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6 Ways to Reap Hydro Care Benefits for Your Skin 

Published: March 19, 2024
Author: Jessica

Hydro Basics is a household name in the beauty industry. The brand manufactures a complete range of skincare products, from hair shampoos to lip balms, moisturizers, and exfoliators, to mention but a few.  

As the name implies, Hydro Basics beauty products are premised on the healing powers of water. The topicals feature a diverse range of sea minerals, each of which has been extensively investigated for its therapeutic properties. They’re also available in serenading sea colors like aquamarine and turquoise.  

In this article, we look at the top six ways to max out on hydro care benefits for your skin. The tips apply to Hydro Basics products and any topicals that rely on hydrotherapy.  

 

  1. Know Your Skin Type

Plenty of scientific evidence and anecdotal reports suggest that hydro care products work.  

However, it would be great to know your skin type before you consider a hydro care treatment. That’s precisely because each skin type responds differently to skincare products.  

Now, there are five major skin types. They include; 

  • Normal Skin – Characterized by moderate oil production and minimal irritation. 
  • Dry Skin – Skin that loses moisture and hydration, causing scaly patches and irritation. 
  • Oily Skin – Oily skin appears too greasy due to the overproduction of sebum. 
  • Combination Skin – Skin with dry and oily patches. 
  • Sensitive Skin – Sensitive skin reacts dramatically to irritants. 

 

Most hydro care treatments are generally safe for all skin types. However, it’s imperative to go slow on these products if you have sensitive skin. 

 

  1. Research the Ingredients

One of the things that set hydro care products apart from many cosmetic brands is their insistence on skin-safe ingredients. Most of these topicals feature dermatologically-certified aquatic salts.  

Common ingredients in hydro care products include aqua, cocamidopropyl betaine, coco-glucoside, sodium chloride, sodium laureth sulfate, sodium benzoate, and potassium sorbate. Others are limonene, citric acid, benzophenone-1, glyceryl oleate, glycerin, hexyl cinnamal, phenoxyethanol, butylphenyl methylpropional, and geraniol.  

It’s imperative to research each ingredient carefully to understand how it might impact your skin. Pay special attention to the dominant compounds.  

For instance, sodium chloride plays a pivotal role in regulating skin’s fluid balance. A deficiency of this essential sea salt may result in dehydration. However, exposure to excess sodium chloride may cause skin irritation. The salt’s hydrophilic properties could also dry up your skin, causing you to apply excess moisturizer.  

 

  1. Define Your Skincare Goals

Now that you know your skin type and understand the ingredients in a hydro care product, it’s time to define your skincare objectives.  

Are you using hydro care topicals to combat excess skin dryness or oiliness? Or perhaps you’re looking for an effective treatment for your acne-prone skin!  

The primary active ingredients in a hydro care brand will determine its overall dermatological effects.  

Products high in salicylic acid are ideal for oily skin due to the acid’s oil-soluble nature. That’s in contrast to magnesium sulfate or Epsom salt, which is incredibly moisturizing. For skin that’s prone to acne or psoriasis, you’ll have better luck using hydro care products rich in anti-inflammatory compounds like betaine.  

 

  1. Immerse Yourself in a Serenading Bath

Salts comprise the majority of the active ingredients in hydro care topicals. As these products are meant to be administered externally, the best way to increase their bioavailability is to immerse yourself in a salt bath. You can look at this as your mini spa bath.  

Soaking your body in water opens up the pores on your skin. This consequently offers a passageway for the healing ingredients in hydro care cosmetics to enter your bloodstream. It provides a faster onset time than applying the products on dry skin.  

Remember that water is also relaxing in itself. So, each moment spent in a hydro care spa bath can make a huge difference in banishing stress and anxiety. 

 

  1. Exfoliate!

While a salt water bath may improve the bioavailability of hydro care products significantly, it still pales in comparison to exfoliating.  

Exfoliating helps to rid your skin of dead cells and debris, which are major risk factors for hormonal breakouts. It also improves your skin texture while combating the signs of premature aging.  

More importantly, exfoliating increases the absorption rate of the bioactive compounds in hydro care products.  

The conventional wisdom is to exfoliate 2 – 3 times a week, depending on your skin type. You could choose between chemical and mechanical exfoliation, based on the desired effects. Just remember that exfoliation comes after cleansing your skin and before applying hydro care products. 

 

  1. Determine the Right Time to Use

One exciting thing about hydro care products is that you can apply them in the morning or evening, depending on the desired effects.  

For a morning routine, you’ll ideally start by cleansing your skin to remove the grime and residues that may have accumulated overnight. You could also exfoliate before applying a suitable moisturizer.  

Hydro care moisturizing products come in different formulations, including creams, bath bombs, and gels.  

Finish your morning routine by applying sunscreen to guard against ultraviolet (UV) damage.  

If applying hydro care products at night, you’ll need to remove makeup and then cleanse the skin of lingering dirt.  

Once your skin is sparkly clean, apply a moisturizing hydro care sleep mask and let it sit overnight, before rinsing the following morning. 

 

Wrap Up 

Applying hydro care properly is the secret to unlocking the benefits of these skincare products. I hope this post provided you with the insights you need to integrate hydro care brands into your skincare regimen.   

 

 

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