The Importance of Proper Skin Hydration for Glowing Skin

How does hydration help your skin?

One of the easiest, most effective ways to keep your skin healthy and rejuvenated is by improving your skin's hydration levels. 

With the busyness of everyday life though, it can be easy to let this simple skincare hack slip by. 

We don't want to sound like doctors but the first step to improving your skin's hydration is of course hydrating your body! Drink an adequate amount of water, between 5 and 8 glasses a day. 

Let's dive a bit deeper into how and why hydration is essential to having happy, healthy skin.

How does hydration help your skin?
Keeping your skin hydrated is essential to keeping your skin healthy. When you drink enough water and keep your skin hydrated with moisturizer, the outermost layer of the skin ahs the moisture it needs to flush away toxins and carry nutrients to the skin's cells. 
Skin that is well-hydrated is also less sensitive to irritants and germs. Keeping your skin hydrated also protects you from the premature appearance of wrinkles and acne. 
Why is hydrating your face important? 
Many people wonder, why skin moisture is so important. In short, hydrating helps nourish your skin, which is essential for treating and fighting off a variety of skin concerns. Whether it's wrinkled, dry, itchy, or aging skin, proper skin hydration gives your outer layer a healthy glow.
With all that said, just as it's important to keep your skin hydrated, it's just as important to not allow your skin to get dehydrated. In fact, one of the most important things you can do for your skin's health and appearance is to keep it hydrated all day long. 
How to keep your skin hydrated
In addition to drinking plenty of water throughout the day (between 5 and 8 glasses), there are some basic things you can do and add to your skincare routine to keep your skin hydrated. 
Here are a few useful tips to keep your skin hydrated:
  1. Use a moisturizer with hydrating ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid
  2. Avoid hot, steamy, and long showers - use warm water for bathing, showering, and washing your face
  3. Apply moisturizer at least twice a day to damp skin
  4. Use an eye cream or face oil 
  5. Apply sunscreen before you go outside
Nighttime is an especially great time to focus on moisturizing, especially because our skin tends to lose tons of moisture overnight when we sleep. 

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