Agnes RF as an Acne Treatment

Acne. It’s an ugly word. It invokes images of pimples, zits, whiteheads, blackheads, whatever you want to call them. If you suffer from acne, you understand the effects it has on your day-to-day life; the embarrassment, feeling uncomfortable in your own skin, the way it stops you from living the life you truly want because you’d rather hide under a blanket than face the world with acne. This is not something you have to live with anymore. Acne doesn’t have to be a part of your life.  Teens and adults have been fighting the battle against acne for a long time. And now, they’re finally winning.

How? With the new USDA approved treatment called Agnes. It was invented by medical clinicians who developed a solution to finally fight acne for good. Read on to learn more about what acne is and how the Agnes treatment can change your skin. For a beautiful, clear complexion, the answer is finally here.

Why do we Get Acne on Our Faces?

Your face is covered in pores and when some of these pores get clogged with sebaceous (oil gland) and bacteria enters, this causes inflammation of the gland as well as the skin surrounding the gland. And out pops a pimple. The trick is to eliminate the sebaceous gland altogether. Do this and no more acne. It’s that simple.

How does Agnes Work?

Agnes uses micro needling and radio frequency to fight acne. A trained and qualified health care provider punctures the sebaceous gland with a sterile micro needle after applying a numbing topical. Next, radio frequency energy is delivered through the needle, destroying the sebaceous gland. The procedure is painless with very little recovery time needed. Note: The energy from the needle will not touch the skin, only the sebaceous gland.

Will Destroying the Sebaceous Gland Cause Dry Skin?

Your face has thousands of pores, but it’s only around 200 to 300 of these pores that actually get clogged with sebaceous and result in acne. Since only some glands are treated, you can count on not having dry skin after an Agnes treatment. The dry skin you may have experienced using acne facial topicals simply does not result from this treatment.

How Many Sessions do I Need?

On average, you will need 3 treatments over a 3 to 4 week time period. Keep in mind that you will also need to see the medical provider 1 to 3 days after an Agnes treatment to make sure there are no side effects and that you are healing properly.

Are there Side Effects to Using the Agnes Acne Treatment?

The treated glands may become temporarily swollen and red. In some rare cases, there may be superficial skin burning but this is mild and will not scar. Also, infection is rare and typically only happens if the treated area was already infected. An oral antibiotic can easily prevent this.

How are Comedone and Acne Related?

A comedone is a clogged hair follicle inside a pore. What happens is keratin (skin debris) mixes with sebaceous oil and blocks the hair follicle. What causes the clog is the excessive oil, which often happens during male puberty when testosterone is abundant. This is why more teenage boys than girls get acne. The excessive oil attracts bacteria which leads to inflammation and infection. If the inflammation and infection goes untreated, acne cysts and nodular acne may form deep under the skin. To avoid this, use the Agnes treatment to prevent comedone.

Can Agnes Treat Comedone without the Presence of Acne?

Yes. Comedone is treated with a C needle, which is smaller than the needles used for treating acne. In fact, the Agnes treatment destroys sebaceous glands before comedone is even formed.

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Easy Ways To Keep Your Skin Hydrated During Summer

The warmer months are upon us, but hey, in Arizona we all know that really means the excruciatingly hot months! Summer’s definitely time for adventures and making memories in the heat and sun, but it’s no fun at all when the weather starts drying our skin out.

Fortunately, you don’t have to let dry skin ruin your summer. Here are five easy ways you can keep your skin hydrated and cool all summer long in the Valley of the Sun and beyond!

1. Moisturize

Obviously this should be No. 1 on any list of tops for skin hydration! In dry climates, human skin just isn’t naturally adjusted to moisturize itself enough to keep it from becoming damaged. This is why applying a regular daily moisturizer is one of the most important things you can do. You should also be following a basic skincare regimen of cleansing, toning and moisturizing at night before bed. Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water too!

2. Exfoliate Regularly

In addition to cleansing, it is also important that you regularly exfoliate your skin to remove dead skin cells and keep it smooth. This will also create a more even surface for moisturizer to be applied, keeping skin fresh and less damaged in the long run.

3. Go Minimal on the Makeup and Opt for Sun Protection

We all love looking chic and ready for anything in makeup, but the truth is that it just doesn’t mix well with sun and dry heat. For those hotter months, try going as minimal as you can with makeup. When you do wear it, look for eye makeup that is waterproof and is less likely to melt and run when it gets hot (causing skin irritation). When it comes to general skin makeup, it is a good idea to go with a tinted moisturizer with SPF. Numerous studies have shown that SPF (sunscreen, essentially) helps to prevent skin damage and aging, and wearing regularly moisturizer in general will keep your skin soothed and hydrated.

On days when you don’t wear any makeup, you should still wear at least a light layer of sunscreen for skin protection.

4. Add Face Masks into Your Weekly Routine

You don’t have to do a face mask every day, but doing a moisturizing mask at least once (preferably twice!) a week will go a long way in helping to not only comfort and relieve dry skin but also to prevent it! We love the convenience that sheet face masks have to offer, and we recommend going with one that includes collagen to give your skin extra lift and firmness in addition to brightening and moisturizing it for summer.

If you’re looking to repair damage, try a peel-off face mask. For extra soothing from the sun and repair, try one that has cucumber, tomato or pearl extract in it. Apply a thin, even layer and wait for it to dry thoroughly before peeling it off carefully and rinsing the face with water (or massaging the excess mask serum into the skin– whatever the instructions for the specific mask suggest). If you’re looking for really fresh, clean skin that is also moisturized, masks with charcoal will also help cleanse the skin of impurities.

If you have the time, try making a DIY facial mask or “face pack” with ingredients like honey, milk and oatmeal. Though it may seem a bit odd putting these items on your face, they have a lot of skin-soothing and moisturizing properties that can help greatly with dryness. Consult with the experts at Clearskin about different ingredients and materials that work well on skin!

5. Let the Experts at Clearskin Personalize Your Skin Care! 

Following general skincare tips will help, but if you’re looking for longterm skin moisturization and care that can even repair damage and delay aging, you’ll need some extra personalized assistance. At the Clearskin Institute in Phoenix, our experts are here to listen to your needs and desires for your skin. We’ll then help design a personalized skincare regimen for you and explore possible additional treatment options depending on your specific skin goals. When you’re ready to do more for your skin, give us a call or drop by our office to learn how we can keep you glowing all summer long!


Getting Results with Emsculpt: Building Muscle and Burning Fat

We all want to look and feel our best. But let’s face facts here– it’s not as simple as getting on the treadmill and running a few miles. The ability to shape your body how you want it depends on a wide variety of factors, and one of the most important ones is our genetic makeup. Yes, it is important to follow a healthy diet and get regular exercise, but at the end of the day we cannot change genes! Fortunately, there’s a non-invasive solution that will help tone and sculpt your body to help you finally get the body you’ve always dreamed of.

That solution is Emsculpt.

Though it is a relatively new treatment, Emsculpt is actually the only non-invasive treatment of its kind that is FDA-Cleared to help sculpt and tone the body. In most cases, significant results are first noticed within just weeks of treatment. Stubborn, hard-to-lose fat is reduced, and many people who undergo this treatment also experience additional muscle gain!

So is Emsculpt the right option for you? Here’s what you need to know:

How Emsculpt Works

You can lay down and relax as Emsculpt does all the work! This treatment uses a proprietary technology called “High Intensity Focused Electromagnetic energy” or HIFEM energy. In a nutshell, what this technology does is use this energy to induce supramaximal muscle contractions. Because these kinds of muscle contractions are not typically achievable through regular, voluntary means (as in, with regular exercise) they involve a lot more spasms and burn far more fat that regular muscle movements. At the end of the treatment, many people feel like they just had a major workout session.

According to data collected by the Emsculpt manufacturer (BTL Industries), most people see an average of 16 percent increase in muscle mass. Average overall satisfaction rates were also reported at 96 percent!

Who is the Ideal Candidate for Emsculpt?

The truth is that just about anyone can benefit from Emsculpt treatment, though individual results will vary depending on the person’s fat and muscle levels.

For those who want to achieve a truly sculpted, muscular look with minimal visible body fat, there should be no more than an inch of pinch-able body fat on the targeted area. That said, just about anyone who chooses Emsculpt can still see significant toning and sculpting that can result in an overall slimmer and more fit appearance.

What Areas of the Body Does Emsculpt Work On?

Emsculpt technology can be used to target a variety of areas. The most commonly-targeted areas include the stomach and abs, upper arms, and legs, though it is used for general overall body sculpting as well. It is also worth noting that Emsculpt is the first non-invasive procedure that can be used to tone and firm the buttocks.

How Many Emsculpt Treatment Sessions are Required?

The exact number of treatment sessions that will be required to see significant results will depend on the specific candidate. Because both personal goals and amounts of body fat vary, the number of treatment sessions will be tailored to suit the individual person.

That said, it is recommended that candidates go for a minimum of four 30-minute treatment sessions in order to see any results. These sessions should be scheduled two to three days apart from each other, and many people report experiencing results right after treatment. More significant results are usually seen with two to four weeks of the last treatment session. Follow-up sessions may be scheduled later on depending on the person’s personal needs and goals.

Is there Any Recovery Time With Emsculpt?

We’ll just jump right into answering this one– There’s no recovery time!

See, no anesthesia is necessary, and the person undergoing Emsculpt is wide awake throughout the treatment. It’s easily one of the most effortless cosmetic treatments available today, although many would argue the fact that it has the effects of a really intense workout qualify it as going beyond just “cosmetic”.

Though it is possible that some soreness may occur due to this “workout”, there is no recovery time involved, and nothing that will prevent the person from resuming normal everyday activities immediately afterward. Better yet, because treatment sessions are only 30 minutes long, many people are able to conveniently schedule their Emsculpt treatments on lunch breaks or whenever it works best for them.

Benefits of Cactus Water

Us Arizonan’s are accustomed to seeing cacti everywhere we go. But what is cactus water?
You might have noticed an influx of cactus water in your skincare products. This is because cactus water has a high concentration of electrolytes. These electrolytes protect the skin from sun damage and collagen loss.

Okay, fine, the thought of taking a prickly cactus to your face doesn’t exactly scream self care and relaxation. But, there’s a reason those little guys thrive in the desert’s dry air: they’re full of ultra-hydrating H2O that sustains them over during long dry spells.

We’ve seen a surge in cactus water-based skincare lately, and as summer fades to fall, my skin (and my dating profile…it’s cuffing season, y’all) is getting seriously thirsty. So to separate fact from fad, I tapped celebrity dermatologist Dr. Lily Talakoub of McLean Deramtology & Skincare Center for her expert opinion.

So what’s all the hype about?

Dr. Lily Talakoub: Cactus water contains a much higher concentration of electrolytes to hydrate the skin, and rich antioxidants that help prevent UV damage. Look for prickly pear cactus as an ingredient, it’s the only cactus that has a blend of multiple antioxidants, vitamins, and electrolytes. They protect the skin against sun damage, aging and collagen loss.


“Acne prone skin can benefit from the antibacterial properties of cactus oil.”

What skin types are best suited for cactus water?

DL: All skin types can benefit from cactus water skincare. Dry, dehydrated skin can benefit from the electrolytes that hold water and moisture in the skin, and acne prone skin can benefit from the antibacterial properties of cactus oil. Meanwhile, people with sensitive skin can benefit from the calming vitamins and nutrients in cactus oil.

Cactus water drinks are a big trend right now. Can drinking cactus water be good for your skin too?

DL: Similar to drinking Gatorade, the electrolytes replete lost electrolytes from the body after a heavy workout and help retain moisture in the skin. In general, it can help keep the body and skin more hydrated than drinking water alone.

Do you have any favorite cactus water-infused beauty products?

DL: Boscia cactus water moisturizer is amazing! It is so hydrating and leaves the skin soft and supple.

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Inexpensive Skincare that is Dermatologist-Approved

It can be difficult to find skincare products that not only work with your skin, but fit within your budget. Although it tends to be worth it to spend the extra amount on skincare, there are a few instances where a drug store product is extremely similar and can ultimately do the same thing. This article breaks down the best dermatologist-approved products that you can add into your skincare routine.

From picking the perfect wedding dress and shoes to splurging on just the right hairpiece, your bridal look can get expensive. But luckily, your skincare routine doesn?t have to be. In fact, you can get that bridal glow right at your drugstore with a daily skincare routine full of affordable, dermatologist-approved skincare products.

While you should head to the dermatologist at least six months before the big day for a consultation and start specialized skincare treatments (such as laser treatments or microdermabrasion) at least three months in advance, you can start revamping your daily regimen ASAP with just a stroll through the drugstore aisles. We reached out to dermatologists for their expert opinions on the best drugstore skincare products. Read on to see their top recommendations!


Best Pregnancy Skincare Products

Skincare during pregnancy can be tough. Especially if you deal with hormonal breakouts, dry skin, oily skin — you name it, it can happen! 2018 has been a huge year for skincare. With that comes a bunch of recommended products:

(Before using any products, please speak with your doctor to confirm that they are safe to use during your pregnancy.)

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Being pregnant is (of course) a joy, but it also means giving up some fun foods (sushi, cold-cuts, wine) and activities (high-intensity workouts) for nine months. Pregnant women also have to be careful about their skin-care, particularly because several ingredients that disrupt the skin barrier ? effective acne-fighting ingredients like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid or fine-line diminishers like retinoids ? are exactly the things doctors would urge patients to avoid. That can be bad news to moms-to-be, whose acne and other skin conditions may get worse during this period. To find the best alternatives based on skin?s needs, we spoke to five dermatologists about what ingredients to absolutely avoid during pregnancy and the best products to tackle problems like acne. Says Dr. Jennifer MacGregor of Union Square Dermatology: ?Regardless of your skin issue, get a recommendation from your dermatologist and check with your OB before trying to conceive, or as soon as you find out you are pregnant.?

The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%


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Unfortunately, retinoids (and retinols), the Vitamin A?derived holy-grail ingredient that works wonders on both acne and fine lines by promoting skin-cell turnover, are considered unsafe to use during pregnancy. So how should pregnant women address acne if many go-to products contain retinoids and salicylic acids? All five of our experts recommended azelaic acid, a topical that is used for acne and rosacea. It works by killing bacteria found in pores and also decreases the production of keratin. Dr. Michelle Park of Washington Square Dermatology thinks it?s fantastic because it has dual properties: not only is it great for acne, ?but it also basically stops the production of pigment in the skin.? MacGregor agrees and says that ?Azelaic acid has a subtle brightening effect.? Although typically prescribed by doctors (under the name Finacea, for example), azelaic acid can also be found over the counter. Try this ?multifunctional brightening formula? by The Ordinary.

Acnomel Adult Acne Medication Cream


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In addition to azelaic acid, New York dermatologist Dr. Cybele Fishman says that pregnant women can use ?topical erythromycin (prescription) and all over-the-counter topical sulfur, topical zinc, and topical niacinamide treatments.? Fishman recommends this sulfur-based acne medication called Acnomel, as well as this niacinamide and zinc blemish treatment from The Ordinary.

Acropass Trouble Cure


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As is the hot new product from Acropass. But be careful: The Acropass patch is a two-step process that includes sanitizing the blemish with a swab soaked in salicylic acid, so Park advises skipping that part and using regular alcohol instead. The microneedles are safe, too. (Microneedling in general is considered safe during pregnancy, but other procedures like Botox and fillers are not.)

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel


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Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs) are both popular types of skin exfoliants, but according to MacGregor, ?They disrupt the skin barrier and enhance penetration of other topicals including botanicals and other untested substances.? While she advises that it?s best to avoid them, there wasn?t a general consensus among the derms we spoke to on what types of acids within each category were safe. Some doctors advised avoiding them altogether (salicylic acid is a BHA, for example), while others, like Fishman, said that certain acids like glycolic, lactic, malic, and mandelic acids, are okay to use. Hyaluronic acid, though, is just fine. Park likes Neutrogena?s Hydro Boost gel cream, which contains hyaluronic acid. ?Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in our body?s tissues that?s naturally there anyway, so it?s not like introducing a foreign chemical,? she says. ?It has a lot of benefits of moisturizing and plumping up the skin, which can fight fine lines. It?s just an overall great moisturizer.?

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5


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Strat beauty writer Rio Viera-Newton also wrote about her favorite hyaluronic acid products. Check out this affordable ?supersmooth, plumping? serum from The Ordinary that has ?all the deeply hydrating and moisturizing effects of a fancy serum, but at the best price ever.?

Glytone Enhance Brightening Complex


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For another face cream that contains the benefits of exfoliating acid, there?s Enhance Brightening Complex from Glytone. It?s one of Park?s favorite moisturizers and contains both azelaic acid and glycolic acid, which she says is fine to use during pregnancy. ?They help both with acne but also to even out skin tone.?

EltaMD UV Physical Broad Spectrum SPF 41 Sunscreen


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For pregnant women looking for a safe and simple skin-care routine that will help to minimize acne flare ups, Dr. Arielle Nagler of NYU Langone recommends ?embracing good hygiene, like using gentle cleansers to remove makeup all the time,? and getting the occasional facial with extractions. For MacGregor, the best regimen includes ?a gentle cleanser, topical vitamin C, and a mineral SPF moisturizer.? She loves Elta 41 and Elta 44. (Park and Nagler also recommend choosing a physical sunscreen over a chemical one.) ?A good, bland moisturizer for evening is best,? she adds.

Cerave Moisturizing Cream for Normal to Dry Skin


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For Dr. Nava Greenfield of Schweiger Dermatology Group in Brooklyn, moisturizers that are not anti-aging, which she says would likely contain an acid, are fine to use during pregnancy. She recommends Cerave moisturizer and SkinCeuticals? Triple Lipid cream, which she cautions is pricey. She also recommends Revision Skincare?s Hydrating Serum.

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum


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?Vitamin C is something I love to use in pregnancy or not,? says Park. ?Used in conjunction with sunscreen, it not only has properties that boost collagen production and has a retinol-like effect, but also works as an antioxidant that helps fight sun damage.? Try this Rio-approved formula from Drunk Elephant, which, though expensive, Newton calls ?one of the best vitamin-C serums I?ve ever used, and I?ve used a lot. It?s incredible for brightening and making your skin look clean and radiant.?

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Why are your skincare products so expensive?

We all wonder what is behind the expensive price tags of those pricey skincare regimens being sold at department and beauty stores. While each product is different and contains different ingredients, there are a few key areas that quickly rack up the price of a product. Whether you are talking about a serum or face mask, it is important to understand what is inside your products!

White truffles boast of a high price tag due to their rarity, according to Shannon Dunn, Eco Beauty editor and “Green Your Routine” life-stylist and coach. They are found only in the wild, primarily in Northern Italy and for just one pound, you can expect to pay up to $10,000.

They are remarkable for aiding in hyperpigmentation, Dr. Green told INSIDER.

“Since their Vitamin C content is so high, they’re effective in fading dark spots. They are also composed of Vitamins B3, B6, and B12. These vitamins repair damaged skin and prevent dry and irritated skin,” Dr. Green said.

Plus, they help with reducing inflation and minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, she added, because of their fatty acid content. You can find white truffle in masks, eye creams, moisturizers, and serums.


Is your skin dehydrated?

Most of us understand the detrimental impacts of not drinking enough water on our overall health. But have you ever thought about the effects it has on your skin? Yes, you could have dry skin as it is, but is there an underlying issue of not enough water consumption? Here are a few tips on how to treat and heal dehydrated skin!

During a recent facial, I listed my main skin concern as breakouts, and after a skin analysis, the aesthetician kindly let me know I’m not actually suffering from acne. And although I was pretty sure about the congestion (it is my face, after all), I was open to her explanation. Turns out, my skin is severely dehydrated, which came as a surprise, as I’d generally considered my skin to be oily or, at the very least, combination. But don’t be fooled: The skin can be both oily and dehydrated ? a new type of combination skin, if you will.

“Dry skin is characterized by fewer oil-producing glands on the face and body,” says Ross C. Radusky, a board-certified dermatologist at SoHo Skin & Laser Dermatology. “Dehydrated skin, on the other hand, is a lack of water, not oil. So you can actually have an oily complexion but still have dehydrated skin.”

Most of us understand the negative impacts of dehydration on our overall health, but who knew it had the potential to wreak such visible havoc on our faces? In order to understand the difference between overall dryness and dehydration, I consulted a few experts, who share the three steps to healthy, hydrated skin.

Step 1: Diagnosis

Basically, dryness refers to a skin type, and dehydration refers to a skin condition. “Dry skin lacks oil because it produces less sebum than normal skin, and the lack of sebum means the skin is without the lipids it needs to retain moisture and to build a strong barrier to protect against external aggressors,” says Tata Harper, organic skin-care mogul and founder of Tata Harper Skincare. “Dehydrated skin does not have enough water. Dehydration is caused by many external factors, but the most common are weather, environment, diet, and caffeine consumption, all of which can result in diminished water content within the skin.”

A good test, says Radusky, is to pinch your cheek. If it’s wrinkling with gentle pressure instead of holding its shape, your skin cells are desperate for water. He also notes that dehydrated skin will feel tight, look dull in the mirror, and you may notice more exaggerated wrinkles, or ones in places you don’t remember having them, along with more exaggerated dark circles beneath your eyes.

“Common signs of dehydrated skin include redness, lots of congestion, and inflammation,” adds Kate Somerville, paramedical aesthetician and founder of Kate Somerville Skincare.

Dry skin, on the other hand, tends to be uncomfortable, flaky, and itchy. The worst areas are typically near the eyebrows and around the corners of the nose and mouth. On the body, common trouble areas include the neck, the inside of the arms, and the thighs. “When things are at their worst, rubbing the skin might sound like grinding fine sandpaper,” explains Radusky. “And it isn’t snowing in your bathroom, but rather dried flakes of skin are falling.”

Step 2: Treatment

For dry skin, there are a number of ways to soothe parched complexions (i.e. amping up your antioxidant intake and reducing the number of acids in your routine). Dehydration, on the other hand, is a different story. While hydration is key if you’re suffering from dehydrated skin, there are a few other at-home treatment options to consider, too.


“My favorite tip is exfoliating,” says Francesca Fusco, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “As dead skin builds up, it can diminish the absorption of moisturizers.” She recommends exfoliating at least once a week to remove dead skin cells, which “allows your moisturizer to work better.”

Add a Serum to Your Routine

“To hydrate the skin, aim for serums and apply these before any moisturizer,” says Radusky. “Serums are not moisturizers and vice-versa.” He recommends finding a serum with hyaluronic acid, which is the same ingredient used in many fillers.

Your skin naturally produces hyaluronic acid, but supplementing via skin care is key for addressing dehydration, says Radusky. He recommends products that contain hyaluronic acid stimulators, like The Ordinary. Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 or products containing avocado peptides, which boost your skin’s ability to produce its own hyaluronic acid.

Use a Heavier Moisturizer at Night

“Even though we’re shielded from the harsh outdoor climate, heated dry air causes us to naturally lose moisture while we sleep,” says Radusky. “Use a heavier oil-free and non-comedogenic moisturizer at night to counteract this.” We like Sunday Riley’s Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream, which is formulated with hydrating hyaluronic acid and exfoliating papaya enzymes to pump moisture back into the skin ? all while you sleep.

Pay Attention to the Seasons

Temperature and humidity changes can really affect the way your skin looks and behaves, says Radusky. “Winter is particularly harsh as cold, low humidity air can cause skin to dry out and become itchy, cracked and irritated,” he says. “Cold air also tightens pores, reduces circulation, and reduces sebum production.” Low humidity, hot showers, and central heat also contribute to skin dehydration, which is why it’s so important to create a winter-specific regimen to soothe weather-worn skin.

Fortunately, Radusky adds, the atmosphere holds more water in the spring and summer, providing that extra boost of water to our skin. But too much direct sunlight can cause dehydration, so be extra vigilant with sunscreen. (We recommend these new summer launches for the most UV protection.)

Drink Water

It might seem obvious, but it’s important to mention that drinking water is important. “Internal hydration is vital,” says Radusky. “Drink plenty of fluids, and eat water-rich fruits and vegetables and essential fatty acids.” He recommends starting the day off with a green juice made of celery, spinach, and cucumber, for example.

Radusky recommends eight glasses of water per day, but to remember eight is just an average. “That Pilates and spinning class will cause you to burn through much more water, especially on the skin where sweating will worsen dehydrated skin,” he says.

Consider a Humidifier

“Consider putting a humidifier in your office or home to keep the air adequately humid so your skin doesn’t release moisture to the air,” says Fusco.

Step 3: Maintenance

Dry skin is an inherent skin condition that will sustain for most of your life, explains Somerville, whereas dehydration is more of a state your skin is in that you can fix. “When we think of water weight elsewhere on the body, we think of bloating and swelling,” says Radusky. “It’s the same thing on our skin. When hydrated, our skin cells swell, and this can be a great thing. It minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and generally makes us look less tired.”

A dehydrated state can be corrected relatively quickly by drinking fluids, says Fusco. But for a quick pick-me-up, keep a facial mist (like the Herbivore Botanicals Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Hydrating Face Mist) handy throughout the day, and use a moisturizing mask (try the Paula’s Choice Rehydrating Moisture Mask) weekly to replenish skin’s moisture.

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Kim Zolciak-Biermann’s Biggest Skincare Secret

Celebrity skin care routines are almost taboo and are not always shared with the public. Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Kim Zolciak-Biermann, shares her biggest secret — laser treatments! Kim went public with a fresh face pre-laser treatment and discussed her routine which occurs approximately four times a year!


    1. Kim Zolciak, 40, looks different as she visits her dermatologist to get laser treatment for ‘flushing and redness’  Daily Mail

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Kim Kardashian West’s favorite skincare products

With your skin being the largest organ in the body, the routine you use daily is important. Kim Kardashian West is known for her dewey, clear and ultimately “perfect” skin. Although her routine will cost you a pretty penny, being able to look into her beauty cabinet shows just how serious she takes her regimen.


    1. 7 Anti-Aging Products Kim Kardashian Stocks in Her Bathroom Cabinet  InStyle

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