When it comes to taking care of your skin, one size does NOT fit all. Here, we discuss why you may want to use a professional approach to skin care. Your skincare routine and facial treatments should be as individual as you are and tailored to your needs. It should also be influenced by environmental factors affecting your skin. At the beginning of your skin journey, our highly trained and certified dermal therapists will take you through an in depth consultation process to really understand you and your skin. We establish your primary concerns, such as Acne, pigmentation, and dryness and then understand your current skincare regime as well as your ideal desired results. We have 100’s of clients who love the attention we pay to you as an individual and your personal skin care goals
Our second approach, involves our sophisticated digital skin analysis technology where we are able to see your exact skin type. It also establishes any skin conditions and concerns that the naked eye cannot see. The next stage, is to plan your individual treatment plan in ensuring your skin goals are met. As importantly, how to maintain your skin results that we achieve together.
Factors Affecting Your Skin
One factor that we really take into account, is environmental factors, such as changing seasons. Changing seasons will affect the skin in different ways. We certainly recommend at least a new skin diagnosis every 6 months. For some, changes to the seasons, can affect the skin in more subtle ways, but for others, this can mean more profound changes. Conditions can appear that you have newly acquired, or never had to deal with before. For instance, getting checked after the Summer months is highly recommended in order for you and us to evaluate any damage that the Summer sun may have done to your skin and have accumulated over the period. Autumn is also the perfect time to book your complimentary skin consultation to re-evaluate your skin needs, assess Summer damage, and to start preparing your skin to withstand the cold weather that is coming.
The Importance Of Sleep To Your Skin
One last thing to consider is never to underestimate the benefits of sleep for healthy and vibrant skin. It is easy to slip into a pattern of sleeping less and less. A late night at work here, a dinner out with friends there, and suddenly you’re averaging far less sleep that you should be. The quality and length of sleep you receive every night can have an impact on your skin’s overall health. When we sleep, our bodies recharge. Not only do our bodies recharge, our skin does too. During sleep, we heal, restore and eliminate toxins from the skin. If sleep is compromised, so is your skin’s ability to carry these essential repair mechanisms. Constantly not getting enough sleep each night causes our skin to be sluggish, damage your skin’s natural barriers and can have damaging effects on your skin.
Skin Changes Constantly
Your skin does not remain the same over time, it is constantly changing. Having a professional approach to skin care means that you always can get the best results. Changes in the weather, pollutants in the air, your sleep patterns and even the amount of water you drink. In order to really look after your skin, a professional assessment should be undertaken, at least twice a year. This way, you can be sure that your skincare regime is always the right one for you
Chrystal Hilton is a senior dermal therapist at Le Sands Clinic. She has a huge knowledge and skillset in treating the skin. She understands the changes that the skin goes through over time.