Dry skin can be frustrating! If misery loves company and you’re in hot pursuit of that miracle moisturizer, you’re not alone. And rest assured the skincare industry feels your pain! Many day spas and medical spas focus on dry skin and its unique requirements. Their menus include hydrating facials that replenish dry skin, leaving it nourished but without an oily residue. These facilities also focus on ensuring that their treatments do not over exfoliate dry skin, which can often be thinner than normal or oily skin.

Most hydrating facials use products that introduce various emollients, humectants and occlusives in all key stages of the facial treatment.

  1. Cleanse

This initial step should not only rid the skin’s surface of dirt and debris, it should begin the hydrating process of the facial treatment.   The products used must be sophisticated; they must nourish and hydrate without harshly stripping the skin of its natural oils.

  • Glycerin – substance found naturally in skin that attracts and retains moisture to help maintain barrier function

 

  1. Tone

After cleansing it’s ideal to tone the skin to prepare it for the remaining treatment steps. This is an opportunity to not only prep the skin, but infuse it with effective hydrating ingredients that will build on the moisture added during cleansing.

  • Supplamine® Patented ingredient to intercept and reverse glycation, inflammation and metabolic oxidation caused by 3DG sugars in the skin, allowing the skin to function at optimal levels, leading to improved moisture levels.
  • ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) – energy source within the cell to drive a number of biological processes such as protein synthesis, another key ingredient that helps skin cells to function at optimal levels.
  • Glycerin – substance found naturally in skin that attracts and retains moisture to help maintain barrier function
  • Hyaluronic Acid is naturally produced by our bodies, however, as we age the production slows down. This humectant attracts and binds 1800 x’s its weight in water and is an ideal ingredient for a hydrating facial.
  • Lemon Peel Extract is a very subtle, yet effective skin conditioner for a hydrating facial.

 

  1. Treatment

Many medical spas and day spas add in specialty treatment products to a Hydrating Facial. These products tend to offer a specific benefit or target a specific area. Eye treatments are very popular. The delicate tissue around the eye can be troublesome for the dry skin type. Adding treatment products for the eye area that contain:

  • Supplamine® Patented ingredient to intercept and reverse glycation, inflammation and metabolic oxidation caused by 3DG sugars in the skin. This will help to improve the appearance of the delicate facial skin around the eye.
  • Shea Butter, natural antioxidant rich emollient to hydrate, nourish and protect.
  • Lilly Flower Extract, another antioxidant that will protect as well as aid in moisture retention.

 

  1. Hydrate

The most crucial step in any Hydrating Facial! This step must include a very sophisticated product with scientific skincare that has the ability to perform the 3 vital functions of a sophisticated moisturizer – attract, bond and trap moisture! Products that contain:

  • Supplamine® Patented ingredient to intercept and reverse glycation, inflammation and metabolic oxidation caused by 3DG sugars in the skin. When the skin is functioning at optimal levels with no inflammation or oxidative stress, it will be able to attract, bond and trap moisture more easily and efficiently.
  • Jojoba Oil, An ideal emollient due to its similarity to the natural oil structure produced by the skin.
  • Squalene, this ingredient hydrates by increasing natural moisture within the skin
  • Shea Butter, natural antioxidant rich emollient to hydrate, nourish and protect.

A Hydrating Facial is sure to help anyone with dry skin find satisfaction so long as these 4 steps use products that are made with the highest quality and effective ingredients. A product line that is scientifically proven effective, with clinical studies to prove its claims that is doctor recommended will be ideal to hydrate and nourish dry skin. If you’d like more information on where you can purchase the MEG 21 with Supplamine® products visit our Locator Page