Staying hydrated all year round is important for your body and your skin.
As well as flushing out toxins, having enough water in your skin nourishes the cells, slowing down any signs of aging and giving you a healthy glow. Otherwise, you may experience skin that is dry, flaky, and itchy.
The good news is that it’s fairly straightforward to keep your skin moisturized once you know how.
Why Is it Important to Hydrate Your Skin?
First things first, what happens to your skin when it’s lacking in water?
Well, the skin is made up of three layers: the epidermis (outer layer), underlying skin (dermis), and subcutaneous tissue. When the epidermis doesn’t contain enough moisture, the skin may lose its elasticity and feel rough to touch.
On the other hand, wonderful things happen when the epidermis has the moisture it needs to flush away toxins and carry nutrients to the skin’s cells.
Simply put, having enough water in the cells will rejuvenate the skin so that it looks and feels smooth and soft. This can combat any dryness, which is known to exaggerate the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines due to shrinkage in the skin’s top layer.
3 Ways to Keep Your Skin Hydrated
Is your skin looking and feeling parched? Not to worry—dehydration is treatable with a few lifestyle changes.
1. Drink Plenty of Water
Let’s start with the obvious one. Drinking around eight glasses of water per day can help with both body and skin hydration.
That said, this won’t get rid of dry skin alone. After all, when you drink water, it doesn’t automatically go to the skin. It only hydrates your cells once it’s absorbed into the bloodstream and filtered by the kidneys.
In other words, it’s just one factor.
2. Use Products With Replenishing Ingredients
It’s important to have a good functioning external skin barrier. This comprises 12 to 15 skin cells on top of the epidermis that help to repel irritants and retain water.
Using products that contain the following replenishing ingredients have endless benefits for the skin:
- Hyaluronic acid
- Omega fatty acids
These ingredients balance out the water in your cells and in the environment to prevent moisture loss and strengthen the skin’s barrier function.
The moisturizer that you use will also largely impact the hydration of your skin.
The truth is, those with particularly dry skin (even if you’re prone to acne with dry skin) should use a heavy-duty moisturizer. Water-based options are especially great for putting the moisture back into dry skin and nourishing the cells.
How to Use Face Massager Brush
We recommend applying your moisturizer after using a face cleansing massager as part of your daily skincare routine.
In fact, meejee’s silicone facial cleanser brush uses sonic pulses to provide a deep clean so that your moisturizer can penetrate deeper into the pores. This can then improve its effectiveness.
Alternatively, you could use meejee’s cooling facial globes to massage in your moisturizer and increase its absorption. Either way, it’s a win-win!
3. Adapt Your Diet
Lastly, changing your diet in the following ways can significantly improve your skin’s hydration levels.
- Eat foods that are rich in essential fatty acids, such as salmon, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, avocadoes, and olive oil.
- Prioritize plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, and legumes.
- Reduce your alcohol intake and drink in moderation.
- Reduce your caffeine intake and drink in moderation.
- Replenish fluids in your body after working out.
Essentially, if you eat veggies and fruits that are high in water, you can increase the level of moisture in your skin. Celery and watermelon, in particular, have a good amount of water so they’re a worthwhile addition to your diet.
Dry, flaky skin occurs when your skin cells are dehydrated. Use our methods to remedy this and achieve beautiful, dewy skin in no time at all.