Being honest with yourself and without shame, how many of you read a magazine article, blog post, or celebrity endorsement and read about the "upcoming product" or "the must-have for your skin!" and either obsessively researched about that one thing or, you end up buying it because you trust them? Or maybe your boss suggested you try this skincare line or your cousin swears by this one mask that cured everything with her skin so you must own it! Eventually, your bathroom is filled with products that may or not be expired? If any of these sounds like you, I must look at your face! Let me explain:
As a licensed aesthetician it is my job to understand skin types, and skin conditions and what best will help your skin be healthy but also what will help you achieve your skin goals. Every skin is different and it is important to understand what a skin analysis is and why you need one.
1.) A skin analysis is when I take a look at your skin from under my magnifying lamp and break down the skin into zones. Eyes, cheeks, chin, jawline, temples, nose, forehead, neck and decollete all are their own zones and a lot of times, need to be treated differently.
2.) There are many things that can affect the skin that we talk about during the skin analysis that Youtube blogger or celebrity may not take into consideration:
- What medications or supplements are you taking?
- What is your job?
- Are you pregnant or breastfeeding, or going through menopause?
- How did you treat your skin in your teen years?
- What are your allergies and sensitives?
- What are you currently using on your skin?
- What climate do you live in?
- How often are you traveling and what does that schedule look like?
These are just a few of the many questions we go over during the skin analysis to help me best determine how to proceed.
3.) A skin analysis will follow with customized product recommendations for at-home care and a treatment plan that will work best for you. These recommendations will most likely change with the change of seasons as well as if any specific lifestyle changes occur such as hormonal changes, moving to a new climate, changes to medications or simply, your skincare goals change.
I started my skincare journey as a teenager with the mentality, "if it hurts it's working!" and "that celebrity has beautiful skin so I MUST do everything they do!" Well, guess what - what works for them may not work for me, and that is okay! The newest and greatest may be new and great but if it isn't good for your specific skin, why do it? That's where I come in, I can look at your face and tell you if that's good for you or not. We all have our own journeys, let me help you with yours.
Schedule your complimentary skin analysis with me at Spa Western and let's get you on track, starting with me looking at your face!