Visually observing the skin means you can identify conditions not seen by the naked eye.
Once identified an effective treatment plan can be put together, in order to achieve skin health.
Skin Analysis Observations
So what types of things can we observe about our skin?
To see if you have dehydrated skin, or if your skin is lacking in moisture, gently lift the skin on your cheek, with your finger, if horizontal lines are visible chances are your skin is dehydrated.
If not treated, it can lead to premature ageing.
A great way to get an angle on the health of your skin, is to assess the texture.
- Check to see if your skin is coarse or rough, which could indicate it is dry
- If your skin is red or scaly, then it may be sensitised
- If blackheads, pores or shiny skin is a concern, then chances are your skin is oily
To identify what skin conditions are apparent, carry your skin analysis out in a well lit area, or even better in natural light.
Do you suffer from acne?
If so, try to establish the types of acne, you’ll want to know if the acne is active or burnt out, or if any scarring is present.
All of which will determine the treatment program you should be undergoing, this is something you should discuss with your doctor or skin care specialist.
Notice if there is any evidence of the following:
- Age spots
- Uneven skin tone
- Discolouration and the colour
If so is the pigmentation brown, red or white, what is the distribution like?
If solar keratosis is evident, this may present itself as pre-cancerous spots or skin cancer in the future.
So check with your doctor or skin specialist, for peace of mind.
The Naked Truth
By building a solid profile of the health of your skin, you will be better placed, to put together a sound skin care regime.
Which is why I’m always amazed, to find that many salons don’t even carry out a basic skin analysis, frightening really, especially when you begin to get an idea of exactly what needs to be established, before a safe, professional treatment can be performed.
Fortunately, now you are armed with this knowledge, you can be sure to get the most from your beauty treatment.
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