There is something to be said for supple, hydrated skin. It stands out in a crowd and is far less prone to the cracks and damage that dry skin yields. Hydrated skin can turn back the clock by decades and give you a healthy glow that is noticeable to all. However, it requires some preventative measures to maintain as the years go on.
With the fall and winter months fast approaching, a dewy glow may begin to dry out. This process is completely normal and even anticipated — but it doesn’t need to be accepted. Combat the weather by reintroducing moisture into your skin.
That’s where we come in. At NuFACE, we understand that a skincare routine needs to fit your lifestyle to be worthwhile. With at-home beauty devices created by aestheticians, NuFACE goes where traditional skincare can't, the muscles, to tone, lift, and contour in the current and over time. The power is now in your hands to shape your skin's future.
Before we jump into the specifics of our award-winning products, let’s tackle some simple steps you can incorporate daily for rehydration, regardless of skin type.
What Should I Know About Skin Hydration?
It’s important to understand the make up of your skin before adopting new skincare practices. Our skin is comprised of the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis. These layers produce pigment, maintain elasticity, and keep heat in our bodies respectively. By neglecting their needs and allowing them to dry out, we disrupt their important work.
Skin is also composed of 30% water, meaning that it craves the element naturally. You will notice when the balance is disrupted, as the skin can become dry and begin to peel. Occasionally, skin dehydration can cause breakouts and transepidermal water loss if you have certain skin conditions.
The quick fix may seem like using a standard moisturizer before bed or doing a sheet mask now and then, but hydration requires a bit more commitment.
You have to understand what your skin type is and formulate a routine tailored to your needs. This is especially important if you have sensitive skin — we always recommend gentle cleansers instead of abrasive soaps, regardless of sensitivity!
How Can I Hydrate My Skin?
Dehydrated skin can be a buzzkill. To simplify the rehydration process, we’ve broken it down into a few steps that are attainable for all.
1. Consider Your Diet
Keeping a structured diet can boost your skin’s hydration exponentially. First of all, make sure that you are drinking enough water for your height and weight. The general rule of thumb is that adult men should drink about 125 oz (3.7 liters) of water daily, and women should drink 91 oz (2.7 liters) daily.
It may also be a good idea to steer clear of caffeine or alcohol in large amounts, as these can lead to water loss.
The foods you eat are also important to your skin health and skin barrier function. Your skin barrier, also known as the lipid barrier, contains fatty acids, ceramides, and cholesterol. Fatty acids are found in tuna and other oily fish, meaning these foods can be beneficial for your skin health and hydration.
2. Upgrade Your Products
Much like knowing how the ingredients in your food impact your skin, the ingredients in your skincare products do as well.
If you use heavily fragrant skin products or rough exfoliants, it is a good idea to ditch them. A light, fragrance-free cleanser can do wonders for hydrating your skin, especially if it is oil-based.
Vitamin C serums can also help protect and support a radiant complexion, and toners can benefit rehydration by giving your moisturizers a clean slate to work with. Keep an eye out for products with hydrating ingredients like glycerin and hyaluronic acid as well — these all work in tandem with your skin to protect natural moisture.
If you need to exfoliate, limit it to three times a week. This can help prevent dead skin cell buildup and keep your skin smooth without opening it up to infection or further dryness. Exfoliating too often can strip away your skin’s natural oils, leading to dry or irritated skin.
3. Protect Your Skin From the Elements
Protecting your skin from the elements during the cold, dry months is key for hydrated skin. You’ll thank us later when you start to see how consistent moisturization and some TLC can help combat even the harshest of weather!
The sun can also suck the moisture from your skin. Additionally, it is known to cause fine lines and wrinkles. Prevent this by always using sunscreen, preferably SPF 30 or more to protect your skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays.
4. Change Your Home Temperature
If you live somewhere dry or frequently run an AC unit during the warmer months, you may find that your skin is drying out. When the air lacks moisture, it can draw moisture out of your skin, too.
Keeping the heat on high during the winter can also lead to dryness. Using a humidifier inside can be a quick fix to this problem by adding moisture back into the air and can even benefit your health overall!
Which NuFACE Products Can Help Hydrate Skin?
If you need a cohesive skincare routine to follow, look no further than NuFACE’s conveniently matched sets. The Revitalize & Hydrate Skincare Set is the perfect aid against blue light and a proponent of hydration. It contains cleansing towelettes, the Super Antioxidant Booster, an Aqua Gel Activator for deep hydration with your Microcurrent tool, and a Clean Sweep Brush for gel application.
If you don’t already have a device, our MINI+ Starter Kit is perfect for someone just starting or looking to lift on the go. This kit includes both our new MINI+ device and both of our expertly-formulated Microcurrent Activators. The MINI+ Microcurrent Device is compact, making it perfect for travel so that you can continue your skincare routine where ever your trips take you! You also get Aqua Gel and Silk Creme Activators which hydrate for up to 48 hours and can be applied with the Clean Sweep Brush for an ultra-effective treatment.
Both kits utilize aesthetician-tested and created products, guaranteeing that you are in good hands. The Aqua Gel Activator is proven to lock moisture into the skin for 24 hours, leaving you stress-free and ready to tackle the day after a simple application. The luxurious Silk Creme Activator firms and brightens for an all-day glow.
Trust the Process
NuFACE is the brand trusted by experts and backed by thousands of five-star reviews. With clinical trials and the NewYou Prize at the 2022 Beauty Awards, NuFACE delivers aesthetician-created skin treatments right from the comfort of your own home, so your skincare goals are at your fingertips.