What is hydrated skin?
Hydration is the process of absorbing water. Our skin needs water for elasticity and strength. Without enough hydration, the skin tends to have more prominent wrinkles, pores and look duller, in other words, you become prune-like – we joke, but here’s your cue to drink up (water). To know more about the differences between hydrated and dehydrated skin click here.
Signs of dehydrated skin
- The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Dark circles around the eyes
7 ways to hydrate skin
- Drink more water
Drink the recommended 8 glasses of water or more if you workout, to keep the skin barrier hydrated. To understand more about the skin barrier and its role in hydration click here.
- Take protective measures against direct sunlight
Avoid direct sunlight between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., wear protective clothing, and always wear broad spectrum SPF of 30 and above daily. Remember to reapply sunscreen every 2 to 3 hours.
- Take skincare supplements
Skincare supplements fill the void caused by lack of faithfully consuming the daily recommended servings of vegetables, fruits, and food that supply us with all the nutrients we need. For 6 ingredients to look for in skincare supplements click here.
- Build a hydrating skincare routine
Include hydrating ingredients in your skincare routine. Our “I Am Cool” hydrating aloe sheet masks are a must-have if you’re trying to hydrate and soothe stressed skin. Shop here.
Alternatively, you can opt for our Neulii Cica Pepta Repair Serum packed with peptides perfect for dehydrated skin as peptides maintain the skin’s moisture. Shop here.
- Consult an expert
Book a one-on-one skin consultation with our in-house certified skincare therapist Joyce Waiharo here to get guidance and receive answers to questions related to keeping the skin hydrated.
- Improve your diet
Incorporating a lot of water-rich foods into your diet will restore the hydration levels of your skin to where they need to be. Cucumbers, apples, and watermelons are must-eats!
- Use gentle products
Our Neulii exfoliating toner pads for sensitive skin retain the skin’s moisture while helping makeup glide onto the face when used in the AM and deeply cleansing skin and pores when used in the PM. Shop here.
How do you keep your skin hydrated? Let us know in the comments below.