Do I Really Need to Hydrate My Skin?
You may think you only need to hydrate your skin if you have characteristically “dry skin,” or if your skin is visibly cracked or flaking. But the truth is, we can all benefit from knowing how to get hydrated, glowing skin…no matter what our “skin type”!
I have been crafting natural skin care products for over a decade, and one of the most common misconceptions I come across is that we each fall into just one skin type—normal skin, sensitive skin, dry skin, oily skin, or combination skin. But our skin actually fluctuates between these classifications based on our environment, seasons, and internal factors.
This is why it is so important to regularly hydrate your skin every day, year in and year out! So, how do you hydrate your skin? I’m glad you asked! In today’s blog post, I’m sharing my favorite tips for skin hydration. And be sure to keep reading for a cute printable with my recipe for a gentle moisturizing face mask!
Natural Ways to Rehydrate the Body
Hydration is important year-round, whether you are spending the day in the summer sun or out in the cold winter wind. The good news is that there are many easy ways to hydrate your body naturally.
To start, try incorporating natural skin care products into your everyday routine, such as a nourishing lip balm and face cream. (And for a special treat, make your own hydrating face mask using the recipe below!)
Another simple tip: When in the shower, use a lukewarm water temperature to avoid drying out your skin, then finish with a few seconds of cold water to close the pores. (This also applies when washing your face.) Gently pat dry with a towel and follow up with your favorite body moisturizer.
In addition to treating your skin to moisturizing botanicals, it’s also important to hydrate from within…
What Can I Drink to Hydrate My Skin?
One of the simplest things you can do to keep your skin healthy and hydrated is to drink plenty of water. It is recommended that women should drink at least 64 ounces of water per day, although some suggest as much as 92 ounces per day. (I usually aim to drink half my body weight in ounces of water and that tends to work well for me.)
Drinks to Hydrate Skin
But you don’t have to only get your hydration from water! Also try these yummy teas for hydration with added skin-boosting nourishment:
- Green tea
- Ginger tea
- White tea
Bonus Beauty Tip: DIY Face Mask for Glowing Skin
Finish off your skincare pampering with this calming cucumber cream, perfect for all skin types!
- Simply juice a small cucumber (you can also use a blender) and mix the juice with honey to create a creamy consistency.
- Apply to your neck, décolletage, and face (be careful to avoid the eye area).
- Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water.
- Follow up with your favorite face cream for a healthy, hydrated glow!
Click below to save and print the recipe!