If you’re looking to keep your skin hydrated, look no further than humectants. These are substances that bind to water and retain it. When it comes to skincare, humectants can pull moisture from the air and retain it, increasing the moisture content of your skin.
Hyaluronic acid is one skincare ingredient that’s a proven humectant. You’ll often find this ingredient in skin serums, hydrating face masks, and even pills.
Honey,is another humectant that’s often used in cosmetic formulations to soothe and moisturize skin. This is a great DIY ingredient that you can use in scrubs and masks to help hydrate skin.
Glycerin is another natural humectant that is widely used in personal care products. It’s known to help hydrate and may protect your skin barrier by increasing water content in your skin.
Your skin is a complex organ that has a built-in system to protect itself. But environmental factors and dehydration may leave your skin looking and feeling a little thirsty. Treat your skin’s moisture barrier to a little self-care with hydrating humectants and moisturizing skincare. Remember that beauty also starts within, so be sure to stay hydrated by checking out our5 ways to healthy hydration.
Your skin is your largest organ and the biggest protective barrier to the outside world. What will you do this week to care for it?