If your skin is prone to dryness, especially during the long winter months, you’re likely wondering how to have hydrated skin that looks renewed and radiant. 

Below, we’ll discuss why hydrated skin is important and share some of our favorite tips for retaining hydrated skin that lasts.

Why you should hydrate skin during the winter

Is having moisture-rich skin necessary? Absolutely, and for more than just cosmetic reasons. 

Hydrated skin serves as a natural protective barrier against the outside world. Better hydration levels make skin more adept at turning things like pathogens and other impurities away at the door.

When your skin is adequately hydrated, it also becomes better at healing itself. Everything your skin does, including self-repair and exfoliation, requires an abundance of water.

When parched, your skin becomes less elastic and more prone to long-term damage, such as stretch marks.

Irritation, infection, and issues related to stress all become more pronounced and more difficult to address without healthy hydration levels throughout the body, especially in the affected area of your skin.

And, of course, proper skin hydration helps lessen wrinkles and fine lines, making your skin look brighter and more youthful.

No matter what type of skin you have, hydration is the key to helping it stay radiant.

How to hydrate skin

Great skin requires a commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Drinking water is one obvious way to boost your skin’s moisture levels, but it’s not the only way. In fact, you can drink eight glasses of water per day and still have dry skin.

The key to hydrated skin is the holistic health of the entire body. When your body is healthy, it becomes more adept at delivering vital hydration to every cell, including your skin’s cells.

A few quick tips on how to have hydrated skin include:

  • Drink Plenty of Water

Drink as much water as you can throughout the day.

  • Avoid Coffee, Soda, or Alcohol

Opt for tea or vegetable juice instead.

  • Stay Active 

Try to work up a sweat at least once a day.

  • Choose Gentle Cleansers, Toners, and Moisturizers

Steer clear of anything that doesn’t jibe with your skin type.

  • Adhere to Both a Morning and Evening Skincare Routine

Use a face cream with hydration-packed ingredients before bed and bathe and shower in warm water instead of hot water.

  • Exfoliate Your Skin at Least Once a Week

Also, apply a sheet mask or a clay mask on days when you’re tired or your skin looks dull.

  • Never Sleep in Your Makeup

And when you wear makeup, apply as little as possible. Make sure to wash your face, and apply a hydration-packed face cream before you go to bed. 

  • Include More Healthy Fats and Antioxidants in Your Diet

Dry skin can sometimes result from a vitamin deficiency. Eat foods rich in antioxidants and Vitamins A, C, and D.

  • Avoid Cigarette Smoke

Quit smoking and avoid smoke exposure.

The secret to hydrated skin: products that work

RENUAdvanced skin care products can help you retain hydrated skin. Balance is key when it comes to your complexion, and this skin care system supports your natural skin renewal process through redox homeostasis, helping your skin achieve better skin cell turnover.

Here at ASEA, we know why hydrated skin is important and have made it our mission to create a skin care routine that nourishes your skin in all the ways that matter.

Using RENUAdvanced skin care products regularly can reduce redness, minimize pore appearance, and help your skin maintain a healthy skin moisture barrier. Try RENU28® Revitalizing Redox Gel for added cell signaling benefits and healthy, hydrated skin.