As a beauty therapist, one of the first skin conditions I learnt about is skin dehydration. I guess we learnt about dehydrated skin first because it is so common and can lead to and be associated with other skin conditions such as premature ageing, wrinkles, skin irritations and sensitivities, red skin, dull and sluggish skin, excessively oily skin and even clogging, congestion and potentially acne.
So how can you tell that your skin is dehydrated? The first thing people notice when their skin is dehydrated is how tight it feels. The skin feels uncomfortable and you will feel like you need to put a moisturizer on. On the surface, the skin appears dull, has almost a gray look to it. It can look shriveled, like fine tissue paper crinkled up. When you touch a dehydrated skin, it can feel rough and may be flaking off in places.
Beauty therapists use diagnostic tools to help them confirm that the skin is dehydrated. Using the magnifying lamp, they inspect the skin, touch and feel the texture and gently lift the skin with a finger to look for fine lines. Once we have confirmed the skin is dehydrated, it is relatively easy to correct but first, we need to identify what is causing the dehydration. Dehydration is caused by exposure to a harsh environment, harsh products, and not drinking enough water.
If your skin is exposed to a harsh environment, for example, air conditioning, heating or low humidity weather conditions, then protecting your skin with a good moisturizer is important. The key ingredients in a good hydrating moisturizer are hyaluronic acid, ceramides, glycerin and sodium PCA and Medik8 skincare contain all of these and more.
If your products are drying out your skin, these will need to be replaced with the correct products for your skin type. Soap, foamy gel cleansers and cleansers with a high concentration of AHAs or salicylic acid will dehydrate the skin. Products designed for oily skin can be very stripping. If your skin is feeling tight and dry after cleansing, it’s time to look at your cleanser to determine if it is the right one for you. Medik8 Cream Cleanse will protect and hydrate as they cleanse your skin.
If you are not drinking enough water, this will show up on your skin. Your skin is last in line when it comes to water and nutrition so even small changes in lifestyle can cause your skin to reflect the stress on the body. If you find it hard to remember to drink water, here are a couple of tips.
A Skin Analysis at Mojo Beauty provides you with customized and unique information about your skin. Nik will be able to offer you guidelines for making choices regarding the best skin treatment for your skin type and a complete review of lifestyle and personal history, you are no longer guessing at the qualities of your skin.
A Mojo Skin Analysis is your path toward measurable and visible results from the skin care treatments and the Professional Medik8 skincare range. So clean out your cupboards and finally have confidence in the investment you make into your skin. Put your best face forward.
· Have confidence when choosing skin products.
· Understand what results are realistic for your skin and your goals.
· Pick safe, non-irritating skincare products and treatments for your skin.
· Expect answers about active ingredients and tools used in the marketplace.
· Know that you will have consistent care for your skin.
· Stop guessing!
Prior vocation was Social Work for 10 years. I am passionate about empowering people & advocating for positive change. Beauty & Massage Therapy also enables me to do this in another way. Win Win