How IV hydration promotes skin health
Is your skin dry, cracked, bumpy or itchy? And no amount of lotion makes it feel or look better? Welcome to winter in Montana. There’s a lot of that going around.
Hydrating your skin from the inside out is the solution. Only problem is, it’s nearly impossible to drink enough water to truly hydrate our skin. That’s why an intravenous (IV) hydration solution fortified with vitamins is perfect for anyone living in a dry climate. We call it our IV4Beauty treatment.
So what’s in IV4Beauty? Each 500 ml IV drip bag of saline contains magnesium, zinc, glutathione, B complex and vitamin C. All are essential for rehydrating skin, hair and nails, and reducing visible signs of aging, like dry skin and fine lines around the eyes.
We’ll take a look at those components one by one and explain how each gives your skin’s health a huge boost. But first, you should know that when you receive them in an IV drip, your body makes immediate use of at least 90% of the nutrients, instead of the 40-50% you absorb, eventually, by eating or drinking them.
Glutathione, the “master antioxidant,” can slow, stop, and even reverse free radical damage that makes your skin look dull, dry, and older.
“In my opinion, glutathione is the mother of all antioxidants!” holistic health expert Kristin Grayce McGary wrote in OMTimes Magazine. “I consider it absolutely necessary for anti-aging, cancer prevention, heart disease, dementia, general disease prevention and optimal health.”
Vitamin C is another powerful antioxidant that can boost your skin’s health and appearance. It does this by capturing those nasty free radicals caused by oxidative stress in skin tissues (like too much sun), and because it helps produce collagen, which keeps skin supple and smooth. And, as we all know, supple skin is younger-looking skin.
B Vitamin Complex
Vitamin B complex consists of eight B vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12. Each plays a different part in helping our bodies run like well-oiled machines, according to the health and fitness website DailyBurn.
“These essential nutrients help convert our food into fuel, allowing us to stay energized throughout the day. While many of the following vitamins work in tandem, each has its own specific benefits — from promoting healthy skin and hair to preventing memory loss or migraines,” DailyBurn reports.
The vitamin complex in our IV4Beauty treatment includes five of the B vitamins that have the most power to help with dry skin issues.
With its anti-inflammatory and electrolytic properties, magnesium has the power to give your skin that youthful glow, according to Joshua Zeichner, M.D., director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
“Magnesium is necessary for maintenance of a healthy skin barrier, and has been shown to help fight off dry, damaged skin,” Dr. Zeichner told Women’s Health magazine.
A variety of skin problems – including acne, bumpy skin on the back of your arms, spooned fingernails, inflamed cuticles, and more – can be blamed on a zinc deficiency, according to Susan Evans, M.D., a Beverly Hills dermatologist. That’s why zinc is one of the essential ingredients in our IV4Beauty cocktail.
The No. 1 secret to healthy skin? Water!
And by far the quickest, most effective way to rehydrate your cells is with an IV hydration treatment.
“Staying hydrated is your first line of defense against weakness and illnesses, such as colds and the flu – but it’s also your first line of defense against skin that’s starting to look old before its time,” says IV4Wellness medical director Lesley Von Eschen, PA-C.