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Summer Skincare: Make Your Skin Beautiful From The Inside Out By Prioritizing Hydration and Nutrition

Posted by Agnes Lussier-Dow NP-PHC on 16 June 2021
Summer Skincare: Make Your Skin Beautiful From The Inside Out By Prioritizing Hydration and Nutrition

Skin Care Is Especially Important In The Summer.

The summer sun can give your skin that fresh sun-kissed glow, but the effects of UV rays and dehydration may not be worth it. The sun's heat can dry out and burn your skin as well as deplete its supply of natural lubricating oils. In short, too much sun can cause very real damage to your skin including reduced elasticity, premature signs of ageing and even skin cancer. While sunscreen forms a protective barrier on the skin and reduces its exposure to harmful UV rays, it isn't enough on its own to achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful skin - that happens from the inside out and starts with two very important elements: hydration and nutrition.

Plenty Of H2O Gives Your Skin A Healthy Glow.

Staying properly hydrated is not only important for your overall health and wellness, it is an important part of skincare, too. This makes sense when you consider that your body is made of up to 60% water. Staying hydrated contributes to healthy, radiant skin in two significant ways:

Improving Your Skin's Elasticity: Water is one of the key components of collagen and, as you may know, collagen is one of the primary contributors to your skin's elasticity. Unfortunately, as skin ages or when it is damaged by too much sun exposure, collagen production can slow down. Drinking plenty of water helps to restore your skin's elasticity and gives it a fresh, healthy appearance.

Helping To Flush Skin-Dulling Toxins: Whether you know it or not, you are exposed to hundreds of toxins on a daily basis. Your body has systems in place to eliminate these toxins and water plays a significant role in all of them.

How Much Water Is Enough?

For the average adult woman, drinking a total of about 2.5 litres of water daily is recommended for optimal hydration. While you will get as much as 20% of that total amount from the food you eat, the rest comes from drinks so make sure to fill up those water bottles throughout your day.


Two glasses being filled with water on a wooden table in the summer sun.

IV Therapy For Hydration And Summer Skincare

If you struggle to drink your daily 8 glasses of water, you're not alone. In the summer, when you may need a few extra glasses, staying properly hydrated can seem especially challenging. IV Therapy is a wonderful option for giving yourself a hydration boost - and more!

IV Therapy was originally used in hospitals to deliver fluids and medications to the very sick. However, approximately 50 years ago the use of IV Therapy began to evolve with the creation of the "Myers Cocktail", an intravenous solution created by physician John Myers, that was used to treat health conditions like fatigue, infections, and depression. Today, IV Therapy infusions not only provide you with a significant boost in hydration, but they can also offer different combinations of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.

Radiance: An Optimal IV Infusion For Healthy Skin

In my practice, we use a selection of IV solutions created by the team of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and chemists at Farsk Health Canada. One of the IV infusions that is particularly effective for skincare is called Radiance. Radiance is formulated to include key components such as Vitamin E, D, B's, amino acid, selenium, zinc, glycine and proline and was developed to assist in improving dull skin, hyperpigmentation, issues with skin texture, acne and to reduce the signs of ageing.

Nutrition Has A Direct Impact Of The Condition Of Your Skin.

IV Therapy is the perfect example of how hydration and nutrition go hand in hand to create healthy, beautiful skin. By providing the cells with adequate water and nutrients they can thrive. The connection between nutrition and the condition of a person's skin is nothing new. It has been studied and observed by present-day scientists as well as ancient civilizations. 

When it comes to the health and appearance of your skin, Vitamin C, also named L-ascorbic acid, is of particular interest. Vitamin C plays a significant role in "stimulating collagen synthesis and assisting in antioxidant protection against UV-induced photodamage." This is why it is common to see Vitamin C added to topical face creams and serums, however, evidence suggests that getting enough Vitamin C through your diet is actually a more effective way of helping your skin become and remain healthy and refreshed. The following chart shows a variety of foods that are particularly rich in Vitamin C.


Graphic listing foods rich in Vitamin C


Applying Vitamins And More Directly To The Skin With Mesotherapy

Developed in 1952 by Michel Pistor, a doctor in France, Mesotherapy is a rejuvenation technique that uses micro-injections of vitamins, enzymes, antioxidants, and plant extracts to rejuvenate and tighten the skin, among other things. The solution used in your treatment is formulated specifically for you to address your skin conditions. Mesotherapy is most commonly requested by clients looking to refresh and rejuvenate their skin by:

  • fading wrinkles and lines
  • tightening loose skin
  • lightening pigmented skin

Because mesotherapy allows for active ingredients to be deposited directly into the lower layers of your skin, it is very successful in correcting skin damage caused by underlying issues like poor circulation and inflammation.

Eating Well And Drinking Plenty Of Water Should Be Part Of Your Summer Skincare Routine

Wearing sunscreen and using high-quality, toxin-free skincare products is still an important part of summer skincare but, if you are looking to prioritize healthy skin this summer, you can start from the inside out by prioritizing hydration and nutrition. Eat the rainbow, focus on incorporating foods high in Vitamin C, and ensure you are getting enough water - especially on those hot days. If hydration and nutrition are tricky for you to manage through diet alone, consider giving your skin a summer boost with an IV Therapy or mesotherapy treatment.

Hydration and nutrition are two core building blocks of achieving healthy, radiant skin this summer. Are you looking for a boost to get that healthy, summer glow? Contact me today.

Author:Agnes Lussier-Dow NP-PHC
Tags:IV TherapySeasonal HealthSkin Care