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What's your skin type

Do you know about half of my clients who come to see me are using the wrong product for their skin type? The products that they use don't give the desired results that they are looking to achieve. There are 5 skin types: Normal, Oily, Dry, Combo, Sensitive. Your skin is forever changing. The skin your in during your 20's is not the same in your 40's. This is most likely due to hormonal changes in our body, however, there are other possibilities such as your environment, stress, diet, medical issues. In addition your skin type with vary as well due to these factors: Water content, which affects your skin comfort level and elasticity. OIL (lipids) CONTENT, this affects your skins softness, sensitivity level.

BELOW IS THE SKIN TYPES and a brief description associated with each skin type:

NORMAL: no or few imperfections, NO severe sensitivities, barley visible pores, radiant complexion

SENSITIVE: redness, itching, burning, dryness

COMBO: combo skin is dry to normal with an oily T-ZONE, overly dilated pores, black heads, shiny skin

OILY SKIN: large pores, dull shiny thick complexion, blackheads, pimples, blemishes, oiliness can change depending on the time of year. Can be made worse due to: puberty, hormone imbalance, stress, exposure to heat and humidity. CARE: wash skin no more than 2x's a day or if your perspire heavy, use a gentle cleanser, DO NOT SCRUB, DON'T PICK PIMPLES (it prolongs healing) use a NON-comedogenic the tend to not clog pores

DRY SKIN: almost invisible pores, dry rough complexion, red patches, less elasticity, more visible lines. When exposed to drying factors skin can become cracked, peel, irritated, or inflamed. Dry skin can be made worse by these following factors: genetics, aging, hormones, weather: wind, sun, cold, UV rays- tanning beds, indoor heating, long hot baths, certain ingredients (soaps, cosmetics, cleansers), medications, TIPS FOR TAKING CARE OF DRY SKIN: Luke warm water temps, take shorter baths (no more than once a day), use mild soaps, DON'T SCRUB, apply a rich moisturizer right after bathing ointments or creams may work better than lotions, use a humidifier, don't let indoor temps get to hot, wear gloves when using cleaners or harsh solvents.


- use a sun protectant that blocks both UVA and UVB rays

-avoid direct sunlight wear a hat and sunglasses

- DON'T smoke

- wash skin thoroughly everyday

- never wear make up to bed

-INVEST in a good moisturizer

-see an esthetician for skin consultation and regular facials

Hopefully this will give you some insight to help you understand more about your skin. If you have any questions or would like to schedule your FREE consultation or book a facial call or text 603-365-8333 or email

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