Dermaquip » Skin Analysis: What to Know About Your Skin Type

Have you ever wondered what skin analysis is and how it can help you?  Skin analysis is a form of consultation made to understand one’s skin better so one’s skin concerns can be targeted and addressed.

Most people are unsure whether or not they are using the appropriate products for their skin.  As a result, they end up following the wrong skincare routine and worse, with more skin damage. 

A majority of both women and men have never gotten a proper skin analysis or skin consultation. They typically assume their skin type, do an online quiz or have an aesthetician tell them whilst doing a facial.  Thus, it is no surprise that they get it wrong.

It has been found in studies that five out of ten women and four out of ten men think they have sensitive skin, yet, two out of ten women and one out of ten men do have sensitive skin.  

There is more to skin analysis than you think.

A skin analysis is performed by a trained professional where your skin is thoroughly examined to determine your actual skin type.  It also involves assessing your skin health to come up with a personalized skincare routine and recommend the best skin care products for you. 

The trained professional uses a machine like Pear 3D Skin Analysis System from DermaQuip.  This machine reveals extensive data for the trained professional to interpret and draw recommendations from.  With this technology, the skin’s overall health is revealed in the form of analysis of the presence of wrinkles, dark spots, pore conditions, bacterial growth, and damage from sun exposure.

Which Skin Type Do You Have?

You may know the type of coffee to order far better than the type of skin you have.  If this is the case, you need a proper skin analysis.

Do your cheeks require constant hydration? Or does your forehead oil up more than the rest of the skin on your face? Whatever your concerns are, knowing your skin type can take you several steps ahead in finding your best skincare routine.  Knowing your correct skin type enables you to find the skin products that will work wonders and give you the best skin you have had in forever!

Normal Skin

This type of skin is neither dry nor oily.   The texture is regular, free from imperfection, clear, and with a supple appearance.  You might think this skin type does not need special care but a facial analysis can see through the deepest parts of the skin and reveal future skin issues caused by aging and sun exposure.  This enables you to address these skin issues even before they show up on the skin surface.

Sensitive Skin

This type of skin is prone to reactions to stimuli.  Also known as irritated skin, those with skin type experience discomfort from the heat, tightness, rashes, or itching.  Sensitive skin has a weak barrier feature which makes it easy for certain elements and irritants to enter it.  This increases the occurrence of infection and allergic reactions.  Sensitive skin is so delicate that it needs more care to combat dryness, roughness, and flakiness.   It is a delicate skin that needs more care to fight dryness, roughness, and its usual appearance. 

Undergoing a skin analysis will benefit sensitive skin the most.  Skin analysis can bring forth a better understanding of the causes of the irritation thus enabling you to avoid them and to use the products that can prevent further and future irritation.

Dry Skin

In various cases, dry skin is caused by external factors like the weather, humidity, and immersion in hot water.  Dry skin condition is usually temporary although, for some people, it may happen more often and could be a lifelong struggle. Dry skin causes the skin surface to crack which leaves it more exposed to harmful elements.  Having this skin type is generally not serious but it may cause other skin disorders like eczema.  If not properly managed, it could be more prone to infections.

Dry skin is generally characterized by a feeling of tightness and roughness. It may also appear ashy gray.  In some cases, there is an occurrence of desquamation, itching, and cracks. More serious cases involve deep cracks that bleed.

Atopic skin, for instance, begins with dry skin that leads to desquamation and irritation and causes discomfort from itching. The main cause is genetic predisposition.  Other factors could trigger the occurrence or even aggravate the condition.  These factors may be environmental, food-related allergies, or certain cloth-related allergies. 

It would make a big difference to undergo skin analysis when you have dry skin.  The process brings forth the underlying causes to determine the cure and prevent reoccurrence.  

Combination Skin

Based on the location of dryness or oiliness, this type of skin presents characteristics of both dry and oily skin because the distribution of the sebaceous and sweat glands is not uniform. The T-zone, where your forehead, nose, and chin are, is usually the oily region of the face.  The skin on the cheeks tends to be normal or dry.  

It is also best to get a skin analysis with this skin type since the care needed varies from one portion of the face to another.  A good skin analysis will help determine the right product to use for each part.

The Takeaway

The more you think you do not need a skin analysis, the more reason you need to have it done.  Aging occurs fast, damage occurs fast and before you know it, it might be too late to address your skin issues.

No matter what your skin type is, there is a need to undergo a skin analysis to properly take care of your skin and prevent it from premature aging and damage.  There are skin issues that only a detailed skin analysis can reveal.  It would be best to take advantage of this technology as one of the best forms of self-care you can do.


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