The Complexity of Our Complexion

Every lady, no matter the age, is in search for the perfect complexion. Washes, toners, creams, gels, serums. With so many products available on the market, and so many skin care lines promising to diminish our fine lines and fill our pores, finding the right product catered to our specific skin type is a challenge. Furthermore, these over-the-counter remedies aren’t the only ways to keep our skin glowing. Spa facials are a healthy boost to our skin’s immunity, and a service all individuals, both male (yes, male!) and females should consider.

Using this list of the five most common skin types from sheknows.com, identify your own skin type and determine what your face might be yearning for– hydration, extraction, exfoliation, and much more! Our professional estheticians and array of spa facials at View Salon are customized for your face, whether it be dry, oily, combination, sensitive, or aging. Book a skincare appointment today and see what a little tender care to your complexion can do!

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Five Skin Types*

 

Oily

– Overproduction of oil

– Oil attracts dead skin cells, makeup, environmental pollution, etc. leading to clogged pores

– Oil can eventually harden inside pores and lead to total congestion

What you need: Facials that use chemical exfoliants, such as glycolic acid or salicylic acid, and extraction of blackheads and white heads (congested oil in pores) by a professional!

Dry

– Lack of lipids in skin cells

– Skin cell build up due to lack of natural exfoliation

What you need: Facials that include a mask component; The mask layer pushes nutrients and hydration into the depths of the pores. Also look for treatments that gently exfoliate the dead skin cell build up on the surface, allowing new cells to emerge.

Combination

– Mix of both oily and dry skin

– Oily skin tends to be in the T-zone area of the face (forehead and nose)

What you need: Exfoliating facials such as microdermabrasion (for dry areas), as well as extractions (for oily, clogged areas)

Sensitive

– Easily irritated

– Prone to outbreaks

What you need: A facial that exfoliates dead skin cells using enzymes, which are less irritating than chemical exfoliants and more gentle on your skin’s delicate surface.

Mature

– Can be a combination of dry, oily, dehydrated, acne-prone, etc.

– Circulation and cell production slows down

– Usually starts around mid thirties

What you need: A facial specialized to your skin, whether it is predominately oily or dry, and a treatment filled with antioxidants and hydrating properties that bring life back into the skin cells. 

 

 

 

 

*All information courtesy of sheknows.com

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