Dehydrated skin is a common problem in the winter, especially when indoor humidity drops. This can cause your skin to flake, lose elasticity, and Rough texture. While drinking water is important for your overall health, there isn't much evidence that it will increase water levels in your skin. The best way to combat dehydration is through external hydration, which you can do through a couple different methods.
Polysaccharides - Molecules that bind to water and keep moisture levels high. Our skin naturally contains the polysaccharide called hyaluronic acid for this purpose but as we age, the amount decreases.
Emulsions - This is oil and water that is bound together through a process called emulsification and comes in the form of a lotion or cream. The oil delivers and maintains water to the skin.
Product Recommendations for Hydration
Nordic Boost Hydrating Serum is one of our favourite products for adding hydration back into the skin. It contains low molecular hyaluronic acid that penetrates deep in skin combined with plant-based polysaccharides from aloe vera, polypody fern, peat moss, and Iceland moss. It's an Ecocert Cosmos Natural product, so you can be sure that all of the ingredients are sustainable, safe, and regulated.
We like to follow this with a good cream to further lock the moisture in. Rosey Cheeks Facial Cream is our top pick for offering rich oils from avocado and tea seed as well as barrier building fatty acids from rosehip oil. To top that off, shea butter offers a waxy layer that keeps moisture in without feeling suffocating on your skin.
No matter what time of year it is, you can keep your skin looking gorgeous. By using a hydrating serum and cream, you'll see a big difference in your complexion. Keep your skin healthy and happy all year long!