People assume that having hydrated and healthy skin is all about genetics, which is not the case. While genetics can affect how your face appears, a lot depends on your diet, lifestyle, and beauty routine.
By eating healthy, getting ample rest, keeping your face clean each day, and investing in quality beauty products, you can have gorgeous, hydrated, and healthy skin for years.
One of the challenges for both men and women in maintaining healthy skin is finding convenient products. People do not always have an extra half an hour to go through an entire beauty routine to maintain healthy and hydrated skin.
Below is our guide that includes five convenient skincare tips that will ensure your face is healthy and hydrated.
1. Use a humidifier
While investing in the best skin care products is very important if you want to have beautiful and hydrated skin, other items can be equally effective. A humidifier is a must-buy for anyone living in a low-humidity environment or with very dry skin. If you do not have the space to set up a large one in your apartment, you can use a portable humidifier to keep your skin hydrated and fresh.
The advantage of a humidifier is that it not only helps your skin but will also assist you in feeling healthier and fresher. Humidifiers can also help with allergies and are great for getting a proper night’s rest. You will wake up relaxed and rejuvenated, knowing that your skin is looking its best too.
2. Use lotions and face creams
High-quality and reputable lotions and face creams are a must if you want to have hydrated skin. Think of your skin as part of your body that you must protect and nourish. While sunscreen and primer can help with protection, face creams and lotions will deliver the nourishment your skin needs to thrive and look its best every day.
Invest in a lotion or face cream that you can apply in the morning after you shower or wash your face. Then you can go ahead and apply your primer and makeup. You should also have a richer, more nourishing face cream to apply after you get home and wash off your makeup.
These face creams are not necessarily the same, as they may have different qualities. The cream that protects and hydrates your face all day usually differs from one that nourishes and rejuvenates your skin at night.
3. Use vitamin C
As a natural part of aging the production of collagen in the body — but particularly in the skin — declines. That results in skin losing elasticity, which can result in wrinkles, dry skin, and even sagging. It’s important to remember these are all common signs of aging. Vitamin C masks and serums are a great way to preserve collagen in your skin and slow down this trend within your body.
Topical and oral vitamin C can work together to boost collagen production in your body. Another tip to get more vitamin C is to eat fruits and vegetables such as kiwis, oranges, strawberries, or mangoes. These healthy foods will give you more energy and boost your skin at the same time.
4. Try a facial toner
Another excellent beauty product that you should try is a facial toner. Toners are perfect for giving your face much-needed moisture and hydration, especially when layered with other products. Using facial toner, moisturizer, and serum together gives your skin the best chance of feeling and looking its best.
Studies have shown that when people use a facial toner, any moisturizers, and serums they layer on afterward penetrate deeper into the pores of their skin. While buying facial toner is an extra expense, you may end up saving money, as your moisturizers and serums are more effective, allowing you to use less to achieve the same positive effect on your skin.
5. Exfoliate once or twice a week
Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells and other built-up dirt from the surface of your skin. The idea is to eliminate dead cells that are not contributing to your skin’s growth or healthy appearance and allow skin regeneration.
Exfoliation does take time, which means you cannot necessarily do it each day — and for the health of your skin, you shouldn’t. Set aside 15 to 20 minutes once or twice a week, use high-quality exfoliating products, and get started on the process.
Cleanse your skin, ensure your hair is away from your face, apply exfoliant evenly over your face, neck, and chest area, and then wait 10 to 15 minutes. Wash your face and follow with your favorite moisturizer or serum before you go to bed.
Using the skincare tips shared here, you can ensure that your skin looks healthier, more moisturized, and beautifully hydrated each day. Our tips are not only effective, but they are efficient enough that you can build them into your routine easily.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website's content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra's expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.