How A Good Face Cream Can Help Hydrate Your Skin
Ageing is a part of life. But there’s one culprit that doesn’t get enough attention. It’s not the sun, alcohol or stress. It’s dehydration. When your skin isn’t hydrated, it causes damage to the cells, which leads to wrinkles, thin and saggy skin. So, when your parents pestered you about drinking water, it’s for good reason. Chronic dehydration is dangerous, inside and out. Investing in a face cream is a good start.
Think about it. We’re 60% water. But you need to do more than just drink more water to improve your skin health. There needs to be a lifestyle change in the way of implementing a few good habits into your day.
Drink up! Follow these healthy skin habits
- Use water-rich face cream products
You know what we’re going to start with: good skincare. More specifically, a hydrating face cream. One of the simplest ways to keep your skin hydrated is by not letting it dry out. This is important, no matter what time of the year. A good face cream moisturiser is a great start. Invest in two types: a face cream for the day and night.
Our Age IQ day face cream, for example, binds moisture to skin for long-lasting hydration. It mimics the skin’s natural age-fighting properties, boosts cell renewal and activates powerful antioxidants.
The Age IQ night face cream helps tighten and firm the skin’s appearance, improves skin clarity, fights discolouration, enlarged pores and sagging. The better your skin looks, naturally, the less makeup you’ll want to use – beauty products that can dehydrate your skin. Also, you won’t get that cakey, flaky look either because your skin is soft, smooth, and glowing.
- Consume foods high in water
Certain foods can hydrate you just as much as a glass of water. Choose water-dense fruits and vegetables like watermelon, berries, plums, cucumbers and lettuce. Start your day with fresh fruit and pack your plate full of salad for lunch. Nerium hydrates you naturally from the outside, with anti-ageing face creams and products. Take care of the inside, too.
- Know your triggers
Do you notice your skin is dry after doing certain activities? Maybe a location or environment is triggering you. It could be after a long day at the beach, sitting in an air-conditioned room for hours or following a night out on the town. Listen to what your skin is ‘telling you.’ Everyone is different, so pay attention to your environment and lifestyle. Is your current face cream hydrating enough? You should be able to tell easily. Remember, you need both day and night face creams.
- Use warm (not hot) water
Scorching hot water washes away sebum that’s essential for retaining moisture. Instead, use warm water when you wash your face. Be gentle doing this, too. Don’t go overboard with your cleanser. Just use a small amount (the size of a five-cent coin) and scrub softly. Choose a botanical face wash (anti-ageing skin care is more than just wrinkle face creams, lotions and eye serums). This helps prep your skin for a face cream. Then, pat your face with a towel, instead of rubbing it.
- Buy a humidifier
Increase the moisture levels in your home with the flick of a switch. A humidifier adds moisture to the air, which is a very easy way to treat dry facial skin. With your hydrating face cream, it’ll be like your skin is on holiday.
And, there’s always the hot, humid tropical island getaway… just in case you need to convince hubby when he’s questioning your growing face creams and age defying skin care products shelf.