How to Add Hydration Back into Your Skincare Routine: A Breakdown

6. Apr 2024

Decoding Hydration: A NAYA Guide to Glowing Skin (No Matter Your Climate)

Hey beautiful people! Sarah here, founder and resident ingredient nerd at NAYA. Welcome back to the blog, where we spill the tea on all things skincare – and this time, we're diving deep into the world of hydration.

Let's face it (pun intended!), the beauty industry can be a confusing jungle. Especially when it comes to hydration, there seems to be a million and one products promising to quench your skin's thirst. But here's the secret: it doesn't have to be complicated. At NAYA, we believe in empowering you to take control of your skin's journey, and that starts with understanding its needs.

So, why all the fuss about hydration anyway? Well, picture your skin as a beautiful brick wall. The bricks are your skin cells, and the mortar that holds them together are ceramides – essential fats that keep your skin barrier strong and healthy. Now, imagine the mortar starting to crumble. That's what happens when your skin loses hydration. Cracks appear, leading to dryness, irritation, and even wrinkles. That's why keeping your skin's moisture levels balanced is key to a healthy, radiant complexion.

But hold on, before you rush out and buy every hydrating product on the shelf, let's break down some myths. NAYA is all about conscious beauty, and that means cutting through the BS. Here's the truth:

  • Myth #1: Dry Skin is Your Only Enemy: While dry skin craves hydration, oily and combination skin types can also benefit from a balanced routine. In fact, sometimes excess oil production is your skin's way of compensating for a lack of hydration!

  • Myth #2: More Products Equal More Moisture: We've all seen those ten-step routines online. But trust us, your skin doesn't need that much bombardment. The key is using the right products with effective ingredients.

The NAYA Hydration Heroes:

Now that we've debunked the myths, let's talk about the real heroes in your hydration journey. Remember, consistency is key here, so find a routine that works for you and your skin type.

  • Hydrating Mist (DIY Optional): We love a good mist for a midday pick-me-up, but skip the fancy Evian spritz. It's mostly water, which can actually accelerate dehydration! Here at NAYA, we're big fans of DIY mists. We use a simple recipe with rose water, glycerin (a humectant that attracts moisture), and aloe vera, all in a handy little mister bottle. It's gentle, effective, and way kinder to your wallet. Check it out here. 

  • Hydrating Toner (Maybe): Toners can be a bit of a grey area. They can be refreshing, but honestly, they aren't essential. If you prefer a toner, go for a hydrating one. Otherwise, a mist can do the trick.

  • Essence: This is where the magic starts! Essences are like a drink for your skin. Our Aura Essence is a hybrid powerhouse, packed with hyaluronic acid and mushrooms for a deep dose of hydration. It's lightweight and sinks right in, prepping your skin for the next step.

  • Hydrating Serum (Optional, But Powerful): Serums offer a more concentrated dose of ingredients and are used for a specific reason. If your drugstore serum is mostly water, it might not be doing much. NAYA's Everyday Glow Serum is a great option. It contains silver ear mushroom, a natural humectant that rivals hyaluronic acid, and works to restore your skin's natural ceramides.

  • Hydration Mask (Treat Yourself!): Craving a pampering session? A hydrating mask is a perfect way to add an extra boost of moisture. Our mask is packed with glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C, leaving your skin feeling quenched and plump.

  • Moisturiser (The Sealant!): This is where you lock in all the good stuff. We love our Everyday Day Cream, a rich yet lightweight formula packed with mango butter (gentler than shea butter) and hyaluronic acid. It creates a protective barrier to prevent moisture loss.

  • Occlusive (The Final Touch): Occlusives are like a superhero cape for your skin, creating a physical barrier to trap in moisture. We recommend facial oils or balms for a luxurious feel. For very dry skin, diaper cream (yes, you read that right!) can be a surprisingly effective option. Its rich texture and zinc oxide are great for calming and repairing a stressed skin barrier.

The NAYA Hydration Blueprint

Morning & Night:

  • Cleanse: This is the foundation of any good skincare routine. Use a gentle cleanser that removes impurities without stripping your skin's natural oils.


  • Hydrating Mist: Give your skin a refreshing wake-up call with a DIY mist or a lightweight hydrating toner.
  • Essence: Apply a few drops of your chosen essence to plump and prep your skin.
  • Hydrating Serum: If you need an extra moisture boost, layer a hydrating serum like our Everyday Glow Serum.
  • Moisturiser: Lock in all the goodness with a lightweight moisturizer like our Everyday Day Cream.
  • Sunscreen (Non-Negotiable!): This is crucial for protecting your skin from harmful UV rays and preventing premature aging. Choose a broad-spectrum SPF 50 or higher that suits your skin type.


  • Hydrating Mist: Freshen up your skin after a long day.
  • Essence: Replenish lost moisture with your favourite essence.
  • Hydrating Serum: For an extra hydrating treat, layer a hydrating serum.
  • Moisturiser: Nighttime is prime time for repair and renewal. Apply a slightly richer moisturiser than your daytime cream.
  • Hydration Mask (Optional, but Luxurious): Once or twice a week, treat yourself to a hydrating mask for an extra dose of pampering.

Climate Control:

Remember, your skin's needs can change depending on the weather. Here are some quick tips to adjust your routine:

  • Dry Climate: Up the ante on hydration! Layer on more products, like a hydrating mist, essence, serum, and a richer moisturiser. Don't forget a hydrating lip balm!
  • Humid Climate: Opt for lightweight, water-based products. A mist and a lightweight moisturizer might be all you need.

The Key to Success:

The key to achieving healthy, hydrated skin is consistency. Find a routine that works for you and stick with it. Listen to your skin – if it feels tight or uncomfortable, you might need to add more moisture. If it feels greasy, scale back a bit.

The NAYA Difference:

At NAYA, we're all about clean, conscious beauty. Our products are packed with natural, effective ingredients that work in harmony with your skin. We don't believe in fillers or fluff; just powerful ingredients that deliver real results.

So ditch the confusion and embrace the hydration revolution! With the right knowledge and the power of NAYA products, you're on your way to radiant, healthy skin that glows from within.

See my YouTube Video to go into more details and follow along the visual. 

Ready to embark on your hydration journey? Explore our range of hydrating heroes on the NAYA website, and don't forget to check out our blog for more skincare tips and tricks! We're here to empower you to love the skin you're in.

With love & hydration,

The NAYA Team



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