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:
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After viewing this course, you should have an understanding of the following:
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:
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.
Protective moisture should be applied each morning and reapplied as needed.
Nighttime hydration should be applied once daily in the evening.
The advanced need “nourish” should be met twice daily, after toning.
The advanced need “treat” should be met twice daily, after toning and prior to the nourish step.
The advanced need “refinish” should be met twice weekly (three times the first week), after cleansing.
The advanced need “exfoliate” should be met 1–2 times per week, after cleansing.
The advanced need “mask” should be met 1–2 times per week, after cleansing.
The advanced need “revitalize” should be met once per week, after cleansing.
* The best skin care systems will meet all basic needs and one or more advanced needs.