The key to keeping your skin hydrated

Are you the kind of person who will not let bae see you without makeup? Are you hesitant to step out of the house without a minimal amount of makeup? And is it because you feel your skin is less than perfect to be seen ‘au naturel’? Does your skin need some urgent TLC?

Too many questions?

Don’t be boggled, maintenance of your skin is a full-time job. Applying good skincare products and sheet masks and getting regular facials aside, you have be aware of a lot more things if you want to get that dare-to-be-seen-naked skin.

Here are some things you have to keep in mind on a day-to-day basis for healthy skin, inside out!
 
Drink up!

Drink up!

You have probably heard this many times, and we say it one more time, because it is that important. You have to drink water like it is your job! The easiest way to keep your skin hydrated from inside out is to make sure your drink at least two to three litres of water every day. This is also a good practice for your heart and kidneys. So make sure you drink up!
 

Eat your way to glowing skin

Eat your way to glowing skin

There are two categories of foods that you need to get as much as you can of. The first is water-rich foods like water melons, berries, cucumber, plums, peaches, celery, lettuce and bell peppers. The second category is foods that are high in the ’good’ kind of fats, like avocado, pumpkin, sweet potato, oily fish and walnuts.
 

Have a cold shower

Have a cold shower

There’s nothing more relaxing than stepping into a hot shower and lathering up, right? Wrong. The hot water strips your skin of the oils which keep the skin moisturised and supple, leaving the skin dry. So, turn down the temperature of your bath and shower in mild, luke-warm water, no matter how cold it is outside. You will be doing your skin a huge favour!
 

Gentle be thy soap

Gentle be thy soap

Whether you use a face wash or soap, make sure it is made with natural ingredients. Keep away from heavily-scented soaps and those that lather a lot. Picking a face wash/soap is not as easy as going to the store and picking just any cleanser. Choose one that suits the individual needs of your skin. Whether you have dry, oily, sensitive or problem-prone skin, make sure your facial cleanser works overtime for you.
 

Lakmé 9to5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel

Lock in the moisture

Simply slathering on heavy creams will not do the trick of keeping your skin moisturised. You need to be aware of the ingredients in your creams and hyaluronic acid is a great way to keep the moisture locked into your skin. This miracle molecule carries water up to 1000 times its own weight. Also, make sure your day and night cream have occlusive agents like petrolatum and waxes like bees wax and lanolin, which keep the moisture locked into the skin. Lakmé 9to5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel is a great way to keep your skin hydrated through the day.
 

written by on Jul 09, 2018

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