Have you ever felt betrayed by a beloved skincare product? Perhaps a staple of your skincare routine - that you once swore by, suddenly doesn’t work for you anymore? Maybe a cleanser that you relied upon for years, and raved about to friends, now makes your skin itchy? Or, a moisturizer that left your skin looking dewy and radiant suddenly leaves you looking oily and drab for the day?
At Glow Jar Beauty, we know the pain of having to break up with a favoured skincare product. It’s frustrating and often costly. And, we also know it’s a sign that it’s time for a thorough skincare coaching call.
A skincare coaching call helps you understand your skin. It’s not dissimilar to a counsellor or therapist but, instead of delving into personal goals and relationships, a skin consultant can help you understand the relationship between you and your skin.
But, when do you know your skin is asking for some one-on-one time with you? Well, just as key signs exist signalling it’s time to consult a counsellor for external support, your skin also has ways of making itself heard. Today, we’re sharing common signs to watch for that indicate the time has come for a skin analysis and consultation.
Skincare Consult Sign #1: Dry Skin
Dry skin is a common sign that your skin is not in a happy place. It can also be an early sign that changes in your body are occurring and, therefore, should be addressed. Often, dry skin is a result of climate and environmental conditions. For example, the cold, dry weather of winter is notorious for pulling moisture from the skin, especially in our hands and face.
Adding a nourishing body oil or facial toner to your skincare routine is a fabulous way to care for dry skin, but it may not resolve the underlying issues causing the skin to be dry and flaky. If that’s the case, further steps may be necessary to get your skin back to a well-hydrated and supple state.
Skincare consultations are perfect for helping dry skin sufferers understand why their skin is losing moisture and for developing a treatment plan to remedy the problem.
Skincare Consult Sign #2: Inflammation Onset
Inflammation is one of the most common concerns people have about their skin. You can tell your skin is being affected by inflammation in several ways, some of which include:
- Red patches
Inflamed skin is often sensitive to many skin care products available at the drugstore and beauty stores. Treating inflamed skin without understanding the underlying causes can also be very costly. The hunt for products to improve and soothe irritated skin can take multiple attempts with different cleansers and serums.
Ultimately, if you don’t understand why your skin is inflamed, finding the right product can feel like playing the lottery. But, it doesn’t have to be this way! To save yourself time and money spent on improving inflamed skin, see a skincare wellness expert. Consulting with a skincare professional will help you understand your skin’s unique needs, including product recommendations that are best for your skin.
Skincare Consult Sign #3: Changes in Lifestyle or Environment
Changes in lifestyle or your environment can be stressful for your skin. Our skin protects our bodies from external threats, toxins, and other harmful conditions and can be easily affected when new situations occur.
Lifestyle changes that can affect skin health include:
Change in Location
When moving to a new home, neighbourhood or city, the change can be hard on your skin! Shifting from one environment to another will change your skin’s
exposure conditions and may cause it to look and behave differently.
It’s no surprise that seasonal changes impact the condition of our skin. We should adjust the products we use to support and protect our skin throughout the changing seasons.
A skincare consultant can help determine what products and skincare strategies are best to use as part of your skincare regimen in the summer, spring, fall and winter seasons.
Skincare Consult Sign #4: Changes in Health
Our skin reflects what’s happening inside our bodies as much as outside. When changes in health occur, the skin has to adapt and adjust as well. Often, how we treat and care for our skin has to be adjusted alongside changes in health and life stages.
Examples of health conditions that affect skin conditions:
- New medications or supplements
When changes in health affect the skin, talking to a skincare consultant or joining a skincare wellness program can help you and your skin adjust to a new state.
Skincare Consult Sign #5: Acne
Acne is a skin condition that can be difficult to manage. And, it’s not a skin concern that’s problematic only for teenagers. Adults of all ages can suffer from acne and its uncomfortable side effects.
Managing acne takes more care and support for the skin than other common concerns and conditions. Having regular skincare consultations is a wonderful way to monitor acne-prone complexions and keep flare-ups to a minimum.
Skincare Consult Sign #6: Skincare Products That No Longer Work
As mentioned at the beginning of this article, if one of your regular skincare products stops performing like it once did, your skin is telling you something has changed. Understanding why the skin is reacting differently to a tried-and-true product can be made easier with a consultation from a skincare expert.
Ready for a Skincare Coaching Call?
When you and your skin need a little help understanding one another, let Glow Jar Beauty be your interpreter. Skincare coaching and consultation sessions are a great way to review your current skincare needs and establish a helpful plan. To book a one-on-one coaching session with Jaime or, to view all our available skincare programs, visit our online shop.