Have you ever wondered why skin needs hydration? Then this blog is for you. Here we will discuss skin, do’s for skin hydration, don'ts for skin hydration, a few medical conditions that cause skin hydration, benefits of skin hydration, home remedies to maintain skin hydration, signs to indicate skin dehydration, chemicals to avoid in improving skin hydration, safe herbs to improve skin hydration, tie up between herbs and skin hydration, safe alternatives and why choose HERBCIENCE?

Introduction to skin

Skin, the outer covering of the human body, is the largest organ that undergoes a series of metabolism to maintain hydration. If you complain of dryness, oiliness, wrinkles, cracks, and pores in your skin, it is because of inadequate hydration to your skin.

Skin needs hydration to provide nourishment and elasticity that will promote skin tone, texture, and complexion. This skin is easily dehydrated when the cell under the skin starts losing water, causing dehydration. This results in dullness of skin and wrinkles becoming more prominent. 

What are the do’s for skin Hydration?

  • Usage of herbal skin products
  • Reduce shower time to 10min with lukewarm water only.
  • Adequate fluid intake
  • Including nutritional food for diet
  • Adequate physical activities and sleep.


What are the don’ts for Skin Hydration?

  • Living in habitats with excess heat or excess cold
  • Usage of harsh detergents, soaps, and chemical-based skin products
  • Inadequate fluid in-take
  • Long duration showering
  • Poor nutrition
  • Chemically treated skin: Wax, bleaching, etc.

Few other medical conditions that cause dehydration:

 Anemia, Thyroid concerns, Diabetes, and Menopause.

Why should the skin be hydrated?

Benefits of Hydration:

  • Improves complexion, texture, and tone of the skin
  • Reduce wrinkles, and pores
  • Improves skin Elasticity
  • Balances between dryness and oiliness
  • Hydrated skin improves skin defense mechanism against environmental impurities, irritants, and germs
  • Promotes flushing out toxins through metabolism

How to improve skin hydration?

Home remedies to improve Skin Hydration and promote skin repairing:

  • Adequate fluid in-take, in the form of plain water or seasonal fruit juice or smoothies
  • Diet rich with essential Fatty Acids like dry fruits, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, olive oil, salmon, chia seeds, apricot
  • Fruits like: Melons, berries, Pineapples, Avocado, papaya, orange, apples, mango, pomegranate, banana, grapes, gooseberry, strawberries, kiwi, peach, cherries along with seasonal fruits
  • Vegetable: cucumber, Tomatoes , beet root, carrot, sweet potatoes, lemons, garlic, spinach

How to find out if skin is dehydrated?

Consider conducting few tests that, might indicate that your skin is dehydrated

  • Continuous oily or dry skin even after face wash, applying moisturizer and face packs, the skin remains dry.
  • Wrinkle, which increases in depth.
  • Dull, lusterless skin, even after using skin brightening skin products

What are the effects of chemicals on skin hydration?

Chemicals that will cause dehydration of skin. Which are better to be avoided in your skin product, which are known to damage skin and other bodily functions



Chemical in the product

Labeled on the Product

Health hazard on usage


Face Wash

Artificial color

Brilliant blue, Tartrazine, FCF

Eye irritation, skin irritation

Ethanolamine compounds


Cancer, Organ Toxicity





Face Cream






reproductive impairment,  


impairment, organ toxicity






Reproductive impairment, 

endocrine system impairment, 

organ toxicity



cancer and 

respiratory tract irritation




Face Pack




Triethylene glycol


Skin Irritation




 Organ toxicity

Sodium Lauryl 




Organ toxicity,

 Eye irritation, 

skin irritation


Therefore usage of herbs are always to be given importance to avoid side effects 

What are the herbs for skin hydration

Natural herbal ingredients are given priority for all types of skin issues and to maintain the health of normal skin and to promote hydration. Herbs like Chandana1, Manjistha2, Turmeric3, Lodhra4, Lemongrass5, Usheera6, Aloe vera7, Shea Butter8, Olive oil9 are known for maintaining hydration of skin and rejuvenating the skin’s tone. These herbs are enriched with nutrients like Vitamin-A, Vitamin-C, Vitamin-E, Biotin, amino acids, omega-3 Fatty acids and minerals that will enhance skin hydration.

 What is the tie up between herbs and skin hydration?

To fulfill the dream of healthy glowing skin, insist on herbal skin products which are entitled for skin hydration which will promote skin rejuvenation, smoothening, improve complexion, protect from UV ray, maintains moisture in the body, deep cleansing, with anti-wrinkle property and also improve blood circulation for the skin. Fatty acids like oleic acid, Linoleic acid, Palmitic acid and stearic acid are found abundant in herbs like shea butter, olive oil, glycerin which helps in skin hydration which results in skin lightening and maintaining moisture in skin. Phyo- components like Curcuminoids, Anthraquinone, Kojic acid, Purpurin inhibits the action of Tyrosine, in-turn promoting skin brightening. Saponins present in the herbs provide deep cleansing along with Shea butter , aloe vera 16, glycerine provide skin hydration and fatty acids like lauric, Myristic, omega 3 & Omega 6 provide moisturizer to the skin.

What are the safe alternatives?

All skin products advertisement promise to keep your skin hydrated, What if this hydration happens with natural ingredients

Deep Cleansing by HERBCIENCE Revitalizing Pro-Collagen Face Wash


  • Deep cleansing
  • Skin conditioning 
  • Anti acne
Skin nourishment by HERBCIENCE Natural Glow Pro-collagen Face cream


  • Skin glowing
  • Skin lightening
  • Anti-acne
  • Skin nourishment
Skin detox by HERBCIENCE Natural Glow Pro-Collagen Face pack


  • Anti-acne
  • Skin lightening
  • Skin nourishment 

Therefore, usage of herbal skin products is a must to restore skin hydration.

Why choose HERBCIENCE?

HERBCIENCE is a 100% transparent brand and all the products are developed by doctors, with the fresh extractions of herbs. They are 100% Natural certified by ECOCERT - COSMOS Natural, a European Standard, AYUSH, Govt. of India, and compliant with MADE SAFE, USA.


Here, it is best to conclude that skin hydration is not a choice but a mandatory action to be performed on skin.in order to acquire a hydrated glowing skin, never underestimate the power of herbal skin hydration in place of harmful chemical-based skin hydration products.

Consider using HERBCIENCE skin products, which are free from all forms of chemicals.


  1. Chandana:  https://www.thehealthsite.com/news/ways-to-use-red-sandalwood-powder-for-flawless-skin-kd0818-591283/
  2.  Manjistha: https://bebodywise.com/blog/manjistha-benefits/
  3. Turmeric : https://www.healthline.com/health/turmeric-for-skin#glowing-skin
  4. Lodhra: https://www.lybrate.com/topic/lodhra-benefits-and-side-effects 
  5. Lemongrass: https://www.healthline.com/health/lemongrass-essential-oil
  6. Aloe vera: https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/aloe-vera-for-face
  7. Shea Butter: https://www.healthline.com/health/shea-butter-for-face
  8. Olive oil: https://www.onlymyhealth.com/how-to-use-olive-oil-for-skin-lightening-1588059239 

Frequently asked questions

Q 1.  Why does skin need hydration?

Ans: Like how humans need water similarly skin needs hydration.

Q 2 . Any good hydration cream for skin?

Ans: HERBCIENCE Natural Glow Pro-collagen Face cream because it is herbal.

Q 3 . How much water is sufficient?

Ans: According to dieticians, for every 25kg of body weight, you need to consume 1 liter of fluid. This is sufficient for all metabolism.