Moisturized skin gives you that smooth, glowing look that is beautiful and ageless. A properly moisturized skin is one that is healthy and protects you from invading bacteria that can cause illness. However, maintaining moisturized skin should be simple and achievable. Let’s talk about how you can keep your skin moisturized the Actinera way.
Heat, air conditioning, and pollution can draw out moisture from your skin. Humectants are substances that draw and bind moisture to the surface of your skin. It helps create a barrier that prevents moisture from evaporating into thin air. Aloe vera is a natural humectant that gives the added benefit of soothing irritation from dry skin.Hyaluronic acid is also an excellent humectant that can carry up to 1000 times its own weight in water.
However, apply humectants with caution. Using them in a low-humidity environment will make them suck out water from deep within your skin, causing even more dryness. Get your trusty portable humidifier ready in case you’re stuck in the office or your car for a long time.
Get your daily dose of Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids that you cannot produce within your body. It’s your skin’s integral lipid content, forming a barrier that helps lock in moisture and keep irritants away. It maintains your cell’s membrane, promoting the selective barrier that allows moisture in and prevents it from coming out. You need a good mix of three types of omega-3 fatty acids: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), α-Linolenic acid (ALA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). You can get them from:
- Hemp seeds
- Cod liver oil
- Chia seeds
- Kidney beans
No coffee and alcohol
Coffee is an excellent stimulant that keeps you going throughout the day. Alcohol can help you relax and unwind after a day’s hard work. However, these beverages, although they make you feel good, can draw out moisture from your body. Take coffee every day and you’ll notice how dry your skin is after a couple of weeks. As for alcohol, ever felt this dry, parched feeling deep down to your very bones when you get to drink too much? That’s already a warning signal that you’re body’s moisture level is low. Limit your intake of coffee and alcohol, and you will notice how soft and supple your skin is in comparison.
Use olive and coconut oil
Olive and coconut oil are both great moisturizers for your skin. If you find that using facial cleansers cause you more dryness, you can use olive oil to get rid of dirt. Apply a thin layer of olive oil on your face and cover it with a warm, damp cloth. Wait for it to cool then wipe away excess oil.
If your hands, heels, elbows, and knees often suffer dryness the most. Apply coconut oil on these areas before going to bed to help restore moisture. If you have really rough and dry hands and heels, cover them with a sock after application to keep the oil and moisture locked in. You’ll notice smooth, soft skin almost overnight. Do this regularly, and you’ll get baby-smooth skin.
Moisture comes with water. No matter what you do to your skin, nothing will come out of it if you do not maintain your body’s water level. Make sure that you drink as much as 8 glasses or 2 liters of water every day to maintain the elasticity of your skin. Moisture helps your cells function better as well as metabolize nutrients that can help in skin renewal.
Keep your face youthful and glowing by keeping watch on its moisture level. Dry skin is prone to irritation and gives you a dull, boring complexion. Make sure that you apply the right moisturizer for your skin after using Actinera® Bamboo Charcoal Face Wash. What’s good about using activated charcoal face wash is that it’s a gentle exfoliant, taking out skin debris and dirt to help your skin care products penetrate deep down for a better moisturizing effect.
What’s your favorite way to keep your skin smooth and moisturized? Please share your skin care practices in our comment section.