The heat is on this summer.  There are many ways to hydrate your skin to keep it healthy and glowing.

In the dry climate of Phoenix, it is especially important to keep your skin hydrated.  Dry skin not only looks bad, but can lead to discomfort with itchy, flaking skin.  As we age, our skin becomes thinner and the oil glands become less effective and fragile, making us more prone to sun damage and susceptible to wrinkles and dry skin.  Keeping your skin hydrated helps delay again sin and prevent the occurrence of wrinkles.

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1.  Use Moisturizers

The fastest and easiest way to keep your skin hydrated is by using a good moisturizing lotion.  It is smart to have different moisturizers on hand for the body and face.  Choose a lighter moisturizer for day-use to prep your skin for smooth and even coverage for your make up.  Using a heavy moisturizer during the day will make your skin look too shiny and feel oily.

On the other hand, at night use a heavier moisturizer so that it can work while you sleep overnight and penetrate deeper into the skin.  This will also help in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, preventing flakiness and healing sun damage.

Look for a light non-oil based moisturizer with no perfume order.  Abloom Med Spa offers some very good moisturizers.

2.  Exfoliate

Dehydrated skin leads to the development of dead skin cells and flaky skin.  By exfoliating, you can remove these dead skin cells.  Stay away from exofoliates for oily skin, as they will make your dryness worse.

3.  Hydrating Mask for your Face

Hydrating face masks work by hydrating your skin deep-down. Do not choose oil-based hydrating masks for the face, as they tend to clog your skin pores.  Look for ones that have ‘non-comedogenic’ (means not clogging pores) on the label as they are ideal to use.

Bonus:  You can book a hydrating facial at Abloom Med Spa to pamper and hydrate!

4. Hydrate from the Inside Out

You need to hydrate not only your skin topically, but also from the inside out.

– Drink lots of water.  It not only keeps you hydrated, but is naturally calorie and sugar free.

– Consume foods that hydrate.  Most of the fruits and vegetables are not only rich sources of fluids, but they also are packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.  Stay away from foods that are high in sodium and they lead to dehydration.

Stay hydrated so you can have soft supple skin this summer.