How do you hydrate skin with oils or humectants?

With winter fast approaching, it is imperative to keep skin hydrated. Skin can look dull, dry and flaky when not properly hydrated and dry skin can exacerbate skin issues. There are many ways to keep skin well hydrated in the wintertime both internally and externally. If you have been wondering the proper way to keep skin hydrated, keep reading.  


Were you aware that the foods you eat and what you drink can all add to your skin’s hydration levels? If you drink an excessive amount of caffeine or alcohol, you can be drying your skin out. Drinking plenty of water and eating water-based fruits and vegetables can aid in your skin staying more hydrated in the winter months. 

Carrier Oils 

Many carrier oils can help keep skin moisturized. In addition to being used alone, carrier oils can be combined with essential oils to add natural fragrances as well as jojoba, coconut, grapeseed, olive and argan oils can all help to hydrate skin during the winter months. Argan oil works to hydrate skin, helping to minimize the appearance of fine lines and skin imperfections. Grapeseed oil can be used on all skin types and works to diminish the appearance of lines. Coconut Oil intensely moisturizes the skin and soothes deeply dry skin. Olive oil also has intense moisturizing abilities.  


Humectants work to draw in, retain and preserve moisture. Natural humectants can be found in serums, moisturizers, cleanser as well as hair products. Natural humectants include honey, aloe vera and hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic Acid, also known as nature’s moisture magnet, works to draw moisture to the skin while helping to provide the skin with essential hydration, working to help keep skin healthy, plump, and younger-looking. Honey is another great humectant for both skin and hair. Aloe vera, known as the miracle plant, works with the environment to draw moisture to the hair and the skin. 


The best hydrants for winter  

Both carrier oils and humectants can be used year-round. However, carrier oils tend to be more lightweight oils and, in the winter, work best in combination with heavier creams. Humectants, like hyaluronic acid are highly effective for keeping skin moisturized in the winter months. Our Hydrating Collection is infused with highly effective hydrating ingredients to keep skin well moisturized and nourished. Coconut Water is another potent hydrating ingredient that works to keep the skin well moisturized. For essential hydration during the day, our Hydrating Day Cream with Hyaluronic Acid intensely moisturizes and quenches thirsty skin throughout the day. If you are looking for hydration around the eyes, our Ultra Hydrating Alkaline Water Eye Gel with Hyaluronic Acid and Alkaline Water instantly helps to hydrate and balance moisture while soothing and de-puffing eyes.