Want to know my secret for beautiful, glowing skin? It’s hydration and moisture! No matter what season it is, or what skin type you have, we all need to keep our skin hydrated and moisturized to keep it healthy. So, if you’re suffering from dehydrated or dry skin, breakouts, redness or even if you’re just looking to introduce a moisturizing skin care routine –– I’ve got some helpful, holistic tips!
Drink (and eat!) your water
Water is so, so, so important for our overall health, loves –– especially our skin! Did you know that our skin is the largest organ in our bodies and it’s made up of mostly water? When we’re dehydrated, our skin visibly suffers. Not only does our skin become dry, but it’s more prone to wrinkles, puffiness, acne, tight skin, and much more.
So, how much water do people need to drink to keep skin healthy and hydrated? A good rule of thumb is to drink half of your body weight in ounces per day. For example, if you weigh 130 lbs, you should be drinking 65 ounces of water, which is a little over 8 glasses of water a day.
Drinking water isn’t the only way we can keep our skin moisturized. Consuming hydrating, #eattoglow foods like fresh fruits, veggies, and healthy fats can help too. Some of the most hydrating foods you can consume are fish, nuts, avocados, sweet potatoes, oysters, olive oil, and cucumbers.
Properly Apply Your Skincare Routine
Diet and nutrition aren’t the only way you can heal dehydrated and dry skin holistically. Properly applying nontoxic skin care is crucial.
The key is to apply the right skin care in the right order so that the ingredients can effectively penetrate the skin. This is because different ingredients have different molecular weights. Therefore, when products aren’t applied in the right sequence, your skin won’t fully absorb its nutrients.
According to board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon, Dr. Heather Rogers, “The skin’s job is to keep things out, but many of the skin care products we use have ingredients we want to get in. Only a very small amount of these key ingredients can penetrate the skin, even when perfectly formulated and perfectly applied. If you don’t apply products in the correct order, you will not see the best results from your skin care regimen.”
Here’s my theory for skincare application:
Note: to ensure all the ingredients are properly absorbed, wait one minute in between each step. If you plan on using treatment masks, make that your first step during your a.m. or p.m. routine.
My Top Nontoxic Picks For Healing Dehydrated And Dry Skin
Finding products that are moisturizing, nontoxic, and safe for acne-prone skin can be challenging. After many trial and errors myself, I’ve found several non-comedogenic products that have helped keep my skin hydrated and my acne under control.
You loves have probably heard about my obsession with January Labs Restorative Tonic Mist. This powerful mist is perfect to use after cleansing and toning, or before serum and moisturizing. I love to bring this with me while I’m out and about. I reapply it throughout the day to protect against harsh environmental elements that can dehydrate the skin.
I’m also a huge fan of January Labs Moisture Balancing Lotion. This lightweight moisturizer is perfect for hydrating all skin types thanks to ingredients like squalene, shea butter, and olive oil. I use this as the last step before I apply my SPF, or as a last p.m. routine ingredient.
And of course, I can’t recommend Maya Chia’s Refresh Mint Resurfacing Moisture Mask enough. This hydrating treatment mask contains nourishing ingredients like chia seed extract, hyaluronic acid, and sodium PCA. I use treatment masks like this before all other skin care applications, both a.m. and p.m.
Well loves, I hope this article helps you in your journey to healing your dehydrated and dry skin holistically this summer. If you have any specific questions or have any other recommendations for nontoxic hydrating skincare products, feel free to DM me or leave your comments below.
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