Hydration is an essential element of any skincare routine, but it becomes particularly important during the spring season when the weather tends to be more dry. As the mercury rises and the air becomes drier, our skin tends to lose moisture more quickly. This can cause a whole host of problems, including dryness, flakiness, irritation, and premature aging. Here we explore the importance of hydration in your skincare routine this spring and some tips for keeping your skin looking and feeling its best.
Why Hydration is Important
Hydration helps to maintain the skin's moisture barrier, which is a layer of protective oils and fats that keeps moisture in and harmful bacteria and pollutants out. When this barrier is compromised, the skin can become dry, irritated, and more susceptible to damage from the environment.
Proper hydration helps to restore and maintain this barrier, keeping the skin healthy and glowing. Reach for our Reviver Hydrating Mist to keep skin hydrated, calm and radiant. Our high-science, prebiotic and alcohol-free formula provides instant and long-lasting hydration, while replenishing your skin's microbiome and strengthening its important protective barrier.
In addition to maintaining the skin's moisture barrier, hydration also helps to improve the skin's overall texture and appearance. When the skin is properly hydrated, it appears plumper and more radiant, with fewer fine lines and wrinkles. Hydration also helps to improve the skin's elasticity, which is important for maintaining a youthful and healthy appearance.
Tips for Hydrating Your Skin
Drink plenty of water
Drinking water is one of the simplest and most effective ways to hydrate your skin from the inside out. As a general goal, aim to drink at least eight glasses of water a day and more if you've upped your fitness in these warmer days. Looking for an extra boost? Add a slice of lemon or cucumber for some added vitamins and flavour.
Use a hydrating cleanser
Cleansing is an important part of any skincare routine, but some cleansers can strip the skin of its natural oils and moisture, leaving skin dry and compromised. Look for a gentle, hydrating cleanser that will help to soothe and hydrate the skin while also removing dirt and impurities, like our Balancer Oil-to-milk Cleanser, free from irritating essential oils and fragrance.
Incorporate a hydrating facial oil
Look for a natural facial oil that contains high concentrations of restorative ingredients, making them an effective way to deliver nourishment deep into the skin, helping to support a strong skin barrier. Reach for our Hero Facial Oil, formulated with 6 cold-pressed, organic plant oils that deliver vital nutrients and an instant glow.
Use a hydrating mask
Hydrating masks help to lock in moisture and protect the skin from environmental damage. Look for a gel mask like our Saviour Moisture Mask that contains hyaluronic acid, which is a powerful hydrating ingredient that can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, and include in your skincare routine 2-3 times a week.
Invest in a hydrating facial mist
Facial mists are a refreshing and hydrating way to give your skin a boost throughout the day, including over make-up and after a workout. Look for a hydrating mist that contains soothing and hydrating ingredients like aloe vera and the innovative Desert Rose Moisture Retention Complex, a truly incredible botanical that increases moisture levels by an impressive 71% after just 24 hours, found in our Reviver Hydrating Mist.
Limit hot showers
While hot showers may feel relaxing and lend an instant ahh, they can actually be quite drying to the skin. Try to limit your showers to no more than 10 minutes, and use lukewarm water instead of hot. Your skin will thank you for it.
As the weather warms up, you can step into spring with the piece of mind that you can avoid dehydrated skin by following these top tips, including using a facial mist, hydrating cleansers and limiting hot showers. Have a top tip you'd like to share with us? Let us know on Instagram @bysarahlondon.