What Skin type do you THINK you are?

What skin type are you?

In skin care one size does not fit all so its really important you examine your skin to determine what skin type you are and any problems you may have

Firstly you need to determine what skin type you are?

  • Normal
  • Normal / Combination
  • Oily
  • Dry
  • Sensitive
  • Acne

Then you may be prone to skin conditions that occur infrequently and skin care one size does not fit all so its really important you examine your skin and look out for signs like

  • Dryness
  • Flakey skin
  • Patchy areas
  • Premature ageing
  • Dehydration
  • Black heads / white heads
  • Open pores
  • Oily T zone
  • Acne / rosacea
  • Occasional breakouts (time of the month)
  • Sensitiveness
  • sensitized areas

Then once you have gathered your thoughts there are 2 things to think about firstly do you have basics to start your skin care? and second you need to be aware that you skin is changing all the time! so for example one of the most common problems I come across in the treatment room during the winter months and festive period when your skin can take a battering is dehydrated, your skin can become dryer than normal it can feel slightly itchy and flakey, but if in your current skin care routine you never use a face mask at home it can be one simple thing you do that can have a really big impact, then this will help to rehydrate your skin and reduce your skin condition, you may still always have dry skin but it will help to reduce the side effects the condition brings.

Word of warning! Avoid cheep highly perfumed face masks or those that have lots of colorants in them, take advice from your skin care therapist on what is the best mask for your skin.

If your feeling adventurous you can have a go at making your own mask! Google is one of my favorite virtual play grounds where you can find information about anything just type in a search home made face mask then add it another key word matching one of your needs like dry skin or acne click search and hey-presto google will fill your head full of wonderful recipes to get you started, I am a little reluctant to post a link as it is not maybe something we have tried and tested, but email me and let me know how you get on if you do have a play!

You can always pop in to see me in the Salon for your FREE facemapping and skin analysis this may also help you to kick start those good habits going

Hope this helps to inspire you enough to get you started into a new routine for the rest of your life

Lisa x

Dermalogica skin care therapist and retailer





Skin care. Where to start?

Where to start is probably one of the most common questions I get asked about by my clients, and for me finding out about their current skin care routine answers many questions, but before anyone starts to focus on an achievable skin care routine then they need to go through everything they own, cleansers, toners, exfoliators, masks and moisturisers.  It really doesnt’ matter if you don’t use them all what actually does matter is that you create a skin care routine that you are happy with and gets you results! So where do you start?

  1. Empty cupboards/draws/shelves of cleansers, toners, exfoliators, masks and moisturisers.
  2. Check expiry dates, if out of date then throw away.
  3. Does it work? if the product isn’t getting you the results you want then either give away or throw away.
  4. See what you need?  Whats left when you have sorted out what you do have, Basics! a cleanser and a moisturiser are the minimum required.

So this is where we start, once we have cleared the cupboards its time to learn what we need to do next!

Lisa x