When you think of hydration, you think of water. Just as your body needs water to live, your skin needs water to stay strong, elastic, and healthy.
Unfortunately, your skin’s moisture-locking system doesn’t always work as well as it should. Sometimes, it needs a helping hand to stay hydrated.
But how do you hydrate your skin and get water into the brick-like structure of your cells to lock in? In this blog, we’ll share a few tips to hydrate your skin.
Why Does Skin Lose Hydration?
Before we dive into the tips you need to know about hydrating your skin, it’s an excellent idea to learn why your skin loses hydration. First and foremost, your skin can lose moisture and hydration when you lose lipids. Lipids help your skin lock in moisture for a glowing, healthy appearance.
Skin conditions like eczema can also dry your skin.
There are numerous other reasons your skin may be lacking water content, such as:
- Not drinking enough water
- Spending too much time in cold or hot climates
- Using harsh chemicals, detergents, and soaps
- Taking long hot baths or showers
- Using rough exfoliating products, washcloths, or sponges
Fortunately, there are ways you can ensure your skin doesn’t lose too much hydration.
How to Keep Skin Hydrated
If you’ve read this far, you’re interested in learning tips keep to keep your skin hydrated. Let’s have a look at them below.
Use a Moisturizing Face Mask
A moisturizing face mask is one of the best ways to hydrate your skin. Depending on the ingredients, face masks can effectively moisturize, hydrate, and exfoliate your skin, allowing for better moisture retention.
Additionally, gel face masks allow beneficial ingredients to target areas of your skin quickly in a shorter amount of time. This is because gel masks (like the CO2Lift Carboxy Gel Treatment Mask Set) contain active compounds that hydrate and benefit your skin in several ways.
Certain ingredients lock moisture in and prevent water loss, while others actively draw moisture into your skin’s tissues.
When you drink water, your body's organs (including your skin) absorb moisture, which hydrates it. That’s why it’s crucial to drink the daily recommended water intake for your gender and age.
In addition, it’s vital to avoid drinking too many diuretics like alcohol and coffee, which can reduce moisture retention.
Use a High-Quality SPF Sunscreen
Did you know that direct sunlight can dehydrate your skin? That’s why one of the most crucial items you need in your skincare kit is a high-quality SPF 30+ sunscreen.
According to dermatologists, applying a high-quality SPF sunscreen daily blocks around 97 percent of all UVB rays, ensuring your skin retains moisture and hydration.
Wrap-Up on Skin Hydration
Now you know how to hydrate your skin. While all of the above tips work well, at CO2 Lift, we recommend a gel face mask if you’re looking to hydrate your skin quickly.
A gel mask immediately revives your natural radiance by feeding your skin the moisture it needs to improve elasticity and glow.
If you combine a gel mask with drinking enough water and wearing enough sunscreen, you’ll never have dry skin again!