The first step towards achieving hydrated skin and a good complexion is understanding the ingredients that act as a moisturizer. Since these ingredients are essential to maintaining a healthy skin, below, we have highlighted five that can benefit your skin in terms of complexion-boosting and hydration.
Avocado oil is one of the ingredients that boosts hydration. Specifically, avocado fruit is rich in potassium, sodium, magnesium, folic acid, niacin, and vitamins A, B6, C, and K. Particularly, vitamin A corrects epidermal atrophy, which is thinning of the skin, making it a little thicker. It is also very high in fiber and low in sugar. Moreover, avocado oil is an excellent source of antioxidants and hydration properties. Apart from softening and trapping humectants onto the skin, avocado oil is also beneficial to the lips as it makes them soft and supple.
Indeed, pomegranate is rich in antioxidants that boost the skin’s complexion. Pomegranate also helps repair the skin from environmental and UV radiation damage thus aiding in skin regeneration and protection of the epidermis.
For sure, apple extract is an excellent complexion-boosting and hydrating agent. Apart from being rich in antioxidants, it is an exfoliator loaded with alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs). Alpha hydroxy acids eat the dead cells on the epidermis thus resulting in a youthful glow. Additionally, apple extract is rich in vitamin C, phenolic compounds, and flavonoids which are all beneficial for the health of the skin. Further, vitamin C stimulates fibroblasts which help make wrinkle-reducing collagen.
Hyaluronic acid helps to restore natural hydration and strengthen the skin barrier function as its molecules can bind and absorb up to 1,000 times their weight in water. Therefore, daily application of hyaluronic acid can help plump fine lines and wrinkles thus increasing moisture retention.
Apart from being rich in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, cucumbers have nutrients such as vitamin C and folic acid which make them excellent complexion-boosting and hydrating ingredients. Specifically, vitamin C stimulates new cell growth while folic acid aids to fight off environmental toxins that can make your skin look tired or prematurely aged. Cucumbers are 96 percent water, and thus, hydrate and soothe the skin. Additionally, the antioxidant components in cucumbers make it potentially helpful as a free radicals fighter.