If you didn’t know already, hydration is ALWAYS in. Water is essential and makes up more than 50% of our individual body’s weight. When we’re dehydrated we feel it on every level—we lose energy and focus, we lack motivation and drive, and we feel lazy and look lethargic. When we lack hydration our skin also looks dull, depleted and dry, especially our lips! This can lead to skin that flakes, pores that clog with white and blackheads, blemishes and skin that can become uber sensitive.
For many of us looking to prevent and diminish signs of aging, hydration is key and vital to gorgeous skin. When our skin is hydrated it appears and feels plump, healthy, youthful, fresh, revitalized and rejuvenated. Our pores appear smaller and we feel comfortable wearing minimal makeup. Aside from looking younger and healthier, well-hydrated skin also absorbs product better (saving you money on skincare) as well as provides a better canvas for makeup application. Let’s get into more detail about what you can do to keep your skin hydrated along with our medically-trained staff at Toronto’s Elements Spa!
What You Can Do
However repetitive, it need’s to be mentioned—drink your water! Our bodies excrete water via sweat, sleep, stress and elimination, so we need to make sure we’re constantly replenishing our stores. Monitor how much water you’re drinking daily and incorporate water-rich fruits and vegetables into your diet. Make sure you use sun protection on your face, neck and shoulders no matter what season. Sun damage equates to aging skin and dehydration, so be sure not to spend too much time in direct sunlight unprotected. Browse through your skincare essentials and make sure the products you’re using aren’t stripping your skin of its essential oils, making it drier and/or more sensitive. Pick gentle products specifically catered to your skin’s condition and needs and seek the help of a dermatologist or skin specialist if you find yourself needing further assistance.
How We Get You Results!
If you’ve covered all your bases and are doing the best you possibly can for your skin via skincare, diet and lifestyle, then you’re ready for the next level. At Toronto’s Elements Spa, board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar and his medically-trained staff offer various options (many of which are noninvasive) so help boost your skin’s hydration by encouraging your body’s natural mechanisms to produce more hydration from the inside out.
Some of the more popular and well-recognized hydration boosting agents include dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are typically injected to areas of the face that lack volume and look depleted. They are also used to fill in lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers are comprised of hyaluronic acid—an ingredient proven to retain its weight in water multiple times over. When injected, hyaluronic acid works by attracting water to the targeted area and holding it there, leaving the area looking more revitalized and hydrated. For those weary of its name, don’t panic! Hyaluronic acid is a natural compound found in our own bodies and their tissues to help keep us strong and healthy! Dermal fillers are used to plump up lips, add more volume to cheeks, fill in sunken tear troughs and much, much more! Let’s take a look at another popular hydrating treatment.
Cytocare (also known as Cytocare Mesotherapy) is an anti-aging treatment that involves micro-injections comprised of hyaluronic acid, as well as multi-vitamins and other nourishing ingredients combined to best suit the patient and their skin’s needs. It’s typically used to fill creases, lines and wrinkles, and treat skin that looks dull and dehydrated. This “skin booster” treatment stimulates the skin’s cells to produce more hydration over time, leaving these areas looking more rejuvenated. While deeply injected dermal fillers work more apparently to plump the treated area, Cytocare works by delivering a more nutrient-dense concoction to hydrate and stimulate healthier cell growth at a more superficial dermal level.
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