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Skin Conditions

Your Skin Conditions differ from your Skin Type because causes your skin conditions can be varied, they can come and go depending on weather, your lifestyle habits including exercise and smoking, diet, medications, stress, hormones and UV exposure. You can have up to 5 skin conditions at a time whereas you only have one Skin Type.

One of the first things we suggest is to become mindful of when your skin conditions are present and where, what and how they may have been triggered.

Becoming intuitive with your skin will empower you to make the correct and effective skincare product choices to combat the conditions as quickly and safely as possible.

The product categories that are targeted at treating changing Skin Conditions are Concentrates, Serums, Masques, Exfoliants and other Specialised Products.

Skin Conditions include the following;

  • Dehydration
  • Sensitised
  • Pigmentation
  • Breakouts and Congestion including pimples and blackheads
  • Ageing and Premature Ageing
  • Sensitised
  • Pigmented
  • Dehydrated
  • Ageing
  • Breakouts

Sensitised

Sensitised

The Sensitised Skin Condition is a cheeky skin condition because it can be confused as a Sensitive Skin Type. A Sensitive Skin Condition can happen to anyone, there does not have to be a genetic predisposition as in the case of a Sensitive Skin Type.

Knowing the triggers of your sensitised skin is critical to keeping it under control and ensuring your skin can heal and recover in a steady and safe manner for the long term skin health.

01

Causes

  • Impaired Barrier Function
  • Over exfoliation
  • Using incorrect textures of Exfoliants
  • Medications
  • Stress
  • Artificial Fragrances and artifical colours in skin care and cosmetic products
02

Looks Like

  • May not be visible at all
  • Under a magnifying lamp it looks like fine minute cracks on the surface of the skin
  • Dry, red patches of flaky skin that can sometimes weep and ooze
03

Feels Like

  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Stinging
  • Discomfort
  • Pain
  • Rough textured

Essential Foundation Skincare

for Sensitised skin conditions

Pigmented

Pigmented

Itches appear darker during hormonal peaks and warmer seasons especially Summer.

These light to dark brown patches of colour are caused by specialised cells in your skin called Melanocytes and they are responsible for producing your genetic skin colour, also known as pigment. These intelligent pigment producing cells are designed to protect us primarily from the sun. UV light excites these cells and causes them to over-produce colour resulting in darker patches forming and this is why you may be noticing your pigmentation seems to be worse in Summer more so than Winter.

In addition, hormonal changes, medications and inflammation can have just as big an impact of the behaviour of these sensitive colour producing cells so the key to successful treatment is knowing your triggers and causes.

01

Causes

  • Overproduction of Melanin (skin colour)
  • Artificial fragrances
  • Over-exposure to the sun including tanning beds
  • Hormones
  • Medications including Contraceptive Pill
02

Looks Like

  • Brown patches of skin colour
  • Common areas are around eyes, forehead, top lip, top of ears, neck, chest and bridge of the nose
  • Appears as a brown spot when the swelling of a pimple calms down
03

Feels Like

  • Has no touch sensation as it is a visual skin condition

Essential Foundation Skincare

for Pigmented skin conditions

Dehydrated

Dehydrated

This most common mistake made by people with dehydrated skin is to describe it as being ‘dry’. This misconception, more often than not, results in the purchase of an oil rich nourishing moisturiser to try and solve the ‘dryness’ but to no avail.

The correct use of the term ‘dry’ is used in the context of Skin Types in particular the Dry Skin Type. Dry refers to a skin that lacks or is devoid of oil.

Dehydration is a Skin Condition in which the skin is water ‘dry’ NOT oil ‘dry’. Just as you get thirsty during the day so does your skin!

Why is a hydrated skin so important for your skin health?

Your skin requires high doses of water in order for skin enzymes, proteins, chemical processes and cell signalling to be conducted at optimum levels for the skin to function.

A dehydrated skin requires saturation of moisture using potent doses of ingredients known as Humectants. Humectants hold and lock water in the skin to prevent moisture from evaporating and allows the skin to maintain a supple, dewy and youthful radiance. The most effective humectant is Hyaluronic Acid which can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water!

01

Causes

  • Lack of water in the skin tissue
  • Impaired Barrier Function causing rapid and chronic water evaporation
02

Looks Like

  • Skin looks very dull and lackluster
  • Fine crêpe lines appear during facial expressions
  • Flaky patches of skin especially on the nose, chin and neck
  • Possible congested or blocked pore
03

Feels Like

  • Very tight especially after cleansing
  • You want to re-apply moisturiser through the day
  • Bumpy and rough where pores are getting congested with blackheads

Essential Foundation Skincare

for Dehydrated skin conditions

Ageing

Ageing

Without a doubt this is the most queried and most intensively researched Skin Condition in the world.

The fact is ageing is inevitable but you can challenge the rate at which you see its tell-tale signs using medical grade skincare.

Retinol, Peptides, Hydroxy Acids, Vitamin and Botanical therapy in combination with time-release delivery systems added into your daily skincare routine provides a sustained and safe treatment for your Ageing skin concerns to improve collagen and elastin density, stimulate cell turnover, and fortify the skin with anti-oxidant melodies to quench free radical damage.

The earlier you introduce these high intensity cosmeceutical, results driven formulas the better off your skin will be later down the track!

01

Causes

  • Genetics
  • Smoking
  • UV Exposure
  • Stress
  • Diet
  • Chronological Age
02

Looks Like

  • Fine to deep lines that are permanently visible
  • Deep wrinkles visible from a distance
  • Sagging skin around the jaw, side of the mouth, neck and chest.
  • Lacking a dewy and hydrated radiance
  • Dull and sallow complexion needs oxygenation and nutrients
03

Feels Like

  • Crinkly and rough
  • Uneven texture
  • Flaccid in tone
  • Cold to touch due to poor circulation of the blood

Essential Foundation Skincare

for Ageing skin conditions

Breakouts

Breakouts

A very common and sometimes challenging to treat skin condition associated with hormonal events particularly Puberty, Menstrual Cycle, Pregnancy and Peri-Menopause. In addition, incorrect product usage, ageing and the use of cosmetics containing talc, mineral oils, and D&C Reds can contribute to this condition.

01

Causes

  • Build-up of dead skin cells clogging the pores
  • Slow shin shedding in ageing skins
  • Cosmetic ingredients
  • Lack of or no exfoliation routine
02

Looks Like

  • Raised, red pimples and may contain white or yellow pus on the tip
  • Blackheads
03

Feels Like

  • Hot raised sometimes painful bumps on the surface of the skin
  • Rough uneven bumpy areas under the skin

Essential Foundation Skincare

for Breakouts skin conditions