WHAT IS A SKIN ANALYSIS?
A skin analysis is the process of understanding the current and past history of your skin, this may involve sebum, keratin, impurities, pores, wrinkles, spots, and moisture tests.
Most professionals such as; dermatologists, aesthetic clinics, cosmetic clinics, spas, and skincare companies are utilizing diagnostic tools or devices to conduct these tests.
One of the most common diagnostic devices that these professional use is a skin analyzer; this kind of skin diagnostic tool offers a wide-range of skin analysis options.
Here are our insights on skin analysis:
1) When should you get a skin analysis?
Once a month is the ideal. However if you’re serious about your skin health and want to know whether the products that you’re using are working, then having it twice a month ensures that you can monitor your skin’s progress.
Many factors affects your skin analysis – stressful events, food and liquid intakes, exercise choices, and environmental exposures like humidity or outdoor activities will contribute to internal cell changes. Internal changes will eventually progress into external or visual changes.
The skin is an dynamic and constantly changing organ, and its nutrient requirements also change over the year. Knowing the current state of your skin will help you understand its needs and by addressing these needs you’ll achieve that glowing skin you’ve always wanted.
2) The process of skin analysis
The process of skin analysis involves delving deep into your skin history and taking the skin data of the following; sebum, pores, keratin, impurities, spots, moisture, and wrinkles.
This process normally involves capturing micro-zoom high-resolution images, every person is unique that’s why personal information such as; age, gender, and skin type are also important contributing factors to the results of the analysis.
Some skin analyzers offers product recommendations to address the needs of your skin.
3) How long does the whole skin analysis process take?
An in-depth skin analysis normally takes 15 minutes, however depending on the provider of the service and the kind of skin analyzer that they are using, it can take as short as 2 minutes.
This may involve taking images, asking questions about your skin history and analyzing the results of the tests.
4) Benefits of a skin analysis?
Skin analysis provides an opportunity to address the skin issues you’ve been worrying about for the longest time.
Here’s a blog about that we’ve wrote before about the benefits of skin analysis. Read here: SKIN ANALYSIS BENEFITS
5) Does skin change that much from consultation to consultation?
Depending on your individual skin health, previous and current lifestyle choices and what type of skincare and in-clinic program you are on, skin can change dramatically within a month.
This means that the ingredients your skin needed a months ago may not be what is required as its health continues to improve!
You and your skin diagnostic professional can target more and more specific cellular issues as your skin barrier function and overall cellular health improve over time.
6) Where can I have my skin analyze?
Skin analysis is usually offered by businesses in the skincare industry such as; aesthetic shops, cosmetic clinics, derma clinics, and spas.
These establishments normally offers a full skin diagnosis or a quick skin diagnosis of your skin, depending on the results that you want to achieve.