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As it starts getting colder, a common resulting problem is dry skin. For those of you in warmer climates, exposure to air-conditioning and pollution can also take a toll on your skin. If you’re already predisposed to dry skin, these external factors just make things worse. Here are some quick and easy tips for rocking hydrated skin all day long.
Here’s the winter routine you need to get super hydrated skin:
Eat Water-Rich Fruits
Enrich your morning smoothie or lunchtime salad with water-rich fruits like watermelon, cucumber, celery, and tomatoes, as power ingredients. The cooling effect of these fruits and vegetables also does wonders to your body on a hot day by keeping your body temperature low. The vitamins and antioxidants from these fruits and vegetables also give your immune system a boost (vital in the colder months!).
Sheet masks are all the rage right now and we can see why. Slot a sheet mask with hydrating benefits into your morning skincare routine. The best part is that they’re so convenient and easy to use! If you’re on a busy schedule, you can opt for an intensive overnight hydrating mask to give you all the hydration benefits you need to wake up with clear and dewy skin. Our favorite for hydration? Caolion Freshly Hydro Sheet Mask.
Take your skincare routine up a notch and include water essence before using your moisturizer. Next to sheet masks, water essence is a top skincare product in Korea because it prepares your skin for absorbing your serum and moisturizer. Also, the influx of skin-healthy ingredients in water essence doesn’t just keep your skin hydrated but also improves skin texture and clarity. Try the Jurlique Activating Water Essence for a nice dose of hydration.
Pick The Right Moisturizer
Determine the type of skin you have – is it oily, dry, sensitive, acne-prone or combination skin? Once you’ve determined your skin type, it will be easier to pick a suitable moisturizer that offers hydrating benefits without laying on excess oil.
If you need help, you can always consult a skin therapist to help you determine your skin type and the right kind of moisturizer for long-lasting hydration. Check out our favorite overnight moisturizers here, you’ll definitely find one for you!
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