1) Hot showers have to go!
There are very few things better than a nice hot shower. We understand how easy it can be to stand in a cosy shower for hours. However, the hot water can damage your skin and cause dehydration. Understanding more about effective shower routines will help to keep your skin hydrated.
We suggest mild showers (warm enough for you to still enjoy of course), to avoid damage and dehydration. Try using the NIVEA Caring Shower Cream Star Fruit & Monoi Oil, for a silky, soft skin feeling.
2) Water! Water! Water!
Water is essential for keeping your body hydrated and functional, and it’s the same for your skin. The more water you consume, the more hydrated your skin will feel. This is because the skin’s moisture barrier works better when it is hydrated.
We suggest drinking between 1.2-1.5 litres of water a day - and maybe adding lemon or ginger to spice it up.
3) Watch what you eat
Your diet can have a significant impact on your skin, which is important when figuring out how to hydrate skin. Eating oily foods will inevitably cause your skin to react in the same way. On the other hand, some foods can help to improve your skin and keep it hydrated. Fish, such as salmon and tuna, are rich in fatty acids which are important in strengthening the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Other alternatives, such as walnuts, provide the same fatty acids. Fruit and vegetables are also bursting with hydration, so make sure you're getting your five a day.
Our tip on how to hydrate skin would be to maintain a diet rich in fish, or other alternatives, fruits and vegetables. As a result, your body will be fully equipped to hydrate skin.