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Skin Type Solutions

SKIN TYPE OILY

Oily skin is caused by overactive sebaceous glands that produce a substance called sebum, a naturally healthy skin lubricant. When the skin produces excessive sebum, it becomes heavy, thick and sticky in texture. This skin type is not necessarily bad, since is less prone to wrinkling and other aging signs because the oil helps to keep needed moisture locked into the epidermis (outermost layer of skin).

RECOMMENDED SYSTEMS

  • Enlarged pores
  • Shiny, thick complexion
  • Blackheads, papules, cystsand other blemishes
  • Dehydrated oily skin has adull and flaky appearance

Oily skin is typified by shininess, blemishes and surface build-up. The skin can generally look a bit sallow and tends to have large, clearly visible pores everywhere, except around the eyes and neck area. Excess use of astringent and detergent agents can disturb the skin´s acid mantle and lead to dehydration.

RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

  • Detoxifying Cleanser
  • Ageless eye repair
  • Dual Action Serum (day)
  • Age Reverse Super Serum (night)
  • Zapper
  • DayPROtect Cream SPF30 (day)
  • Rejuvenate PRO Wrinkle Serum
  • English Rose Exfoliator (2-3 xweek)
  • Youth Restore Mud Treatment(2-3 x week)

SKIN TYPE DRY

The sebaceous glands activity of dry skin types is severely diminished, which has a detrimental effect on their barrier/protective function. To the touch, the skin is rough, tight and thin. The skin has a lackluster appearance and small pores; it is prone to itchiness, irritation as well as premature aging. Dry complexions that suffer from Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL) on the outermost layer of the skin are classified as dehydrated skin types.

RECOMMENDED SYSTEMS

  • Almost invisible pores
  • Dull, rough, flaky complexion
  • Red patches
  • Less elasticity
  • More visible lines

    Some causes of dry skin are:

  • Age: as we age, the skin becomes thinner and drier due to decreased hormonal levels. By our 40s, most people will need to use a good moisturizer on a daily basis.
  • Climate: extreme heat and cold can affect the delicate water/oil balance
  • Cosmetics: use of soaps and alkaline formula scan strip the skin of its natural oils.
  • Diseases: people who had atopic dermatitis (also called eczema) and psoriasis as a child tend to have dry skin as adults.
  • Medications: such as diuretics, retinoids and statins.
  • Swimming: high levels of chlorine can dry the skin.

RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

  • Intensive Body Moisturizer (use as cleanser and night moisturizer for very dry skin types)
  • Ageless Eye Repair
  • Age Reverse Super Serum
  • DayPROtect Cream SPF30 (day)
  • La Crème de Terre Night Repair Cream
  • English Rose Exfoliator (1-2 x week)
  • Youth Restore Mud Treatment (1-2 x week)

SKIN TYPE NORMAL

  • No or few imperfections
  • No severe sensitivity
  • Healthy moisture levels
  • A radiant complexion

Also known as eudermic skin; the acid mantle is perfectly balanced which means the skin´s natural barrier function is not disturbed. Normal skin is pink, fine, smooth, resilient and perfectly moisturized with small pores. As it ages, it does not experience major changes with regards to sebum secretion/ hydration levels and remains imbalance-free.

RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

  • Intensive Body Moisturizer (use as cleanser)
  • Ageless Eye Repair
  • Dual Action Serum (day)
  • Age Reverse Super Serum
  • DayPROtect Cream SPF30 (day)
  • La Crème de Terre Night Repair Cream
  • Rejuvenate PRO Wrinkle Serum
  • English Rose Exfoliator (2 x week)
  • Youth Restore Mud Treatment (2 x week)

SKIN TYPE COMBINATION

  • Overly dilated pores, shininess and acne breakouts at T-Zone
  • Dry areas are prone to fine lines and sensitivity
  • Complexions with a normal T-Zone, very dry cheeks and eye area are also considered “combination”

Has both marked oily and dry areas. This is the most challenging skin type to care for due to its peculiar nature. The oily area, also known as the T-Zone, is located at the forehead, nose and chin, while the cheeks comprise the dry area. Impurities, greasiness, open pores can be found on the oily parts. The dry parts, on the other hand, are flaky, sensitive, finer and prone to aging signs. Formulas that target both imbalances should be recommended instead of using different products for the different zone needs.

RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

  • Detoxifying Cleanser
  • Ageless Eye Repair
  • Dual Action Serum (day)
  • Age Reverse Super Serum (night)
  • Zapper
  • DayPROtect Cream SPF 30 (day)
  • La Crème de Terre Night Repair Cream (at night only on the dry areas)
  • Rejuvenate PRO Wrinkle Serum
  • English Rose Exfoliator (2 x week)
  • Youth Restore Mud Treatment (2 x week)

SKIN TYPE ACNE

  • Whiteheads, blackheads and other blemishes
  • Redness, inflammation
  • Shiny skin with open pores

Is a disease that involves the sebaceous gland and hair follicle. It mainly affects teenagers, especially males, but it can appear at any age regardless of race.

Excess sebum forms a plug that blocks the follicle and thus leads to the development of different type of lesions:

1. Non-inflammatory: whiteheads (milia), blackheads.

2. Inflammatory: papules, pustules abscesses, nodules and cysts.

3. Residual: scars.

A rise in androgen levels, overgrowth of P. acnes bacteria, genetics, cosmetics, medications, poor dietary habits, stress, etc. can cause/trigger acne. It is usually located on the face, chest and back as these are the areas with larger sebaceous glands. When the infection is severe, it can extend to the neck, shoulders and arms.

RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

  • Detoxifying Cleanser
  • Ageless eye repair
  • Dual Action Serum
  • Zapper
  • DayPROtect Cream SPF30 (day)
  • English Rose Exfoliator (2-3 x week). Do not use on inflammatory acne: papules, pustules, cysts, etc.
  • Youth Restore Mud Treatment (2-3 x week)

SKIN TYPE AGING

Skin-wise aging, which is claimed to begin at 27, significantly and proportionally reduces cell turnover (i.e. 50% by age 50). Research shows that there are, in fact, two distinct types of aging. Aging caused by internal factors is called intrinsic aging, while extrinsic aging is caused by external factors.

Intrinsic Aging
Intrinsic aging, also known as the natural aging process, is a continuous process controlled by our genes that normally begins in our mid-20s. Within the skin, collagen production slows and elastin, the substance that enables skin to snap back into place, has a bit less spring. Dead skin cells do not shed as quickly and turnover of new skin cells may decrease slightly. While these changes usually begin in our 20s, the signs of intrinsic aging are typically not visible for decades.

    The signs of intrinsic aging are:

  • Fine lines
  • Thin and transparent skin
  • Loss of underlying fat, leading to hollowed cheeks and eye sockets as well as noticeable loss of firmness on the hands and neck
  • Bones shrink away from the skin due to bone loss, which causes sagging skin
  • Dry skin that may itch

Even though genetics play a key role in intrinsic aging, it is a well-known fact that a healthy

RECOMMENDED SYSTEMS

  • Wrinkles
  • Sagging
  • Dehydration
  • Age spots
  • Sunken look
  • Loss of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid

lifestyle can delay the onset of the aging process and/or improve the appearance of some aging signs.

Extrinsic Aging
A number of extrinsic, or external, factors often act together with the normal aging process to prematurely age our skin. Most premature aging is caused by sun exposure. Other external factors that prematurely age our skin are repetitive facial expressions, gravity, sleeping positions, smoking, alcohol abuse, pollution, etc.

RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

  • Intensive Body Moisturizer (use as cleanser)
  • Ageless Eye Repair
  • Age Reverse Super Serum
  • DayPROtect Cream SPF30 (day)
  • La Crème de Terre Night Repair Cream
  • Rejuvenate PRO Wrinkle Serum
  • English Rose Exfoliator (1-2 x week)
  • Youth Restore Mud Treatment (1-2 x week)

SKIN TYPE ROSACEA

Rosacea is a chronic condition of the skin characterized by facial inflammation and redness (erythema). It mainly affects women, although is more severe in men, between the 30-60 age ranges and can be different from person to person. It is often confused with acne due to the presence of papules and/or pustules; however, no blackheads or whiteheads are formed.

The 4 stages of Rosacea

1st: Sudden and intermittent facial erythema that can spread to the eye area and produce constant tearing.

2nd: The redness becomes permanent (erythrosis) and the blood vessels dilate. The combination of these conditions is known as couperose and may be accompanied by edema (erythematotelangiectatic rosacea)

3rd: Appearance of inflammatory lesions such as papules, pustules and nodules. (papulopustular rosacea)

4th: The nose becomes enlarged and bulbous. It may look red, swollen and distorted. This condition is known as Rhinophyma and usually happens when rosacea is left untreated or not treated immediately.

ROSACEA WITH OILINESS

RECOMMENDED SYSTEMS

RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

  • Intensive Body Moisturizer (use as cleanser)
  • Ageless Eye Repair
  • Age Reverse Super Serum
  • DayPROtect Cream SPF30 (day)
  • La Crème de Terre Night Repair Cream
  • Rejuvenate PRO Wrinkle Serum
  • English Rose Exfoliator (1-2 x week)
  • Youth Restore Mud Treatment (1-2 x week)
  • Persistent redness/ flushing
  • Sensitivity
  • Tender to the touch
  • Red bumps
  • Dryness or oiliness
  • Larger nose (Rhinophyma)
  • Eye issues
  • Inflammation of blood vessels

ROSACEA WITH DRYNESS

RECOMMENDED SYSTEMS

RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

  • Intensive Body Moisturizer (use as cleanser and night moisturizer)
  • Ageless Eye Repair
  • Age Reverse Super Serum
  • DayPROtect Cream SPF30 (day)
  • English Rose Exfoliator ( 1 x every other week)
  • Youth Restore Mud Treatment (1-2 x week)