Let’s talk about skin. One could say it is the organ – yes, the epidermis is an organ; it lives and breathes – that we are most aware of. There are other organs that you can say are more important, like the heart or the brain; everything goes dark once the heart stops after all. But as important as those organs are, we can’t see them, and like they say in some places, “out of sight, out of mind”.
Plus, even if you don’t care how your skin looks, you will definitely feel when something is wrong with it, unlike when something starts going wrong with your heart. A couple days with irritated skin and you will be trying to find a solution in no time. And chances are, 9 times out of 10, the solution will be hydration. Whether you want to possess marvelous, glowing skin, or you just want to make sure that your skin is healthy, good skin always begins with hydration.
Your skin’s elasticity, toxin buildup, pore cleanliness, and so on, all depend on being able to effectively moisturize your skin. And do not go thinking that moisturizing and hydrating your skin is just a matter of slapping on some lotion in the morning. Keeping your skin hydrated is a lifestyle. Your choice of moisturizer depends a lot on your personal preferences and necessities
The rest of this article will go over how to take care of your skin and keep it hydrated.
How to Keep Your Skin Hydrated
The first step to keeping your skin wonderfully hydrated and subsequently amazing is to drink water. Water flushes toxins out of your pores and limits blackheads from forming. It also keeps your skin elastic, just plump enough, and glowing.
Don’t just drink water though, you also need to make sure you’re retaining the water you’re drinking. That means you need potassium and sodium in your diet (don’t overdo it though).
Find the Moisturizer that Works for You
The next big step in amazing skin is finding the right moisturizer. A moisturizer is a mixture of water, oil, and nutrients. The oil traps the existing moisture in your skin. You will know you’ve found the right moisturizer for yourself almost immediately. There should be an immediate response after applying it. Your skin should feel soothed and refreshed.
When looking for moisturizers, don’t just look in stores. There are a lot of natural options; you can even use honey.
Include Antioxidants in Your Diet
Finally, make sure you’re including antioxidants in your diet. They don’t help you stay hydrated per se, but they do prevent your skin from showing signs of aging and wear and tear.