We know we need to drink water to keep our bodies hydrated and prevent water loss. Eating fruits and vegetables that contain a high amount of water such as strawberries, cantaloupe and watermelon are also wonderful ways to hydrate.
To truly keep moisture locked in our skin and repair dry skin, we have to pack a one, two punch. One is to make sure we are drinking plenty of water and food with high water content. The second one is to hydrate your skin with a moisturizer.
Your skin is made up of several layers (such as your skin barrier) that need tender love and care, even if you have oily skin. Our environment impacts our skin daily. Things like the sun, pollution in the air, age, and the organisms that come in contact with our skin, can all impact the skin's ability to maintain moisture by damaging the dermis and epidermis (outer layer of skin).
Making sure your skin is hydrated is key to preventing it from getting overly dry in the first place.
Think of your skin like a luxury vehicle. It looks amazing and drives like a dream but still needs preventative maintenance. A good moisturizer is the maintenance your skin requires to thrive.