Ninety-eight percent of us have dehydrated skin. Even those who believe they have oily skin can be dehydrated. You can tell if dehydration is an issue for you if you have areas of flaky skin, skin tightness, blotchy or reddened areas, a dull complexion, difficulty in applying makeup or adult acne. Those with oily skin still need a good moisturizer. Moisturizers come in many types and price points. A good moisturizer needs to be able to maintain the protective barrier of the skin. Ingredients that protect the skin from free radical damage, retain moisture in the cell, limit irritation and enhance healthy cell production need to be part of a good moisturizer. Drier skin types might do well with a lotion or cream based formula, such as SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel or iS Clinical PolyVitamin. Those with oily or blemish prone skin might benefit from a hydrating serum like Replenish Night Renewal, SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Interrupter or iS Clinical Youth. Your aesthetician can recommend which one is best for you. All of these products are available at Phases Skin Care and Laser Center.
Another excellent moisturizing product is a Purigenex mask. This is a collagen mask with a serum base that works well with all skin types. The mask is very hydrating and the benefits can be seen and felt immediately. It works well for anyone who wants to prevent and repair their skin from aging, sun damage, discoloration and acne scarring. Regular use boosts the skin’s own collagen and makes it appear plumper, smoother, more supple and more youthful. Our aestheticians recommend application of a Purigenex mask following a Vibradermabrasion facial.
Dr. Jan Turkle