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The ultimate guide to keeping your skin hydrated

Posted on June 18 2024, By: Margifox Distributors

Has your skin lost its luminosity? Is your complexion feeling tight and itchy? If the answer is yes, then your skin may need some hydration.

Dehydration is one of the most common skin conditions. It happens when your body loses more water than it’s taking in, leading to a loss of moisture and all those classic signs on your skin - puffiness, dullness and pronounced wrinkles, to name a few.

This can be caused by a host of internal and external factors, including lifestyle, diet, seasonal changes, UV exposure, and an inconsistent skincare and supplement routine. But how do you keep your skin hydrated all year round besides moisturising and drinking water? And why is it so important? From consuming vitamin C levels to including Omegas, scroll for our skin experts’ top tips for keeping your skin hydrated throughout the winter and beyond. 

Why is it important to keep your skin hydrated?

Hydration is vital for overall skin health regardless of skin type or concern. Your complexion needs hydration in the same way your body does. Not only does it keep your skin looking radiant and nourished from the outside, but hydration also plays a crucial role in overall skin function, helping protect the layers of skin and support your skin’s defences.

That means that if your skin is hydrated, it’s better equipped to defend against environmental aggressors like pollution and sunlight. Similarly, while the immediate result of hydration is a plumped, healthy-looking complexion, healthy skin cells also help flush out toxins which can often cause dull-looking skin.

Dehydrated skin, on the other hand, means your skin lacks water, which can cause dryness, itchiness, and dull-looking skin. These tell-tale signs of a dehydrated complexion can also make fine lines or wrinkles look more visible.

Four ways to keep your skin hydrated
  1. Consume omega 3 and 6 fatty acids to support hydration and relieve dry and itchy skin. Omegas 3 and 6 help also help support skin barrier function, sealing in moisture and keeping unwanted irritants out.
  2. Consume foods rich in vitamin C, found in fruits like oranges, blackcurrants and strawberries, and vegetables like broccoli and potatoes, as this can help decrease symptoms of redness and itchiness.
  3. Vitamin D levels help support the epidermal barrier by regulating cell division and helping to balance skin immunity**.
  4. Keeping skin hydrated by drinking sufficient water is a no-brainer, but make sure you pace your water intake throughout the day instead of drinking vast amounts sporadically. This helps keep your skin and body consistently hydrated.

Go-to supplement to support hydrated-looking skin

Skin Omegas+

Think of this as an internal moisturiser for your skin. Featuring omega 3, 6 and vitamin A, this skin-glowing formula is recommended for overall skin health* and for those with dry skin.

All in all, if you do feel like your skin often feels dehydrated, adopt a routine that looks at skin health from the inside with supplements, hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, ceramides, vitamin C and a diet that incorporates omega fatty acids to achieve hydrated-looking, smooth skin.

*Vitamin A contributes to the regular maintenance of skin.

** Vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system.