How to hydrate skin inside & out: Experts tips to keep skin moisturized

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How to hydrate skin inside & out: Experts tips to keep skin moisturized
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Regardless of your skin type, keeping your skin hydrated is essential. Whether you have dry skin or oily skin, you should hydrate your face on a daily basis. Furthermore, you should also be conscious of how you nourish your body with sleep, water and food.

Our experts have compiled a list of different ways to hydrate your skin and keep your skin moisturized throughout the year.

The Importance of Skin Hydration

Striking a balance between water and oil in your skin can be difficult, especially when you're dealing with factors that influence your skin from the outside. This is when having a thorough understanding of your skin and your entire body comes in handy. To begin with, being aware of your skin type and primary skin concerns will help you select the correct skin care products. Being aware of your skin type and problems will aid you in selecting the products that will give your skin just what it needs.

How to keep skin hydrated from the outside?

    1. Switch to a Clean, Gentle Cleanser

One reason your skin may be dehydrated is because your cleanser is stripping off your natural oils. It's natural to want an effective cleanser to help you remove makeup, excess oil, or daily debris, but, it is also important to choose a gentle cleanser that hydrates your skin daily without harming your skin in any way.

Pamper and hydrate your skin with BiE’s Fresh Forward- Deep Hydrating Cleanser

Fresh Forward- Deep Hydrating Cleanser
    1. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!

Applying a moisturizer right after a shower, a bath, or washing your face is a must. Not only does it feel amazing but also helps in keeping your skin moist and hydrated.

Try BiE’s Moongleam Precious Gel Cream for a great nourishing experience.

BiE’s Moongleam Precious Gel Cream
    1. Use a Hydrating Gel

Since your skin always craves water, you should be using hydrating products that will keep drawing moisture to your skin. Include a light-weight, hydrating gel in your daily skincare routine to give your skin the daily dose of hydration it needs!

BiE’s Plumping Serum is the ultimate hydrating solution for your skin.

BiE’s Vin Rouge Hydrating and Tightening Gel
    1. Switch to a Heavier Moisturizer at Night

In addition to applying a hydrating moisturizer right after your serums/face oils, skin experts recommend that you use a heavy moisturizer at night for better results. Doing so will support the skin barrier and lock moisture in so it won’t evaporate while you sleep. Look for a moisturizer that ticks off the clean, potent and hydrating boxes.

Check out BiE’s Superpower Eternal Youth Cream to give your skin the moisturizing it needs.

Superpower Eternal Youth Cream
    1. Leave Your Skin Damp After Double Cleansing

Instead of completely drying your skin after double cleansing, gently pat it dry so your skin is still slightly damp. This helps to ensure the moisturizer you apply will pull that water in so your skin can ‘drink’ it. Applying products to a damp skin can be the ideal setting for hydrating products to layer atop of.

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    1. Always, Always Wear Sunscreen

Free radicals from UV rays can damage the skin barrier, which can lead to dry, irritated skin. Besides being your biggest shield against the sun, applying broad spectrum sunscreen daily helps to lock in moisture by creating a physical barrier. It is also important that you reapply sunscreen every hour even if you’re indoors, since blue light from your screens can also damage your skin.

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    1. Avoid Hot Showers

As tempting as the idea of a hot shower might seem, it is an absolute no-no for your skin. Hot water dries out and irritates your skin because it flushes out collagen — our main material for skin elasticity.

How to hydrate your skin from the inside?

    1. Drink Plenty of Water

Drinking enough water is a must! Ensure consuming 3L of water a day. Since about 60% of your body is made up of water, it plays an important role in your body's functions.

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    1. Avoid Dehydrating Drinks and Foods

Alcohol, excessive coffee, and poor diet—foods and beverages high in sodium and sugars—all contribute to systemic dehydration, which may show up as skin that looks dull, sallow, and non-plump

    1. Maintain a Balanced Diet

For moisturized skin, be mindful about what you consume. ensure including water-dense and antioxidant-rich foods in your diet.

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Hydration is important!

Staying hydrated will give your skin the healthy glow it needs. This is because the outermost layer of the skin has the moisture it needs to flush away toxins and carry nutrients to the skin’s cells. Skin that is well-hydrated is also less sensitive to irritants and germs that can slip through the lipid barrier when the skin lacks moisture.

This is why it is important to pay attention to your skin, keep it hydrated and use products that are not harmful. Follow all these steps, give your skin what it needs and switch to clean beauty.

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