Tuesday June 23 marks Hydration Day - an awareness day that aims to draw attention to the importance of keeping our bodies and skin hydrated. To help quench your skin’s thirst, BD has rounded up expert advice, tips, the latest skincare deals and products to have on your radar today, and all year round.
A staggering 80 per cent of Australians suffer from chronic dehydration*, yet many don’t recognise the symptoms and the toll this can take on our health and the body’s largest organ, our skin.
Endeavour College of Natural Health senior lecturer, Gloria Cicchini explains why keeping hydrated is essential for optimum wellness and healthy glowing skin.
“Staying hydrated is an essential component to human health and wellness. It not only ensures optimal brain function, it helps regulate body temperature, plays a role in managing hunger cues, is important for multiple metabolic processes, including fat oxidation, and helps to flush toxins from your body," said Cicchini.
"Not consuming enough water causes your body to take fluids from inside space to the extracellular space. If this occurs for too long, it can actually result in visible fluid retention and puffiness. So instead of nice plump cells that resemble round grapes and which perform optimally, you have cells that more likely resemble a sultana, don't function as well and can visibly impact skin appearance”.
There are plenty of great ways to boost your body’s moisture levels this Hydration Day, from enjoying tasty fruit-infused water to applying your favourite face creams and body lotions. Reinforcing the importance of positive choices and our general health, it’s a day that celebrates self-care and taking the time to look after our bodies.
Show your body some serious love with these Hydration Day deals
This year, to celebrate Hydration Day, some of your favourite beauty and skincare brands have jumped on the hydration bandwagon, offering some awesome deals to ensure your skin receives the essential hydration it deserves.
Free 3-piece Hydration Heroes Kit with any $49+ purchase. Use code: HEROES at checkout. Hurry, while stocks last. Available exclusively at Clinique.com.au until June 25.
Free Hydration Perfection Trio including best seller, Vitamin Enriched Face Base mini, and Bobbi Brown pouch with orders over $80. Use code: HYDRATE at checkout. Available exclusively at Bobbibrown.com.au and valid June 23, only.
Free Rose Hand Cream on any order of skincare over $60. Valid between June 23 - 29.
Receive 10% off HYDRATION Inner Beauty Boost when you sign up to the Inner Beauty Circle and 15% on your personalised 3-step inner beauty bundle when you take the quiz via the website.
Products to keep skin hydrated
Along with drinking your recommended eight glasses of water, keep skin plump and hydrated with these top products picks:
FRESH Rose Deep Hydration Oil-Infused Serum - This liquid serum contains a balance of water and oil to deeply hydrate and nourish all skin types. The water phase is comprised of rosewater and damask rose extract to help soothe and hydrate the skin, and its oil phase of rose flower, camelina, rosehip and squalane helps to nourish and soften the complexion. Once shaked and mixed, the two phases transformed into a silky serum giving the skin a dewy, soft, and plumped with moisture without a greasy afterfeel.
Billie Goat Soap Hydrating Face Serum - Rich in Australian goat’s milk and multivitamins this serum deeply nourishes and renews dull, dehydrated skin. Pro-vitamin E, glycerine and Australian Kakadu plum work together to lock in moisture and protect the skin. Glycerine also assists in rebuilding an even skin structure and revitalises dry skin.
Nature’s Way Beauty Collagen Liquid - When we’re young, our skin is soft, smooth and supple however collagen may decline with age, which is when we start to see the first visible signs of ageing. With vitamin E contributing to cell protection from free radical damage, Nature’s Way Beauty Collagen Liquid with VERISOL™ bioactive collagen peptides provides a delicious way to get your burst of collagen goodness, and helps nourish and assist the appearance of skin for wellbeing and vitality.
Blessed by Nature Beauty Elixir Botanical Body Lotion - This body lotion hydrates skin and locks in moisture without any residue or stickiness. It is rich in antioxidants to provide anti-ageing benefits, leaving the skin soft and refreshed. The formula is enriched with macadamia, lavender, mandarin, aloe vera and patchouli extracts.
Ultraceuticals Ultra Moisturiser Cream - This a fast absorbing moisturiser helps to balance and maintain the skin's hydration levels. Formulated with ceramide-3, linoleic acid, linolenic acid and cholesterol to nourish the skin's surface layers. Sodium PCA, urea and sodium hyaluronate support the skin's natural moisturising factor (NMF). With antioxidant vitamin E, this moisturiser leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and perfectly hydrated.
Essano Concentrated Serum Intense Hydration - Skin is left rejuvenated and plumped with this serum from Essano. It restores natural moisture resulting in healthier, smooth and supple skin, as well as helping to plump with a multi-depth formulation that soothes dryness and dehydration.
CeraVe Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum - This facial serum provides skin with much-needed moisture. It contains a high concentration of hyaluronic acid and three essential ceramides, to help maintain skin's natural protective barrier and vitamin B5 to soothe dry skin.
Ulta3 Base Boost Hydrating Drops - These skin-boosting drops are infused with hyaluronate acid and witch hazel extract to brighten and rejuvenate the skin complexion. Can be used on its own or mixed with foundation to add a dewy finish to the skin.
Ella Baché Rose Daily Hydration Mist - This facial mist delivers up to 72-hours of lasting hydration for instantly refreshed, plump and glowing skin. Back by popular demand, launched in December 2019 as a limited-edition festive gift, the Rose Hydration Mist will now be a permanent Ella Baché glow-boosting staple. The mist helps build reservoirs of moisture in the skin's epidermis and assist in reversing dehydration.
Sukin Naturals Rehydrating Gel Cream - Formulated with a bio-marine blend of sea algae, hyaluronic acid and maize complex, this gel cream deeply rehydrates and leaves skin looking plump and dewy.
Avène Hydrance Hydrating Sleeping Mask - A sleeping mask which moisturises, soothes and detoxifies dehydrated skin. Its innovative complex provides intense 24-hour long-lasting hydration and restores the skin's natural hydration barrier while sleeping for fresh and rejuvenating skin in the morning.
Swisse Hemp Seed Hydrating Body Moisturiser - This moisturiser from Swisse is formulated with raw, cold-pressed, 100 per cent Australian hemp seed oil, and infused with naturally enriching oils for all over skin nourishment. Macadamia seed oil and shea butter work together to replenish and restore moisture to the skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth.
*Waterlogic: Australia - A Nation of Dehydration, 2017