner. Do them the courtesy of filling two glasses of water when you go to sit down next to them and have them do the same. The more water you drink, the happier your skin will be.
Wearing sunscreen is essential in the summer, but you should also wear it year round. Even in the winter, the sun emits harmful UV rays, so be sure to stay protected. If you don’t have a lotion that an SPF to it, you can apply a light sunscreen to your face and skin before you go outside. The sunscreen will act as a barrier and keep your skin from becoming damaged and dehydrated. It will also look naturally younger.
Skin moisturizer is important to wear year-round. Whether it’s the harmful rays of the sun in the summer or the dry air of the winter, your skin can sure take a beating. Protect it with an extra layer of moisturizer. Simply apply in the morning and you can keep your skin hydrated throughout the day. If you have especially dry skin, then a night moisturizer is also a good idea.
Our skin has natural oils that are a good thing. While nobody wants to feel dirty or grimy, we should embrace the natural defense that our skin has. Keep washing to a minimum, no more than twice per day. Also, be careful with really hot showers. While they may seem nice, the hot water can further strip away our skin’s protection.