Hydration is key for beautiful, glowing skin, but it is also vital when it comes to keeping conditions like eczema and psoriasis at bay. For people with these conditions, dry skin can lead to cracking, which enables bacteria and other toxins to enter into skin. Moisture is therefore a kind of protective barrier that ensures the integrity of skin and keeps harmful material out. If you are worried about the effects of winter on your skin, take stock of these tips and keep your complexion in tip top condition all year long. When drinking water or applying water-based products to skin, make sure that the products you use are sustainable, recyclable, and as generally environmentally friendly as possible!
Hydration Begins from Within
Skincare is an important pillar of hydrated skin, but the number one effort you should make, is that of pursuing a healthy diet. Aim to consume around two liters a day, using your Vapur Anti-Bottle to avoid releasing more plastics into the environment. Consume water-rich fruits and vegetables (including celery, oranges, and iceberg lettuce) throughout the year, not only in the summertime. If in doubt as to the ideal nutritional regimen to follow, read up on the Mediterranean diet, which comprises lean proteins, whole grains, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and Omega-3 essential fatty acids - which the skin needs in order to retain moisture. Omega-3 fats also have an inflammatory effect, which can help soothe irritated skin and help skin retain its firmness.
Deeply Hydrate Skin with a Mask
There are many excellent hydrating masks on the market but if you want the same effect with homemade moisturizing skincare products, try this easy recipe. Just mash one skinned papaya and one skinned avocado in a blender, apply to your face, and leave on for 20 minutes. When you rinse it off, you will notice your skin feels extra-smooth and plump. This is largely owing to the natural fatty acids in avocado, which trap moisture in the skin and help avoid dryness and cracking.
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