Proper hydration is the key to maintaining a healthy body and radiant skin. It’s no secret that staying hydrated is essential for our overall well-being. Continue reading as we explore some of our favorite hydrating products and procedures that can help you achieve optimal hydration, both from the inside and out. Whether you’re looking for skincare products or tips on incorporating hydration into your daily routine, we’ve got you covered!
1. Drink Up: Hydration from Within
When it comes to hydrating your body, the most crucial step is to drink enough water. Water is essential for various bodily functions, including regulating body temperature, aiding digestion, and flushing out toxins. Make sure to consume at least eight glasses of water each day to keep yourself properly hydrated. You can also include hydrating beverages like herbal teas, coconut water, and infused water for added flavor and nutrients.
2. Skincare Essentials
Achieving hydrated, glowing skin starts with a proper skincare routine. Look for products that specifically target hydration and provide moisture to the skin. We asked our providers to weigh in, and here are some of their favorite hydrating skincare products:
- Hyaluronic Acid: This powerhouse ingredient is a hydrating superhero. It has the ability to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, providing intense hydration and plumping effects. Look for serums or moisturizers containing hyaluronic acid to quench your skin’s thirst. Some of our favorites: PCA Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum, PCA Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster
- Moisturizers: A good moisturizer is essential for maintaining hydrated skin. Look for formulas that are rich in humectants, such as glycerin or ceramides, which help attract and retain moisture in the skin. Choose a moisturizer suitable for your skin type and apply it twice a day to keep your skin supple and hydrated. Some of our favorites: Epionce Renewal Facial Lotion, Epionce Intensive Nourishing Cream, PCA Collagen Hydrator, PCA ReBalance, PCA HydraLuxe
- Hydrating Sunscreens: Alastin HydraTint Pro Mineral sunscreen, Glytone Hydra Lipid UV Mineral SPF, Solaire UV Mineral sunscreen
- Additional skincare products we love: PCA C-Quench Antioxidant Serum, Obagi Professional-C Serum 20%, Alastin Restorative Skin Complex, Obagi Hydrate Lux, DefenAge™ Skincare, DefenAge 6-Week Perfection Neck Tightening Cream
3. Professional Hydration Treatments
If you’re looking for a more intensive hydration boost, consider professional treatments that target hydration. These procedures are performed by estheticians or nurses and can provide immediate and long-lasting results. Here are our most popular options:
- Hydrafacial: The Hydrafacial treatment is a non-invasive procedure that combines deep cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration, and antioxidant protection. It utilizes a suction technology to remove impurities and infuse the skin with hydrating serums, leaving you with a refreshed and glowing complexion.
- Customized Corrective Peels: This treatment is customized to the individual and can incorporate several corrective strategies simultaneously. Clients are left with a smoother skin texture, more even tone and color, and a glowing, radiant appearance. Adding dermaplaning also helps products penetrate a little deeper.
- BBL/Moxi: Done together as a combination treatment or separately, the BBL light energy and MOXI laser treatments give your skin a healthy glow and help you maintain youthful skin.
- Micro-needling with PRP: Micro-needling is a procedure that uses tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin, stimulating collagen production and improving overall skin texture. When combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, which uses the patient’s own blood to extract growth factors, the treatment enhances hydration and skin rejuvenation.
Hydration is the key to maintaining a healthy body and radiant skin. By incorporating both internal and external hydration practices into your daily routine, you can achieve optimal results. Remember to drink enough water, use hydrating skincare products, and consider professional treatments when necessary. Prioritize hydration, and your body and skin will thank you with a healthy and glowing appearance.