If you have ever experienced dry skin, you know the feeling. It’s rough, itchy, and feels tight. But dry skin can also leave you looking older and less vibrant than you otherwise would—and that’s not what any of us want! So in this post, we’ll go over how to prevent moisture loss from occurring in your own life. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to keep moisture in your body so that it doesn’t just evaporate into thin air like water on a hot day (or night).
Use a humidifier.
A humidifier is an excellent way to keep moisture in the air.
They can be used all year round, including during the winter months, when many people think they should be turned off. In fact, a humidifier can also help relieve cold symptoms by lowering the temperature you need to feel comfortable (and therefore your energy bill).
Humidifiers don’t just have to stay in one room—they can be moved around as needed and set up in any room of your home where there isn’t permanent humidity control (such as a bathroom or basement).
You may have heard that sulfates are bad for your hair. In fact, they can cause damage to the hair by removing essential oils and drying out the scalp. Sulfates are also found in most shampoos (soap is a sulfate), but not all of them! That being said, it’s important to note that sulfate-free products tend to be more expensive than their counterparts. However, if you want healthy, shiny locks and don’t mind paying a little extra for them then go for it!
Give up heat styling.
- Give up heat styling. The most obvious way to prevent moisture loss and breakage is to avoid heat styling altogether. If you’re already a die-hard flat iron fan, consider investing in a good-quality thermal protector for your hair. You can also use a leave-in conditioner or deep conditioner before you straighten or curl, which will help protect your strands from damage caused by the hot tools.
- Use a wide tooth comb while detangling wet hair. Detangling when wet can be tricky since there’s more friction between each strand as they get tangled together, making it easy to rip out strands without meaning to—this can lead to dryness and breakage! To avoid this problem, use a wide-tooth comb while detangling your hair instead of using fingers or forks (which have fine teeth). This will prevent unnecessary tugging at individual hairs as they try their best not to be ripped out of their follicles like this poor guy right here:
Use natural oils.
Oils such as olive oil and coconut oil are good for your skin because they help maintain the skin’s natural oils. They also provide an extra layer of moisture that can help prevent moisture loss.
But what about other oils? Can those work too? Absolutely! Oils like jojoba and sunflower oil are high in linoleic acid. A fatty acid is important for keeping the skin moisturized and healthy. Oils with a higher concentration of linoleic acid should be used instead of those with lower concentrations when trying to prevent moisture loss from your skin. Other oils, like almond, avocado, or grapeseed may have other benefits as well. Like being less likely to clog pores. But they won’t do anything special for preventing moisture loss on their own because they don’t contain much linoleic acid at all—not enough to effectively replace lost moisture anyway!
Smooth on a mask.
To prevent moisture loss:
- Smooth on a hydrating mask.
- Use a mask with hyaluronic acid—the same ingredient found in many anti-aging creams—to boost hydration and plump up skin.
- Apply the mask to damp skin for best results. If you’re using it as part of a full skincare routine, start by cleansing and exfoliating your face (this will remove any dead surface cells that can absorb water) before applying the product to your dampened skin so that it can work its magic more effectively!
We hope you can use these tips to reduce moisture loss and keep your hair looking great! If you know of any other methods, please let us know in the comments below.