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My name is Kaylie! I started blogging over four years ago with the intention to show women that style comes in all shapes and sizes! After taking a trip to India last year, I re-branded The Sweltering Sweater into an ethical fashion blog. I want my readers to feel good about the clothes they're wearing, as well as where they came from! 

Pamper Your Mom This Mother's Day With Refinery Skin Clinic!

Pamper Your Mom This Mother's Day With Refinery Skin Clinic!

Mother's Day is two days away! If you're in panic mode because you don't know what to get your mama, or you want to get something meaningful for her while also keeping a budget in mind (shout out to my college students), you should check out The Refinery Skin Clinic

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The Refinery is a women owned and operated business that was started in August 2017 by Tracey Rudolph Lakin and Rebecca Suess. After working together for many years, they wanted to branch off on their own and create a space where women could come together, catch up, relax and leave feeling confident about themselves, inside and out. 

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From the minute we walked in the door until we left, the ladies at The Refinery made us feel special. After giving us a tour of their beautiful facility, we changed into robes and slippers and went to the relaxation room. From there, mama O and I were split up. Because The Refinery is a MediSpa, ma and I chose to split so we could give an accurate evaluation of the services that The Refinery has to offer. My mom went with a medical spa treatment where she had dermablading  and dermalinfusion done, while I went the more traditional spa route with a massage, cupping, facial and dermablading. 

Dermablading is a treatment I would recommend for women of all skin types. I have had pretty healthy and smooth skin for most of my life, but I do tend to load on the makeup for events, so I wanted to get rid of the pile up on the surface. My mom and I both tend to have drier skin, so smoothing away the vellus hair and dead skin was also beneficial to achieving a healthier look. 

Dermalinfusion is non-invasive and extracts from and exfoliates the skin while also infusing condition-specific serums back in. Because of the moisture it puts back into the skin and the 70% plumping affect it adds, this service is really wonderful for women with dry skin or those who want to even out the wrinkles in their face and give it a youthful glow.

The Massage was used to help relax my body while also working out the tension I have held in my back and shoulders after working retail. Because my job as a merchandiser has been mostly physical work, there were solidified sections in my back that needed to be undone. Cupping is done to work out tight knots that could be cutting off nerve function and circulation within the body. It looks pretty wild, but don't let it alarm you! It isn't painful and in the end it released muscles in my back that hadn't felt movement in years. Afterwards, you will have slight circular bruises on the back that will last 2-3 days, but again is not sore. 

Thank you again to the incredible workers at The Refinery Skin Clinic for collaborating with me on this blog post. Mama O and I had a wonderful time and have felt amazing since our appointment. The Refinery hosts free monthly educational events, and it's a fun place to bring your girls for a spa night. If you would like to treat your mom this Mother's Day, or want to "treat yoself" after a long work week, mention The Sweltering Sweater for a 10% discount on your next service!

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