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Proper Skin Hydration

Ways to Hydrate Your Skin

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Proper Skin Hydration

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Beautiful glowing skin has always been the ultimate goal for woman of all ages.  A healthy balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, grains, essential fatty acids and of course plenty of water all play a vital role in our skin’s appearance. Proper hydration is probably the next most important factor.  Whether you have dry, oily or combination skin, we all need hydration. It’s a common myth that if one has oily skin, they should skip out on moisturizer, this could not be further from the truth. By foregoing the use of moisturizer, oily skin can become even more oily, the correct moisturizer should reinstate balance to oily skin. Environmental and internal factors may affect the state and hydration level of your skin. Here are some of the environmental factors that can affect you skin and the explanation:

Environmental Factors

  • Sun – Too much sun can dehydrate skin, leaving it parched.
  • Seasonal Changes – Our skin draws moisture from the air when it’s humid outdoors, this helps to keep skin pliable and soft. Dry air depletes the skin from moisture, leaving it feeling dry, tight and rough.
  • Pollution –  We all face some level of pollution on a daily basis. Dust can clog pores and increase the outbreak of bacteria on the face, which can lead to acne and spots. Invisible chemical pollutants in the air can affect your skin’s natural protection system. Slowly, breaking down skin’s natural oil production and inhibiting the way it builds and repairs itself.
  • Skin Care Products – Using improper skin care products can lead to irritated and imbalanced skin
  • Smoking – Nicotine constricts the small  blood vessels and decreases the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the epidermis.

Internal Factors

  • Genetics –  Some people are genetically predisposed to have dry, oily or combination skin.
  • Hormones –  The hormone estrogen helps to keep the skin hydrated soft an subtle. Hormonal fluctuations like pregnancy, puberty and menopause can all lead to either excess sebum causing acne or overly dry skin.
  • Aging –  As we age, our skin looses elasticity and moisture content.
  • Medication – Some prescription medications can lead to overly dry skin.
  • Stress – The adrenal gland secretes hormones and stimulates increased oil production from the sebaceous glands.
  • Diet – Improper diet, starves the skin from proper nutrients necessary for optimal function.
  • Exercise – Increases circulation and aids the distribution of nutrients and oxygen to the skin. Sweating will also help to release the dirt from your skin giving you a healthy glow.

Dr. Longwill of Miami Center for Dermatology believes that proper hydration is vital for optimal skin health. She sells and has formulated an array of comprehensive skin care products to help properly hydrate all skin types.

Oily Skin

  • Epicuren Aloe Vera Calming Gel 4 fl oz – For oily, sensitive, or problematic skin. Made from the purest whole leaf of the Aloe Vera plant, this gentle blend contains an array of soothing ingredients that lightly hydrate while promoting cellular calming.
  • Ultra Lite Moisture Dew – A delicate and mild general purpose moisturizer for the face recommended for all skin types. This aloe vera based moisturizer is free of oil, lanolin, fragrance, and contains no color additives

Dry Skin

  • Very Intensive Dry Skin Moisturizer – This glycolic acid cream contains Vitamins A, C, E, and Green Tea.
  • Epicuren Facial Emulsion Enzyme Moisturizer – For normal and combination skin types. A light moisturizer enhanced with protein enzymes and collagen elastin. Designed to hydrate and nourish the skin.

Combination Skin

  • Epicuren Facial Emulsion Enzyme Moisturizer – or normal and combination skin types. A light moisturizer enhanced with protein enzymes and collagen elastin. Designed to hydrate and nourish the skin.
  • Ultra Lite Facial Cream – An antioxidant rich moisturizer, it’s light and breathable formulation make it ideal for combination skin.

Here at the Miami Center for Dermatology, your comfort and satisfaction is our main concern. For that reason, we offer Hydrating Skin Care Products. Call Today to schedule an appointment at (305) 279-7546 or Click Here to Contact Us Today!