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How to find the perfect facial for your skin

25th February 2016

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At ELEMIS, personally prescribed skincare is core to our philosophy.

A dialogue-centric approach means that we can get a real understanding of your lifestyle and your skincare needs. Pairing this with the facial mapping technology of SkinLab ensures that ELEMIS can fulfil your individual requirements in a way that evolves with your life’s constantly changing demands.

If you know what you are trying to achieve with your skin, this is the first step to selecting the perfect facial. It may be something very specific like clarifying and calming a blemish-prone complexion or lifting and contouring sagging skin, but the main indicator of what facial you need is your skin type.

Skin type can and will fluctuate throughout the month due to hormones, stress and other varying factors. So although you may have a combination skin type, there will be times that oiliness and breakouts are more the norm and perhaps this is when you feel that your skin most needs the care and attention of a facial. A common mistake is to believe that you have permanently oily skin when in fact your skin is deeply dehydrated and creating excess oils to compensate. On top of this you have to consider the effect of the seasons. Central heating and plunging temperatures outside will dry out the skin while summer temperatures and exposure to UV may cause oiliness and pigmentation.

Speaking with an ELEMIS therapist when you book your facial means that she can answer any questions you may have and talk you through the various facial options for your skin type, from understanding the difference between a BIOTEC Radiance Renew and a Superfood Pro-Radiance to deciding which Anti-Ageing facial is best for you.

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When you arrive for your facial, your ELEMIS therapist will perform a SkinLab consultation. This 3D skin and facial mapping analysis uses clinical imaging and will give you further insight into where your skin needs attention. If you are still narrowing down which facial is best for your needs this will certainly help you come to a conclusion with your skin therapist. Discussing your lifestyle with her is also key in taking a holistic approach towards your skincare and finding the perfect facial for you.
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Once you know which facial to have, booking one in every 3 to 6 weeks depending on your skin type and your ELEMIS therapist’s recommendations, will help balance out your skin and you’ll really start to see a difference.

 

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