How to keep your skin hydrated

  1. Drink an adequate amount of water - This one is a no-brainer. Your body requires at least 8 glasses of water throughout each day in order to maintain your health and keep your skin glowing. 

 

  1. Limit your alcohol and caffeine usage - As much as you love your daily fix of coffee, caffeine and alcohol can dehydrate your skin and make it look dull.

 

  1. Switch out your pillowcases - Switch from sleeping on a cotton pillowcase to more non-abrasive fabrics like silk to protect your skin’s moisture barrier. 

 

  1. Check your cleanser’s labelling, and ditch it if you need to - Most cleansers available today are heavily laden with harmful chemicals like sulphates, parabens, alcohols and synthetic fragrances. Most cleansers use petroleum and mineral oil-derived ingredients like Propylene Glycol, Paraffin, Mineral Oil, Butylene Glycol, Isopropyl Alcohol and Petrolatum that can be very harsh on your skin. These ingredients not only harm your skin but can also penetrate into your bloodstream and cause endocrine disorders and other diseases. Switch to a gentle cleanser that contains natural ingredients such as Myra Veda’s French Oatmeal and Charcoal Powdered Face Wash

 

  1. Avoid long hot showers - Never expose your face to hot water in the shower as this can srip your skin of its natural oils. Make sure to always wash your face with lukewarm or cold water. 

 

  1. Try a clay mask - Naturally sourced, pure clays are infamous for restoring your skin’s natural balance and providing hydration and moisture to your skin. Try using a mixture of French Pink Clay and milk to give your skin a hydrating effect and a natural radiant glow. 

 

  1. Get your beauty sleep - Sleep at least 8 hours each night to jumpstart healing your skin’s moisture barrier. This is when your skin repairs itself and replenishes moisture; and getting more (and better quality!) sleep goes a long way in helping your skin repair it’s moisture barrier.