Some people have naturally good skin. Did you know that moisture levels of the skin can be due to genetics?

Mutation of genes associated with water retention in the skin can affect the skin's moisture levels. However, environmental factors can still damage the skin even if the genetics help you retain moisture.

Skin tends to become dehydrated due to rising body temperatures from the heat or exposure to air conditioners for prolonged periods of time. Dehydrated skin can cause skin aging, so moisturizing your skin is recommended to retain water levels. Here are some tips to keep your skin hydrated.

1. Consume foods that help your skin retain moisture.

Your skin's water retention ability decreases when you lack vitamin B. Since bananas are high in vitamin B complex, try eating bananas to help your skin retain moisture. Also, drinking alcoholic beverages can dehydrate your skin, so drink responsibly.

2. Exfoliate your skin with natural ingredients.

Hydrating your skin is much easier when you exfoliate your skin before putting on moisturizers. Try exfoliating your skin with natural ingredients at home to remove dead skin cells. Exfoliating your skin twice every week is recommended for you to keep a hydrated and healthy skin.

3. Avoid excessive stimulation.

Too much facial washes can remove natural moisturizing factors in your skin. 3 minutes is all you need to wash your face. Taking long showers can remove lipids from your skin, which results in the removal of natural protective barriers. Try taking showers within 10 minutes. Remember to moisturize your skin after washing your face or taking a shower.

4. Use facial mists with caution.

Facial mists can actually cause the moisture within your skin evaporate, drying out your skin even more. Try using facial moisturizer along with facial mists to prevent moisture from drying out. If you're unable to put on facial moisturizers, pat your face with clean hands to help the skin absorb facial mists.

Genetics may be a factor in having good skin, but maintenance is as important in skin care. Knowing good skin care routines can help you maintain your skin's moisture levels and prevent it from aging.

Genoplan provides genetic testing results on your physical tendency to retain skin moisture.