In order to stay bright, glowy and healthy, our skin needs to stay hydrated. Just like us, our skin gets thirsty and it’s important we give it the nutrients, care and water it needs to stay plump and radiant. While drinking your eight glasses of water a day will certainly help hydrate your skin, there are a few extra steps you can take to make sure your skin stays healthy and hydrated. Read on for our top tips!
Hydration is all about locking moisture into your skin, so it’s important you cleanse daily to ensure your skin is left feeling soft, supple and balanced for the day ahead. Trust us when we say our Cleansing Milk with Sweet Almond and Aloe Vera will become your new best friend; it’s soap-free, calming, non-irritating and will leave your skin feeling fresh without stripping away moisture.
Turn down the heat
When the weather’s cold outside, we all want to come in and crank the heating up or jump into a hot bath that feels more like a sauna. However, heat can really dry out your skin and affect your skin’s hydration levels, so it’s important to keep things warm rather than hot. When taking a bath or shower, make sure you use moisturising and cleansing shower and bath products. We also recommend trying to resist blasting your heating up to its highest setting as this will quickly dry out your skin and hair.
Choose hydrating skincare products
You check the ingredients of foods you eat, so why wouldn’t you carefully inspect the ingredients you’re putting on your skin? There are plenty of uncontrollable factors that can contribute to dehydrated skin, from air conditioning in shops to hard water from our taps, but one thing we have total control over is what we put on our skin. Hand-pick your skincare products carefully, only choosing products with hydrating and soothing qualities, such as our AHA Night Cream with Sugar Maple and Bilberry Extracts.
Eat foods rich in water
You can eat your way to healthy, hydrated skin. Fruits and vegetables are hydrating for your skin and offer a huge variety of benefits, so it’s crucial you pack as many into your diet as possible. Citrus-based fruits like oranges and lemons are rich in Vitamin C, which is vital to maintain your skin’s smooth, soft texture. We love avocados as they’re packed with healthy fats, vitamins and antioxidants which aid skin hydration and nourish the skin.
At Herbal Essentials, we have a range of skincare products carefully developed to keep your skin hydrated, radiant and healthy. Our products are powered by pure Himalayan Spring Water, which helps to maintain healthy looking skin for a beautiful complexion. Enriched by nature with calcium, magnesium and potassium, this pure spring water is sourced straight from the foothills of the glacial mountain range in Asia. Visit our website to start browsing today.