Monday, March 21, 2011


A professional skin analysis conducted by an esthetician accurately confirms an individual's skin type by taking a thorough look at the characteristics of the skin. Not only is the skin examined, but a wide range of background questions are asked relating to health, ethnic background, age, diet, habits, life style, stress levels, medication history, skin care habits, and the ingestion of any food supplements or vitamins.

Most estheticians will incorporate valuable tools during the assessment, such as magnifying lamps and/or woods lamps, that enable underlying conditions of the skin to be seen.These conditions will include the hydration levels and types of dehydration, the evenness or unevenness of the micro-circulation, circulatory irregularities, the texture, oxygenation, tonus, pigmentation levels, anomalies, blemishes, comedones, degradation levels, and thickness or thinness of the skin. Obviously, the results offer a much clearer picture of the needs of the skin.

An esthetician is able to analyze the information and recommend a results-oriented skin care program designed specifically for your skin type. Is it worth it? You bet! A professional skin analysis is one investment that will pay enormous dividends all the way down the road. Highly recommended.