4 ways to keep your face hydrated

4 ways to keep your face hydrated
4 ways to keep your face hydrated

Proper hydration of the skin is essential to keep the face healthy and to give it a beautiful glow. Keeping your face hydrated, while doable, doesn't happen overnight. You may need to change your diet and daily grooming routine. If your face is already dehydrated, you will likely need additional treatment to rehydrate your skin and treat the dryness or irritation.


Method 1 of 4: Use moisturizing skincare products

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Step 1. Buy a water-based moisturizer

Petroleum-based moisturizers can dry out the skin, especially during the winter. To nourish and hydrate your face, use a water-based product with natural ingredients.

Look for moisturizers made with petroleum alternatives like cocoa butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil, lanolin, olive oil, shea butter, or tallow

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Step 2. Choose aloe vera products

Aloe vera can relieve irritation and flaking caused by dehydration. By using a product that contains it, you can increase the water content of your skin and reduce redness or itching.

Try an aloe vera mask to directly treat dehydration on the face

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Step 3. Use an oil treatment

If your face is already dehydrated, you can use an oil treatment to restore moisture. Apply a few drops on top of your moisturizer to lock in as much water as possible.

Treatments with olive oil and jojoba oil are effective against dry skin

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Step 4. Find skincare products that are right for your skin type

Naturally oily skin has different needs than sensitive skin, young skin and mature skin. Determining the main cause of skin dehydration will help you find the right treatments.

If you don't know what's causing your skin problems, see a dermatologist who will help you identify your skin type and find suitable products

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Step 5. Exfoliate your face once or twice a week

Exfoliation can rid your face of dead skin cells and help moisturizers and other products penetrate deep into your skin. Use a washcloth to rub your face in a circular motion before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.

Do not exfoliate more than once or twice a week. Exfoliating too often can damage the skin and cause irritation

Method 2 of 4: Get the most out of face masks

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Step 1. Choose a mask with moisturizing ingredients

Each face mask addresses a different skin problem, and masks made from certain ingredients are more effective than others at keeping the skin softer. Choose those that contain hyaluronic acid or ceramides to treat dry skin and seal in moisture.

If you prefer natural face masks, you can make one or look for one that contains citrus, honey, almond oil, egg, or avocado

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Step 2. Apply your face mask after showering

While it seems more natural to use a face mask before taking a shower, the steam can open the pores and make it easier to absorb more of the moisturizing ingredients. Unless in a hurry, take a shower before applying a face mask.

If you apply a mask before bathing, keep it on your face for the duration of your bath so your skin can enjoy the steam

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Step 3. Leave the mask on for 10 to 15 minutes

If you rinse off the mask a few minutes after applying it, your skin will not have enough time to absorb the moisturizing ingredients. You should keep it on for at least 10 minutes, unless otherwise specified.

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Step 4. Try a double mask

This method consists of applying a mask, rinsing it off and then applying a second different mask. Since face masks are more effective when the pores are open, you can take the opportunity to apply 2 different hydrating masks.

  • Stick to 2 face masks, as that’s the maximum equivalent of minerals the skin can absorb before it becomes saturated.
  • Do not apply one face mask on top of another. You need to rinse the first one first.

Method 3 of 4: Use natural remedies

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Step 1. Try some honey treatments

Honey is a humectant, that is, a substance that attaches to the skin and helps it regain its moisture. You can buy natural skincare products that contain honey, prepare a honey face mask, or replace your usual face soap with honey for a few weeks and enjoy its benefits.

You can prepare a facial cleanser with honey and milk by mixing a small amount of milk and honey in a bowl. Apply it all to your face with a cotton ball

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Step 2. Apply an oatmeal mask to your skin

Oatmeal care has an exfoliating effect and makes the skin more receptive to moisturizers. You can use a honey oatmeal mask to hydrate your skin. In a bowl, combine ground oats, honey and water and apply it all over your face. You can also buy oatmeal treatments with honey or yogurt to clean your pores.

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Step 3. Eat avocado

Lipids are beneficial for the hydration of the skin. Avocado in particular contains healthy fats that keep the skin supple without raising bad cholesterol levels. Add 1 to 2 servings of avocado to your weekly diet for its benefits on the skin.

  • Avocado softens the skin while hydrating it.
  • You can also use avocados as an ingredient in a hydrating face mask.
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Step 4. Wash your skin with olive oil

Olive oil is known to soften dry or dehydrated skin. Apply a small amount to your face after a bath or shower so that the steam helps its absorption. Leave the oil on for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing off with cold water.

Like honey, olive oil is a humectant

Method 4 of 4: Adapt your lifestyle

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Step 1. Drink lots of water every day

Drinking water will not directly increase the content at the top of your skin, but it will help your body and skin flush out dangerous toxins. By increasing your water intake, you help your skin stay healthy and receptive to hydration.

  • Recommended water intake differs from person to person. On average, men should drink 3.5 liters of water per day and women 2.5 liters.
  • Don't think that drinking large amounts of water is necessary to hydrate your skin. As long as your consumption is normal, you have nothing to worry about.
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Step 2. Apply sun protection

UV rays can weaken the skin and rob it of moisture. This is why you should wear sun protection and apply a new layer regularly during the day. This is all the more important in the summer or if you spend a lot of time outdoors.

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Step 3. Wash your face with lukewarm or cold water

Hot water can dry out the skin and interfere with the healing properties of skin care products. Cold water is great for rinsing your face, but you can also use lukewarm water if you have sensitive skin.

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Step 4. Take vitamins

Healthy skin often equates to a hydrated face, and vitamins can keep your skin healthy. You should try to take supplements that include vitamin B, vitamin C, and omega-3 acids.

If you don't want to take supplements, eat foods rich in the vitamin like bananas, broccoli, nuts and seeds, spinach, strawberries, lemons, potatoes, or pears

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Step 5. Sleep with a humidifier in the room

Humidifiers can not only hydrate a room, but also dehydrated skin. If you live in a dry place or during the dry season, place a humidifier in your room to relieve your skin.

The ideal humidity level in your room should be between 30 and 50%

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Step 6. Hydrate more often in dry weather

Some people experience more severe dehydration in the winter, while others experience it in the summer. If you notice that your skin is more prone to problems during a specific time of the year, step up your hydration routine during that time.

  • Since the dry climate is often responsible for skin dehydration, living in an area with low humidity can lead to skin problems similar to what a dry season can cause.
  • For example, you can hydrate twice a day instead of just once.


  • If you have rash, you will probably need additional treatment to keep your skin hydrated.
  • Apply your skin care products right after bathing or showering to keep them in your skin.
  • If, regardless of the treatment applied, your skin remains dry or dehydrated, go to a dermatologist.

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