Skin Care

Skin Type and Care

What’s Your Skin Type?

Skin types include normal, oily, dry, and sensitive. Some people also have a combination of skin types in different areas of their skin.

Your skin type can change over time. For example, younger people are more likely than older people to have a normal skin type.

Skin types vary depending upon factors such as:

Water content, which affects your skin's comfort and elasticity
Oil (lipid) content, which affects your skin's softness
Sensitivity level

Dry Skin Type

 Dry skin can produce:

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

When exposed to drying factors, skin can crack, peel, or become itchy, irritated, or inflamed. If your skin is very dry, it can become rough and scaly, especially on the backs of your hands, arms, and legs.

Dry skin may be caused or made worse by:

Genetic factors ( Such as misuse of products or wrong products used)
Aging or hormonal changes
Weather such as wind, sun, or cold
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning beds or over exposure to sun
Indoor heating
Long, hot baths and showers
Ingredients in soaps, cosmetics, or cleansers

Here are some tips for taking better care of dry skin:

Take shorter showers and baths, no more than once daily.
Use mild, gentle soaps or cleansers. Avoid deodorant soaps.
Don't scrub while bathing or drying.
Apply a rich moisturizer or moisturizing oil's right after bathing. Ointments and creams may work better than lotions for dry skin but are often messier. Reapply as needed throughout the day.
Use a humidifier and don't let indoor temperatures get too hot.
Wear gloves when using cleaning agents, solvents, or household detergents.

Treatment Protocols for Dry Skin

Hydration is key for Dry Skin, so regular facials is recommended. Depending on sensitivity of skin and dryness of the skin condition is going to depend on facial treatment and wither or not a peel will help. for severe dry skin a deep Moisturizing facial is what we will recommend such as our Facial Extraordinaire. Designed for the driest of skins this facial is build around deep moisturizing and rehydration.

Micro Lactic peels are also recommended for dry skin as a moisturizing cell turnover. 

Oily/Acne Prone Skin Type

Oily skin can produce:

Enlarged pores
Dull or shiny, thick complexion
Blackheads, pimples, or other blemishes

Oiliness can change depending upon the time of year or the weather. Oily skin can be caused or made worse by:

Puberty or other hormonal imbalances
Exposure to heat or too much humidity

To take  care of oily/Acne prone skin:

Wash your skin no more than twice a day and after you perspire heavily.
Use a gentle cleanser and don't use scrub's more than 3/4 times a week.

Use a good toner, preferable one that is not over drying as this tends to make the skin produce more oils.
Don't pick, pop, or squeeze pimples. This prolongs healing time, causes scaring and spreads the acne infection. 
Always moisturize skin after cleansing and toning with a non oily moisturizer . skipping a moisturizing step in any skin care regiment can cause over drying in return will cause you body to produce more oils in the skin to rehydrate the skin its self.

Treatment Protocols for oily/Acne skin.

Facials and peels are good for controlled acne/oily skin, however if your full blown and have no control over your acne you'll need a little help. Euphoria's treatment protocol for acne skin is a series of "Galvanic" Treatments and with high frequency. Galvanic and high frequency kills bacteria deep in the skin where products can't reach. this treatment along with good home care can get acne skin under control in as little as 1 month. this series of treatments is preformed on a weekly or biweekly bases depending on severity of the acne. once acne is under control we can move on to facials and peels to keep sever acne under control. 

Acne scars can be minimized by Diamond Tome Microdermabrasion Skin Resurfacing. This treatment has no down time and gently resurfaces the skin to a smoother texture over time. Diamond Tome is good for all skin types and combined with Oil Fighting micro peels such as salicylic and glycoic peels, Speeds up skin renewing cells and turnover.

Sensitive Skin Type

If your skin is sensitive, try to find out what your triggers are so you can avoid them. You may have sensitive skin for a variety of reasons, but often it's in response to particular skin care products.

Sensitive skin can show up as:


The Basics of Skin Care

These tips will help your skin stay healthier no matter its type.

Use a broad spectrum sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. Avoid direct sunlight and wear a hat and sunglasses.
Don't smoke.
Stay hydrated.
Wash your skin thoroughly every day and never wear makeup to bed.
Moisturize your skin.

Treatment Protocols for Sensitive skin

Regular Peels help sensitive skin. one of the best peeling methods on the market today is Diamond Tome Microdermabrasion. This peel can easily be customized for any skin type and its also why we here at Euphoria we do a LOT of them. This peel on a monthly basis will do many things for sensitive skin. Helps circulation, Oxygen and will gradually toughen skin over time.

Another treatment for sensitive skin is Lactic Micro Peel. This peel is lightning and hydrating to the skin and over time cell turnover will improve sensitivity. 

Hydrating facials and out seasonal facials are also perfect for sensitive skin.