How Dehydration Affects Your Hair & Skin

Staying hydrated is important for optimal health for your entire body including your hair and skin.

The average adult human body is about 60 percent water. Skin alone contains 63 percent water. Water is required for our cells to transport nutrients and minerals throughout our bodies.

When you don’t drink enough water, you become dehydrated. Dehydration prevents your body from eliminating toxins through your skin, which in turn makes your skin more susceptible to skin problems and disorders, such as dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, discoloration, and even premature wrinkling. Assuming these issues were caused by dehydration, they can be improved over time with proper hydration, according to WebMD.

According to Dr. Julian Seifter, a kidney specialist and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, healthy people should get 30 to 50 ounces of water per day (about 1 to 1.5 liters), but not all at once.

Tips to stay hydrated:

  • Drink a lot of water (30-50 ounces per day)
  • Eat water dense foods such as fruit
  • Drink coconut water to replace lost electrolytes when you sweat
  • Stay away from salt

Recommended Products to Hydrate Hair & Skin:

“My favorite in the summer is the Dermalogica’s Ultra Calming Mist. Spray a mist on a hot summer day to feel instantly refreshed,” said Minnesota School of Cosmetology’s Campus Director, Jill Hocking. “I would also recommend the Skin Hydrating Masque, a refreshing, moisturizing masque to remedy dry stressed skin. Acid traps moisture to deliver time-released hydration for lasting suppleness.”

Take advantage of our Hydration Package for only $25. Valid until Friday, June 30, 2017.

MSC Grad Places Third in Junior Style Star Competition

Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) graduate, Mukhayyo (Maya) Tursunova placed third at the Junior Style Stars National Hair Competition in the High-Fashion Updo division.

Maya’s High-Fashion Updo.

“We are so proud of Maya!” said Jill Hocking, MSC campus director. “She is a very talented hairstylist and we knew she would thrive in this competition.”

A mannequin was shipped to each competitors school and under strict instructor supervision the competitors had to style their mannequin with a high-fashion updo. Once complete, the competitors were required to submit 5 photos to Junior Style Stars to be judged:  One front (with competition number showing), one back, one left side, one right side and Signature photo. (See photo)

About Junior Style Stars:

Junior Style Stars allows all students, regardless of location, to compete on a completely level playing field, void of all the usual politics. Each competitor competes on the identical mannequin and receives the same photography. All work must be done at the competitor’s beauty school under strict instructor supervision. Judging is done via the internet. There are safeguards in place to insure total honesty.

“Thank you and congratulations on your student making it into the TOP 10 of the Junior Style Stars competition!” said Junior Style Stars Vice President of Operations, Heather Chaffin. “This is an amazing accomplishment!”

MSC Advanced Techniques:

Having the right hairstyle to compliment the art you’ve created is a must! You will receive plenty of experience in mastering the art of hairstyling on a wide range of hair types. MSC has a busy and diverse clinic floor, which allows you to get the vital real-world, hands-on experience you need to be successful in the industry. Some of the hairstyling techniques you’ll learn include:

  • Era-specific styling methods
  • Up-do’s
  • Specialty perm wraps
  • Quick styling methods
  • Celebrity look-alikes
  • Marcel irons
  • Braiding
  • Sew-ins
  • Extensions
  • Weaves
  • Relaxers

Click here to learn more about MSC’s Advanced Techniques.