Contrary to popular belief, you don’t arrive at hydration city by hopping on board the water train. Depending on what your current skin condition is, you need to make pitstops and change gears to arrive at your desired destination — that is hydration inside-out.
Before you dismiss it as laborious, though, here’s proof that it’s actually easy. You just need to make a few tweaks in your routine and trusty aqua-rich, moisture-giving products like the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel and Neutrogena Hydro Boost Capsule In Serum. To prove it, we had three members of #TeamClozette — Jordianne, Dhivya, and Vicky — try a 7-day challenge that will give your skin the surge of hydration it needs.
Use a humidifier
More often than not, we find ourselves cooped up in airconditioned spaces — whether it’s for work or leisure. While the cold can be comfortable, especially when you live somewhere so hot, it can also be too drying to the skin. The easiest way to remedy this is by using a humidifier.
At night, before going to bed, make sure you put on a hydrating serum like the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Capsule in Serum, which instantly quenches dry skin*. It also helps repair the skin’s moisture barrier and protects the skin from getting dry. The capsules found inside the serum release antioxidants that help fortify the skin barrier and protect against recurring dryness. After that, turn on your humidifier and sleep in peace — and hydration.
“Aside from getting cold and cough because of the airconditioning, I noticed my skin also becomes incredibly dry. So using a humidifier was a welcome change for me,” Jordianne says of the experience. “After doing it for seven days, along with using the Hydro Boost Capsule in Serum, I noticed I don’t have dry patches when I wake up anymore. There’s also a glow to my skin.”
*Based on SIUT Test Results
Quit coffee and switch to tea
Vicky tried it by slowly eliminating the coffee in her routine, although she’s a heavy coffee drinker. “It was pretty magical that after five days on the caffeine-free challenge, my skin became more radiant in the morning and definitely more plump and smooth,” she says. “I actually don't mind extending this hydration challenge and continue using the Hydro Boost Water Gel.”
The hyaluronic-packed Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel is great for a surge of hydration. It’s an oil-free moisturiser that helps leave the skin more supple and smooth. “It really hydrates my skin instantly, and I noticed that my makeup has become more long-lasting after continuously putting the moisturiser on before I put on face colour,” adds Vicky.
Eat your water
There are a lot of excuses we can make for not being able to drink water. So the easiest way to still do it without having to lug a bottle around is to eat your water. How? Make sure you incorporate water-rich foods into your diet such as watermelon and celery.
"Undergoing the challenge was hard especially because the food around the office is unhealthy,” Dhivya said. “But I tried to make a conscious effort to eat and drink more water-rich foods.”
*based on combined level of hydrating ingredients of Neutrogena Hydro Boost Capsule In Serum and Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel when used together
Amp it up by treating your skin to a vitamin-rich hydrating serum like the Hydro Boost Capsule In Serum, which is packed with vitamins E and B3. “Upon application, you just feel moisturised,” Dhivya says. “However, after a while, I notice that I look like I have highlighter on. It’s like a liquid highlighter but with lots of skin-caring benefits. Meanwhile, the Hydro Boost Water Gel is already a favourite because it’s so lightweight and gets absorbed quickly. After doing the challenge for seven days, along with applying the Capsule in Serum, I noticed that my skin texture has improved. My skin doesn’t feel as dry."