What can a Skin Health Consultation reveal about your skin?
The impact of a number of intrinsic and extrinsic factors on your skin.
For example nutrition, stress, sleep, skincare products, skin care rituals, lifestyle and sun exposure directly affect your skin health.
Ascertain the amount of undamaged skin.
We can identify areas of skin that are not affected by pigmentation, dehydration, ageing and skin conditions.
Identify key areas of thin skin density and loss of structural integrity.
Skin density is closely associated with loss of collagen. Other factors closely linked with low skin density are vascular issues / damage and diffused redness in the skin.
Sebaceous secretions and flow rates reveal how free flowing or congested and sluggish the oil in your skin may be.
The presence of P acne bacteria can also be identified. We also assess the open and closed comedones.
Lipid dryness or Essential Fatty Acid deficiency in the Skin.
The skin contains a natural level of lipid (oil) in the protective barrier of the skin. It is essential to prevent TEWL and microorganisms entering a damaged protective barrier.
If you are lacking EFA’s your skin barrier and its functions may also be impaired.
Pigmentation (or loss of Pigmentation).
Whilst majority of pigmentation can be seen with the naked eye, they will vary in shades of brown. When under the skin scanner, the depth of damage will become evident by the intensity of the colours.
This again highlights the effects of cumulative sun damage in the skin which is not all able to be seen by the naked eye. Pigmentation from sun damage will often appear similar in colour, size and are often quite small.
Pigmentation that does not fit in to these categories may reveal areas of pigmentation that have been aggravated by hormones, trauma to the skin or chemical causes on the skin.
When your treatments and skincare needs to be adjusted.
If your health, medications, hormones, diet, or when the weather / season changes it is important to review your skin health.
When having professional treatments and using correct skincare, your skin may improve or change and the treatments and products will in turn need to be adjusted.
The skin is an incredible and dynamic organ, skin assessments are important to undertake periodically to assess variations in the skin.
Skin Health Consultations play an important role in treating your skin, treatment planning and determining which skincare products will be suitable for you and address your concerns and achieve your skin goals. If you are interested in what your skin can reveal, a skin analysis can be undertaken at the time of your appointment or as a stand alone in-depth consultation. Book here for your Skin Health Consultation with Nurture Body & Being Spa.
Please note that Skin Assessments do not substitute professional medical advice and are not used to diagnosis any skin disease including skin cancer. If you have concerns about your skin always seek medical advice.