Tuesday, March 29, 2016

7 Tips for Helping Your Skin Stay Moisturized

Photo Credit: Trey

There is no denying that having dry, flaky skin is unattractive. It also ages you and as women we don't want to look older, we want to preserve our youthful skin. How do we do this? Moisturizing! Ok, there may be other attributions as well such as drinking water, dieting, not stressing and etc. But moisturizing if VERY important as well.

Just imagine your skin as a raisin... How do raisins get their wrinkle shape? Dryness. Now think of how your skin will look if it's not moisturized.

I don't know about you but I just got scared chills thinking about it...

With the Spring season here and all the weird weather it brings now is the best time to get your skin into shape.

Let's get into the 7 Tips for Helping Your Skin Stay Moisturized not just look moisturized.

1. Moisturize in or after the shower - Instead of opting for a smell good gel insure your body wash or soap consist of moisturizing ingredients. Moisturizing with in-shower lotions or applying lotions/creams as soon as you get out the shower will help the products absorb into your skin. This happens because your pores are open from the steam and direct contact of water. This will help the product really get to the layers of skin that are the driest.

2. Pat DON'T Rub when moisturizing - One of the major points we go over in PinkLux makeup lessons is how to apply moisturizer to really get the full effects of the product. The #1 Rule: Pat DON'T Rub. Using this application method you are pressing the product into the skin rather than moving it around on the surface.

3. Drink lots of water- To keep your skin hydrated and being moisturized from the inside out drink lots of water! If you have an issue with drinking water, try drinking it through a straw or adding in fruit for natural flavor. This month I have been trying (keyword trying) to drink a gallon of water a day. Trust me you will notice the difference in the elasticity of your skin.

*Hydration test: Softly pinch your skin on your hand. If it pops back quickly you are hydrated but if it slowly goes back to form...get a bottle of water right now.

4. Use a humidifier- This has been a life saver in my home especially in the Spring. The dry air from the winter really dried out my skin. To put natural moisture back into your hair and skin try using a humidifier. If you are a frequent traveler and can't get your hands on a portable version try this hack.


*Fill your ice bucket with warm water. Wet the medium size towel completely with warm water then wring the water. Place the towel over the vent with part of it sitting in the bucket. Turn on the air low and enjoy moist air.*

5. Moisturize before bed- If you shower before bed definitely complete tip #1. However, if you don't shower before bed add moisturizer to the driest areas such as the hand, elbows, feet, knees, and face. These are the areas that are touched and moved the most. Your hands are washed 5-10 times a day removing the natural oils of the skin. When you are sleeping the product can really sink into the skin and do its job.


6. Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate- This should be number one because putting moisture on dry flaky skin is a waste of time. Remove the dead skin with a soft exfoliating scrub before applying your moisturizer. Your skin will totally tell the difference.


7. Use a shower water filter - Have you ever gotten out the shower and noticed your skin was dry? This is more than likely caused by the harsh chemicals in your water. Using a shower water filter is the best way to protect your skin from harsh chemicals. If you wouldn't drink the water..why put it on your hair and skin? Using a shower water filter will forever change the skin you're in! Thank me later..


Which tip have you used or plan on trying? Let me know below or tweet me @pinkluxpl. We only get one body, moisturize it and preserve your youthfulness! 

xoxo,
Christina

5 comments:

  1. That last tip is a new one for me. Where would you find one?
    The others I knew...but for sure need the reminders. I struggle with the water for sure.

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    1. I definitely recommend getting one from amazon. I love the Aquasana brand. There are also others on amazon when you type in "shower water filter". You will notice the difference on your first shower. :) Thanks for stopping by Sasha!

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