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FACE MAPPING

FACE MAPPING



what is face mapping?
Face Mapping is a revolutionary approach to skin analysis developed by The International Dermal Institute exclusively for Dermalogica. Using the zones and the Dermalogica Face Map as a guide, the therapist is able to conduct an inch-by-inch, methodical analysis of the facial landscape, guaranteeing that the subsequent professional treatment and home-care prescription will fully address each client's concerns.

Click on the image above to see the enlarged picture of the Dermalogica face mapping chart

zones 1 & 3
Traditionally, this zone is regarded as the "sister" to the bladder and digestive system. If you breakout frequently in this area, it might mean that you need to improve your elimination by drinking more water and eating more "whole" foods.

zone 2
The middle of the forehead, between the eyebrows, is related to the liver. Congestion in this zone can indicate over consumption of alcohol, rich foods, and possibly a food allergy (such as lactose intolerance).

zones 4 & 10
The ears are highly sensitive area related to kidneys. If you notice that your ears are very hot, you might be stressing them out - drink plenty of plain water and cut down on caffeine and alcohol.

zones 5 & 9
The cheeks often give an accurate glimpse into any respiratory distress. Smokers or people suffering from allergies generally experience fine, broken capillaries or congestion in this area.

zones 6 & 8
The eyes are truly a window to the body's health because they're related to the kidneys. Dark circles, while here datary, are made worse by dehydration and poor elimination.

zone 7
A reddened nose can indicate heightened blood pressure, or the early stages of rosacea. Congestion around the upper lip can occur if you use comedogenic lipsticks or liners.

zones 11 & 13
If you've had extensive dental surgery done, you might notice a breakout in the jaws near years.

zone 14
Don't forget to include your neck in your treatment regimen - its skin is just as fragile as that on your face, so it definitely needs the benefits of motorization and sun protection.


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MORE ABOUT THIS PRODUCT
OILINESS

Q: Do you experience moderate oiliness (limited to areas A and D), or does your oiliness affect your entire face?

A: AREAS A & D Regimen:

  • Cleanse - special cleansing gel (A soap-free foaming gel that removes impurities without stripping skin)
  • Exfoliate - skin prep scrub (A skin-polishing scrub for a smooth, healthy complexion)
  • Purify - multi-active toner (An ultra-light facial spritz that refreshes, hydrates and smoothes)
  • Hydrate - active moist (Combat surface dehydration and smooth skin in with this lightweight, oil-free lotion)

    A: ENTIRE FACE Regimen:

  • Cleanse - dermal clay cleanser (Remove excess oils and refine skin with this creamy, purifying cleanser)
  • Exfoliate - gentle cream exfoliant (A non-abrasive exfoliation treatment for dramatically smooth skin)
  • Purify - sebum clearing masque (Purify and help prevent breakouts with this cooling, deep-cleaning, clay-based masque)
  • Mattify - oil control lotion (A hydrating, oil-free, featherlight lotion containing MICROSPONGE technology to help absorb oil on skin’s surface and maintain an all-day matte finish.)

    Oily skin is characterized by skin that looks shiny and suffers from congestion. Shine and congestion can appear throughout most of the areas.

    myths about oily skin
    There’s no shortage of myths when it comes to oily skin. Get the facts to further your understanding of how to really keep oil under control.

    Myth 1: Oil can be controlled by stripping skin with harsh, drying ingredients such as alcohol.
    FALSE. Stripping the skin of oil can actually cause an overproduction of oil. Why? Because skin’s trying to make up for and replace what’s lost! Those who self-treat oily skin with alcohol-based products often end up with dehydrated, irritated, sensitized skin.

    Myth 2: Sunscreens increase oil production.
    FALSE. Speak with your professional skin therapist about new, sophisticated formulations that won’t clog pores, and even contain oil-absorbing microsponges for the ultimate in sun protection and skin care benefits.

    Myth 3: A little sun exposure is ideal for drying up skin.
    FALSE. Sun exposure is never good for skin. While it may seem the sun provides a temporary “drying” effect, sebaceous glands will fire into overdrive to help replace lost oil. The result: more oil on the surface than before.

    MYTH 4: There’s nothing that can be done to help control oily skin.
    FALSE! Don’t give up! An oily skin condition is just as manageable as any skin condition. Speak to a professional skin therapist who can analyze your skin, then provide a proper diagnosis including a regimen of products and lifestyle changes to keep skin under control.

    controlling oily shine
  • Create a “matte kit” that fits conveniently in your purse or backpack for mid-day touch-ups. Your kit should include oil-free lotions or sunscreens containing microsponges that help soak up excess oil. It can also contain wipes loaded with Salicylic Acid (not alcohol!) to help degrease skin, help prohibit acne bacteria, and keep skin feeling fresh.
  • Use a clay-based cleanser to help mop up oil on the surface.
  • After cleansing, apply a moisturizer, even if you think your skin doesn’t need it. Oily skin can suffer from dehydration (lack of water) while being oily.
  • Once or twice a week, apply a clay-based masque to help control sebaceous gland secretions and clean out pores.
  • Exfoliation can help control oil production, improve skin texture, and help prevent clogged pores that lead to breakouts. It also helps prep the skin for maximum treatment from oil-controlling ingredients. Your professional skin therapist can prescribe a physical or chemical exfoliant to improve the health of skin.

    the importance of exfoliation
    Desquamation is the body’s natural process of exfoliation, or the shedding of dry, old, hardened skin cells so new cells can come to the surface. In an oily skin condition, desquamation can be slowed, as oily skin acts as a glue that holds dead skin cells to the surface. This can contribute to clogged follicles, leading to the build-up of acne bacteria which stimulates the production of breakouts.

    Exfoliation is especially helpful to those with oily skin. In addition to smoothing, improving skin tone and enhancing skin’s receptiveness of oil-controlling ingredients, exfoliation helps rid oily skin of dulling skin cells to help keep skin clear.

    Your exfoliation regimen will depend heavily upon your professional skin analysis performed by a skin therapist. A professional skin therapist may recommend exfoliating with physical scrubs or chemical exfoliants, or both to deliver the desired result, can advise you on how often to exfoliate, and how to successfully incorporate exfoliation into your regimen.

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    ACNE

    Q: Do you breakout regularly, or only periodically (once a month)?

    A: REGULARLY.

  • Cleanse - clearing skin wash (A naturally-foaming cleanser that helps control breakouts and excess oils)
  • Exfoliate - daily microfoliant (A gentle, daily use Rice-based powder that microfoliates for smoother, brighter skin)
  • Purify - sebum clearing masque (Purify and help prevent breakouts with this cooling, deep-cleaning, clay-based masque)
  • Cleanse - clearing mattifier (A medicated topical treatment that clears breakouts, controls shine and helps diminish fine lines)

    A: PERIODICALLY:

  • Cleanse - clearing skin wash (A naturally-foaming cleanser that helps control breakouts and excess oils)
  • Exfoliate - gentle cream exfoliant (A non-abrasive exfoliation treatment for dramatically smooth skin)
  • Purify - sebum clearing masque (Purify and help prevent breakouts with this cooling, deep-cleaning, clay-based masque)
  • Mattify - oil control lotion (A hydrating, oil-free, featherlight lotion containing MICROSPONGE technology to help absorb oil on skin’s surface and maintain an all-day matte finish.)

    Breakout-prone skin is characterized by breakouts on or under the surface. Whiteheads, blackheads, irritation, and redness can appear in all areas.

    acnegenic ingredients to avoid in your skin care
    You may have heard of comedogenic ingredients that cause or promote comedones in skin. You may not be as familiar with acnegenic ingredients – those that cause or exacerbate acne. These common ingredients can be hiding within acne treatment products, causing ineffective treatment of your breakouts.

    Here’s what to look for:
  • Lanolin: Derived from the words "lana" for wool and "oleum" for oil, Lanolin is a fatty substance obtained from the sheep’s wool. While it’s a known emollient with moisturizing properties, it can have skin-clogging capabilities, triggering the cycle of breakouts.
  • Fragrance: Artificial fragrances can increase acne infection, skin sensitization and photosensitivity.

    do your laundry habits affect your skin?
    There’s no shortage of myths when it comes to acne. Cut through the rumors and understand the facts to further your understanding of how to keep skin clear.

    Myth 1: A blackhead is actually dirt inside the pore.
    FALSE! Blackheads, known as open comedones, are simply whiteheads that have reached the skin’s surface, triggering oxidization upon contact with air. Oxidization makes the comedone change/darken in color (think how an apple turns brown after it’s been cut).

    Myth 2: Sugary, refined foods contribute to acne.
    This is actually a misinterpretation – these foods don’t directly cause acne, but they do feed the breeding ground for acne by exacerbating sebum production. Speak to your professional skin therapist to find out if your oil production is being triggered by specific food intake.

    Myth 3: Sunscreens increase oil production and feed acne bacteria.
    FALSE. Speak with your professional skin therapist about new, sophisticated formulations that provide sun protection with skin care benefits, including oil control and minimization of bacteria.

    Myth 4: Stay away from fabric softeners.
    TRUE! Try to stay away from use of fabric softeners on sheets and pillowcases. Beef lard and fragrance are the main ingredients, and they’ll coat your skin!

    preventing acne on the body
    Blackheads and whiteheads can appear anywhere on the face, chest, back, or even lower! Blackheads occurring on the body are most common in those with genetically oily skin. However, a person using comedogenic or acnegenic lotions or body care products can experience blackheads on the body.

    Here are 6 tips to help control and prevent body acne:
  • Wear natural fibers, or fabrics specifically engineered to wick moisture away from the skin. This is especially important if you're working out.
  • Experiencing acne where you carry a backpack or purse? Carry a bag with your hands instead.
  • Shower as soon as possible after perspiring. If you can’t shower, carry a travel-friendly product containing Salicylic Acid to help purify and clear skin of excess oils.
  • Wash the affected areas with a cleanser designed for acne-prone skin.
  • After allowing the skin to dry, apply a product containing benzoyl peroxide to the affected areas.
  • If you often suffer from dry skin, moisturize, using a non-comedogenic moisturizer. Excessively dry skin can lead to breakouts.

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    Charlotte (August 16, 2011)  
    What does it mean when you get spots on your lip, as your face mapping picture doesnt say
    Adina B. (May 1, 2011)  
    Everything was nice explained.Only one think i would add .Explain when it comes to formation of a blackhead.It is mention it comes from a white head.A lot of people missunderstand the white head beeing a pustule w pus (infected already).
    Everything said ,i would like to congratulate for this site because you are teaching as well selling the products.You would find customers buying the products but not actually knowing how to use.Will teach them to use it at home.Good job.





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