11-SEPT – Free Skin Analysis by Repechage Malta
Skin analysis is the part of a professional facial when the aesthetician covers your eyes with cool cotton pads and looks at your skin underneath a brightly lit “mag lamp” to determine your skin type, skin conditions, and the best course of treatment, both during your facial and with home products.
Even before she touches you, a good aesthetician can easily see conditions such as oily, congested skin with breakouts; dry, dull, aging skin; red or highly sensitive skin; and fine lines and wrinkles. If it’s your first visit, she will likely ask you to fill out a form that includes questions about your skin concerns, diet, medications and so on, so that she can determine what’s most important to you.
Once you’re on the table, the treatment usually starts with the aesthetician wrapping your hair with a towel or headband. She begins the facial with a thorough cleansing, using cotton pads, aesthetician wipes or sponges. This removes all traces of make-up, which can mask blackheads, uneven skin tone, broken capillaries.
During the cleansing, the aesthetician will feel more things with her hands: how smooth or rough your skin is; extreme dryness; whether you have breakouts or bumps, and where they are; firmness vs. sageness; and whether you easily turn red from being touched.