Skin Hydration: How to Keep Your Skin Glowing and Radiant

Do you look and feel older than your years? If so, skin hydration should be one of your primary goals in a natural skin care regimen to guard against premature aging and wrinkles.

Home remedies for skin hydration are one option you could explore. After all, if you’re like me and have spent over $5000 on high end skin care lines that didn’t do what they promised, you are probably wondering if you need to buy skin care products at all.

There is a reason why the cosmetics and skin care industry spends a fortune on marketing and advertising to convince you that the newest product is going to change your skin instantly!

The good news is that you can definitely use home remedies to supplement your skin hydration regime. Coupled with a good high quality skin moisturizer, you will have your skin feeling great in no time.

So how do you add hydration into your skin care routine and figure out which which home remedies are worth trying? Let’s find out.

Home Remedies for Skin Hydration

Drink more water. It’s such a simple tip, but most people completely forget to follow it. You should be drinking at least 8 glasses of pure water each and every day. If you think that drinking plenty of water is useless, you might be surprised to learn that most top models use this “trick” for beautiful skin and absolutely swear by it.

If you don’t drink enough water, your skin will never have the radiant glow you crave. As a general rule of thumb, if you don’t need to go to the bathroom at least once an hour, you’re not drinking enough water! Carry a water bottle around with you at all times so you can keep track of how much water you’ve drunk throughout the day.

Get fresh air. Dry air pulls moisture from your skin and stops it from hydrating. You can use a good quality humidifier to counteract dry air. If you live in a humid climate or are frequently exposed to environments with dry air, such as frequent air flights or a dry office, you can mist your skin with pure, clean water to rehydrate throughout the day. There are also hydrating mist sprays that you can purchase to fully rehydrate your skin.

Use a good quality skin moisturizer. Using a moisturizer in conjunction with your home remedies is very important because you need to seal the moisture into your skin so it doesn’t evaporate in the dry air.

A few more skin hydration tips include limiting the number of hot baths and showers you take. The harsh temperatures are drying to the skin. Also, applying a skin moisturizer or body oil to your damp skin immediately after stepping out of the shower or tub will seal in moisture and prevent your skin from drying out.

I firmly believe that true natural skin care starts on the inside and continuing with that theme you should eat a healthy diet that includes plenty of antioxidants from fresh fruits and vegetables. These are known to prevent the oxidation that breaks down and ages the skin. Also, fruits and vegetables are high in fluid content and will provide your body with added moisture.

Take a few high quality vitamin supplements. There are a select few vitamin and nutrient supplements that are specifically designed to give you healthy, more hydrated skin. I would recommend a good quality Omega 3 fish oil supplement and an all-in-one multivitamin to give your body the nutrients it needs to achieve optimum skin hydration so that you look awesome no matter what life throws at you.

In fact, nutritional supplements are so good for skin hydration that The International Journal of Cosmetic Science completed a skin supplement study and reported:

“the study shows how oral supplementation could be helpful in improving and preventing the skin dehydration.” Results of the clinical evaluation showed how the treatment was effective in “improving skin hydration and in reducing the cutaneous smoothness and roughness and the depth of furrows, and “the improvement measured exceeded 25%.

In conclusion, a combination of treatments, using both oral supplements and topical skin care is more effective for overall skin hydration.”

(Source: International Journal of Cosmetic Science Volume 27, Number 4, August 2005 , pp. 199-204(6).

Some of the most important supplements for supporting skin hydration include lutein, essential fatty acids (such as fish oil), and vitamins A, C, and E, and CoEnzyme Q-10.

Smooth, supply and well hydrated skin is something that we all covet. With proper nutrition, skin care, and drinking plenty of water – it is now more attainable than ever.

If you follow the tips and advice I provide here, you’ll learn from my many years of skin care mistakes and will have glowing, healthy skin in no time at all!