Whatever your skin type, specific factors might trigger or lead to oversensitivity: Your skin reacts strongly when you’d rather it didn’t…
Various types of « Skin flaws »
-Some are congenital, even called birth marks. They can be light, depigmented, “café au lait”, or red (angiomas).
-Others are acquired dermatosis::
-White spots or vitiligo (depigmentation of patches of skin). Benign but unsightly, more visible on dark skin.
-Brown spots result from overexposure to the sun. They are more common during pregnancy, thus the term “mask of pregnancy” but can also occur on non-pregnant women and sometimes even on men.
-Certain facial dermatosis (couperosis, rosacea…) can improve with a specific treatment even if they don’t totally subside.
-Acne is so common that it needs to be discussed separately. Some acne pimples can leave residual marks, specially if they are very large, deep or were “fiddled with” repeatedly.
-Dermatological procedures or plastic surgery on the face can be followed by a tough period while healing is not complete. These temporary flaws also deserve all of our attention.
-Last, certain severe skin disorders (ichytiosis, severe burns…) require corrective make-up.
“High tolerance” products: With high tolerance cleansers and moisturizers, irritations that can occur in case of intolerance or allergies to a cosmetic ingredient can be minimized.
Dermatological make-up: Corrective make-up is an important part of a dermatologist “tricks of the trade”. For either a temporary situation (post dermatological) or permanent flaws, using good corrective make-up techniques can offer amazing results.
- Dermatological disorders such as angiomas, vitiligo, eczema, psoriasis, couperosis, rosacea, acne and acne scars, seborrheic dermatitis, melasma;
- Post-dermatological procedures such as laser, dermabrasion, filler injection, peeling;
- Following cosmetic surgery: Facelift, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty…
The following basics are used to correct skin flaws:
-Overlaying two complementary colors from the chromatic wheel neutralizes skin flaws.
.Green neutralizes red (couperosis, scars, angiomas…).
. Yellow neutralizes purple (bluish circles, varicose veins…).
. Brown “hides” white.
- Light make-up highlights and dark make-up has a hollowing effect.
-By using these contrasts, the shape of a face can be changed, scars or dips can be reduced and dischromias can be covered.
-White evens out slightly and catches the light.
Five steps for a natural make-up:
Cleanse the skin thoroughly,
2. Apply a makeup base selected for skin type and sensitivity level,
3. Hide flaws using color correctors (green or yellow depending on the color of the flaw),
4. Even out complexion with a fluid or compact foundation,
5. Set makeup with powders.
How can I reduce shine in the T-zone?
Loose powder is perfectly suitable for mattifying this area and it can be reapplied several times if needed during the day. You can also use a mattifying cream or lotion before applying foundation to regulate shine all day long.
Which treatments can I use for acne lesions?
First, remember that only a dermatologist can tell you whether you need specific products for acneic skin and how to use it.
In the case of combination skin, specific acne treatment must be used (including medically prescribed treatments) on the T-zone only. We recommend using a dermo-cosmetic product to improve tolerance, facilitate compliance and also to restore skin comfort.
Can I use foundation to conceal acne lesions?
People with acne prefer to hide their lesions. Progress in galenics has now made it very easy to conceal lesions using non-oily, non-occlusive textures. For combination skin, a suitable foundation should be combined with a highly moisturizing cream to prevent skin from drying out.
Which sun protection can I use on my combination skin?
Photoprotective products have always been thought to have thick, consistent textures hardly compatible with the hyperseborrheic areas of the face.
During hotter periods, the sun causes accelerated sebum secretion in combination skin. The textures of sun products have greatly evolved and are now adapted to different skin types. It's now easy to find products that are both effective and suitable for a particular skin type.