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Top Tips for Effective Face Hydration

Luminous, glowing skin: it looks angelic and it feels fantastic. But how do we get it and is it even attainable for everyone? Achieving effective face hydration can be a challenge. The skincare market is flooded with millions of products all claiming to have the secret to a more youthful appearance, but where does that start? The answer is face hydration.

So many “hydrating” skincare products have complicated ingredient profiles, making it difficult to decipher what is legitimate from what is “too good to be true.” While some commercial hydrating facial products offer veritable benefits, in other cases, you’d be better off swapping them out for more natural skin care products. We’re here to show you why keeping it simple is better and how to maintain face hydration through it all. 

Why Should We Care About Face Hydration?

First things first, why should you care about having a hydrated face? After all, achieving a tight, youthful complexion is what we all want, right? Well the path to getting there starts with effective hydration.

Hydrated skin is healthy skin. This is true whether you’re talking about your face or the rest of your body. The challenge with the skin on the face is that it is naturally thinner than that on the rest of the body, which makes it more susceptible to water loss. The more water you lose from the cells in your skin, the dryer it becomes. Not only is dry skin uncomfortable, but it may also contribute to an older appearance more quickly than you’d like. Keeping your skin hydrated helps prevent dryness and the signs of aging that come with it.

Why Dehydrated Skin is a Problem

Dehydrated skin doesn’t look great in the moment and it often doesn’t feel pleasant, but most importantly, it can contribute to problems down the road.

What Does Dehydrated Skin Look Like?

As you can imagine, skin that is lacking proper hydration tends to look tired. Everyone’s presentation of dry skin on the face may be different, but without sufficient face hydration, your skin may start to appear scaly and red. It could also look drawn, sallow, and dull in appearance. As we age, one of the most common characteristics of dry skin is more pronounced fine lines and wrinkles. The luminous glow that so many of us seek may be suppressed and replaced with inflammatory markers such as acne, breakouts, swelling, and inflammation.

What Does Dehydrated Skin Feel Like?

We’ve all probably experienced the occasional episode of dry skin here or there and something we can likely agree on is that it doesn’t feel great. Dehydrated skin may feel tight and could become itchy or irritated due to the lack of hydration. In the event that your skin becomes severely dry, flaking or scaling could occur, which could also be painful at times.

Why Dehydrated Skin Can Be Problematic in the Future

A little lack of moisture now and again (ahem, the occasional sunburn) is understandable, but chronically dehydrated skin could lead to problems down the road. Failure to stay on top of your face hydration may advance the appearance of aging more rapidly in certain individuals. The smooth, firm, vital appearance we all seek is hard to get back once it’s lost. Maintaining proper skin hydration is a critical way to preserve your youthful appearance for years to come.

How to Promote Face Hydration

There are two main components to face hydration: what we put into our bodies and what we put onto our bodies. In other words, what we eat and drink, and the topical skin care products we use are the main contributing factors to how hydrated our skin will be. These tips for face hydration are simple yet effective techniques designed to help your skin stay hydrated, moisturized, supple, and simply gorgeous!

Drink Water, Water, Water!

The first and probably most important aspect of face hydration is to make sure you’re drinking enough water. Keeping your entire body hydrated is the first step in ensuring that the skin on your face is taken care of.  Everyone’s hydration needs are different, so there is no exact science when it comes to how much water you should be drinking each day. With that being said, it’s always better to err on the side of being generous with the amount of water you’re drinking, especially if you live in warmer climates or perform strenuous activities on a regular basis.

If you drink a lot of water but still feel like it’s not enough, consider enhancing it with electrolytes or sipping on coconut water. Pro tip:don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink water. By the point you notice that you’re thirsty, it's likely that you’re probably already a little dehydrated. Stay ahead of this by preemptively drinking water throughout the day or setting a hydrating goal.

Eat Watery Foods

Water is great, but sometimes you need a little crunch to munch on. Incorporating foods that naturally contain a high water content is a great way to maximize your hydration through diet and enhance your face’s hydration.

Some of the best (and tastiest) water-rich fruits are:

  • Watermelon: 92% water content
  • Strawberries: 91% water content
  • Cantaloupe: 90% water content
  • Peaches: 89% water content
  • Oranges & Grapefruit: 88% water content

Other nutritious, delicious, and hydrating foods to consider adding to your diet include lettuce, zucchini, celery, tomatoes, bell peppers, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumbers, mushrooms, and spinach.

Consume Foods with Natural Oils

While we’re on the topic of how to nourish your body for effective facial hydration, it’s important to talk about incorporating healthy fats into your diet. Adding water and watery foods are essential, but that only goes so far. Lipids and healthy oils help retain the moisture brought in by these hydrating foods to preserve the suppleness they provide.  A mix of water and healthy fats is one of the most effective ways to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out.

Some of the best foods with natural, healthy oils include nuts, seeds, and avocados. When eating for skin health, look for nuts and seeds with no added oils and minimal sugar or salt. The original form of these legumes naturally contains just the right amount of oil. Raw or roasted varieties tend to be best. Some of the best nuts for skin health include almonds, walnuts, cashews, pistachios, and Brazil nuts. As for seeds, you can’t go wrong with chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, and hemp seeds.

Avocado also deserves its time in the spotlight. The natural oils in avocados may help contribute to better elasticity and firmness in the skin while promoting a more youthful and vibrant glow.[1]

Use Hydrating Skin Care Products

We’d be remiss if we didn’t talk about what to put on your skin to help boost hydration and its overall appearance. In addition to what you put in your body, what you put on it matters quite a bit. Hydrating skin care products that contain the right ingredients to help retain moisture and hydration can make a world of difference when it comes to face hydration. Products such as those from Malie Organics’ BotanyBeauty Collection are perfectly primed to help you achieve the healthy, hydrated glow you’ve been looking for. 

  • BotanyBeauty Firming Cream. This rich, hydrating moisturizer uses five superior antioxidants that work in tandem to repair cell damage and neutralize free radicals that contribute to aging. Powered by Hawaiian Coffee Fruit Extract, this firming cream addresses dull, dry skin as well as fine lines and wrinkles. The result is a more visibly hydrated complexion and a more radiant you!

  • Top Tips for Effective Face Hydration
  • Top Tips for Effective Face Hydration
  • BotanyBeauty Illuminating Moisturizer. Replenish, restore, and renew starting with the face. This lightweight moisturizer delivers just the right amount of hydration your skin needs. Made with soothing Aloe Vera and potent Pineapple Fruit Extract, the Illuminating Moisturizer heals, repairs, and clarifies as it neutralizes dryness and inflammation. You’ll walk away from the mirror with a brighter complexion after just one use.

  • BotanyBeauty Luxe Eye Cream. The skin around the eyes is extremely delicate, which makes it more sensitive to dehydration than anywhere else on the body. The Luxe Eye Cream addresses signs of puffiness, dryness, and fine lines. Experience age-defying, visible results with this richly balanced formula of Plant Peptides, Witch Hazel, and 70% organic ingredients.

  • Top Tips for Effective Face Hydration
  • BotanyBeauty Illuminating Serum. Made with light, easily absorbent essential oils, this serum helps balance natural oil production while enhancing a natural glow. Powerful plant ingredients help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while brightening the skin tone to leave skin feeling revitalized and rejuvenated.

Prioritize Consistency

The aforementioned tips for face hydration are all tried and true, but they will only work as long as you stick to them. Establishing a skincare routine and sticking to it is essential for keeping your skin in peak condition. One of the most common mistakes people make around skin care is lack of consistency. Starting a skincare routine can be fun; the newness of using different products can be exciting! The key is to keep this up once the initial allure has worn off. Using the same products and product line for a period of time is the best way to test the effectiveness of them. It’s important to give the products time to work beyond the stratum corneum (outer layer) of the skin. This first layer of the skin is composed of the oldest skin cells on the body. With long term use of hydrating skin care products, however, you’ll see a positive effect in the actual functionality of the skin rather than simply seeing temporary visual changes.

One of the great things about Malie Organics’ BotanyBeauty collection is that our products continue to impress time and time again. They not only feel amazing the first time you use them but also every time thereafter. This makes it easier to continue using them and see visible results in your face hydration journey. Organic, fragrance-free, and powered by plant science, our hydrating skin care products contain age-defying active ingredients and harness the potency of plants to naturally nourish the skin. This clean skin care collection is made with recognizable ingredients. Plus, with an ingredient profile that is made up of 70% organic components and is cruelty-free, you can feel good about what you’re putting on your skin.

Effective face hydration doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it can be easier than ever with the right skin care products by your side. Learn more about the calm, serene, and tranquil nature of Malie when you shop with us today.

[1] https://www.uclahealth.org/news/eating-an-avocado-daily-increases-elasticity-and-firmness-in-skin-study-shows

 

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