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Aging Skin
Has fine lines, wrinkles, sagging and loss of elasticity.
Is uneven and discolored.

Why it Happens
UV light and free radicals damage collagen and elastin – the skin’s support structure.
Overexposure to UV light causes melanocytes to overproduce melanin, which causes surface discoloration.

How to Treat
Prevent future damage by blocking UV rays daily.
Reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Minimize the appearance of discoloration.

Professional Advice
Choose products with multiple peptides to help enhance natural collagen production and therefore reduce lines and sagging.
Antioxidants – both fruit extracts and vitamins such as A, C and E – will help neutralize the premature aging effects of free radicals that are found in the environment.
Topical use of vitamins C and E will help reduce the appearance of discoloration over time.
Products containing argireline and pro-retinol minimize the appearance of fine lines.
Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen every day to prevent future damage.

Occurs when a pore is clogged with oil, dead skin and bacteria.
Causes redness due to inflammation and infection at the pore opening.

Why it Happens
Excess oil mixed with accumulated dead skin cells gets trapped in a pore.
A clogged pore becomes an excellent breeding ground for P. acnes, the bacteria that causes acne in the skin.

How to Treat
Unclog the pore with exfoliation.
Control oil.
Eliminate the acne-causing bacteria.

Professional Advice
Use treatment products that contain salicylic acid to gently, yet effectively treat the acne. Additional ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide will also help clear acne breakouts by reducing inflammation and drying up pustules/papules (pimples).

Oily Skin
Looks shiny and greasy.

Why it Happens
Overproduction of sebum by the sebaceous glands causes excess facial shine.

How to Treat
Control surface oil with thorough cleansing and use of oil-absorbing treatments.

Professional Advice
Choose a cleanser containing astringent botanicals to thoroughly cleanse surface oil.
Use a deep cleansing mask containing kaolin clay regularly to refine pores and absorb excess oil.
Use multiple forms of exfoliation to prevent clogging and breakouts.
Choose a foundation and powder with oil-controlling benefits.

Sensitive Skin
Flushes and blushes easily.
Can look red and blotchy; may feel itchy and hot at times.
Sometimes reacts to products, procedures and the elements.

Why it Happens
Genetics – sensitive skin can be inherited.
Environmental factors can cause temporary redness

How to Treat
Soothe, calm and reduce redness.
Keep skin hydrated and protected.

Professional Advice
Red, irritated skin is even more sensitive to sunlight, and sunlight can make redness worse. Wear SPF 15 or higher every day of the year.
Avoid products containing alcohol, parabens, oil and fragrance.
Look for products that are oil-free, fragrance-free, allergy-tested and contain soothing ingredients such as chamomile, aloe vera, caffeine and green tea.