Facial Analysis, how to really understand your skin

Think how lucky you are
That the skin you live in
So beautifully holds the “You” who’s within

As skincare specialists, the reason we believe a facial analysis is so important is twofold.

  • a diagnosis gives you the opportunity, to thoroughly analyse your skin
  • once armed with this knowledge, the skincare specialist is then equipped to perform the best treatment

All of which influences your skin and influences the results.

Facial analysis

During the consultation, these are the type of questions we ask before a facial treatment:

  • do you have any known allergies?
  • do you suffer from digestive problems?
  • are you taking any acne medication?
  • are you suffering from any hormonal issues?
  • are you suffering from fatigue or sleep at all
  • do you suffer from sensitive skin conditions, such as rosacea
  • have you had any past cosmetic treatments, if so what kind and how long ago

If our clients have been taking acne medication, we establish for how long; if it were longer than six months, we wouldn’t treat the skin, this is because acne medication can thin the skin.

Medical questions

We also get a thorough background of our client’s family and medical history.

Hysterectomy

Have they had a hysterectomy and if so were their ovaries removed, did this occur, when they were age 35 or below? The reason we ask is that it can cause premature menopause, which can reduce collagen production.

Chemotherapy

Have they ever had chemotherapy, if so how much and were they below the age of 30? Chemotherapy can also cause premature menopause, as well as stress in the body.

Smoking

We also like to know if they have been a former smoker. This is important because smoking chokes the skin of oxygen, causing premature ageing. It can also prevent important antioxidants and nutrients, getting through to the skin.

Alcohol intake

If our clients drink, we establish how many standard glasses do they have a week? Anything over four glasses stimulates hormones in the skin, known as oestrogen receptors. Interestingly, it can also severely increase the risk of breast cancer.

As harsh as it may sound, we remind our clients that alcohol is a poison and that the body needs to detoxify itself regularly.

Stress

Chronic unrelenting stress can play havoc on the skin and break down collagen. We try to ascertain what our clients stress levels are like and how they deal with stress, we also advise on stress, smoking and alcohol intake, and how it can adversely affect the skin.

The article is your lifestyle sabotaging your looks, discusses how lifestyle factors can affect the body.

If you’re not sure where, to begin with, your skin? Remember that our skin is a living organ that is constantly changing, and we need to treat it as such.

This is why the Naked Chemist product range is all about customisation so that you can treat several skin conditions depending on your skins daily requirements.

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