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How To Hydrate, From The Inside – Out!

How To Hydrate Skin

Dry, cool air, and warm indoor heating- it feels like there’s no escape from the stressors that cause dehydrated skin. The solution? Learn how to hydrate skin from the inside – out!  

With hydrated skin both inside and out, you can double your defences against the factors that leave us with dull, sensitive and dehydrated skin. Keep reading to find out how to keep skin hydrated and the best dehydrated skin products to use.

What causes dehydrated skin? 

Not to be confused with dry skin (which is a skin type characterised by a lack of oil) dehydrated skin is lacking water. It can be caused by a number of internal and environmental stressors that rapidly dehydrate the skin: 

  • Dry air – it’s so low in humidity, it tries to suck up any nearby moisture 
  • Cool wind 
  • Artificial indoor heating 
  • Air-con 

This is why dehydration is often exacerbated during the winter and while working indoors!

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How to hydrate skin from within

Drink more water

Given that a lack of water leads to dehydrated skin, upping your water intake is the best way to hydrate skin. 

Make sure you’re drinking around 2 litres (8 cups) of water each day to hydrate skin and heal it from the inside. If you find yourself sweating a lot, it’s important to up your water intake to counteract that fluid loss for well-hydrated skin.

Omega-3 rich diet

Wondering how to get glowing skin? Work foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids into your diet: 

  • Salmon 
  • Tuna 
  • Mackerel 
  • Chia seeds 
  • Flaxseed 
  • Walnuts 

These foods will help build up your skin’s natural protective barrier, allowing you to defend yourself and your skin from environmental stressors for hydrated skin.

How to hydrate skin from the outside: best products for dehydrated skin 

It’s essential to hydrate skin with topical skincare products rather than simply relying on your water intake.  

If you’re asking how to fix dehydrated skin, choose products specifically formulated to restore moisture. Look for ingredients that don’t just hydrate the skin, but work to restore and build upon that natural moisture barrier to keep skin protected from environmental factors, like dry air. 

Sukin’s new Hydration Rangehas spent more than two years in development and is, at long last, available to you with the best products for dehydrated skin. The blend, containing Maize Complex, Hyaluronic Acid and Sea Algae, works to naturally attract and bind moisture to the skin, retain water within the skin cells, protect the skin’s barrier and soothe dehydrated skin.

Hydrating serum 

With an active Bio-Marine Blend of Sea Algae, Hyaluronic Acid & Maize Complex, skin is deeply hydrated and left looking plump and radiant for 72 hours after 4 weeks of use! The concentrated formula of our Biomarine Facial Serum allows moisture to deeply penetrate the skin for a hydrated complexion inside and out. 

Hydrating eye cream 

Seriously hydrate the delicate under eye area with our fragrance-free Hydra Gel eye cream. With a Bio-Marine Blend of Sea Algae, Hyaluronic Acid & Maize Complex, the skin is left looking dewy and revived for 72 hours after 4 weeks of use. 

Hydrating face mask 

Our Deeply Hydrating Sheet Mask is made with 100% natural Cotton fibres that will biodegrade 6 months after use for radiant results. The active Bio-Marine Blend leaves thirsty skin looking plump and glowing. 

Hydrating Face Cream 

Our ultra-moisturising Rehydrating Gel Cream boasts a Bio-Marine Blend of Sea Algae and Hyaluronic Acid to leave skin plump, hydrated and dewy. 

Using an overnight hydrating face cream can help to rejuvenate the skin while you sleep. Our Hydra Fusion Night Cream contains nourishing Sea Algae, Hyaluronic Acid and Maize Complex to leave skin smooth and refreshed. 

If you are trying a product or ingredient for the first time, we always recommend a patch test first.

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