How to Hydrate Your Skin Naturally and Why You Should

July 09, 2021

woman splashing face with water to hydrate skin naturally

“Be good to your skin. You’ll be wearing it every day of your life.” - Renee Rouleau, Celebrity Esthetician

Juggling a stressful schedule, existing on fast food, or relying on double espressos could be causing your skin to become even more dehydrated. If you've recently noticed that your skin is itchy or appears more wrinkled, now is the best time to hydrate your skin naturally, easily, and affordably.

woman holding arm with close up of dry skin patch

6 Ways to Naturally Replenish Your Skin

Following our tips below can help in maintaining beautiful, properly hydrated skin. As a bonus, our recommendations below are simple, easy and very low cost. In fact, some only require you switch up your routine a bit. Take a look...

1) Drink Lots of Water

Hydrating your body is a great way to hydrate your skin too. Be sure to drink a minimum of eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day. There are plenty of specialty water jugs, fruit-infused water recipes, and herbal tinctures to help make the clear liquid go down easier. However you do it, do it as a priority!

2) Eat Hydrating Foods

Increase the number of moisture-rich foods you consume, like green leafy veggies, chamomile tea, seeds, avocado, nuts, and fish. At the very least, be sure to reduce the amount of trans fats, sodium, and sugar you consume because they will deplete your skin’s moisture.

3) Use Moisturizing Soap

You may be surprised to find out that most mainstream soaps contain chemicals. Think parabens for preservatives, sodium lauryl sulfate for foaming, or formaldehyde for blocking bacteria or mold. Yuck! To avoid abusing your delicate skin, opt for artisan soaps that rely on natural ingredients, like pure essential oils and organic botanicals.

natural bar of nefertem soap

4) Take Shorter, Cooler Showers

Bathing for long periods of time using hot water can strip that dewy freshness from your skin. To keep your skin looking its best, use lukewarm water and shorten the time you spend in the shower. If you're using one of our aromatherapy soaps, it may be hard to leave the shower, but worry not, the aroma will be waiting for you when you return! 

5) Exfoliate Your Skin

Use a sugar scrub to exfoliate the dead skin cells lingering on your skin’s top layer. Exfoliating your skin a few times each week has been shown to improve your skin's appearance and encourage new healthy cell growth. Bonus, removing dead skin can help moisturizers to sink even deeper into your skin providing hydration where you need it the most!

6) Balance Sun Exposure

Enjoying a fun day in the sun is great for your mental outlook and your physical health (think tons of vitamin D). But it can wreak havoc on your skin if not balanced with proper moisture, shade and sunscreen. Take breaks from being in direct sunlight for too long to prevent burning. Wear sunscreen if shade is not an option. Moisturize before and after with a high quality, wild-crafted body moisturizer that can rehydrate your skin with moisture. 

woman sun bathing after using nefertem holistic moisturizer

Hydrated Skin Is Happy Skin

Don’t wait another day to get your skin feeling as soft and smooth as possible. Not only will you look younger and healthier, but your skin will function more efficiently in flushing out toxins. Hydrated skin is also less prone to irritation, rashes, inflammation, itchiness, flakiness, and redness.

Following our tips will get you closer to the happy, hydrated skin you desire!


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