Hydrate Your Complexion

No matter the season, dehydrated skin is an all-too-common skin complaint—one that can plague just about any skin type at any age. Luckily for those that suffer from extremely dry skin, the condition can be easily cured. Most of us reach for an array of moisturizing lotions, creams and serums to ameliorate dry skin. But, there are several easy-to-adopt lifestyle changes that can hydrate your complexion and keep it that way, like using a humidifier to reduce moisture loss caused by the environment. Lincolnshire, IL, dermatologist Amy Forman Taub, MD, says, “If you don’t have a humidifier, sleep with a pot of water in your bedroom each night.” It’s also a good idea to moisturize immediately after you shower. “This is when the skin has the most moisture so it is easier to lock it in rather than replace it,” says West Palm Beach, FL dermatologist Kenneth Beer, MD, who suggests using products with hyaluronic acid and squalane, for the face, and petrolatum and silicone for the body. 

Internal Support
Drinking plenty of water and avoiding excessive amounts of alcohol and caffeine helps to prevent dehydration from within.

Tackle it Topically
Ingredients like antioxidants will not only repair dehydrated skin quicker, but will help prevent future dryness.

In-Office Options
Oxygen and deep hydrating facials can help alleviate the symptoms of dehydrated skin.


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  • Lani

    This is very true and using a humidifier does help in cold places like Colorado. I notice in places like this I have to eat double the fruits/veggies as where when I'm back home in Hawaii, my skin is naturally smooth and flawless from all the humidity. I Don't need to get facials there at all, but here in the cold I need one every month!

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  • Juice Plus France

    I totally agree with this. Eating healthy particularly having more fruits and vegetables is the best way to keep a healthy skin

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  • Claudio Pinto
    Master Aesthetician - New York, NY

    Dehydrated skin is often mistakenly diagnosed - ALL skin types need hydration - Also way too often skin of color patients or, oily , combination skin patients are scared to hydrate because they have used wrong products which has caused them to break out. Drinking plenty of water and using the proper moisturizer thats suited to your skin type and condition is the best thing you can do for your skin. Do not use old, dated or expired products. Throw them away. You are what you eat, so if you have bad eating habits it will show on your skin as well. Enjoy proper skincare treatments and healthy skin!

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