Everyone is different, especially our skin! And finding the perfect skin regimen can be near impossible! Like most teenagers, I had awful acne in high school. I tried every skin care product advertised or recommended to me, and nothing worked. Proactive, Skin ID, and even random products that I’ve never heard of such as Seacret: Minerals from the Dead Sea. All seemed to work for a while, but nothing was the solution.
That was six years ago!
Recently I visited Dermalogica (a great skin care brand), and got my face sectioned off into 14 zones, something they call being Face Mapped. It was a great one-on-one consultation, and I learned that the skin products I was currently using were actually damaging my skin (NOT GOOD!) As the dermatologist talked about each zone in detail, she recommended 4 products specific to my skin type.
Because my current skin regime was damaging I decided to try the Skin Health product line. Under this product line there are specific treatments depending on your skin type. I am oily/normal skin so I replaced my old skin care products with ones more specific to my needs.
1. Special Cleansing Gel
For all skin types
Using a gel to clean your face will keep more moisture locked in than if you were to use soap. The cleansing gel is soap-free that thoroughly remove impurities without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance.
2. Daily Microfoliant
For all skin types
Before my one-on-one consultation I never knew how important it was to exfoliate your skin! This product is a rice-based exfoliating powder that acts as a scrub upon contact with water. The micro-exfoliate takes away dead cells, leaving your skin smoother and brighter.
3. Active Moist
For oily skin
Because I do have oily skin and trouble zones with dehydration, I use an oil-free active moisturizer. The product is lightweight and easy to apply, it helps improve skin texture and combat overall surface dehydration. Typically this product is suited for skin with excess oil production.
4. Total Eye Care SPF 15
All skin types
This is another product suitable for all skin types. This eye cream has an SPF of 15 that helps conceal dark circles and reduce the appearance of puffiness and fine lines.
The products recommended did wonders on my face even after only one use! The overall feeling and appearance of my skin has brightened and smoothened over the course of one night! The final product I purchased was to diminish my oily skin while I am wearing makeup. Ladies if this sounds like you, listen up!
Skin Perfect Primer SPF 30
For mature/ aging skin types
I have always had excess oils on my skin and over the course of the day those oils were apparent on my face. This skin Primer is to be applied as a base to your makeup to give yourself a clean, photo ready face. The primer smooth’s away fine lines while brightening and priming for flawless skin.
Most skin care products are general to whether you have oily, dry, or normal skin. However, because of the one-on-one consultation I was able to get an expert opinion on specific zones, each recommendation was catered to the troubled zone, not my overall face.
If you’re unsure if your current skin regimen is the right one for you, or you’re just looking for an expert opinion, Dermalogica is hosting free Face Mapping events all over Canada from now until June! Check out FaceMapNation.com and see the next location closest to you!