How to Safely Hydrate Your Skin
We are sure you've heard about the importance of drinking water for your overall health but did you know hydration is just as important for your skin? While achieving spot free, glowing skin overnight just isn't possible (if you find the fountain of youth, let us know), properly hydrating your skin can help your skin flourish. In this article we examine why skin hydration is so important and offer tips to help hydrate your gorgeous skin!
What Causes Dryness?
Whether it is environmental irritants, not drinking enough water, UV rays, a change in seasons or using moisture stripping products, even those with great skin are prone to a dry complexion sometimes. Our skin is made up of three layers: the outer layer (called the epidermis), the underlying skin (the dermis), and the subcutaneous tissue. When the outermost layer of your skin does not contain enough moisture, the skin starts to feel rough and patchy and loses its elasticity. As you age, your skin slows its production of many beneficial substances that keep your skin hydrated and glowing.
The Importance of Skin Hydration
One of the most important things you can do for your skin's appearance and health is to keep it hydrated. The outermost layer of the skin needs proper moisture to flush away toxins and carry nutrients to the skin’s cells. Do you have oily skin so you shy away from moisturizing? We urge you to reconsider! Hydrated skin actually helps combat oiliness! Dehydrated skin produces excess oil because it is compensating for lack of moisture.
Skin that is well hydrated is also less sensitive to irritants and germs that sneak through your skin's lipid barrier. Not to mention, who doesn't want a healthy, youthful complexion!? Yep, maintaining hydrated skin will help with skin's elasticity which reduces the appearance of those pesky wrinkles that seem to keep popping up.
A Few Tips for Staying Hydrated
If totally changing up your skincare routine stresses you out, fear not! There are many ways to add hydration into your health routine without flipping your world upside down. Explore a few tips below that will help hydrate you and your skin leaving you dewy and balanced.
8 Glasses a day
We are going to give you the advice that you get from every health expert: drink more water! Drinking an adequate amount of water every day is the first step towards maintaining a hydrated complexion. Health experts recommend 8 glasses a day! This will help keep your skin quenched, looking good, and ready to take on any type of imbalance. That being said, your skin needs some external hydration as well to stay sufficiently hydrated.
Hydrate your Skin Whenever/Wherever
Chug some water, use a skin spritzer throughout the day or throw on a mask during your lunch break. Remember that hydration is possible throughout the day and does not need to be reserved for your skincare routine. Listen to your skin and when it’s thirsty, provide some hydration.
Include Hydration at Every Step of your Routine
Attention: you don't have to wait to moisturize until the end of your nightly routine! Check out our morning and night skincare routine that is packed with moisture in every step.
First step: wash your face. Face wash is designed to clean the skin so make sure your wash isn't packed with surfactants. Surfactants are soaps that can draw oil and dirt from pores, stripping moisture from the skin and leading to dryness, itchiness or redness. This is where a gentle, hydrating face wash is key!
Next up: serum time! Serums are highly concentrated formulas that absorb faster into the skin to replenish and nourish nutrients. Vena’s Daily Hy Hydrating Serum is formulated to provide a potent dose of CBD and powerful botanicals that will retain moisture and enhance the nutrients needed to keep skin hydrated, healthy, and give off a youthful glow.
A Good Moisturizer
Finally: MOISTURE! A skin’s surface is just as unique as the person it protects and we formulated a moisturizer that celebrates that. By combining CBD with potent adaptogens, Vena’s Deep Hy Adaptive Moisturizer adapts to the skin’s changing state making it a personalized solution for any skin type by successfully rebalancing skin, deeply hydrating, and protecting against changing hormonal and environmental stressors.
Mask it Up
Want a little more? Time for a facemask. Along with daily skincare serums and moisturizers, an additional infusion of moisture from time to time is important to keep skin properly hydrated. And who doesn't want a mini spa experience? Vena’s Total Hy Hydrating Gel Mask is formulated to deliver a concentrated infusion of CBD and powerful botanicals into the skin to replenish the moisture skin has lost over time and maintain the nutrients needed to boost its reparative qualities.
The Fountain of Youth
No, we haven't found the fountain of youth but properly hydrating our skin is a step in the right direction. Skincare routines can be daunting while there are so many options out there which is exactly why we launched The Hy Collection to deliver the personalized pampering your skin deserves. This unique blend of Adaptogens, Botanicals, and CBD are scientifically formulated to bid your thirsty skin goodbye - we can't wait for you to try!
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