As summer slowly comes to a close, DNDYmag is taking a moment to reminisce about one of our summer desert shoots.

With its echoing canyons and painted sunsets, there was so much to be inspired by in the desert. Some of the best parts of the desert are the flora & fauna that have developed and adapted over thousands of years to sustain life in one of the harshest environments on the planet. Water serves as fuel to most organisms, and in hot, arid climates you have to be resourceful when it comes to finding hydration. Drinking water hydrates from the inside out, plumps the skin and removes toxins from the body, leaving the skin radiant and smooth. After that, skincare can provide topical relief of the tightness and discomfort caused from excess dryness.

Read more about our desert shoot with model, JT, and how cacti play a part in hydrated skin.