"How to properly moisturize your skin and face? This is a universal question that has no universal answer! There is, however, a constant phenomenon: well-hydrated skin is much less affected by the aging process1. There is nothing surprising in this since, on average, the body is made up of approximately 60% water2.

To begin, we must distinguish between dry skin and dehydrated skin. Dry skin is deficient in natural lipids and can also be influenced by factors such as aging, weather conditions, as well as very long and/or very hot showers. On the other hand, dehydrated skin, which is often confused with dry skin, is a skin problem that can be temporary, characterized by a lack of water in the surface layer of the skin.

Evaporation and lack of water can lead to dehydration of the skin, which results in a weakening of the skin barrier, more wrinkles and deeper furrows, with wider intervals1.

Our 5 tips to properly moisturize your skin

The key to optimal hydration is simply to make a few changes to your daily routine: small changes that make all the difference over the years!

1. Drink a lot of water

It is recommended to consume approximately 1.5 to 2 liters of water per day and per person3. Depending on your activities and/or the season, you will need to drink more fluids to stay hydrated. Try to carry a bottle of water with you and take a few sips regularly throughout the day and whenever you feel thirsty.

2. Think about the power of plants

Natural gems like cucumbers, tomatoes, spinach and mushrooms are all rich in water and various vitamins4. Additionally, tomatoes are a source of vitamin A and mushrooms can boost your vitamin B2 levels. These two valuable vitamins help you maintain healthy skin!5,6 A craving for fruit? Strawberries have a water content of about 90%2. We understand better why they are a great classic in summer. And since they are also rich in vitamin C, they not only hydrate you, vitamin C contributes to the normal formation of collagen necessary for the normal functioning of the skin7,8!! 

3. Limit your alcohol consumption9

Alcohol is known to dehydrate the skin and make it less plump and radiant. This is a problem when you want to keep a radiant complexion of youth! But more importantly, alcohol is a diuretic, which means that it actively helps eliminate water from your body.

4. Routine, routine, routine (we cannot say it enough!)

Removing make-up correctly is an art... but also a science! First, remove the impurities accumulated during the day's activities. Take the time to gently remove your makeup rather than scrubbing your skin too aggressively. Then cleanse the pores to remove oil and dead skin cells, and gently pat your face dry with a towel. Consider incorporating micellar water, rich in hydrating compounds like glycerin, into your skincare routine; its application to the skin can help restore its hydration10.

5. Sleeping to get a makeover is not just a legend! 

Sleep is extremely beneficial for the body. For the well-being of your skin, allow yourself 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night. Lack of sleep promotes transepidermal water loss11 (TEWL), i.e. the loss of water from inside the body, which passes through the epidermis and leaves in the atmosphere through the process of evaporation. Lack of sleep is also linked to increased signs of aging, likely associated with the effects of increased dehydration. It therefore increases the risk of the appearance of wrinkles due to a loss of elasticity.

6. Improve your skin from the inside thanks to dietary supllements

Some vitamin and mineral supplements promote hydration from within. Borage seed oil, for example, is thought to contain an essential fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA)12. To nourish your skin from within, consider integrating a nutricosmetic such as into your daily routine.


You now know everything there is to know to properly moisturize your skin and your whole body will thank you for it!