In order to maintain good skin hydration, you need to adopt a few everyday habits. Here are the 7 golden rules.- Apply a moisturizer suited to your skin type (dry, very dry or combination) and to your lifestyle (with a UV filter if you’re exposed to the sun).
- Maintain correct humidity levels in the home. In winter, when the heating is on, hang small containers filled with water to the radiators. Their contents will evaporate over a few days, preventing the air in your home from becoming too dry. An air humidifier can also do the trick.
- When you fly by plane, always take a tube of moisturizer no larger than 100 ml with you. The air in the cabin is very dry, which always accelerates skin dehydration throughout the duration of the flight...
- Drink enough. Although the figure of 1.5 liters of water per day is endlessly debated, experts nevertheless agree that the water we consume in the form of drinks (water, tea, coffee, broth, etc.) and food (mainly fruits and vegetables) is useful to the body as a whole, including for maintaining the skin. So whether you count the number of glasses or the number liters, drink regularly throughout the day.
- As for showers and baths, use warm water, even slightly chilly, rather than very hot water, which is capable of disrupting the structure of the hydrolipidic film.
- Go easy on the coffee: 4 cups of coffee a day, maximum2. Slightly less if you also eat dark chocolate or drink tea or certain soft drinks rich in caffeine. Beyond a certain threshold, the caffeine absorbed increases the elimination of liquid via urine (diuresis).
- Protect yourself from the sun. The UV rays that warm our skin are also capable of destabilizing the hydrolipidic film’s natural structure and of increasing skin dehydration.