Many may think it's quite a simple process to diagnose your own skin... feeling tight - I must be a dry skin, shiny - I must be an oily skin, right? Wrong!
There are many underlying factors that come into play when analysing the skin, which may not be visible on the surface. A professional skin diagnosis involves completing a questionnaire about lifestyle, product choice, diet and skin observation by your therapist.
Incorrect diagnosis can be detrimental for the health of skin Wrong product use can strip and unbalance the skin, causing long term damage and premature ageing!
There are many techniques used by aestheticians giving an insight to your skin; one of my personal favourites is face reading.
This technique has been used for centuries to help diagnose a person's overall health and wellbeing. It is believed that each section of the face relates to an internal body organ.
For example, between the eyes is known as the "wine and dine area". Redness, irritation or a permanent vertical line (not always associated with frowning), could indicate intolerance to food such as dairy products, wheat or processed sugars, or simply poor eating habits.