When you experience a skin problem, you may instinctively self-diagnose the problem and conclude that the situation demands moisturizer, retinol, exfoliation, or another treatment you're familiar with. You may lean toward these ideas either because they have worked for your friends or family in the past or because they just sound right. However, no matter how strong your gut feeling is, it's important to keep in mind that instinct is often fallible.
Studies show, for example, that while one in two people believe they have sensitive skin, such sensitivity isn't scientifically provable much of the time. This should surprise no one: it can be hard to reliably tell sensitive skin apart from dry skin or dry skin apart from dehydrated skin.
If you wouldn't take a stab at guessing the true cause of a fever or persistent headache, it may not make sense to rely on gut instinct to uncover the reasons behind a skin problem. Instead, turning to science could help ensure you take the shortest and the most reliable path to a solution.
When you sign up with us for skin analysis, we put trained professionals on the job. We use established scientific methods to determine the skin type you possess and the level of health it enjoys. Armed with this knowledge, we can customize a skincare system just for you. We either recommend off-the-shelf Brewing Beauty products that you can use to turn things around for your skin or custom formulate a skincare routine specifically for your skin as part of our made-to-order skincare service.
Our skin analysis fees are redeemable towards recommended products. So your skin analysis is basically FREE for you. At the end of the session, you will receive your personalised skin analysis report, which assesses your skin's elasticity, oil, hydration, pigmentation, pores, sensitivity levels and more, based on the skin analysis system used.
Hydration: Hydration tests try to find out how much water or moisture your skin holds. Well-hydrated skin is associated with glow, plumpness, and strength.
Elasticity: An elasticity test determines the extent of your skin's resilience -- its ability to regain its shape when it is squeezed or stretched. Skin elasticity greatly depends on how old you are. Young skin tends to have healthy levels of elastin and collagen, substances that give it firmness. The presence of these substances in the skin tends to prevent loss of skin tone.
Sebum: A sebum analysis attempts to work out the level of your skin's oil content. Excessive oil content can leave your skin greasy and acne-prone; too little, on the other hand, can make it appear dry and can make you uncomfortable, as well.
pH: pH stands for the potential of hydrogen, a scale used in chemistry to define the level of acidity or alkalinity of a substance. Human skin should possess a slightly acidic pH value of about 5.5. A pH analysis of your skin helps determine where on the scale your skin lies. If it's too acidic, it can kill friendly bacteria and make your skin too sensitive, but if it's too alkaline, it can turn dry.
Melanin: Melanin is the skin pigment that determines your complexion. A melanin test works out the concentration of this pigment at different places in your body. A melanin assessment can help alert a skincare professional to the possibility of sun-damaged skin.
Skin temperature: Skin temperature tests measure how warm your skin is. Skin that is excessively warm tends to become unreasonably sensitive and prone to a ruddy appearance. Temperature assessments can also be relevant when targeting cellulite and water retention.
Keratin: A keratin test looks at the concentration of dead skin cells littering your skin. Excessive cell shedding can make your skin look dull and require more frequent exfoliation.
Skin pores: The size of each skin pore can make a difference in the overall appearance. Fine pores can create the appearance of fine skin that isn't overly shiny. Large pores, on the other hand, can make your skin look uneven and can even contribute to an oily appearance.
Wrinkling: A wrinkling assessment determines the depth of wrinkles on the patient's skin. The presence of wrinkling usually indicates a drop in the skin's levels of collagen and elastin, substances that provide structure and definition to the skin. Wrinkling can be addressed with skin products that contain hyaluronic acid and antioxidants.
Evidence of water damage: Depending on your personal hygiene habits and the kind of work that you do, the skin on your hands and face can come in contact with a great deal of water. Since direct exposure to water can strip the skin of its natural oils, it can make your skin feel dry. A water assessment test looks for signs of such dryness and for the presence of water-soluble substances on the skin called natural moisturizing factors.
UV tolerance: UV tolerance analysis determines how your skin will likely respond to exposure to ultraviolet radiation under different phototypes and exposure conditions. Determining your skin's ability to reject UV radiation can help you identify the exact level of SPF protection that you need to protect it.
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