Proper Hydration

Keeping hydrated is key to having lovely skin and overall good health. Follow these tips to keep your skin in the best shape possible.

Drink Lots of Water

Water is so important in not only maintaining beautiful skin but also overall good health. Water is your body’s principal component and makes up about 60 percent of your body weight. Every system in your body depends on water.

The average person should be drinking at least 8 ounces of water a day. Although if you live in a hot environment, are very active, breast-feeding or ill, you should drink more water. What kind of water you drink can make a difference, too. Filtered water is easier for the body to absorb compared to tap water.

Occasional Spritz

Spritzing your skin occasionally is a great way to stay hydrated. I keep a spray bottle in my purse filled with either toner or water and a couple drops of essential oils for a good smell. Anytime I’m out in the sun or wind, I give my face a spritz. This will also help your mineral makeup look better.

Own a Vaporizer

Vaporizers put small particles of water in the air that the skin can absorb easily. I like to add essential oils to my vaporizer as well to freshen up my room. The essential oils kill pathogens in the air, so that’s another benefit to owning a vaporizer.

Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure

The sun’s rays dry out the skin as well as damage it in other ways, so do your best to avoid heavy sun exposure. Your skin will thank you.

Use a Good Moisturizer

Depending on your environment and how much water you drink, you may have to moisturize once, twice or sometimes even more times a day.  You can compare dry skin to tissue paper. It wrinkles easy and can crack or tear easier than if your skin was properly moisturized.

It’s important for all skin types to moisturize. People with dry skin usually prefer a cream moisturizer while oily skin people enjoy a gel. If you don’t know what moisturizer to choose, aloe vera works well and isn’t irritating. Hyaluronic acid is found in our skin but is also synthetically made and is extremely moisturizing to the skin. It’s more expensive than aloe vera but definitely worth the money.

A favorite moisturizer of mine is Hylunia Pure Hyaluronic Complex an oil-free, ultra lightweight, pharmaceutical grade solution that intensely hydrates the skin while allowing it to breathe. Recommended for oily or acne-prone skin as a moisturizer. For dry skin, apply the solution underneath a moisturizer for intense hydration.

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