HEALTHY SKIN COUNSELING Treatments for Oily, Dry, Dehydrated and Sensitive skin. Oily Skin Oily and Combination skin skin need water based products. Our treatment would be focusing on a deep cleansing. This type of skin can be treated with stronger products but attention should be applied not to overdry the skin. Often people stripped off their oils as a result skin starts to produce twice more “protection”- oil and It becomes even more shiny and oily. The trick is to apply the right products without irritating the skin. Dry Skin The skin may become dry due to too much sun, wind, harsh soaps, poor diet, aging lack of enough fluid intake, excessive steaming of the face, the use of drying packs and masks, the use of drying cosmetics, medications or factors in the environment The skin can be dry because of the lack of natural oil(sebum), or It can be dry because of the lack of moisture (dehydration). The dry skin can be classified as to “oil dry” when the sebaceous glands are sluggish and fail to produce sebum. When counseling clients about their dry conditions it is very important to be explained that the application of heavy creams may in some cases interfere with the production of sebum and that the natural oil of the skin is far more beneficial than applying heavy creams or oily products. The purpose of the treatment and special products is to try to stimulate the sebaceous glands into supplying the natural oil to the skin need to keep it well lubricated. A skin may have a sufficient amount of oil but still feels dry and flaky due to the lack of water in the skin. This is dehydration! Dehydrated skin is prone to fine lines and wrinkles.A deep expertise is required to analyze the reasons of the dehydrated condition so that the skin can be treated properly. Reasons such as diet, lack of fluids or medication intake or applied externally can be defined by a dietician or a physician. Facial treatments are focusing on helping the skin to retain moisture underneath. A dry skin may have a normal amount of sebaceous secretions and still be flaky. This condition is due to the lack of surface moisture and often is misinterpreted for just dehydration. Aging process becomes faster and various problems follow this condition. Sensitive Skin The goal for sensitive skin is to calm and cool it. Clients with sensitive skin should avoid stimulating, drying products and heat. There are many factors that interfere the sensitive skin. All of them may cause allergies and irritation. Clients with sensitive skin should be treated with a special care and products, otherwise the condition may turn into more serious inflammation – such as Rosacea. Rosacea is characterized by redness mainly on the cheeks, nose and chin. If skin is neglected, it may become lumpy where the papules and pustules are formed. Rosacea is frequently mistaken for acne skin allergies and eczema. The precise etiology is still unknown. Over the years have been reported different studies- these include factors like genetic predisposition, heredity dyspepsia with gastric hypochlorhydria, microcirculation etc. Some suspect a relation between Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infections of the gastric mucosa and rosacea. Demodex folliculorum mites are much more frequent in rosacea patients, but they are not the cause. There is a hormone that the stomach produces that encourages skin flushing. H pylori is the same bug thought to cause stomach ulcers. Demodex are mites found in the follicles of about half of those with rosacea. Ultraviolet light plays a major role in rosacea development. Drugs, alcohol, spacy food, coffee, hot drinks or showers, stress provoke flushing. Calming the inflammation, nourishing the skin with Vitamin C, controlling dryness to decrease irritation, proper chemical peel designed for the patient are major factors of the practice. • CHEMICAL PEELING Mature skin can be improved by speeding the CRF (cell turnover factor). The average rate of CRF for babies is 14 days, for middle age people is 28-42 days, for those 50 or older 42-84 days. The keratinized corneum layer (the most outer) is composed of approximately 15-20 layers and varies in thickness in different body areas. While peeling is great for the skin, a hydrolipidic balance must be maintained, especially for alipidic (dry) skin. Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid derived from sugar cane that is used in different percentages and PH factors to dissolve the desmosomes between cells to keep skin exfoliated. We have a great variety of chemical peels, each designed to target specific problems and skin types. We treat acne conditions with AHAs and BHAs with Salicylic acid. Japanese mushroom in combination with Lactic acid design an incredible solution for the deepest pigmentation and melasma. Under the Woods Lamp can be seen a significant improvement and even complexion. Fine lines and wrinkles disappear in 2-3 treatments, skin becomes tight and smooth with a healthy glow – 40% Glycolic/Retionol. A deep booster of Vitamin C to nourish skin cell and stimulate the collagen through increasing blood circulation between fibroblast is the Vitamin C chemical peel. Finally the organic passion fruit enzyme peel, a blend of certified organic ingredients with medical effectiveness. The passion fruit delivers natural fruit enzymes and pulp of passion fruit, papaya, pineapple, and pumpkin to dissolve dead and damaged skin cells without acids of chemicals. Excellent for all skin types including the most sensitive, pregnancy and Rosacea. Who needs a Chemical Peel? When determining whether a series of peels is appropriate for a client it is important to consider skin type, skin tones, sebaceous glands activity, skin conditions, the client's philosophy of sun exposure, product usage and contraindications. Chemical peels are beneficial for improving skin texture, increasing CRF; stimulating intercellular lipids, barrier function, moisture retention and collagen production. Peels also reduce fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation. The Alpha- hydroxy formula adds 15% lightening blend to break up melanin blocks in the deeper layers of the skin. After treatment skin looks and feels smoother and softer. • ACNE TREATMENTS Acne treatments can create a remarkable improvement in the skin. Acne is a skin disorder of the sebaceous glands and is characterized by comedones and blemishes and is a heredity trait which is also triggered by hormonal changes. What causes acne? • Clogged pores • bacteria • cosmetics and products • triggers including hormones, stress and food • improper cleansing Extractions and a good mask or a light peel can improve the skin's appearance; clients will be greatly relieved to have clearer and smoother skin. Acne care tips: • eliminate comedogenic products (oil free does not mean non comedogenic) • control oil production through proper product usage • exfoliates follicles • practice stress reduction • good nutrition When clients cannot achieve results with their home care, they should seek the aid of an esthetician or a physician. After the skin is analyzed suggestions are given to the client specifically to his or her needs. It is important for clients to follow the recommended home care routine as outlined by the esthetician.