Has your skin been feeling dull and lifeless lately? The culprit very well could be dehydration. In addition to appearing dull, skin that lacks proper hydration also more prominently shows lines and pores. As today is National Hydration Day, we’re here to share some of the easiest ways to replenish your skin and keep it hydrated, both from within and with a healthy skin care routine.
Water is the single most essential substance we consume, considering our bodies are made of nearly 60 percent H2O. It’s well-known that drinking plenty of water is essential to maintaining healthy skin and celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Gabrielle Union claim that drinking as much as a gallon of water per day is their secret to looking ageless. However, hydrating from the inside-out alone isn’t an excuse to skip a topical moisturizer. In order to achieve that radiant, healthy glow we all crave, you must hydrate your skin both internally and externally.
Hydrating Products for Your Skin Care Routine
Whether you have dry, oily or combination skin, Obagi Hydrate Facial Moisturizer is a must-have product that makes sure your skin stays hydrated all day. This moisturizer uses advanced technology and ingredients such as hydromanil, which gradually delivers moisture throughout the day to maintain soft and supple skin -- even when exposed to sun, wind and free radicals. Shea butter, avocado oil, mango butter and glycerin offer additional hydration power to your complexion for a smooth texture and relief from dryness and irritation.
As we age, our skin loses its natural ability to retain moisture, but adding hyaluronic acid to your skincare routine is a great way to give your face a boost in hydration. HA Intensifier by Skinceuticals is a corrective serum that amplifies the skin’s hyaluronic acid levels by up to 30 percent. The unique formulation delivers not only surface hydration, but also helps to improve firmness, smoothness and facial plumpness. Additionally, the look of crow's feet, nasolabial folds and marionette lines are reduced with results typically seen within 12 weeks of use.
If you have mature skin and dryness around the eyes, Neocutis Micro Eyes Riche Rejuvenating Balm is the perfect addition to your morning routine. This rich balm features hyaluronic acid to plump and hydrate the skin, while glycerin and moisturizing lipids lend additional hydration to leave skin soft and smooth. Riche Rejuvenating Balm contains caffeine to alleviate under-eye puffiness and refreshes skin with bisabolol. Wild yam extract counters dryness and textural skin changes brought on by hormones or the environment. Not only does this balm locks in moisture, it also improves moisture retention!
Treat Yourself to a Hydrating Service
The name says it all: hydrafacial MD. This breakthrough in skincare treatments uses skin exfoliating technology called hydradermabrasion. A hydrafacial MD uses its very own vortex delivery system to rejuvenate the skin with vital nutrients like antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid via a wand equipped with a resurfacing tip, which helps to exfoliate the skin. Hydrafacial MD is ideal for all skin types, and you’ll notice a difference in your skin immediately after your initial visit, but monthly treatments significantly help to maintain a healthy glow.
Just in time for summer, Monarch Skin Rejuvenation Center now offers a replenishing Watermelon Facial! This refreshing treatment starts with a microdermabrasion, in which the aesthetician will use a diamond-grade tip on the surface of your face to remove dead skin cells. Microdermabrasion will also help your skin care products, such as moisturizer, penetrate deeper and work better, as well as allow your makeup to go on more smoothly. The watermelon mask contains hyaluronic acid which gives skin a splash of hydration and helps to reduce pore size while leaving your skin appearing dewy and glowing!
Interested in finding out how you can better hydrate your skin? Schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our aestheticians and we’ll be more than happy to make personalized recommendations.