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6 Natural Ways to Hydrate Your Skin

Keeping skin hydrated results in a better, brighter complexion, and although there are many products on the market designed to moisture the skin, sometimes it’s the natural alternatives that are more appealing.

Stay Hydrated With Fluids And Water-Enriched Foods

The most obvious way to stay hydrated would be to drink plenty of fluids, especially water. It is recommended that a person drinks eight glasses of water each day, although this can sometimes be a boring drink, and according to Cosmopolitan, there is a way to fix that. Simply add fruits and vegetables into your water, like apples or cucumber, which will add to the flavor of the water, but also benefit the skin.

What you eat also impacts the skin, and eating hydrating foods like watermelon, peaches, plums, and cucumbers and equally beneficial, Cosmopolitan reports.

Use Nature’s Own As Skin Treatments

According to Beauty and Tips, raw, organic honey is a fantastic way to treat dry skin and can be placed to particularly dry areas, then left to dry for five minutes before being washed off with lukewarm water. The benefits of honey include it's naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

Try An Olive Oil Massage

It may seem strange to be putting an oil you associate with salads onto your skin, but Beauty and Tips swear by it. The publication claims that massaging olive oil into the skin before washing will stop the water and soap from drying out the skin.

Have An Oatmeal Bath

Everyday Health spoke to a dermatologist, Christine Lopez, MD, about natural remedies, and one of the most interesting examples was adding a cup of oatmeal to the bath. The publication notes that the oatmeal helps to retain moisture, and that’s not the only benefit, because according to Lopez, "The oat product itself is soothing.”

Cool It Down When It Comes To Bathtime

A hot shower at the end of the day is a fantastic way to soothe aching muscles and warm up, but it could also strip the natural oils from your skin. According to Beauty and Tips, cool down the temperature of your baths and showers to help keep your skin hydrated.

A Milk Bath May Be Just What Need

Great beauties, like Cleopatra, are believed to have bathed in milk, and according to TreeHugger, this is something that should be considered when it comes to natural remedies for dry skin. Although, the publication notes that filling an entire bathtub with milk is wasteful (and a bit gross), instead add two cups of milk and a quarter cup of honey to your bath to lock in the moisture.

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