DEAL­ING WITH SEN­SI­TIV­ITY:

KNOW­ING YOUR CLIENT'S SKIN

Beauty Cosmedica Singapore - - Beauty Eye Opener -

For years, the term “sen­si­tive skin” has been used by skin care prod­uct man­u­fac­tur­ers as short­hand for skin that is highly re­ac­tive and dis­plays al­ler­gic re­sponses to com­mon in­gre­di­ents. These man­u­fac­tur­ers iden­tify sen­si­tive—as well as dry, oily and com­bi­na­tion—as a skin types. This ap­proach has con­trib­uted greatly to the cur­rent mis­in­for­ma­tion and con­fu­sion about the sub­ject. The real down­side is that of­ten, a client's skin is not cor­rectly treated, so prob­lems per­sist and some­times worsen as a re­sult. Your skin type is ge­net­i­cally coded, thus it is highly likely that you in­herit it from your par­ents. More of­ten than not how­ever, skin con­di­tions are what plagu­ing you with skin trou­bles, and they are mu­ta­ble and con­stantly chang­ing, a re­sult of ex­po­sure and con­tact with the en­vi­ron­ment and ex­ter­nal fac­tors.

Skin type also changes over time as you age. For in­stance, younger peo­ple are more likely to have a nor­mal skin type as com­pared to when you are older.

It is es­sen­tial that you know your client's skin type and di­ag­nose his/ her skin con­di­tions cor­rectly be­fore pro­ceed­ing with any treat­ments or rec­om­mend­ing any prod­ucts. This will not only pre­vent fur­ther ag­gra­vat­ing the client's con­di­tion, but also en­sur­ing the ef­fec­tive­ness of your treat­ments and prod­ucts on their skin to pro­duce pos­i­tive re­sults.

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