Acids and Hydration: How To Boost Moisture

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Is your skin dry, red, scaly, or itchy? Your moisture barrier may require some attention. This shield is made of skin cells, lipids, and natural moisturizing factors such as amino acids and fatty acids.

When it's damaged, your skin can't retain moisture, leading to hydration issues. But the good news? Moisture barrier damage is not permanent and can be quickly repaired.

Confused about acids and hydration? Let us introduce you to hyaluronic acid, a super-hydrating ingredient.

A Superhero ingredient

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a powerhouse when it comes to skin hydration, but to truly unlock its benefits, certain conditions must be met. This remarkable ingredient can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, making it a crucial player in maintaining skin moisture. However, its extraordinary capabilities are most effective when used correctly and in conjunction with a healthy skincare routine. For example, C-bomb Vitamin C Moisturizer is the most perfect companion because it also provides brightening benefits, as well as hydration and helps to retain moisture for longer periods of time.

Some other moisturizers

Humectants are chemical ingredients that help keep your skin moist by drawing water from the air and deeper layers of your skin to the surface. Here are some other moisturizing ingredients:

But How Can You Tell If Your Skin is Dehydrated?

Dryness, tightness, flakiness, or dullness are all symptoms that your skin is dehydrated or needs moisture. Different compounds in moisturizers can address these issues in specific ways.

  • Humectants are ideal for rough, thick, or extremely dry skin.
  • Emollients are also effective for treating rough, dry skin as part of your regular skincare routine.
  • Occlusives are best for extremely dry skin and can help prevent atopic dermatitis, a condition characterized by chronic red, itchy skin.

11 Tips To Boost Moisture In Your Skin

1. Recognize Dehydrated Skin Signs

    When your skin is dehydrated, it signals that it needs water to perform core functions and build cell structures. Signs of dry skin include rough texture, flakiness, dullness, sensitivity, and increased redness.


    2. Nourish your skin with real food

    Hydrated skin starts with internal factors. Consume foods rich in Omega-3 fats, such as nuts, seeds, avocados, and oily fish. Foods rich in proteins and amino acids are also beneficial for skin health. Fruits and vegetables like cantaloupe, watermelon, and cucumber, which contain vitamins C, A, and D, enhance hydration and collagen synthesis.


    3. Drink Water 


    It is recommended that you drink at least 3 liters of water per day, and for good reason: water is super important for the human body because  it supports all metabolic processes and effectively removes toxins from your body.


    4. Avoid Harsh Ingredients


    Overusing active ingredients like AHAs and BHAs can lead to dehydration. Use actives, antioxidants, and protectors in a balanced manner. If your skin looks dry but is actually clogged, you may need exfoliation and barrier-strengthening ingredients like ceramides and niacinamide. Jess Beauty offers products that are gentle on the skin and boost moisture without damaging your skin barrier.


    5. Hydrated Cleanser 


    Start your day by cleaning your face. Avoid soaps with artificial perfumes, as they can strip natural oils and cause dryness. Switch to a mild, plant-based face wash that enhances skin’s moisture reserve without stripping its natural oils. Jess Beauty’s gentle cleanser, Face Reset Cleanser, contains hyaluronic acid, squalane and coconut derived ingredients to keep your skin hydrated and acne-free.

    6. Incorporate Hydrating Products


    Following  a skincare routine with hydrators like Hyaluronic acid is a standout, but also look for glycerin, which penetrates deeper into the skin, and humectants like panthenol and aloe vera. JessBeauty's Shine Bright Serum is perfect for deep hydration. It's ingredients such as Niacinamide, Hyaluronic acid and Tranexamic Acid which helps to hydrate and smooth out skin.

    7. Use Serums and Moisturizers Together

      This is the perfect combo to combat dry skin: Serums and Moisturizers together! Why? serums penetrate deeply into skin to provide hydration, while moisturizers lock in hydration. So not only do you receive all the benefits, but also, it lasts longer.


      Feel like trying it? Go for our Dark Sports Kit for a routine that nourishes the skin deeply and prevents hyperpigmentation. Or for our  Face Ritual Bundle a refreshing routine, suitable for all hours of the day.



      8. Protect Your Skin


      Fastly, Finish your routine with products that act as a protective barrier to prevent moisture loss. JessBeauty's SPF Sundrop 30+ and Sundrop 50 +  can help lock in moisture, and protect you from harmful rays. It has silky serum texture, delivers advanced SPF 50+ protection, ensuring your skin stays hydrated throughout the day. It's lightweight finish enhances your skin's natural radiance, leaving behind the white cast.



      9. Avoid Hot Showers 

      Hot water can strip your skin of natural oils, leading to dryness and irritation. Use lukewarm water for washing your face and limit the time spent in the shower to prevent excessive exposure to water, which can harm your skin.


      10. Use Antioxidants to Fight Inflammation

      Inflammation can make your skin dry and damaged, leading to issues like redness and itching. Antioxidants are like superheroes for your skin, fighting off inflammation caused by harmful free radicals. You can find antioxidants in products like vitamin C serums and moisturizers. Try our Vitamin C serum and Post workout gel mask for keeping your skin hydrating , radiant and flawless.

      11. Use Ceramides ingredients 

      The outermost layer of your skin performs an important function of protecting the skin from damage that in instances involve uv rays and chemicals. Ceramides, which exist in your skin, assist to restore this layer by sealing in moisture and excluding things.

      or Ceramides, found in the skin, help to restore this layer by retaining moisture and excluding undesirable things.

      Before purchasing any skincare products, always read the ingredient label. Look for products that contain ceramides, which help repair your skin barrier while providing hydration.

      Our products for night skincare routine are Timeless Skin Retinol Cream  and Age Rewind Retinol Serum both deliver potent hydration and effective anti-aging action. Infused with retinol and hyaluronic acid, they help to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, while preventing skin dryness.

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