5 Ways to Re-Hydrate your Body

May 13, 2015 | Blog

Skin CareYour body and skin can be starved for hydration, especially in the hot, dry Arizona summer. These five tips can help you rehydrate, inside and out:

1. Minimize exposure

Your body is exposed to a variety of elements that deplete its moisture levels. Avoid too much sun exposure and long, hot showers or baths, which can dry your skin. Use a mild body wash or soap, because harsh soaps can strip your skin of moisture.

2. Use a good moisturizer

A good moisturizer can help heal dehydrated skin. We can help you select products with the right ingredients to meet your specific needs. Generally, applying a rich creamy product once or twice a day can improve the look and feel of dry skin. Slather it on when you step out of the shower to help seal in moisture.

3. Enjoy a facial

We customize each treatment to address the client’s specific needs. If your skin is dry, our Hydrating facial can help introduce more moisture to your skin, helping to keep it smooth and silky.

4. Eat well and take supplements if needed

A diet with three to five servings of foods rich in fatty acids can help your skin retain moisture. These are found in foods such as walnuts, flaxseed, salmon, and olive oil. If you don’t get enough fatty acids through your diet or have particularly dry skin, supplements can also help.

5. Drink plenty of water

Some experts disagree on whether drinking water can help improve the appearance of your skin. Some think that it can give it a plumper, fuller effect or make it less dry. Even if it doesn’t have much effect on your skin’s appearance, your body needs hydration. Drink plenty of water, and you can also eat water-rich foods like grapes or watermelon to help stay hydrated.
Contact us at North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic for more information about rehydrating your body. We can give you professional advice based on your specific skin care needs and recommend the treatment and products to help keep you looking your best.