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Aesthetician's Guide: Skin Conditions and Key Ingredients that Minimize Them

Aesthetician's Guide: Skin Conditions and Key Ingredients that Minimize Them

A MEDICAL AESTHETICIANS GUIDE TO SKIN CONDITIONS

Skin conditions are transient compared to skin types. Skin conditions aren't permanent most times, various intrinsic, and extrinsic factors can cause a variety of conditions. For example one can experience dehydration as a result of a trans-Atlantic flight or upon completion of antibiotic pills. For that reason, skin conditions are more responsive to treatments. The table below shares a simple guide to what a skin condition looks like, causes, and key ingredients that can help you with them.  

Skin Condition
Characteristics
Causes
Objectives
Key Ingredients
Hypersensitive
·Difficult to treat
·History of allergies
·Improper products, drugs,
diet
·It’s also hereditary
Strengthen
·Green Tea
·Raspberry
·Calendula
· Arnica
·Chamomile
·Lavender
Blotchy
·Redness, hot to touch
·Can be thin or thick skin
·Thin is more sensitive
·Prone to broken capillaries
·Excessive
circulation caused
by various factors:
- Sun exposure.
- Acne rosacea.
- High blood
pressure.
- Hot drinks.
- Spicy foods.
- Strong emotions
(blushing, get
angry and red
quickly)
- Allergies.
Decongest.
Strengthen.
(Thin skin must be treated delicately, while thick skin can be treated normally).
 
·Horse chestnut
·Dan Gui
·Linden
·Neroli
·Squalane
Broken Capillaries
·Also known as
Telangiectasis
·Associated with
blotchiness
·Fine thread-like red lines on surface of skin
·Constant dilation of capillary walls, 
thus weakening its elasticity.
Decongest.
Strengthen.
 
·Lavender
·Echinacea
·Cucumber
·Wheat Germ
Back Acne
Pimples, cysts, scars (keloids - raised,
irregularly-shaped scars)
·Improper cleansing
·Perspiration
·Enlarged pores
-Excessive oil
production.
Deep cleanse
Regenerate
Clear breakouts
Remove bacteria
Reduce Oils
·Aloe Vera
·Camphor
·Horsetail
·Lemon
·AHA'S
Open Pores
·Enlarged pores are found around forehead, nose, chin, cheeks.
·Common on oily skin and can also be found on dry skins that used to be oily.
Excessive secretion of sebum in hair follicles causing the walls of the follicle to enlarge.
Deep cleanse
Tighten pores
Remove bacteria
 
·Colloidal Sulfur
·Lemon
·AHA'S
·Witchazel
 
Acneic
4 GRADES:
Grades 1 & 2 – mild face/neck
Grades 3 & 4 - severe spreads to the chest and back. 
Common Acne Problems:
· Acne Vulgaris: -adolescent acne from hormonal imbalance.
· Acne Cosmetica: - from excessive make-up.
· Acne Rosacea: -adults over 35 (butterfly shape on nose/cheeks) skin is red, sore.
-More common in women and worse in
men (Rhinophyma)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
·Excess secretion of oils
·Improper use of products
·Hormonal changes
·Deep cleanse
·Regenerate
·Scar treatment
·Clear Breakouts
·Scar treatment
· Remove bacteria and reduce Oils
 
 
·Salicylic Acid
·Chamomile
·Calendula
·Tea Tree
·Horse Chestnut
· Palmitate (Vit A)
·Camphor
·Lemon
·Menthol
·Sage
·Witch Hazel
·Bromelin
·Glycolic Acid
·Lactic Acid
·Papain
 
Dull/Devitalized
·Dull, sallow, yellow complexion.
·Usually thick skin.
·Improper
cleansing.
·Lack of
exfoliation.
·Poor circulation.
·Improper diet.
· Aging
 
·Regenerate
·Deep cleanse
· Brighten
·Vitamins A, C, E
· Hyaluronic Acid
·Borage Seed
·Jojoba Seed Oil
·Shea Butter
 
Fines Lines and
Loose Skin
·Lines between eyebrows, forehead, and labial lobe
·Crow's feet around eyes
·Lines on neck
 
 
·Worry or stress
·Lack of sleep
·Excessive facial
 expressions e.g.
laughing, frowning
·Age and weight gain/loss
 
·Regenerate
·Firming/Tightening
·Collagen
·Elastin
·DNA
·Calendula
·Ginseng
·Allantoin
·Hyaluronic Acid
Dehydrated Skin
·Fine lines, flakiness, and tightness.
·Lacking moisture
·Improper products
·Illness
·Climatic conditions
·Moisturize
·Regenerate
 
·Hyaluronic Acid
·Green Tea
·Licorice
·Canadian
. Willow Herb
·Shea Butter
·Evening
·Primrose Oil
Pigmentation
·Colour appears on the skin darker or lighter than one's normal complexion
·Hyperpigmentation
· Hypopigmentation
 
·Sun Exposure
·Age
·Photosensitizing
·Medication
·Treatments
·Hormonal changes
 
·Reduce appearance
of pigment
·Protection
·Lactic Acid
·Glycine Soya
·Seed
·Fennel Root
·Camellia
·White Tea
·Hyaluronic Acid
· Salicylic Acid

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