Everyone knows that water is essential, especially health-wise. But did you know that besides diligent daily application of sunscreen, the other skincare must-do to prevent the first signs of ageing is simply by moisturising the skin?
When skin is well-hydrated, it looks smooth and feels supple to the touch, instantly improving its appearance. Skin also looks more radiant as light reflects better off a smooth surface than one that is uneven.
Keeping skin well-hydrated also ensures that skin is less prone to blemishes. When skin is dehydrated or dry, it sends signals to the glands to produce more oil because it is feeling uncomfortable. Sometimes this results in an over-production of oil, which can clog pores and result in breakouts.
It’s not difficult to ensure that skin remains well-hydrated.Some easy tips to remember:
- Use tepid water when washing your face — hot water tends to strip skin of its moisture, leaving it dry.
- Use a moisturiser suitable for your skin type.
- Drink loads of water.
And of course, don’t forget that a proper skincare regimen can keep skin well-hydrated too. Here are three skincare treats to try:
NOVU Bloomin’ Good Flower Mask
The perfect skin rescue for thirsty skin. Contains dual Hyaluronic Acid action to deliver intense hydration while Pomegranate and Wild Gray Peas extracts protects and brightens the skin. All you need is just 5 minutes.