Published: May 15, 2023
When it comes to skincare, hydration is everything, yet so many people underestimate the importance of keeping their skin adequately hydrated. As a result, dehydration is becoming an increasingly prevalent problem that then leads to the development of several other skin concerns.
So, today, CBGärdN will be explaining exactly why hydration is important for your skin, along with the tell-tale signs that your skin may be dehydrated. We’ll also share the very best ingredients to keep an eye out for if you want to ensure that your skin’s hydration levels remain topped up.
Why is it Important to Keep Your Skin Hydrated?
Each and every one of your skin cells requires moisture in order to function in the way that they should. This means that a lack of hydration will affect every single aspect of your complexion.
However, let’s take a look at some of the biggest benefits that you will experience by ensuring that your skin remains properly hydrated:
Reducing the Visible Signs of Skin Aging
There’s a strong link between aging and dehydration. As the skin ages, its surface layer thins out, making it less capable of retaining moisture. As a result, moisture loss increases, leaving the skin dehydrated.
However, not only can aging cause dehydration, but dehydration can accelerate the visible signs of aging too. Dehydrated skin lacks the bounce and elasticity that a youthful complexion has, leaving it looking far older than its years. Fine lines and wrinkles also tend to be much more noticeable on dehydrated skin.
If you want to keep your skin looking young and fresh, then it’s so important to prioritize skincare hydration. Keeping your skin cells hydrated will help to plump and revitalize your complexion. Not only will this smooth away the appearance of wrinkles, but it will also leave your skin looking much fuller and more volumized.
Preventing the Appearance of Acne
Many people don’t realize just how significant a role dehydration plays when it comes to the appearance of acne breakouts.
When the skin lacks hydration, it tries to make up for this by ramping up oil production. Of course, this doesn’t do much to help since oil is very different from water. Instead, it simply makes the skin even oilier, which increases the occurrence of breakouts.
Even worse, when the skin is dehydrated, it can turn dry and flaky. These flakes settle into the pores, which contributes to blockages and breakouts.
This is why proper skincare hydration can be extremely beneficial for people with acne-prone skin. Ensuring that your skin cells remain quenched will help your face to feel better balanced and less oily, which will reduce the appearance of acne breakouts in the future.
Brightening a Dull Complexion
When skincare hydration is on point, the skin naturally takes on a beautiful glow. It seems to radiate from within because of how plumped up and dewy it looks.
On the other hand, when skin is lacking in hydration, it looks dull and lackluster. Skin cells take on a rough and ashy finish, leaving the overall complexion tired and sallow.
Give your skin a quick boost of hydration and you’ll pretty much immediately notice that it looks brighter. Keep this up long-term and you’ll be able to maintain that glow.
Ingredients That Boost Skincare Hydration
There are so many products out there that promise to hydrate the skin. However, certain ingredients do this far better than others. Here are a few hydrating compounds to keep an eye out for:
One of the most-loved ingredients in the industry, sodium hyaluronate is a humectant. This means that it binds moisture to the skin, which immediately plumps up and brightens the complexion.
The skin naturally produces hyaluronic acid (which is where sodium hyaluronate is derived from), but this declines with age. This is another way in which the aging process can lead to dehydration. However, applying the ingredient topically can help to top up the skin’s levels of this compound, giving it the hydration it desperately needs.
You’ll find both sodium hyaluronate and hyaluronic acid in several CBGärdN products. However, one that’s particularly beneficial for improving skincare hydration is the CB BioLeaf Hydrating Facial & Eye Mask. It’s a hydrogel mask that has been designed specifically to hydrate the skin. With sodium hyaluronate, glycerin, nettle leaf, and Irish moss, this advanced blend will revive your entire appearance.
If your neck and chest could do with a skincare hydration boost too, then check out the matching CB BioLeaf Hydrating Neck & Chest Mask. It contains the same blend of ingredients as the face and eye masks but has been designed to cover the neck and chest area, which is also highly prone to dehydration.
Glycerin is another humectant that you’ll find in a large number of CBGärdN skincare formulas. Just like sodium hyaluronate/hyaluronic acid, it’s a humectant. However, while hyaluronic acid may attract all of the hype, glycerin has actually been proven to be an even more effective humectant.
Its moisture-binding properties are superior to most of the other humectants out there. As a result, not only can it help with skincare hydration, but it also boosts the structural feel of the skin barrier too.
Due to these superstar qualities, we’d highly recommend adding glycerin to your daily skincare routine. The CBGöld Cleansing Elixir Kit is the perfect way to do this.
This set consists of a cleanser and a toner, both of which contain glycerin. This means that not only does your skin enjoy a boost of hydration while it’s being cleansed, but it will also be treated to an immediate dose of moisture post-cleanse. With the toner also containing hyaluronic acid and niacinamide, it’s a fantastic product for countering the look of dehydrated skin.
Rose extract tends to be revered for how it’s packed with antioxidants that can reduce the appearance of skin aging. While this is definitely one major benefit of the ingredient, it’s important to also remember that this botanical happens to be extremely hydrating too.
What adds to its appeal even further is that it can reduce the feeling of inflammation and irritation, which are commonly experienced when skincare hydration is lacking.
To add rose fruit extract to your skincare routine, turn your attention to our CBDGöld Daily Rehydration Cream. The rose extract in this formula is organic, as are the rosemary leaf extract and the grape seed extract. These exquisite plant extracts come together to create a blend that will rejuvenate your entire complexion.
We’ve already talked about how important humectants are when it comes to skincare hydration. However, occlusives and emollients are vital too. While humectants boast moisture-binding properties, occlusives form a seal over the surface of the skin to prevent all of that moisture from evaporating away. And emollients? They settle into any cracks and gaps in the skin’s surface to smooth the complexion.
So, where does shea butter come in? Well, it’s one of those rare ingredients that function as both an emollient and an occlusive. This makes it perfect if skincare hydration is your focus.
Since shea butter works its magic on the skin’s surface layer, a moisturizer infused with the ingredient, such as the CBGöld Night Renewing Crème, would be the best way to benefit from it. Apply this cream to your skin before you go to bed at night and you’ll wake up to a deeply hydrated complexion.
Squalane is a fatty molecule that works brilliantly as an emollient. It functions in a way that’s very similar to the skin’s own sebum, making it great at improving the skin’s moisture content.
If you would like to give squalane a try, you’ll find it in our CBDGöld Midnight Melting Mask. It’s an exceptionally hydrating mask. In addition to squalane, it also contains sodium hyaluronate and aloe vera, with the latter being another powerful humectant.
This mask also features a long list of botanical extracts. Each one, from the chokeberry to the pomegranate to the acai berry, is packed with potent antioxidants. These will help to repair the appearance of skin damage to give your complexion a healthier and more vibrant look.
Other Ways to Keep Your Skin Hydrated
Adding the above ingredients to your skincare routine will go a long way in helping to keep your skin hydrated. However, there are a few extra things that you can do to really enhance your hydrated glow:
Adjust Your Diet
Drinking more water will help to give your body the hydration that it needs. As a result, this will help to prevent your skin from feeling hydrated.
Of course, in addition to drinking more fluids, try to also increase your intake of water-rich foods. From cucumber to strawberries, many fruits and vegetables have an impressively high water content. This makes them superstars at contributing to hydration levels!
Avoid Hot Water
If you currently shower or bathe in steaming hot water, then that will be zapping away at your skin’s hydration levels. Hot water strips the skin of its natural protective barrier, increasing moisture loss.
So, turn the temperature down to lukewarm instead. It might not feel quite as satisfying, but your skin will appreciate it!
Protect Your Skin From the Environment Around You
Everything from UV rays to harsh winds can leave your skin feeling dehydrated.
To counter this, try to keep your skin feeling protected from environmental damage as much as possible. Simply covering it up with clothing or accessories can help. Layering a moisturizer over exposed skin will also create an additional barrier between your skin and the environment. Of course, make sure that you also apply SPF to prevent UV rays from dehydrating your skin!
Hydration is so important if you want your skin to look and feel as healthy as possible. Not only will it keep your skin looking soft, bouncy, and bright, but it will help to prevent the appearance of breakouts and reduce the visibility of skin aging. If you think that you would benefit from a skincare hydration boost, add the ingredients that we’ve featured above to your skincare routine, and then enjoy the dewy glow that is sure to follow!