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How to hydrate your tired skin

Nourished, plumped and moisturised skin is the dream for just about any skincare lover. No-one wants to deal with dry, flaky skin. With chilly weather and scorching Aussie summers both doing a number on your skin, we’ve got you covered. We’ve made a list of some of the best ways to keep your skin healthy and hydrated year-round, including some of our top products to try today. Read on to discover our hydrating skincare recommendations that you’ll love!

Why is hydration so important?

Hydrating your skin is about more than getting that glow. Your skin is the biggest organ in your body, so it needs a little TLC to stay looking its best! While hydrating from the inside by drinking plenty of water is especially important, you need to give the surface some love too. If you’ve struggled with dry skin, or your skin feels dull or itchy, a boost in hydration will pack a real punch. Forget premature ageing and wrinkles – with the power of skincare, your skin can be plumped and perfected for longer.

Products designed for hydration are the ultimate way to get your skin feeling good again. Happier, healthier and more radiance – what’s not to like about that? Add some more hydration into your daily routine, and the results will speak for themselves. Nourish your skin, and your skin will love you right back.

Here are our top tips for keeping your skin in top hydrated form all day long:

Cleanse morning and evening

We love that squeaky clean feeling. When it comes to maintaining moisture and plumping your complexion, non-drying cleansers are step one. Get your cleanse on with products that don’t strip while they sud up. That way, you get the benefit of clean and beautiful skin that isn’t dry or tight as a result. If you want to give dry patches a pass, hydration-based cleansers are the way to go. Opting for any cleanser that’s oil or cream-based is an excellent way to get all of the benefits with none of the harm. Put down those makeup wipes, because these products are exactly what you’re after.

Medik8 Lipid-Balance Cleansing Oil 100ml

This anti-pollution cleansing oil is filled with all kinds of nourishing components, including hydrating moringa seed extract and Vitamin E. Designed to help protect your skin’s moisture barrier while quickly and effectively removing makeup, the formula transforms into a milky emulsion on the skin. Maximum hydration, without any of the greasy oiliness you might expect.

Kora Organics Cream Cleanser 100ml

Comfortingly creamy and excellent for your complexion, this cleanser is packed with aloe, avocado and macadamia nut. These ingredients bring moisture back to the skin while effortlessly removing makeup and dirt from the day or night. If you want to glow all day long, this cleanser’s got the goods.

Use a face mask

You can’t beat a good face mask to relax at the end of the day. But while many face masks go for the oil-zapping and skin-perfecting formulas, there are other options out there. Hydrating face masks offer nourishment and rich hydration for the skin. For an injection of vitamins and all that good stuff, adding a face mask to your routine a couple of days a week is a good bet. You can always swap and change with blemish or skin tone focused masks to get what you need, when you need it.

Skinstitut Hydrating Mask 75ml

Long-lasting and revitalising hydration in one package. If you’re after a rich and nourishing face mask, this one’s a great pick. Formulated specifically for dry and dehydrated skin, this intense moisture mask contains antioxidant properties. Reducing early ageing and keeping your skin soft and nourished, add this mask to your evening routine. Your skin will be softer than ever.

Find a moisturiser that works for you

The key component in beautifully hydrated skin is your moisturiser. This skincare staple comes in all different styles and forms to suit your particular skin type. But they have one thing in common – they boost moisture, keep your skin soft and provide all the protection you need. Some moisturisers even come with handy SPF built-in, to keep your skin happy on the hottest days of the year. The typical routine is something heavy and rich for the evening and something light for the daytime, to get the most benefit around the clock. With the right products, hydration doesn’t have to be hard!

Skinstitut Moisture Defence Ultra Dry 50ml

Super-dry, sore skin needs a special product to keep it in check. This intense hydration moisturiser does just that. With healing, anti-inflammatory properties and anti-ageing protection, this product can achieve a lot of things with just a pea-sized amount applied after cleansing each day. It provides protection and keeps your skin beautifully smooth and line-free.

Alpha-H Liquid Gold 24 Hour Moisture Repair Cream 50ml

With both glycolic acid and argan stem cells, this moisturiser cocktail is packed with all the good stuff. It directly changes the pH and pigment of your skin to nourish and repair the structure, leading to a radiant, smooth and thoroughly moisturised appearance. Chia, Vitamin E and green tea are also included. Hydration and powerful antioxidants? Now that’s a combo that’s worth a try.

Get into a good routine

Keeping your skin hydrated isn’t a short-term thing. There’s no such thing as a short-cut with one-off hydration, so getting into a routine is the best way to keep your skin happy and healthy. With a proper grown-up routine in place, your skin will soon be thanking you. Whether you get yourself into a 3-step routine or you’re all about the 10-step Korean skincare processes, pop in some hydration products and you’ll soon be seeing the benefits.

The Chemistry Brand Hyaluronic Concentrate 240ml

Hyaluronic Acid is a must-have for any skincare lover. This super-size bottle contains the purest possible formula, combined with Tremella Fuciformis, Red Marine Algae and Tamarind to improve the powerful hydration properties of this serum. Apply daily to your face and body for long-lasting and effective hydration your skin will love.

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Not sure how to get your skin fresh and hydrated? If you’re stumped on which products to pick, get in touch with team RY. We’d be happy to help you find a nourishing and moisturising skincare routine that your skin will love. We’re all about hydration, so why not check out our full range on site today?



Beauty Editor

A coffee addicted, YouTube obsessed Libran, I absolutely live and breathe all things beauty! I love to try new products and find myself switching things up regularly, as I continue on my ultimate quest to find the perfect flawless base and skin-care regime.

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