There are so many different skin types and common problems. As such, it can be difficult to work out what you need to achieve healthy skin. Whether your skin’s changing with age, you’ve developed a new condition that you can’t seem to shift or you simply want to know more about what you should be using to achieve great results. A skin consultation can offer lots of personalised information and advice.
In this article, we look at 5 important things you need to know about a skin consultation, when to book one and what to expect.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AT A SKIN CONSULTATION AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
– You will see a skincare professional
Skin consultations can be booked with a qualified dermatologist who will examine your skin. This is done in order to establish its type and see any issues or concerns first-hand. Skin consultations are usually performed in private clinics. Whilst your practitioner may make recommendations based on the treatments they offer. They should also create a bespoke skincare plan which you can follow at home. Though face-to-face consultations are more effective, in a 2015 article published by the Telemedicine Journal and E-Health, it was found that teledermatology can be an effective way to diagnose mild skincare issues, whilst also offering screening for more severe conditions. So, even if you can’t get to your nearest dermatologist, a skin consultation is still an option for you.
– Your concerns will be addressed
Your practitioner should ask lots of questions and make you feel comfortable talking about your skin. They will want to know which areas of the skin are bothering you. As well as what results you would like to achieve. Skin consultations are available not only for the face but can cover the body too. Therefore, it makes sure the area you need is covered when booking an appointment.
– You will learn which ingredients to look for
Having analysed your skin and learnt of your concerns, your practitioner should be able to make recommendations and explain why. Understanding the science and make-up of your skin and any issues will better equip you. While making an informed decision when buying skincare products. For example, if you are concerned about your skin showing signs of aging, your practitioner may recommend using products containing coconut oil.
Coconut oil is one of the best natural ingredients to be contained in skincare products. With multiple scientifically proven benefits including its ability to offer intense moisturising, work as an antioxidant, and even help to produce more collagen. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein found in the connective tissues of the skin. Thus, helping skin to remain elasticated and prevent sagging. As we age, our natural collagen levels decline, and this can result in many common skin complaints. In a 2010 study published in the Skin Pharmacology and Physiology scientific journal, it was found that applying virgin coconut oil to wounds could help them to heal quicker, with a higher production of collagen.
Malée’s Nourishing Hand Cream contains caprylic triglyceride as a main ingredient, a blend of coconut oil and glycerine. Not only does this help to soothe dry hands whilst offering a collagen boost. The combination also creates a non-greasy seal over the skin, helping to lock added nutrients and moisture in. A brilliantly rich cream for those with dry or aging hands, our moisturiser is made from 100% natural ingredients. Thus, allowing you to achieve great results without the need for harsh chemicals.
– Your skin analysis will allow you to choose better products
Armed with a diagnosis of your skincare concerns alongside the knowledge of which ingredients to look for or avoid. You should now be able to make an informed decision when selecting products to suit your skin.
For those with dry skin complaints, your practitioner may recommend using a rich, high-quality moisturiser. Malée’s Conditioning Body Cream is high in essential oils and vitamins sourced from plants. Blended to create a moisturiser which offers intense hydration and nourishment, resulting in smooth, healthy skin. Water is the main ingredient in our moisturiser. It penetrates the outer layers of the skin to provide hydration in the areas it has been lost. Natural oils sourced from coconuts, almonds and avocados are high in vitamin E, potassium, and magnesium. Seeking to fight free radicals caused by pollutants and leaving the skin refreshed and protected. This in turn can help to speed up the cell regeneration process. While leaving your skin in the best condition to prevent further dryness from occurring.
– Your new plan will yield long-term results
In a 2020 study published in the British Journal of General Practice, it was found that patients spend an average time of 4 minutes 16 seconds discussing skincare concerns with their GP, offering resulting in being prescribed medication with no long-term advice. With a dedicated skin consultation, your practitioner will spend around 30 minutes examining your own. This enables them to offer tailored advice and recommendations. They should also produce a new skincare plan for you. This allows you to make changes to your home routine for long-lasting results.
As well as the best ingredients to look for in cleansers and moisturisers, your practitioner may also recommend the best way to exfoliate your skin. Exfoliation is an important part of a regular skincare routine. It helps remove built-up layers of dead skin. This may be preventing other skincare products from effectively penetrating the outer layers. Malée’s Conditioning Body Scrub can be used just once a week to help with this process. Gently buffing away dead skin cells using natural salts and sugars. With plant-based oils sourced from sunflowers, avocados and almonds, our exfoliator also works to enrich the skin. Gently exposing the fresh, healthy skin beneath whilst ensuring you emit a youthful glow.
A skin consultation can offer a great way to establish what your skin needs to be at its healthiest. Through seeing an experienced practitioner either face-to-face or online. You will be armed with the scientific facts around skincare. Thus, enabling you to make more informed decision when choosing skincare products. Your practitioner can offer treatments which may lead to instant changes. As well as recommending the ingredients you should look for to continue your improvements at home, giving you long-lasting results.