A Drink of Water… for Your Skin?

skin care

As we enter the hot summer months, we would like to take a short moment to remind all of our patients about the importance of staying hydrated. This guilt-free, refreshing beverage is important not only for your internal functioning (such as digestion and circulation), but also for your external glow. The skin is the largest organ of the body, and it is made of skin cells, which are composed mostly of…you guessed it, water! Hydrated skin cells are more plump, so they are more elastic and less likely to show wrinkles and enlarged pores. Additionally, hydration increases circulation to the skin, which brings nutrients, increases healing properties and flushes toxins from the body. Remember, it is also important to hydrate your skin from the outside in with the right daily moisturizers. For daytime, especially in the summer, I recommend Siperstein Tinted Physical Sunscreen, with 16% zinc oxide to protect from those harsh UV rays. For any time of day, I recommend Siperstein Ultra Hydrating Serum, which is made almost entirely of hyaluronic acid to act like a drink of water for your skin. At night, I recommend Siperstein Restorative night cream, with both rich moisturizing and anti-aging properties.