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Understanding your skin.



We all want that picture perfect, flawless skin right? And we ask ourselves, what is it I should be using? why is this product so expensive but doing NOTHING for my skin? It has such good reviews, it must be the best for my skin, right? We have advertisements EVERYWHERE... whether it's on a Television advert or scrolling through Social Media and you see your favourite influencers or celebrities recommending a product or brand and you think.. I NEED THIS! and then later to discover actually.. my skin concerns haven't disappeared OR even worse, you have gained a different skin condition. It can get very confusing sometimes to know what we should be using for our skin's type, and our skin conditions, without knowing what your skins type and conditions, you may be using the wrong products for your skin.



SKIN TYPE V SKIN CONDITIONS



Your SKIN TYPE is the skin you are born with, your ethnicity and genetics. You can determine your skin type by looking at your pores. You CANNOT minimise your pores, they are determined at birth and you cannot change the size BUT certain products can MINIMIZE the appearance of your pores.

Skin type is based on how much oil is produced in your oil glands, so have a look at your skin and your pores, if your pores and more enlarged it means your skin is more likely to secrete oil, meaning more oily skin, if you have minimal pores your skin is going to produce less oil, meaning your skin would be on the dry side, as shown in the diagram above there are four different skin types, NORMAL, OILY, DRY & COMBINATION. Which one are you?


Your SKIN CONDITIONS on the other hand can change throughout your life due to EXTERNAL and INTERNAL factors, you are NOT born with a skin condition!


This could be due to a list of things, let's bullet point...


INTERNAL

  • Lack of sleep

  • Smoking

  • Medications or Drugs

  • Lack of exercise/movement

  • Alcohol

  • Caffeine

  • Stress

  • Hormones and Menopause

  • Dehydration

EXTERNAL

  • Sun damage ( Are you exposing your skin to harmful rays? Not wearing SPF?)

  • Environment/Pollution

  • Climate (when you change climate or go on holidays you see changes in your skin)

  • Poor skin care routine/Using the WRONG skin care products

  • Hygiene and skin maintenance

There are many factors in your life that can change your skin conditions, some we cannot control, but some we definitely can!


Here is a list of a few different skin conditions...

  • Acne

  • Rosacea

  • Sensitivities

  • Comedones

  • Dehydration

  • Sun Damage

  • Hyper Pigementation

  • Hypo Pigmentaition

  • Irritation


IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW, YOUR SKIN TYPE SHOULDNT BE A SKIN CONDITION!


IT SHOULDN'T BE SOMETHING THAT DEEPLY EFFECTS AND BOTHERS YOU BECAUSE... IT CAN BE CONTROLLED! Maybe you just don't know how yet...


if you are a dry skin type but taking care of your skin correctly... you should not be suffering with dryness.


If you have a oily skin type and your balancing your skin correctly, you should not be suffering with breakouts, blemishes & blackheads....





A few things you can do to make sure your looking after your skin at home

  • Wash your make up brushes often, especially the ones you use daily, they carry lots of bacteria.

  • Change your pillow cases often. ( Silk Pillow cases are the best for skin and hair)

  • Drink Plenty of water to keep skin hydration levels up!

  • Eat healthily! (whatever your putting internal is going to project external)

  • Keep a consistent skin care routine (Miracles do not happen overnight)

  • Make sure you know what your using on your skin and ask a professional for advice if you are unsure.

  • Come for regular facials every 6-8 weeks)

  • Remember don't believe everything you read online... most COSMETIC brands have a lot of parabens and perfumes in their products.


Thank you for reading. I offer complimentary skin consultations and if you have any questions regarding your skin, I am here to help you. Please have a look at the range of different Facials I have to offer that can kick start your FLAWLESS looking skin today!


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