You hear it all the time. We say it all the time. Keep your skin hydrated! It’s so important to keep your skin hydrated all the time, especially during the extreme months of summer and winter. In this blog, we’re going to talk about the difference between hydrating and moisturizing, how to keep your skin hydrated and ways to ‘eat your water’.
Hydrating vs Moisturizing
According to Beautiful with Brains the difference between hydration and moisturizing is, “Hydrating is all about infusing skin with moisture. Moisturizing is about locking that moisture behind bars and making it stay there”. Meaning your moisturizer is just as important as your hydrator.
If you’re searching for hydrating skin care products, look for humectants. Humectants describe ingredients that can attract moisture from the environment into the skin. Talk about your skin care working for you!
How to Keep Your Skin Hydrated
We pulled these awesome methods from Beauty with Bry.
- A skin humidifier
- Wash your face with warm water--not hot water.
- Moisturize morning and night. There are moisturizers dedicated to both times of day for ultimate function.
- Most importantly (and possibly easiest), drink more water!
Eat Your Water
Eating your water; it’s as good as it sounds.
Here are some reasons to eat your water. More hydrating equals:
- Moving oxygen and nutrients through the blood to your cells
- Lowering stress on the heart
- Preventing muscle cramping
- Lubricating joints
- Helping to keep skin cells plump and young-looking
- Diminishing and preventing the formation of cellulite
- Flushing toxins from the body
- Keeping your digestive system regular
- Helping to prevent kidney stones
The following foods are made of mostly water, meaning they’re ideal for keeping your body hydrated:
96%: Cucumbers, iceberg lettuce | 95%: Celery, radish, zucchini
94%: Red tomato | 93%: Green cabbage
92%: Grapes, sweet peppers, cauliflower, spinach, strawberries, watermelon
91%: Grapefruit | 90%: Cantaloupe | 88%: Peach
87%: Pineapple, raspberries, cranberries, orange | 86%: Apricot