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Do you wake up in the morning feeling like your skin needs a drink? Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought, “I need to go find a water fountain right now”? Well, if so, you’re certainly not alone! 

Hydrating your skin is necessary, but what should you do beyond just splashing some water on it every once in a while? If this is something that you want to start incorporating into your skincare routine, then join us as we explore the different ways that we can give our skin the hydration that it needs.

Why does skin get dehydrated?

Skin can become dehydrated for a number of reasons, including environmental factors such as sun exposure and dry air. Aging, certain medical conditions, unhealthy diet choices, and an imbalance of natural oils can all contribute to dehydration in the skin. 

Additionally, excessive use of harsh products or not drinking enough water can also lead to skin dryness and irritation. To prevent dehydration and maintain healthy, hydrated skin it is important to use gentle cleansers, moisturize regularly, drink plenty of water, protect from the sun, and eat a balanced diet.

Looks like hydrating skin is really important, but why?

Hydrating skin is important because it helps to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy. Having enough moisture in the skin acts as a barrier that protects it from environmental damage, allergies, and irritation. It also helps keep the skin looking youthful by reducing the appearance of wrinkles, improving elasticity, and evening out pigmentation. Additionally, it can reduce inflammation and irritation that can be caused by dryness. Taking proper care of your skin is essential to maintaining its health and beauty.

Hydrating vs Moisturizing: Aren't they the same?

Hydrating and moisturizing are two different aspects of skin care that both serve important purposes. Hydrating is all about replenishing the water content in the skin while moisturizing is about replenishing the natural oils. Both are necessary for healthy, hydrated skin and should be incorporated into any quality skincare routine. Hydrating helps to keep the skin plump and reduce dryness, while moisturizing helps to lock in hydration and restore the natural skin barrier.

Hydrating skin care routine

We already know how incredibly important it is to properly care for our skin. We all wish we could have that perfect complexion, but if you don't take care of your skin first - and hydrate it regularly - then you won't get the best results from any product. So, let's talk about hydration! Whether you're a skincare novice or a seasoned beauty guru, I'm here to show you just how easy and fun (yes, really) it can be to start incorporating daily habits into your routine that give your face the extra boost of moisture it needs. After reading this blog post, you'll know exactly what steps need to be taken in order to keep your skin glowing and healthy. Let's dive right in!

1. Cleanse

Use a water-based gentle cleanser that doesn't strip away the skin's natural oils. This will help to keep your skin from becoming overly dry and irritated.

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    Avoid over cleansing
    Over-cleansing your skin can lead to dry skin and irritation. Limit cleansing to twice a day—once in the morning and once at night—and make sure to apply moisturizer afterward!

    2. Exfoliate

    Exfoliation is an important part of any skincare routine and can help keep your skin hydrated by eliminating dry patches of skin. When exfoliating, use a gentle scrub or chemical exfoliant to remove the buildup of dead skin cells and dirt from your face. Remember that exfoliation should be done only once or twice a week to avoid over-exfoliating, as this can strip away your skin's natural oils and lead to dryness and irritation.

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    3. Toner or Essence

    If you have dry skin, toner or essence can be a great addition to your skincare routine. Toners help to restore the skin’s pH balance and cleanse away dirt and impurities that may remain on the skin after cleansing. Essences are lighter, more hydrating liquids that add an extra layer of moisture to the skin. Both toners and essences are effective at preparing the skin for serums and moisturizers. Look for products with humectants like hyaluronic acid or glycerin to help skin hydration.

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      4. Hydrating Serum

      Adding a hydrating serum to your daily skin care routine is one of the best ways to keep your skin hydrated. Look for serums that contain a combination of antioxidants and humectants, such as hyaluronic acid or glycerin. These ingredients help lock in moisture and keep your skin healthy and glowing. Additionally, opt for lightweight formulas so that you don't overload your skin with too much product.

        5. Sheet Mask

        Incorporating a sheet mask into your skincare routine is an excellent way to avoid dry skin. It’s best to apply the mask immediately after cleansing and toning your face, when the pores will be most receptive to its active ingredients. To maximize results, leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes—or until it starts to dry out—before rinsing off the remaining serum with warm water.  Choose one that’s specifically designed for hydrating, such as an aloe vera or rosewater-infused formula, hyaluronic acid or glycerin—two powerful humectants that help draw and retain moisture—for maximum hydration.

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          6. Eye Cream

          Eye cream is an essential part of any hydrating skincare routine as the skin around your eyes can be particularly delicate and prone to dryness. When choosing an eye cream, look for one with soothing and nourishing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, glycerin, aloe vera, or rosewater. Pat a small amount of the cream around your eye area in a gentle tapping motion, taking care not to tug on the skin. A few minutes after application you should notice improved hydration and a revitalized complexion.

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            7. Moisturizer

            Moisturizer is a key part of any hydrating skin care routine. Make sure to choose a light moisturizer with nourishing ingredients like antioxidants, ceramides, and fatty acids to help seal in hydration and protect the skin barrier so it doesn't lose moisture over time. Look for one that contains ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, or jojoba oil to help lock in moisture and keep your skin hydrated.

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              8. Sunscreen

              The sun can cause damage to the skin, so be sure to apply SPF 30 or higher every morning after completing your hydration routine as a final protective layer. Choose a sunscreen with natural ingredients such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. When applying, be sure to cover all exposed areas of your body and reapply every few hours if necessary. Protecting your skin with sunscreen will help to maintain its hydration throughout the day by preventing sun damage and keeping moisture in.

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                9. Face Mist

                A face mist is a great way to keep your skin hydrated throughout the day. Face mists are lightweight and easily absorbed, providing a quick burst of moisture without leaving an oily residue. Look for face mists that contain natural ingredients like rosewater or aloe vera gel, which offer antiseptic and soothing properties.

                Extra tips for keeping your skin hydrated

                There's still so much you can do to hydrate your skin, that's why we have some extra tips up to help you find the best way possible to care for your lovely skin! Keep reading if you are looking for an easy, breezy solution that will leave you feeling hydrated and refreshed.

                1. Skip hot showers

                Hot showers may feel great after a long day, but they can be damaging to your skin if you're prone to dryness. Hot water and steam strip the skin of its natural oils, leaving it feeling dry and tight and causing irritated skin. Taking lukewarm or cool showers instead will help keep your skin hydrated. Additionally, try to limit your shower time to 10 minutes or less so you don't over-dry your skin. When you’re done, make sure to pat your face and body with a clean towel and apply moisturizer while the skin is still damp for maximum absorption.

                2. Drink enough water during the day

                Drinking enough water is essential for keeping your skin hydrated. Make sure to get at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day, and more if you're active or it's hot outside. You may also want to add some cucumbers or citrus fruits to your glass or bottle for extra flavor. Staying hydrated helps the skin retain its elasticity and prevents dryness, so make sure you drink up!

                3. Have a balanced diet

                Eating a balanced diet is key to maintaining hydrated skin. Make sure to include plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates. Foods high in essential vitamins and minerals—like Vitamin A (found in carrots) and Vitamin E (found in avocados)—are especially beneficial for your skin. Try to limit your intake of processed foods, which can contain additives that can be drying for the skin. Also, don't forget about Omega-3s—they help regulate oil production and keep skin soft and supple.

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                All in all, when it comes to hydration and moisturizing your skin, Asian Beauty Essentials has you covered. Whether you’re looking for more mild or intensive treatments with hydrating ingredients; an affordable and effective solution; or a long-term strategy for rockin’ beautiful skin - look no further than us. 

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