Face & Body Care
10 Tips to Keep Your Skin Hydrated
When we think of hydrated skin, we imagine plump, healthy-looking skin – yes please! Here are 10 simple ways to keep your complexion hydrated so you can enjoy naturally glowing, hydrated skin every day…
- First & foremost – drink water!
Let start working from the inside out. Give your skin the boost it needs to kick start the hydration journey. Water is essential to maintain the optimum skin moisture and deliver essential nutrients to the skin cells. It replenishes the skin tissue and increases its elasticity.
Just keep sipping – drink water first thing, every hour on the hour, and before bed.
- Eat your Water too
Leading dermatologists always recommend ‘eating your water’.
In other words, eating water-rich fruits and vegetables – as they will help keep your skin hydrated as well as deliver the beneficial nutrients. Eat water-dense fruits and veggies such as berries, watermelon, plums, peaches, cucumbers, celery, bell peppers, and lettuce.
- Cut down on Caffeine, Alcohol & Sugar
So, whilst we are on the topic of diet, avoiding processed sugar is one of the best things you can do for your skin. Consuming too much sugar causes the collagen and elastin in your skin to break down. Also, diuretics such as caffeine or alcohol draw the water out of your body, and that includes your skin.
We aren’t saying cut them out completely, just cut down on the naughties. We believe everything in moderation is key – as we don’t want to deprive you of your favourite treats!
- Showers should be Luke Warm
Yes, we know, a toasty shower feels incredible – especially when it’s freezing outside. But long, hot showers can strip your skin of moisture, leaving you feeling dry. Instead, rinse off in lukewarm water, then apply moisturiser when your skin is still damp post-shower lock in the moisture.
- Choose a Creamy Cleanser
Cleansers can be drying on the skin, so a creamy cleanser like SBC’s Collagen 3-in-1 Cleanser will become your new best friend when it comes to locking moisture into your skin. Naturally mild, yet creamy, the delicious blend of Passion Flower and Kukui Seed Oils with added Cocoa and Shea Butters, help to cleanse the skin leaving it soft, supple and – most importantly – balanced. Use daily and follow with a nourishing moisturiser.
- Upgrade your Moisturiser
Topically, you can fight dryness and the visible signs of ageing with a moisturiser that contains hydrating and nourishing ingredients. Also, adding a little Hyaluronic Acid to your routine won’t hurt now. Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant that binds moisture to the skin by attracting water from the environment around you and help your skin preserve water. Think of it as a moisture magnet that will help the skin look smoother.
Collagen Ultra Rich Cream is a powerhouse moisturiser that intensely hydrates and absorbs easily and quickly into the skin. It’s also filled with high-performance ingredients including Hyaluronic acid. The powerful blend also encompasses Shea Butter, luxurious Sweet Almond Oil, vitamin-rich Kukui Seed Oil and exotic Passion Flower oil to effectively hydrate and nourish dry, dehydrated skin.
- Add a Gel
Our lightweight skincare gels can add and lock in moisture at the same time.
Since water is the ultimate hydrator, SBC Skincare Gels are formulated as exceptional multi-tasking products, to boost hydration from head to toe. The gels have a variety of uses that can be tailored to suit any skincare regime.
- Use a Hydrating Eye Cream
The skin around your eyes is the thinnest skin on your face, which is why it can easily lose moisture, and you can end up with fine lines. Consider a light, hydrating eye cream such as the new Collagen Illuminating Eye Cream and make it a staple in your daily skin-care routine to keep this delicate area hydrated, smooth and bright.
- Think Outside of Moisturiser
If your skin is craving more hydration, it might need a little extra something. Look for a hydrating serum to be applied after cleansing and before moisturising and can be used day at night. The rich and intensive Collagen Hydra-Gel Serum is full of hydrating ingredients to give skin an extra hydrating boost to smooth and condition the skin.
- Spritz throughout the day
These lightweight formulas may seem too gentle to make a difference, but it’s really about maintaining hydration. A light spritz is the perfect pick-me-up and won’t mess up your makeup.
Facial mists typically contain lower levels of extracts and skin conditioning agents than most facial moisturisers, so they are safe to use several times throughout the day. Mists are convenient to use on the go, at your desk, while travelling and anytime your skin feels dry or tight. SBC’s soothing, and hydrating Aloe Vera Spritz will cool, refresh and restore skin’s moisture balance, bringing an instant burst of radiance and relief to your skin.
Happy Hydrating x