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.



AB said...

What do u suggest for acne scarring and discoloration? I exfoliate 3 xs a wk. However, I could get a bump(not mess w/it) and it STILL leave a spot when it goes away. what skin care line do u suggest? I currently use Arbonne?

April 15, 2010 at 9:28 AM
Marina(makeup4all) said...

I've got a question: Can you be my esthetician? :)

April 16, 2010 at 5:16 AM
The Obsessionista said...

haha- ditto Marina!

April 16, 2010 at 12:05 PM
Beauty Is Diverse said...

Facials are very relaxing.

April 19, 2010 at 8:13 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To AB: I'd suggest finding a great dermatologist, because the key to correcting hyperpigmentation is diagnosing and preventing the cause.

If you'd like to self-treat, look for products that contain ingredients such as:

lactic acid (brightening)
salicylic acid
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
kojic acid

These ingredients will work to help exfoliate and brighten your skin, which in return should help to lighten or even completely take care of your hyperpigmentation issues.

Now I'm not brand loyal so here are a number of lines to check out:

Ole Henriksen
Dr. Brandt

Along with selecting a skincare line, your at-home skincare regimen is key! If you're not consistent, you won't see your desired results.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

April 23, 2010 at 6:43 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To Marina(makeup4all): YES! LOL :)

April 23, 2010 at 6:44 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To The Obsessionista: Haha! You two are too much! :)

April 23, 2010 at 6:45 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To Beauty Is Diverse: I agree! They're AMAZING. :)

April 23, 2010 at 6:46 PM

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