Mischo Beauty School: Skin Analysis 101

I've said this before and I'll probably say it a million more times, but I can't begin to name all the reasons why you should incorporate facials into your beauty routine! Not only are facials relaxing and pampering, but they are crucial to maintaining the health of your skin. In my opinion, and as a licensed esthetician, one of the most important steps in a facial treatment is the skin analysis. An esthetician can't properly treat you unless they know the following:

1. Skin type
2. Skin conditions present
3. Skin texture

The esthetician should use a magnifying lamp/light during the skin analysis in order to properly see/feel your skin and perform detailed work. A proper skin analysis will help the esthetician know what products and services should be performed and which are contraindicated. A contraindication is a factor or reason that makes it inadvisable to proceed with a treatment. They include certain medications, contagious diseases, skin disorders, medical conditions and skin irritation.

At the end of your facial service you should leave knowing what your skin conditions are and what you should use to improve your skin's health. You should now be knowledgeable enough to know how to properly select products for your skin type/issues.

Any questions? Love your skin.

Darphin CLEAR WHITE Brightening & Soothing Serum



MakeupByRenRen said...

ur gonna kill me, but i've never had a facial! i'm too cheap! i could really get one though to help out my my pores and remaining acne scars :(

December 15, 2008 at 4:22 PM
Katee "e-polishblog" said...

I haven't used Darphin products in a while because they are so pricey, but when I was, my skin was AH-MAZING!

December 16, 2008 at 11:24 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To "MakeupByRenRen": Okay- you must treat yourself to a facial in 2009! Actually, put it on your Christmas list. Seriously, your skin will thank you for it!!!!!

One thing to consider is going to an esthetics school, where facials are about 1/3 of the price of going to a spa. Try the Aveda Institute and let me know your thoughts! :)

December 17, 2008 at 12:05 AM
Mischo Beauty said...

To "Katee "e-polishblog": Oh wow- good to hear that! What are you using now? What's your skin type?

December 17, 2008 at 12:11 AM

Post a Comment