Keeping your dry skin nourished is vital for a healthy, glowing complexion – but how do you achieve naturally beautiful skin?

As we get older, we notice our skin becoming dry and lifeless as it loses its natural glow; which is a result of dehydrated skin cells, or the Natural Moisturising Factor (NMF).

Approximately 30% of moisture in our skin is made up of NMF to keep our skin looking and feeling it’s best, so when we lose the NMF, we begin to see signs of ageing.

So, to combat these issues, here are 8 wonderful tricks that you can take away to give your skin that healthy boost it needs:

 

1. Hydrate your dry skin from the inside

Drinking plenty of water aids digestion and leaves you with beautifully glowing skin. It also makes your skin appear plumper and more filled out, which battles the fine lines and wrinkles.

Drinking plenty of water also eliminates toxins effectively, and when the body struggles to eliminate toxins through our digestive system, they can come out of your skin. That’s when you’ll start to see blemishes. So, it’s important to stay hydrated.

 

2. Apply honey

Raw honey that hasn’t been treated or pasteurised is packed with antioxidants and healing compounds which are good for a whole range of beauty treatments – including dry skin. Simply apply honey to dry skin and leave on for 5 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

 

3. Use moisturiser

There’s a wealth of lotions and potions out there to choose from, which can make it so difficult to know which one is best suited for your dry skin. To hydrate, you’ll want a nutritious cream that is light but intensive and preferably contains Vinanza Grape to energise the skin.

 

4. Turn down the heat

We all love a hot bubble bath, but the high temperatures can be harmful to your skin as they strip away the natural oils. As relaxing as long baths and showers are (and even saunas/steam rooms), it’s important to keep it at a comfortably warm heat to ensure optimal hydration levels. Couple this with a moisturising shower gel or cleansing bath crème and lock in that moisture as much as possible.

 

5. Introduce plant oils

You’ve probably already heard the incredible benefits of coconut oil – it can be used for almost anything. But, oils such as Rose and Hibiscus are rich in minerals and vitamins that help tighten and tone your skin, as well as providing essential nourishment.

 

6. Load up on omega 3

Found in oily fish, flaxseed oil, chia seeds and walnuts, omega 3 is an essential nutrient for keeping your skin looking its best. Omega 3 fats help to keep cells watertight and well hydrated, plus because of the anti-inflammatory role, you can also relieve redness and sun damage too

 

7. You are what you eat

Eating a balanced diet works wonders for your skin, so consuming nutrient-packed food such as rocket, spinach and grapefruit will all contribute to healthy-looking skin.

The reason for this is because bitter foods all stimulate liver and gall bladder function, and a healthy liver means healthy skin. A sluggish liver, however, will eliminate toxins through the skin which leads to dryness redness. Combat this with colourful fruit and veg – the more colour is on your plate, the healthier your skin will be.

 

8. Ditch the soap

Soaps that are full of chemicals will strip your skin of its natural moisture. Instead, opt for a soap-free face wash that contains no harmful chemicals or parabens. We recommend looking for ingredients such as chamomile, aloe vera and shea butter.

 

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