Did you know that the inside of an average Minnesotan home is drier than the Sahara desert in the winter?
As soon as Midwest temperatures begin to drop and we crank up the indoor heat, the vital moisture in the air of our homes vanishes. This decrease in moisture levels can make our skin suffer, especially if you already have a dry skin type. Luckily, the Refinery Skin Clinic’s SkinMedica® physician-grade skincare line offers a comprehensive array of moisturizers to give your skin some much-needed winter relief!
Dry VS. Dehydrated Skin
Have you ever had oily AND flaky skin at the same time? Maybe you assumed that your skin was flaking because it was lacking moisture so you applied a thick, rich moisturizer only to find that it made you break out. There is a difference between skin that feels depleted and tight because it’s lacking water, and skin that feels that way because it is lacking oil. Dehydrated skin can be oily and flaky because it needs to be quenched with water. Dry skin, in turn, needs oil and needs to replenished with rich ceramides and oil-based moisture. Understanding this difference is essential to choosing the right skincare products to treat your winter skin!
*Not sure if your skin is dehydrated or dry? Book a consultation with one of our Advanced Practice Estheticians to help you identify your skin type and skin condition!
All skin types and conditions can benefit from the ingredient hyaluronic acid (HA). Hyaluronic acid works by binding up to 40 times its weight in water to your skin’s surface. Dry skin is frequently dehydrated as well and needs the moisture that hyaluronic acid can supply plus oil-rich hydration. Oily skin needs moisture that won’t make it OILIER – hyaluronic acid is perfect for this!
SkinMedica® HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator
A sustained release hyaluronic-based hydrator that provides immediate smoothing in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and supports the skin’s natural ability to retain moisture resulting in radiant, rejuvenated tone and texture.
*Flaky lips? Try the HA5® Smooth and Plump Lip System!
A lightweight, non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores), antioxidant-rich moisturizer that provides facial hydration and improves the overall appearance of skin. Wonderful for oilier skin types!
A moderate weight, anti-aging hydrator with Vitamin C that helps nourish, hydrate, and rejuvenate skin. This moisturizer contains a natural lipid ester of retinol that helps keep skin soft and supple while stimulating collagen and elastin production.
A calming, hydrating, moderately rich cream that hydrates as well as refreshes, soothes, and nourishes sensitive skin.
A powerful winter skin moisturizer that hydrates and helps restore your skin’s barrier function and balance.
Contains SkinMedica’s TNS® Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media
Hydroxypropyl Bispalmitamide MEA (Ceramide): Skin barrier agent that helps promote and maintain the moisture mantle of the skin and enhances the skin texture.
An ultra-rich moisturizer that helps prevent moisture loss and improves skin smoothness. A must have for those suffering from severely dry skin during the winter months!