Amy came in for her first facial! I was super excited to have her come in to see me for her first time! She had no complaints except that she felt her skin didn't retain moisture as well as it used to. Upon further analysis, I discovered that her skin was severely dehydrated. It was clear that she hadn't been drinking enough water regularly. Overall her skin was normal in type but I treated her to hydrating facial to help combat the visible dehydration. The ONYX STUDIOS, INC. hydrating gel mask is loaded with purified water, aloe vera and glycerin, perfect for both dehydration and dryness.
#Skintician Tip: There is a huge difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin. Dry skin lacks oil (often caused by your skin's lack of sebum production) and dehydrated skin lacks water, hence Amy's difficulty in her skin retaining moisture. If you suffer from dehydration, try upping your consumption of daily water. The human adult body is made up of 60% water and your skin is made up of 64% water! With percentages as high as that you must take care to drink water everyday to keep your body and skin its healthiest. Shoot for six 8 ounces of water each day and then increase your intake from there. A reasonable range is 9 cups of water each day for women and 13 cups for men. Everybody is different and the amount of water your body needs is unique to each individual, but it's safe to assume the average Joe should be drinking a solid 9 cups a day.