Learn how everyday lifestyle affects your skin facial hydration in Singapore and how staying hydrated helps in your overall health.
WATER AND SKIN FACIAL HYDRATION NEEDS
Everyone yearns to have bright, smooth and youthful complexion. Keeping a high water intake will not only keep you hydrated but also flushes toxins out from your body. Water hydrates the skin while improving blood circulation and skin elasticity. Giving you the radiance you deserve. It is important to drink lots of water given the climate in Singapore. Make it a goal to sip at least 8 glasses of water daily to keep your skin hydrated. You can also get amazing facial using water. Simply by pouring boiling water into a bowl and hovering your face over it. Take note that you should keep a distance from the bowl so you don’t feel burned. If you feel that you want to get your spa on, you could add essential oils too. Applying a facial mask before rinsing off would be the most ideal procedure for you skin facial hydration needs.
Fruits like bananas contain skin healthy nutrients such as vitamins A, B, E. Customarily known to contain high levels of potassium that not only moisturizes, but hydrates the skin as well. Making your skin supple and giving you that youthful glow. Nutrients found in bananas help to maintain skin elasticity, prevents premature aging and wrinkles caused by the dreaded heat. Vitamin E rich fruits rejuvenate and soften the skin. We are fortunate enough to have all of the listed readily available here in Singapore. What’s better than having baby like complexion that would brighten anyone’s day? Not a fan of bananas? Papayas, mangoes and avocados are rich in vitamins to keep your skin hydrated too. Apart from these few mentions, if not to your liking, plenty of fruits do cater to your facial needs.
The idea of applying fish oil directly onto your skin doesn’t sound like the most desirable thing to do. But don’t worry, omega-3 acids found in fish such as, salmon, anchovies, mackerels and sardines absorbed during digestion hydrates your skin by helping it retain moisture. Cooking with extra virgin olive oil also assists in balancing and restoring skin’s elasticity. Not only are they good for skin hydration, they strengthen and reinforce the skin against environmental damage. And needless to say, they taste amazing.
If you don’t already know, air conditioning dehumidifies air as they cool the room. Moisture from our skin is pulled out, leaving you feeling dry. It may not sound like the most realistic notion to tell you to abstain from sleeping in air conditioned areas. Given the type of climate we have in Singapore. However when the air-conditioning blows a part of your face, that part dries quicker. Facial lines begin to form as that side begins to dry out. Try placing bowls of water in the room to restore moisture to your skin when you sleep. Water, increases the humidity in the room and hence, hydrating your skin at the same time. If it sounds too much of a chore to do, you may also choose to include potted plants as soil retains moisture. Also while making your shelves look brighter. Singapore is a clean green nation after all.
A hot shower may seem nice to relax in after a long day in Singapore’s pressure cooker society. It’s not exactly a good thing to do when it comes to your skin hydration needs. Due to the fact that it disrupts the skin’s natural balance of moisture. Washing away the skin’s natural oil that keeps the skin hydrated and healthy. Unknown to some, dry skin increases the chances of infection. Eventually leading to over production of oils, in an undying effort to compensate for the lack of moisture. Cooler or lukewarm showers can keep the skin hydrated and can even help hair stay strong and shiny. So if you feel the need for a nice hot bath, try to keep it short to. Not only protect your skin but also your utility bill.
HYALURONIC ACID FACIAL
Babies are born with lots of these and tend to degrade as we age. Though the word “acid” might sound scary with regards to something you’d apply on your face, don’t be alarmed. It does more good than you think. It is a carbohydrate molecule found in everyone. This acid is well known for its incredible water retention properties. Able to retain moisture many times its own weight. When your skin is feeling dry, especially in cooler climates, it will revitalize the skin’s outer layers so they look and feel smoother. Instantly re-hydrating your skin, giving you a fuller appearance while minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. And because HA is naturally occurring in our bodies, it poses a relatively low to no risk for allergic reactions. You could say that it’s one of the most effective and kickass facial treatments you could do for your skin.