We know what you’re thinking—you have oily skin so you don’t see hydration as a solution to any of your skin concerns. But it’s time to bust that myth—oily skin deserves hydration too. Your sebaceous glands are overactive, yes, but when your skin doesn’t get the hydration any skin type needs, it tends to compensate by overproducing sebum. While that’s the case with oily skin, dry skin also always feels parched and irritable because it needs ample hydration. The solution to your skin problems for almost every skin type lies in, therefore, keeping it hydrated. What are the various ways besides the obvious ‘drink your 3 litres of water every day’ solution? Here’s listing them down...
water based foundation to give your skin extra hydration

  • Invest in a water-based foundation

    This is the time when the lines between makeup and skin care are blurring where makeup is largely food for the skin. If you’ve been looking for a smart way to keep your skin hydrated, we suggest investing in a water-based foundation that along with lending your skin coverage, will also leave it intensely moisturised. Lucky for you ‘coz the Lakmé Absolute Natural Mousse—Hydrating is just what you need. This one’s the perfect mousse foundation that hydrates your skin (thanks to its 34% water content) while giving you an even toned finish.

  • Try a homemade face mist

    You know that feeling when your skin feels parched and irritable? We bet you do! This is when you need a facial spray or mist that not only soothes your skin but also lends it the instant hydration it needs. To choose one that moisturises your skin and heals irritability, we suggest boiling 2 cups of water with 3 green tea bags. Strain it and keep in the fridge once it’s cool. Use whenever required.

eat water based fruits to give your skin extra hydration

  • Eat water-based fruits

    Of course, you need to drink litres of water to stay hydrated but a smart move would be to add water based fruits to your diet too. Fruits rich in water such as watermelon, plums, peaches and strawberries not only give you the antioxidants your body requires but also help hydrate your body thereby keeping your skin supple and healthy.

  • Take cold water showers

    You might really be enjoying those hot water showers but know this—they’re not only stripping your skin off its natural oils but also leaving your skin dehydrated. Make sure you bathe for a short span of time with lukewarm water that will help maintain your hydration levels.

water based moisturiser to give your skin extra hydration

  • Rely on a lotion

    To keep your body hydrated, make sure you always have a lotion in your skin care kit. For that, we suggest you rely on the Vaseline Intensive Care Deep Restore that’s formulated with glycerin, pure soya extracts and stratys-3 multi-layer moisture. Use this lotion twice a day to moisturise your body and get optimum results.

  • Try a hydrating face mask

    If you enjoy eating avocados, you’re doing some serious good to your body. Yet another wise move would be to hydrate your skin topically by trying out an avocado face mask. Known to have intensely moisturising properties, avocados when made into a face mask do wonders for the skin. Just mash half an avocado and add one teaspoon olive oil to it. Apply this mix to your face before washing off with lukewarm water.

omega 3 fatty acids for extra skin hydration

  • Rely on a water-based moisturiser

    Sure, your moisturiser gives you the hydration your skin needs but what if we told you that you could actually double up the hydration with a water-based cream? If this is all you need, we suggest going with the Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Gel Crème. This product is enriched with hydrating minerals that lend your skin optimum hydration. Its water-based gel crème formula leaves your skin looking glowing and fresh.

  • Load up on Omega-3 fatty acids

    Did you know that Omega-3 fatty acids help your body produce oils on your skin? Hence, make sure you load up on foods like salmon and other kinds of oily fish that are not only good for health but also aid in the skin’s hydration.