As summer comes to a close, it’s important to remember that cooler air in the fall and winter months play a factor in your skin health. Glowing, supple, and hydrated skin IShealthy skin. Skin that is not hydrated properly will be dry and flaky – and overall unpleasant to touch and feel. When this happens, the skin becomes more prone to fine lines and wrinkles due to the shrinkage of cells in the top skin layer.
When you moisturize your skin properly, especially the skin on your face, it helps create a barrier to prevent skin cells from drying out due to external factors (think: the sun and wind). This outermost layer of skin needs moisture to bring nutrients to skin cells and get rid of excess toxins. Keep it well hydrated so there are fewer complications. After all, skin cells are mostly made of water!
Let’s dive into key ways to ensure your skin is as healthy and hydrated as it can be:
One of the best ways to get your skin the hydration it needs is through a topical cream or a facial moisturizer. This quickly and efficiently gets your skin the nutrients it needs to be smooth, even, and hydrated. It’s an excellent way to prevent wrinkles and minimize fine lines. One of the best products on the market is Genovo’s Deep Hydrating Cream – made with eggshell membrane. What is eggshell membrane, you ask? Why is it important? We made a blog post on that too! Check it out here!
Another reason (of many) to drink more – it perks up your skin! Beware though, not all drinks are the same. Coffee and sodas should not count as ‘water’ because they contain caffeine. When drinks contain caffeine, it means they are a diuretic and they draw water out of your system and end up dehydrating your skin. Aim for 8 or more glasses of water per day! Not only does your skin need it, but also your body does as well to perform AND function at its best. It also flushes out germs and toxins!
3. Bathe in Lukewarm Water
Yes, it may be tempting to take a piping hot shower or fill the tub with the hottest water possible – it can feel great especially as we get into the colder months. If you do this, it will begin to strip away the moisture from the skin, causing it to become drier to the touch. Not only that, it takes away the necessary oils that can dehydrate your skin. You may now think twice about taking a super hot shower!Keep it lukewarm.
All in all, moisturized skin will be less sensitive to irritants. Hydrated skin also prevents germs that can slip through the areas that lack moisture the most. No one wants dry, itchy, inflamed or flaky skin! Improve your skincare routine today and gear up for winter months by remembering one of our top tips: incorporating a deep cream moisturizer like Genovo’s Deep Hydrating Cream. Shop here.