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Skin Care Consultant


Skin Care
Consultant

Take the guesswork out of healthy, beautiful skin and find the products that work best for you.

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Which area are you most concerned with?

What is your main eye concern?
What would you say is your main skin concern?
Do you get at least eight hours of sleep a night?
Is an itching or burning sensation common with your eye puffiness?
Are you under the age of 40?
Do you generally take hot showers?
Do you regularly exfoliate?
How many times a day do you wash your face?
Do you currently use sun protection?
Are you under the age of 40?
Do you currently use sun protection?
Do you regularly exfoliate?
Do you generally take hot showers?
Is your skin easily irritated by shaving?
Are you using a daily moisturizer?
Do you regularly exfoliate?
Do you experience regular redness or flushing?
Do you currently use sun protection?
Always Moisturize
Dryness can make your skin surface more
vulnerable to the side effects of acne treatments.
Always apply a lightweight moisturizer after
acne treatments to reduce dryness.
The Holy Grail of Anti-Aging
Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3. Using the right formula can help hydrate and fortify the skin moisture barrier, leaving skin younger-looking longer.
The Importance of Exfoliation
Along with physical exfoliation, concentrated spot treatments with niacinamide and NAG (N-Acetyl Glucosamine) can help exfoliate the top layer of the
skin and fade the look of hyperpigmentation.
Keep Your Face & Pillowcase Clean
Go to bed fresh-faced! Use makeup removal
wet cloths to wipe away dirt, oil and makeup,
leaving skin squeaky clean.
Result: Acne-Prone Skin

Acne occurs when dead skin and oil clog your pores and cause inflammation. To combat the cause of acne, it's best to choose products that contain acne-fighting ingredients like benzoyl peroxide, which kills the bacteria, and salicylic acid, which aids in removing dead skin and reducing inflammation. Whatever you do, don't pick at your pimples! Although it may be tempting, your skin will thank you later.

Exfoliating works to penetrate the pore, removing dirt, oil and dead skin to reveal brighter, clearer skin. Try using a gentle scrub or brush a few times a week, but don't overdo it! Too much can irritate your skin, making acne worse.

Make sure that you're washing your face with a mild cleanser two times a day; morning and night. Use lukewarm water and apply cleanser in a circular motion with your fingertips, being careful not to rub or tug at your skin.

Be careful not to over-wash your face. Two times a day, morning and night, is recommended. Anything more will strip your skin of its natural oils, making acne worse. Remember that less is more!

Result: Anti-Aging

Fine lines and wrinkles are caused by a breakdown of collagen in your skin, which is an effect of aging and, typically, sun damage. Unfortunately, you can't stop the clock, but you can take up a good anti-aging skin-care routine. Be gentle on your skin! Try not to pull or tug at your skin when applying cleansers and moisturizers. To take it up a notch, include products that contain retinol, which will help boost collagen and reduce the look of fine lines.

Sun protection is essential for warding off the signs of aging. Get into a routine of applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen that contains both UVA and UVB protection every day.

Great job following a good sun protection regimen! Protecting your skin from UV rays is the best thing you can do to prevent premature aging and skin cancer. Make sure that you're using at least an SPF 15 for the most benefits. Keep up the good work!

You're never too young to start investing in a good anti-aging Skin Care routine. Start in your 20s to help maintain the elasticity in your skin and keep that youthful appearance.

Result: Dark Spots/Uneven Skin Tone

Dark spots and uneven skin tone can be caused by many factors including sun exposure, hormones and heredity. When choosing the right products, look for ones that are clinically proven to even skin tone and reduce the appearance of discoloration. Ingredients like alpha hydroxy acid, retinol and vitamin C are most effective when it comes to helping correct pigmentation.

Sun exposure is the main contributing factor of dark spots and discoloration. So grab that sunscreen and make sure you are wearing at least an SPF 15 every day.

Great job following a good sun protection regimen! Protecting your skin from UV rays is the best thing you can do to prevent premature aging and skin cancer. Make sure that you're using at least an SPF 15 for the most benefits. Keep up the good work!

Regular exfoliation to remove dead skin is one way to tackle blotchy, uneven skin tone. Twice a week exfoliation will promote new cell growth and leave you with a healthy glow.

Result: Dryness

Dry skin is a common condition, especially in the winter months. To help prevent or heal dry skin, make sure you are using a daily moisturizer. Apply ointment, lotions and creams right after cleansing to make sure you lock in hydration. And of course, keeping yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water will also help control your dry skin and prevent itching and flaking.

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Skip the long, hot shower. Hot water tends to strip the skin of its natural oils, making your dry skin worse. Stick with warm showers instead, and keep your bathing time to between five and 10 minutes.

When you shave you're not only removing unwanted hair, you're also removing your skins natural oils. Some simple guidelines to follow when shaving: Do it right after a shower when your hair is soft, always use a shaving cream or gel, and make sure your razor blade is clean and sharp.

Result: Oil Control

Oily skin can be a daily annoyance and is sometimes difficult to control due to the hormonal changes in your body. Cutting out products with drying and irritating ingredients can help you be on your way to healthy, shine-free skin! Instead of using creams or thick lotions, try using oil-free liquid or gel formulas.

Even though you have oily skin, that doesn't mean you should skip on the moisturizer. By not moisturizing, your skin will start to produce more oil, which could just make the problem worse.

Use an exfoliator that contains salicylic acid to help penetrate the pore lining, which can improve pore function. Twice weekly should be enough to see improvement.

Result: Sensitive Skin

Sensitivity is caused by an immune response called inflammation, which is our body's natural response to protect itself. When your skin comes in contact with something that your body thinks is harmful, it goes into defense mode, fighting off whatever it views as a threat. The reaction is usually redness, itching, stinging and burning.

Products that contain irritants like fragrances, harsh chemicals and oils are common troublemakers for the sensitive-prone. To calm down your complexion, use mild soaps and moisturizers that are fragrance-free, oil-free and contain ingredients that are non-irritating.

Lotions and creams that contain soothing ingredients, like licorice root extract, can provide immediate relief from redness. Look for products that have green color neutralizers to mask the red tone and reduce visible blotchiness.

Don't forget the sun block! Those pesky UV rays can damage your skin, causing photosensitivity. Make it a priority to apply protection every day, rain or shine.

Result: Dark Circles

The skin beneath your eyes is much thinner than anywhere else on your body. Because of this, blood vessels below your eye can be more visible, causing the dreaded dark circle. Dark circles can also be a result of other factors like fatigue, sun exposure and genetics. The use of a basic eye cream can work wonders to temporarily plump the skin so the blood vessels are less visible. Eye creams are formulated with a higher concentration of plumping emollients, which makes them a better solution than ordinary face creams.

Getting more sleep, staying hydrated and limiting your alcohol consumption are all great ways to help improve under-eye circles.

Result: Eye Puffiness

Eye puffiness is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissue around your eyes. Anything that makes your body hold onto water — salty foods, alcohol, dehydration — can all play a role in puffiness. Look for products that soothe and tighten the delicate skin around the eyes and you'll be bright-eyed in no time.

For immediate relief of swelling and irritation, apply a cold compress to your eyes for five minutes. Top that off with a soothing eye cream that contains aloe and vitamin E and you'll feel better in a blink!

For immediate relief of swelling and irritation, apply a cold compress to your eyes for five minutes. Top that off with a soothing eye cream that contains aloe and vitamin E and you'll feel better in a blink!

Result: Anti-Aging

Fine lines and wrinkles are caused by a breakdown of collagen in your skin, which is an effect of aging and sun damage. Unfortunately, you can't stop the clock, but you can take up a good anti-aging skin-care routine. First, you'll want to get into a routine of applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen that contains both UVA and UVB protection every day. To take it up a notch, include products that contain retinol, which will help boost collagen and reduce the look of fine lines.

You're never too young to start investing in a good anti-aging Skin Care routine. Start in your 30s to help maintain the elasticity in your skin and keep that youthful appearance.

Result: Dryness

The skin around your eyes tends to be thin and sensitive, so treat this delicate area with special care. Apply moisturizers and creams with cotton or your fingertip, dotting gently around the eye. Avoid products containing alcohol and harsh chemicals; look for soothing under eye creams instead. Be sure to drink plenty of water and eat foods rich in anti-oxidants.

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Skip the long, hot shower. Hot water tends to strip the skin of its natural oils, making the skin around your eyes drier. Stick with warm showers instead, and keep your bathing time to between five and 10 minutes.


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