Skin Analysis Information
The largest organ of the body, the skin is responsible for not merely protecting us from our environment, but is also a highly effective eliminator of toxins. Our skin is also an indicator of our internal health. A respiratory system in peak health and healthy blood flow can greatly benefit the appearance of our skin.
So itís easy to see why itís so important that we take good care of our skin, not only for cosmetic reasons, but as is the case for so many Australians, that we guard ourselves against our harsh environment.
Skin analysis involves a careful assessment of our skinís condition, and takes into account any determining factors that may be damaging to our skinís health, such as underlying medical conditions, skin type, history of sun exposure and the products used in your daily skin care routine.
What is involved with skin analysis?
The process of skin analysis begins with the taking of your medical history. If you have asthma, psoriasis, eczema, liver problems, rosacea or other conditions, these could be related to any redness, broken capillaries, yellow appearance or dry skin patches. Often skin analysis will pick up underlying conditions you might not have known you had, and for this reason alone can be extremely useful.
Another important part of skin analysis is to assess how much sun exposure youíve had. Youíll be asked about your use of sunscreen, whether you play a lot of outdoor sports and other questions that will help the analyst gauge how much UV exposure youíve had.
In addition, your skin type will also be determined. This is an important part of assessing whether or not your skin care regime is appropriate for you. Oily skin, for instance, can appear dry, as the oil can create extra layers of dead skin, through which moisturisers canít penetrate.
A UV camera will be used to take a snapshot of the underlying condition of your skin, allowing the analyst to see what the naked eye canít. Pigmentation, underlying oil deposits and other anomalies can be seen, and importantly, if there are any more serious concerns, such as possible skin cancers, these can be referred on to your doctor.
Manual checks include checking the moisture levels of your skin, as well as the pH balance, both of which play a big role in the health of your skin.
How can skin Analysis help?
Prevention is always better than a cure, but if your skin analysis does show damage to your skin, in many cases it is reversible with various treatments. Whatís important about skin analysis is that it gives you a clear picture of the current state of your skin, from which a treatment plan can be made. In many cases, skin analysis allows people to take control of their skin care in the right way, and by detecting any possible issues early, can reduce the amount of treatments that might be needed, and the costs involved.