I get it, you’re a woman on the go. 8 glasses of water a day seems like a marathon and that extra 10 minutes in bed seems way more appealing than any moisturiser. It’s time to change that way of thinking because I’ve got news for you: nothing looks as good as plump, well-hydrated skin!
Ask yourself, does your skin feel tight after cleansing? Do you find that your makeup doesn’t last the whole shift? If you answered yes, then you’ve got dehydrated skin. But don’t panic, it’s not necessarily permanent, and you’re definitely not alone. Your skin’s hydration levels can be transformed in a mere 24 hours. Who’s up for the hydration challenge?
There are hundreds of reasons why your skin may feel dehydrated. It could be down to the overpowering air conditioning at work, the lack of water you drink or the pollution that you encounter on your morning commute. We’re often blissfully unaware of these damaging environmental factors, but it’s time that we realized that moisture is an essential part of a successful skincare routine – even for those with oily or blemished skin types.
A heavy duty moisturising cream isn’t always the answer. We’ve got two ultra lightweight, ultra quenching solutions up our sleeve that you can incorporate into your current regime without having to make any alterations – win!
1) Handbag Hydration
Whenever I say the word ‘moisture’, I always fear that oily/blemished skin types will run away. Stay put for a second, because this transformation tool is a must-have for happy and healthy skin. The Ibuki Quick Fix Mist is a moisturising fix sent from the heavens – it’ll even keep shiny moments at bay.
Carrying a face mist in your bag is the best way to keep your skill beautifully bouncy all day. I’m on the oily side of things, and I think it’s an absolute essential! Not only does this Quick Fix Mist provide your skin a refreshing boost of hydration, it also mattifies your complexion and sets your makeup – it’s pretty much a busy girl’s dream.
We’ve all been there. Dashing from desk to dance floor can be a nightmare for your complexion. But not anymore, because this awakening juice is just what you need before an important date, meeting or gym session. Infused with marjoram (an instant hydration tool), plus the Shiseido Anti-Shine Complex and a Phyto Target Complex, its kind-to-skin solution is a smart alternative to your usual midday powder break whilst keeping your skin feeling soft, supple and shine-free.
One of my favourite features? Its unique size and shape! This unusual bottle is completely handbag friendly, with lightweight packaging and a slim profile.
2) Overnight Rejuvenation
All hail the Shiseido IBUKI Beauty Sleeping Mask, AKA proof that hydration doesn’t need to be difficult! We all know insomnia can play havoc with our complexions, and trouble sleeping can lead to dull, thin skin. So if you struggle to nod off and your skin is paying the price for it, this revitalising cream is your stairway to hydration heaven.
Equivalent to 8 hours of sleep for your skin, its bouncy gel-like texture targets fatigue, hormonal fluctuations and dehydration with a powerful blend of vitamin C and E capsules. And it doesn’t stop there. Infused with a PhytoResist Complex, its super powered formula works overnight to rebuild and replenish your skin’s moisture barrier, whilst Shape Memorizing Cell Technology refines your skin’s texture to reveal a bright, bouncy complexion by morning.
Suitable for all skin types and textures, this perfecting pot of hydration is the ideal way to beautify your skin before a special event. If your skin is looking dreary during your period, or a case of the flu has your complexion looking fragile, you can rest assured knowing that your complexion will experience a careful dose of TLC whilst keeping your pillows free from any oily residue.
My favourite part? The Beauty Sleeping Mask is also infused with violet to help send you to sleep – how thoughtful!
Over to you!
How do you keep your skin hydrated? Comment below, we’d love to hear your tips and tricks on adding moisture back into your skin!