Everything You Need to Do to Keep Your Skin Hydrated During Winter

First thing’s first— Did you know that the famous “8 glasses per day” rule is a myth? That’s right; There is no actual scientific evidence behind it! Also, although we tend to assume that more is better, drinking gallons and gallons per day could actually quite harmful for your body. You have to find your perfect balance! To find out how much water you really need per day, take your climate, body weight, diet, and daily physical activity into consideration. This article will help you calculate how much water you should be drinking as an individual.

Certain foods are high in water content, taste great, and are a great way to up our water intake without even realizing it! So what are the top 5 foods nutritionists suggest (with over 90% water content)? Cucumber, iceberg lettuce, celery, strawberries, and baby carrots!

For those of us that can never remember to grab a water bottle on the way out to class, and aren’t too crazy about the dining hall’s fruit selection, all hail beauty products that help us fake it ‘til we make it! To start, our favorite Sunday night activity: Face masks!

DIY mask recipes with ingredients like coconut oil, avocado, honey, oatmeal, vitamin E, yogurt, macadamia nut oil, and lemon are absolutely fool-proof. Check out this Style Guru’s article to make masks that are sure to bring your winter skin back to life.

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When you rinse your face mask off and your skin is at its healthy, glowing prime, it’s time to make sure you retain that moisture all day! All of my favorite moisturizers are either super high in water content, or give my skin a moisturized feeling without leaving an oily residue behind. My personal top 3 are definitely coconut oil, Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Water Gel, and First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Cream.

This last tip is technically cheating on your “get dewy skin” new year’s resolution, but hey, nobody’s perfect right? When all else fails and you just can’t commit to hydrating skincare habits, whip out a beautiful natural-finish foundation! Twitter polls revealed that Style Guru’s favorite was Maybelline’s Fit Me foundation (in the “Dewy & Smooth” finish), but a few other options they loved are Makeup Forever’s Ultra HD Invisible Cover foundation, Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizer, and Nars’ All Day Luminous foundation.

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Even with minimal effort, any of these tips are sure to reveal your best, most hydrated skin. Give your skin the defense it needs to survive this season’s harshly dry weather!