Your skin is starting to look more and more like that of a crocodile. Make no mistake. You are not transforming yourself, you probably just have dry skin. Knowing that from November to February, it is often very cold in Quebec, it is very possible that you have rough and irritated skin. Here we give you 4 tips to keep skin hydrated and healthy.
How to properly hydrate your skin
- Drink water throughout the day;
- Apply your moisturizer at the right time;
- Avoid exfoliating your skin too frequently;
- Incorporate natural soaps into your routine.
What causes dry skin?
Take long showers with hot water.
After a long day at work, it feels so good to take a hot shower. In addition to relieving muscle contractures, it has a vasodilator effect: that is to say, it allows better flow of blood and oxygen to the body. Avoid taking hot showers, as this has the effect of stripping the skin and removing its sebum. Stick to short, lukewarm showers to keep skin hydrated.
A poor diet
Tell me what you eat, I'll tell you who you are. Although this quote, from gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin dates from 1825, it is still very relevant today. An insufficient or unbalanced diet can have direct impacts on your skin and your health. Include foods rich in zinc, vitamin B5, and vitamin E on your plate, such as nuts and multigrain bread. Knowing that regular consumption of caffeine greatly decreases collagen production and promotes dehydration of cells, we advise you to opt for moderation.
The first snowfall is often synonymous, for many Quebecers, with winter sports and great family time. While the onset of snow may put a smile on your face, your skin doesn't. As the ambient air becomes dry and cold, it will also absorb the moisture given off by your skin. This is how the skin dries up and spots of redness appear without warning.
How to keep your skin hydrated throughout the day?
Take some water!
Remember to take water throughout the day. This phrase, your doctor has probably repeated to you before. In order to prevent the appearance of dehydration lines, it is recommended to drink at least one liter of water per day. A good way to stay hydrated is by having a reusable water bottle by your side. So you won't forget to take a few sips between tasks.
Avoid exfoliating the skin too often.
There's nothing more relaxing than removing dead skin cells from your skin by exfoliating it. Although it is tempting to exfoliate your skin regularly, it is not recommended to do it every day. In addition to creating microcracks on the skin, it contributes to its inflammation and dehydration. Prefer a gentle exfoliant that you will apply once or twice a week with an exfoliating glove.
Apply the moisturizer at the right time.
To keep your skin hydrated throughout the day, it is recommended that you apply moisturizer right after you shower. For best results, we recommend that you opt for body butter. In addition to having anti-aging properties, its strong moisturizing power will keep your skin hydrated all day long.
Incorporate natural products into your routine.
Did you know that many industrial soaps contain ingredients that can dry out your skin and irritate it. Rather than investing your money in these, we invite you to opt for handmade natural soaps. In addition to hydrating your skin when you wash, they last longer than shower gels. For best results, we invite you to use a washcloth to soap and hydrate your body.
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