Thirsty skin...it’s one of the things that can age your face the most, but it is also one of the easiest things to fix! Having thirsty skin means that it needs more hydration and moisture. While it can be easy to confuse skin in need of more water with skin that needs more oil, one of the easiest ways to combat this issue is to use moisturizing oils that also hydrate the skin. While there are other hydrating ingredients that aren’t oils, if you aren’t sure which ingredient your skin truly needs, use a hydrating oil like maracuja, argan, or grapeseed oils. A favorite of mine is jojoba oil. This perfectly balancing oil helps to quench parched skin by delivering an easy to absorb array of essential fatty acids that lubricate and moisturize the skin. It also has an adaptogenic effect on the skin where it helps your skin produce the proper amount of oil that it needs. In keeping the cellular membranes properly lubricated, cellular water loss is lessened and prevented, this in turn keeps the skin hydrated and moisturized at the same time.
Another skin quencher that I adore, and that you may not have known about, is rose essential oil. This very special and concentrated petal elixir is extremely hydrating. It helps improve the resiliency of skin and diminish cellular water loss. This results in happy, plump skin cells that translate into happy, plump looking skin. It also delivers a beautiful rosy glow that compliments its natural smoothness. Rose essential oil is featured in our Ageless Collection and even makes a guest star appearance in the Charcoal & Honey Cleansing Bar Soap.
Botanical hyaluronic acid is a great natural skin quencher that isn’t a plant oil. Basically, botanical hyaluronic acid gets absorbed into the skin and holds up to 1000x it’s own weight in water. This is an absolutely fantastic way to help combat and prevent cellular water loss on a large and effective level. It also pulls moisture to itself from the environment surrounding it, but it does so in a way that adjusts to the amount of moisture needed by the skin based on what is available outside of it. This hydrating ingredient is a fave for its quickly noticeable effects on skin- a soft, dewy glow. Botanical Hyaluronic Acid can be found starring in products in the HydroSurge Collection as well as the Ageless Collection.
In my opinion, these are three of the best ways to quench your thirsty skin and help it stay hydrated. Besides, who wants to be known as thirsty?