Every skin is unique and has a different set of needs, but one thing we all face from time to time is dry, irritated skin. The good news is, besides finding the right skincare regime to suit your needs, there’s plenty of other lifestyle changes you can make to keep your skin hydrated.
We all know that drinking enough water throughout the day is crucial, but here are some other clever ways to keep your skin hydrated throughout the year:
- Avoid consuming alcohol, coffee and smoking, all of which lead to skin dehydration, leaving you more prone to wrinkles.
- Avoid overexposure to the sun, extreme cold and windy conditions. Also, taking long, hot showers and baths can further dehydrate your skin.
- Over cleansing your skin can also contribute to dehydration. Be sure to use products which are recommended especially for your skin type and follow the instructions.
- Consider running a humidifier in your bedroom at night while you sleep to keep your skin hydrated, particularly in dry, winter months.
If there’s one skincare product you should invest in, it should be Skinderm Hydrating Repair Mask, R395.
This intensive mask puts back much-needed moisture to dehydrated skin, helps repair the skin barrier and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
A freelance writer and editor, with 15 years’ experience in the media industry. With a passion for health and fitness, Tammy loves nothing more than researching the latest wellness trends. And if she’s not running around after her sweet four-year old daughter, you’ll find Tammy on her bike, in the gym or exploring the great outdoors – followed by a good coffee, of course!