Customization has been the name of the game for quite some time. Tailors and shoemakers have been around since people began to wear clothes and shoes, while tech and medicine have recently joined the personalization party. Customization is also a game changer when it comes to our skin health. Thanks to technology, we’re now able to tailor our skin care needs with expert precision. We can unlock the code to our skin’s unique composition and develop a routine that works best for us and us alone. It’s the dawn of a new era, and it’s an exciting one at that.
Your skin care regimen that consists of using a basic line of products has always done the trick, so why customize now? The American Academy of Dermatology recognizes that some baseline skin care tasks—like applying a moisturizer and SPF—can typically be covered using such products. But the organization also acknowledges many people deal with more varied and specific skin issues that a general product from the drugstore may not even touch.
For example, dry skin benefits from using a heavy, occlusive moisturizer. Oily skin benefits from using a light, gel-based moisturizer. Oily/combination skin benefits from products that aren’t pore clogging (non-comedogenic) and contain active ingredients such as salicylic acid to help with oil production. But honestly, that information only scratches the surface of all the variations in skin type. You also have to consider whether skin is acne prone, what the hormone levels are, if the person is susceptible to hyperpigmentation and more. On top of that, every person’s skin will react differently to different products. Skin care is highly individual by nature.
How Did My Skin Get this Way?
It’s common to think our skin type is something we’re born with. However, several other factors like our environment, diet, hormones and stress levels can affect what’s going on with our skin. If you live in a highly polluted area (unfortunately, 92% of us do), that’s likely affecting your skin as well. What’s pollution doing to your face? It’s causing dullness, dryness, congestion and faster aging and exacerbating pre-existing conditions like eczema. Yikes.
How Do We Fight That?
Custom packages have been a life saver when it comes to going face to face (no pun intended) with the dozens of factors that can (and ultimately will) affect our skin. The best way to get the perfect custom skin care package is to book a consultation with one of our OrangeTwist experts. Remember: Patience is key. With so many products and treatments out there, it can sometimes take longer than we’d like to figure out which ones will be the most beneficial in the long term.
A licensed esthetician has the training and market knowledge to help you narrow the options down and select the best possible products. They’ll also educate you if your skin ends up irritated. By using a combination of products uniquely tailored to your personal skin concerns, you give yourself the best shot at having clear and healthy skin for decades to come.
Which Custom Combinations Should I Use?
This depends on several things: your goals, your specific skin type and your budget. We weren’t kidding when we said that skin care is highly individualized! These are a few game changing skin care combinations for you to consider and discuss when you meet with an OrangeTwist expert.
Forever Young IPL & HydraFacial: The Forever Young IPL treatment uses broadband light to help fight the signs of aging, while the HydraFacial helps to repair the skin’s natural moisture barrier and nourish it, leaving you glowing post-treatment. The HydraFacial gives you immediate results, with the Forever Young IPL working in the background for long-term results.
CoolSculpting & Forma: Both treatments are completely non-invasive and work by targeting fat. CoolSculpting will freeze away stubborn, unwanted fat, then Forma will use a radio-frequency treatment to stimulate your body’s natural production of elastin and collagen. Combined, the two will help minimize the excess skin, resulting in a natural, sculpted finish.
Ultherapy & Clear + Brilliant: Together, these treatments create the ultimate complexion duo. Ultherapy stimulates collagen production, while the Clear + Brilliant treatment boosts the clarity of your skin tone and minimizes the appearance of pores.
Those are just a few examples, but the combinations don’t stop there. To build the best combination for you, come to your OrangeTwist consultation with some insight on the areas you’d like to work on most. An expert can guide you to your best self with a custom skin care combination just for you.