Consultation Report for Louise Douglas

Janis T.
Your Matched Licensed Esthetician
A licensed estheticians with 10 years of experience under her belt. She combines a holistic and scientific approach to customize protocols for every client's individual needs and goals.
Skin Concerns (self-reported by users)
It appears that you have dry/sensitive skin. Slightly congested on your nose and forehead indicates some oil. Congestion with eczema contribute to irregular skin texture and dehydration. Clogged pores on the nose prevent the natural oils that our body produces from lubricating the surface of the skin and cause a dry condition. Your pores are much smaller through your cheeks and smaller pores produce less sebum causing a dryer skin type. I'm also noticing slight sensitivity in the cheeks.

It contributes to irregular skin texture and dryness. To manage and improve this condition use gentle products that are fragrance and chemical free. Keeping the skin hydrated with ingredients like hyaluronic acid will help control flare ups.
Current Routine Analysis
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil:
Great for an initial cleanse to remove dirt, debris, make up from the skin. Would suggest to switch to a cream cleanser in winter months.

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream:
This moisturizer is typically recommended by dermatologists, if you feel as if you are still dry and dehydrated after using this product I would recommend switching it up for a different moisturizer. For dryer skin types it is beneficial to use a more hydrating moisturizer, especially during the winter months.

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream:
I believe this is a good product but I have one concern. This eye cream contains retinol which offers great anti aging benefits. It could cause sensitivity if you were experiencing an eczema flare up. Continue using if you are not feeling any sensitivity. If you feel any irritation or redness, see my recommendations below.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant:
I absolutely LOVE this product. I recommend using this product 2-3x/week. It is naturally brightening and gentle for all skin types. Consistent exfoliation not only increases cellular turnover, evens skin tone, and reduces fine lines but also helps your daily products penetrate deeper into the skin.
AM Routine Recommendations
Step 1
Splash With Water
If you do a thorough cleanse at night, you could just use water in the morning to avoid dehydration caused by over-cleansing.
Step 2
Vitamin C Serum: (Mad Hippie $33.99)
This serum can be found at Ulta and has the ability to tighten, brighten, and help with skin tone and texture. This Serum is packed with antioxidants as well as Hylauronic Acid (Hylauronic Acid holds 1000x its weight in water, making it extremely hydrating to the skin when applied before your moisturizer).
Step 3
Cetaphil's Daily Hydrating Lotion with Hyaluronic Acid $12.49
Again Hyaluronic Acid binds lipids to the skin and preventing dehydration. It's a lovely way to maximize your skin's hydration and maintain a healthy lipid barrier.
Step 4
Biore Water Essence Sunscreen
Good job in using a sunscreen already! You could continue using this. It is an excellent sunscreen for it's additional hydration and protection.
PM Routine Recommendations
Step 1
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil
I love this cleanser, just make sure to massage it in for 1-2 minutes and remove fully with warm washcloth.
Step 2
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant -OR- The Ordinary 5% Lactic Acid $6.50
You could continue using your Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant 2-3x/wk after initial cleanse. As a next level exfoliant you can try Lactic Acid. Lactic acid is a AHA suitable for dry/sensitive skin I recommend The Ordinary 5% Lactic Acid. The instructions say to use daily but I would start as a weekly exfoliation in the evening. This will even out skin tone, improve texture and hydrate your skin. Consider this your anti aging remedy. Use when you are not experiencing an eczema flare up. This will improve your lipid barrier on your skin protecting it from environmental damage. Always use a SPF when adding AHA to your regimen.
Step 3
Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream
Apply after cleanser, I recommend skipping your retinol eye treatment on days when you are exfoliating your skin, Retinol is naturally exfoliating and too much exfoliation can leave your skin feeling raw, and irritated. If you feel any irritation or redness from this product, I recommend Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream Eye $22.49 instead.
Step 4
CeraVe PM Moisturizing Lotion $16
I recommend this for it's three key night time ingredients that target your concerns; hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and peptides. Hyaluronic acid being a moisture magnet providing deep overnight hydration. Niacinamide a powerful antioxidant and skin soothing ingredient. It is a proven anti-inflammatory to reduce redness and calm sensitive skin. It is a version vitamin B3 which brightens the complexion, prevents water loss and improves elasticity. Peptides feed the skin overnight during its repairing and renewal stage.
Other Recommendations

- Consider adding these products bi-weekly or as needed to reach your skin care goals:
- For additional hydration Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating 100% Hydrogel Mask $3.49
- For minimizing and purifying congestion on nose try Biore Charcoal Nose Strips $5.99

- For "chicken skin" ie: keratosis pilaris on the legs I recommend dry brush exfoliation with essential oils of Rose Geranium + Peppermint following with a soothing moisturizing cream. Here's where you can use your Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream :)

- Treatment Recommendations:
- Hydrating facials
- TCA Chemical Peels: Can help address uneven skin tone
    What to expect next?
    We'll check-in in a month to see how your skin gets adjusted to the new routine. If you have any questions before then, you could always reach out to your esthetician.

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