Water is our body’s life source, and this is especially true when it comes to our skin. When your skin does not receive adequate moisture it becomes dry, and flaky. Dehydrated skin also loses its healthy glow. Perhaps most unseemly is when your skin starts to sag and your wrinkles are accentuated because your skin does not have enough water.
Making sure your skin stays hydrated is a fundamental step in a healthy skin care regime. Follow these tips from the skincare professionals at Oro Gold Cosmetics to ensure your skin receives and retains the water it needs to look healthy and beautiful.
Drink Enough Water
The first step seems the most obvious, but it is often the most neglected when it comes to skincare. Drink the recommended dose, about 8 glasses a day. Remaining hydrated through ample water keeps your entire body moisturized, your skin included.
Applying quality moisturizer helps keep your skin hydrated. Choose a cream or lotion that has deep moisturizing such as Oro Gold Cosmetics 24k deep day moisturizing cream.
Don’t Over Cleanse,Scrub, or Exfoliate.
Remember that you skin naturally produces oils that act as barriers to dirt and other contagions that might clog the pores. When you cleanse, scrub, or exfoliate your skin too often you get rid of these beneficial oils. Make sure you do not over do it by following the recommended guidelines written on the packaging the skin care product came in.
Amp up your Vitamin C intake.
Eating carrots is great, but the benefits of Vitamin C can be concentrated to your skin when applied topically through a skincare product that is specially infused with this skin hydrating vitamin.
Limit your Exposure to the Sun
This too seems like a no brainer. As UV rays beat down on your body, the moisture in your skin evaporates. Apply sun block and cover up when possible to retain the water within your skin. Besides hot environmental conditions, the bitter cold can zap your skin of its hydration as well. So dress accordingly for the season.
Live a healthy lifestyle.
This means eating a nutritious diet that is low in fat and sugar. It also means refraining from excessive drinking, too much caffeine consumption, and absolutely no smoking. Alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine dehydrate the body and will suck the water right out of your skin leaving it wrinkled and sagging. On the other hand, eating nutritiously will supply your skin with the vitamins it needs to produce collagen and elastin which, among many other things, help your skin retain moisture.