Summer Skin Care Essentials

Water.  It’s the very molecule that comprises 65% of our body.  And, it’s this same molecule that determines how well, or not so well, our cells age – dictating everything from athletic performance to overall health to the look and feel of our skin.  In fact, many believe that dehydration is the main culprit for rapid aging.  At Azul, we understand the importance of this elixir of life and how water assumes an even greater role in the nourishment of our bodies during Florida’s summer heat.  That’s why this season, we offer ways to keep you hydrated and in your healthiest state of glow!

As the weather heats up, about 2.6 million sweat glands start doing their job helping to regulate your body’s temperature by releasing fluids through your pores.  Water consumption needs to increase to constantly replenish this lost fluid, especially if you are exercising in the heat.  Dry indoor air conditioning along with caffeine and alcohol consumption can contribute to the dehydration dilemma making it tricky to keep cells quenched and skin supple and smooth.

But upping your water game is not the only way to beat the summer heat.  Eating water-rich foods such as cucumbers, watermelon, lettuce, and melons can help stave off the effects of dehydration that can include fatigue, dizziness, and dry flaky skin.  Water even feeds skin by ensuring essential nutrients get carried by the blood to the surface helping to nourish tissue.

In addition to consuming more water, some of the best ways to pamper parched skin is to address it from the outside in.  Azul offers some summertime skin solutions because applying topicals can actually be more effective than drinking excess water.

Consider incorporating the following habits into your routine on a regular basis to keep your skin hydrated:

  • Avoid drying soap and use a gentle cleanser such as our Gentle Cream Cleanser with soothing botanicals and Cucumber extract.
  • Steer clear of skincare that contains high levels of alcohol.
  • Avoid long, hot showers and incorporate a moisturizing body cleanser such as our sudsy Decadent Shower Oil.
  • Apply a body cream after bathing like Whipped Body Butter or Revitalizing Body Oil or a hand cream after washing hands such as our Luxurious Moisturizing Hand Mask.

Specialty products designed to lock water into tissue are especially useful to quench thirsty skin.  Look for the ingredient Hyaluronic Acid or its cousin Sodium Hyaluronate that can hold 1,000 times their weight in water!  These super-hydrators can be found in a plethora of products like our Botanical Toner with Green Tea and can be layered on the skin with the use of serums like our HA Serum with Peptides applied under our Green Tea Moisturizer for an extra boost of this water loving miracle molecule. For a real treat try the Hydrating Treatment Shield, which was formulated to combat dryness associated with wearing a mask.

If you’d like a free beauty consultation with a professional estheticians, we invite you to give us a call at (239) 747-1148.  And come visit our website at www.azulbeauty.com where you’ll discover more information about all of the surgical, non-surgical and Medical Spa treatments we offer.  So break out the sunnies, sandals, and sunscreen and come into Azul to experience skin quenching concoctions and services that will keep you glowing with the flow.

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