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The Importance of Skin Hydration

Hydration is one of the most critical components of fresh, radiant skin. Most people use moisturizers daily, but skin can still become dry, irritated, and rough, making it prone to looking less youthful and healthy. Keeping your skin hydrated will increase its elasticity, making your skin less prone to wrinkles. 

Tips for maintaining hydrated skin:

1) Drink plenty of water

Hydration improves skin detoxification. When you drink water, you flush out toxins in your body, especially harmful toxins that can damage your skin. Increasing your daily water intake is essential for healthier skin.

2) Choose hydrating skincare products

When selecting a moisturizer, be sure to look for hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and glycerin which help boost and maintain moisture on the skin’s barrier. The best time to apply product is after your bath or shower, while your pores are open to allow optimal product absorption into your skin.

3) Eat foods rich in essential fatty acids

Hydration of your skin can be improved by eating foods rich in essential fatty acids, such as salmon and olive oil. If we don't have the essential fatty acids we need, our skin cannot make the lipids it needs to solidify our skin's barrier, which increases transepidermal water loss.

4) Avoid long hot showers

Bathing in very hot water might feel relaxing, however, you could be robbing your skin of the moisture it needs. To avoid stripping away the natural oils of the skin, experts recommend no more than 10-minute showers or baths in warm water.

5) Turn down the A/C and heat

Your home environment could be depleting your skin of the hydration it craves. Air conditioning during the summer months and heat during the winter rob moisture from your skin, leaving it dry, itchy, and irritated. Turn down your air conditioner and heater to help keep your skin moist and supple.

6) Pamper your skin with a hydration boosting facial

Dead skin cells and other build-up can make the absorption of moisturizing products difficult. Take exfoliating and hydration to the next level with a Hydrafacial or DiamondGlow Facial. Unlike standard facials, these two treatments use multi-step technologies that cleanse away impurities, exfoliate dead skin cells and extract congestion from clogged pores, before restoring moisture to the skin.

One of the best benefits is that both facials provide instant results! Your skin will be softer, smoother, and more hydrated immediately after your treatment. A series of six sessions spaced one month apart can provide optimal, long-lasting results.

Fall and winter months are a great time for these hydrating treatments and just what your skin needs for a fresh, youthful complexion. Keep your skin glowing and bright for the upcoming holiday season by scheduling your Hydrafacial of DiamondGlow Facial today.

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