How To Hydrate The Skin In Spring

The skin usually has between 10 and 20% water, depending on the type of skin, the ambient temperature, the climate in which we live, the season and the month of the year in which we are and the time of day.

We encourage you to turn the act of hydrating your skin into a conscious exercise in self-care. Hydrating is indeed taking care of yourself, but taking advantage of the fact that you probably have more free time, why not pay yourself a small tribute and take the opportunity to pamper yourself a little longer by lengthening the time you spend hydrating yourself?

Drink water

Not by drinking more water, your skin will be more hydrated, but it helps.

When we drink water, we first hydrate essential organs such as the kidneys, which will also use that hydration to eliminate toxins more easily.

In a second phase, if hydration lasts longer, other organs and tissues such as those that make up the skin will benefit. In any case, drinking water is one of the daily activities that we can do, because only by drinking water will we guarantee that a part of that hydration reaches the skin.

An exfoliating face mask

Surely you already know that exfoliation is a natural process in which the skin renews its cells, eliminating those dead from the epidermis completely. If our skin is not able to eliminate those dead cells by itself and accumulate, a thickening of the skin occurs.

If the skin does not remove dead cells correctly, it will not be able to absorb the creams that we can spread to improve its hydration.

Over the years, we recommend that you exfoliate the skin from the rest of your body because age directly affects the cell renewal rate. The older the person, the slower that renewal is, and the more likely it is that the skin will flake and become dehydrated because it does not receive the necessary nutrients for its proper functioning.

Hydrate when you get out of the shower

The best time to hydrate your skin is just when you get out of the shower.

Moist skin is easier to hydrate. Because the pores are more open, the moisturizer penetrates better. Thicker areas of skin should be hydrated more often, such as the hands, knees, elbows, and even the soles of the feet.

Yes, use sun protection

It seems impossible, but yes. If you live in a flat with a balcony, on a ground floor with a terrace, or have a small oasis of light in your home, you should protect your skin with sunscreen.

In the same way that in winter, we use more moisturizers to prevent dryness, in spring, as the hours of sunlight increase, we need to ensure the protection of our skin.

Not being able to go outside, exposing ourselves to sunlight does not mean that we should not protect our skin, at least that of our face.

A healthy and balanced diet

The vast majority of fruits and vegetables have high water content. As we mentioned in the first point, water intake indirectly helps hydrate your skin. With fruits and vegetables with a high percentage of water, the same thing happens.

How To Take A Relaxing Shower?

How many times have you dreamed, throughout the day, of that shower in which you immerse yourself and forget everything? If only for a moment and in one place. No need to travel to an island paradise. How to need it, you just need a shower. Then you must resort to a whole initiation ritual: create that special atmosphere in your own home. A challenge?

Start by acclimatizing the bath; Put incense, candles, and step into a universe of peace and relaxation like Julia Roberts would in one of the highest-grossing romantic comedies of the decade. It was ‘Pretty Woman’ and that characteristic arrogance of the late 90s; bathtubs, champagne, laughs … Too ambitious. With these little tips, you will discover how easy it is to create that moment of calm. Ah! And without the need to waste so much water.

And yes, it had to be said, better to enjoy a relaxing shower alone. The important thing? Evade from the hustle and bustle crosses the great avenues and shops and reconnects with all our senses as we say how important the environment is. If you are one of those who like to feel accompanied by aromas, this is your moment. You can put from incense that will help you relax to aromatic candles, and, in this way, the bathroom will become a spa at your service. 

Elements such as the water’s temperature, the gels or shampoos you use, and even the type of towel you dry with will influence how relaxing that moment can be. We show you here some keys to make the shower your favorite break space :

Use warm or hot water

The temperature does matter when giving us a relaxing shower. Use warm or hot water as it will help you release the accumulated tension in the body. Avoid cold water because it can activate you too much, and we just look for the opposite.

Let the shower stream massage you

Take advantage of the shower jet’s qualities and let it massage your head, back, and shoulders. Areas where we tend to accumulate a lot of tension throughout the day

Candles, incense, music; a space for calm

Create your relaxing atmosphere and do it using music, candles, incense sticks. All those elements that you may need to create a relaxing environment.

Use soft, pleasant to the touch towels

It seems silly, but it is not. The type of towels you use also influences your rest. Use soft, pleasant to the touch towels. For example, fluffy white ones can help you create the feeling of being in a spa.

Let yourself be carried away by the aroma of the gel and the shampoo

It’s your time, so use gels and shampoos with relaxing smells like lavender or sandalwood to relax as soon as possible.

Create a natural environment by including plants in the bathroom

In addition to candles or music, you must decorate the bathroom naturally. Including plants is another way to make it look calmer and more relaxed. There are some species suitable for this space, such as orchids, ivy, or philodendron. 

Take advantage of the relaxing properties of oils

This relaxation ritual makes much more sense if you apply aromatic oils to your skin. Better to do it after the shower to end this moment of rest and tranquility.