Skin Care • Essential Needs of the Skin
Did You Know? • Your skin has up to ten essential needs for optimal health and beauty. Are you meeting the needs of your skin? Find out more in this course.
Objectives After viewing this course, you should have an understanding of the following: • The essential, daily needs of the skin. • Advanced needs of the skin. • How to incorporate the essential needs into steps within your regimen.
Previous Curriculum Review • Beautiful skin is determined by the healthy structure and proper function of components within the skin. • To maintain beautiful skin, and slow the rate at which it ages, the structure and function of the skin must be supplemented and protected.
Maintain Skin’s Beauty Maintain the moisture barrier and acid mantle. Soft, supple skin: Flexibility, elasticity, firmness: Protect collagen and elastin levels. Promote healthy cell renewal and guard against free radical damage. Radiant, youthful complexion: Avoid UV damage and other causes of discoloration; maintain healthy cell renewal. Translucent, luminous tone: Maintain healthy cell renewal; keep pores clear; promote healthy cell repair. Smooth, even texture:
Essential Needs of the Skin • The skin has up to ten essential needs for optimal health and beauty. • Determining and meeting your skin’s essential needs with a comprehensive skin care regimen is critical to maintaining the healthy function and beautiful appearance of the skin.
Synergistic Approach to Skin Care • The best skin care products are designed to work synergistically to meet the essential needs of the skin. As they do this, they maintain and enhance the health and natural beauty of the skin.
Essential Needs of the Skin Basic Needs Cleanse Tone Protect AM Hydrate PM • The skin’s ten essential skin care needs can be divided into two categories: • Basicneeds—the minimum, daily needs or regimen steps all skin types require. • Advancedneeds—met by incorporating additional regimen steps, as needed, to address specific concerns. Starting in our late 20s our advanced needs steadily increase. • Together, basic needs and advanced needs form the essential needs of the skin. Essential Needs Advanced Needs Nourish Treat Refinish Exfoliate Mask Revitalize
Essential Needs of the Skin Basic Needs CLEANSE TONE PROTECT DAY HYDRATE NIGHT Advanced Needs REFINISH NOURISH TREAT EXFOLIATE MASK REVITALIZE
Basic Needs • Although the skin has ten essential needs for optimal health and beauty, meeting the minimum basic, daily needs with four regimen steps creates the foundation of daily skin care. CLEANSE TONE PROTECT DAY HYDRATE NIGHT
Dull or oily appearance to the skin. Clogged, inflamed pores that may lead to the development of more pimples. Basic Daily Need: Cleanse The cleanse step meets the skin’s basic need to be free of excess oil, dirt, and pollutants. If these impurities are not removed, they can have the following negative effects: Cleansing should be performed twice daily with a minimal amount of mild cleanser. Avoid using harsh cleansers.
Basic Daily Need: Tone • The tone step fulfills a basic daily need by preparing the skin to receive the benefits from other products. Toning works in several ways. • Calms and soothes the skin. • Minimizes the appearance of pores. • Balances the skin’s pH. • Toning should be performed twice daily, after cleansing.
Basic Daily Need: Protect (Day) • The protect step meets the skin’s basic need for a morning moisturizer with SPF to guard against harmful UV rays and environmental stressors. • Sun damage degrades the moisture barrier and structural proteins as well as promotes discoloration—all signs of pre-mature skin aging. Protective moisture should be applied each morning and reapplied as needed.
Basic Daily Need: Hydrate (Night) • The hydrate step provides vital lipids, replenishing moisture, and key repair components for optimal nighttime recovery. Nighttime hydration should be applied once daily in the evening.
Advanced Needs • In addition to the basic daily needs, the skin also has advanced needs. • When specific skin concerns exist, such as discoloration, acne, free radical damage, and aging, addressing these concerns is critical for skin health and beauty. • Incorporating regimen steps to target the skin’s advanced needs gives your skin the needed advantage of advanced skin care.
Advanced Needs of the Skin TREAT NOURISH REFINISH EXFOLIATE MASK REVITALIZE
Advanced Need: Nourish • For protecting skin health and maintaining youthfulness, the nourish stepis essential. • Nurture the skin with powerful antioxidants to neutralize free radicals that damage and prematurely age the skin. The advanced need “nourish” should be met twice daily, after toning.
Advanced Need: Treat • The treat stepmeets an essential advanced need of the skin when key components, functions, or structures within the skin are compromised, leading to signs of premature aging. • Treatment products are specially formulated to target those key skin components. The advanced need “treat” should be met twice daily, after toning and prior to the nourish step.
Advanced Need: Refinish • The refinish step focuses on skin that has become dull and rough. • Refinishing helps to resurface and polish the skin for a fresh, glowing complexion. The advanced need “refinish” should be met twice weekly (three times the first week), after cleansing.
Advanced Need: Exfoliate • When environmental stressors and intrinsic aging begin to interfere with healthy cell renewal, the exfoliate step may become essential. • Exfoliation helps remove dead cell build-up for smoother, more youthful looking skin. The advanced need “exfoliate” should be met 1–2 times per week, after cleansing.
Advanced Need: Mask • The mask step meets an essential advanced need of the skin when the skin requires a concentrated application of key ingredients for an extended period of time. • Masks are an excellent way to meet the skin’s various needs: • Some masks deliver key ingredients to the skin. • Other masks draw out impurities. The advanced need “mask” should be met 1–2 times per week, after cleansing.
Advanced Need: Revitalize • Fatigue and stress can make the skin appear dull and lifeless. The essential step revitalize helps restore vibrancy by increasing circulation to the skin. The advanced need “revitalize” should be met once per week, after cleansing.
Determining Your Skin’s Essential Needs • There are several ways to determine your skin’s essential needs, ranging from personal perception to professional analysis. • The key to optimal skin health and beauty is to meet your skin’s basic needs with a comprehensive skin care system. Once your skin’s basic needs are met, it’s important to meet your individual advanced needs by incorporating specific regimen steps and specially formulated products into your daily routine. * The best skin care systems will meet all basic needs and one or more advanced needs.
Regimen Rules • When meeting your skin’s basic and advanced needs with a daily regimen, it is important to follow correct usage, order, and instructions to ensure the best results from each product.
Morning Regimen • Cleanse • Refinish, Exfoliate, Mask, or Revitalize (1–2 times per week) • Tone • Treat • Nourish • Protect
Night Regimen • Cleanse • Refinish, Exfoliate, Mask, or Revitalize (1–2 times per week) • Tone • Treat • Nourish • Hydrate
Usage Tips • The advanced steps refinish, exfoliate, mask, or revitalize can be performed either morning or evening, but not twice in one day. • It is not recommended to perform the refinish, exfoliate, or mask steps on the same day; or to perform more than 3–4 total steps per week. • When applying more than one treatment product, apply serums first then gels. • Apply day lotions after treatment products have dried.
Essential Needs Review • Basic daily needs for the foundation of daily skin care: • Cleanse to remove excess oil, dirt, pollutants, and impurities. • Tone to prepare the skin to receive other products. • Protect AM to guard against damaging UV rays. • Hydrate PM to provide the skin with vital lipids and replenishing moisture. • Advanced needs for specific skin care concerns: • Nourish to provide powerful antioxidants to neutralize free radicals. • Treat key skin components and functions that have become compromised. • Refinish to resurface and polish the skin. • Exfoliate to remove dead cell build-up. • Mask to deliver key ingredients or to draw out impurities. • Revitalize to restore vibrancy and promote cellular energy.
Congratulations! • You have completed the Skin Care: Essential Needs of the Skin training course.