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Pamela Holsinger - Oct 09 2020
8 Tips - How to keep your skin Hydrated and Healthy
1. Avoid the sun
Prolonged exposure to the sun causes water to evaporate from skin, which is why sunburned skin requires more moisture than unexposed areas. Cold winds, air conditioning units, forced air heating and low temperatures can also dry out skin and contribute to premature aging. To protect your skin, wear a hat and sunscreen.
2. Facial cleanser that won’t strip the natural oils from your skin
Many women have turned to oil cleansing as a way to gently remove makeup, soothe sensitive skin, and tame unrelenting breakouts.
Using oils instead of traditional soap or detergent cleansers can also help protect the natural lipid layer of the skin and the good bacteria that live there.
3. You are what you Eat and Drink
Generally fruit and vegetables are hydrating and great for you skin.
For healthy skin, you should however aim to include foods that are high in omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamins A and C and B3 and foods that stimulate collagen production. See some suggestions below...
Omega 3: Salmon, Sardines, Walnuts, Chia Seeds
Collagen Boosting: strawberries, citrus fruits, broccoli, kiwi fruit, Almonds, carrots and avocados
Vitamin A: and antioxidants: blueberries, swiss chard, pumpkin, and sweet potatoes
Vitamin C: Citrus-based fruits like oranges, mandarins and lemons
Vit B3: Potatoes, peanuts, avocado, brown rice, mushroom, green peas and whole wheat
4. Avoid coffee and alcohol
We all love a coffee or an alcoholic beverage but keep it in moderation so that it does not dehydrate your skin in the process.
5. Exercise and Physical Health
There is no doubt that exercise is good for your general health as it improves your cardiovascular health and helps to keep your weight under control but it also gets your blood pumping which in turn increases blood flow to all parts of your body including your skin which helps with your natural and healthy glow.
If you drink enough water and eat a variety and generous amount of fruit and vegetables then this will assist in keeping your body in check.
Detoxing your skin can be achieved by using a good quality face scrub and mask that combines great kaolins and minerals such as Australian Zeolite along, non abrasive exfoliants such as jojoba spheres and high performance native extracts.
A little bit of plant based lactic acid is a good addition to help the exfoliation and moisturising process
7. Avoid Very Hot And Long Showers
As contradictory as it may sound, bathing for long hours can eradicate your skin’s barrier. This may result in loss of moisture content and necessary oils which can dehydrate your skin. Using lukewarm water while bathing is ideal
8. Switch out your pillowcases
If you’re sleeping on a cotton pillowcase, it could be exacerbating the issues with your moisture barrier. Switch to a silk pillowcase or a softer non abrasive fabric.