Frequently Asked Questions about Skin Care
There are a few different skin types—normal, dry, oily, combination, and sensitive. Knowing what skin type you have is important, as you can then choose the best products and treatments to maintain healthy, glowing skin. To determine the exact type of skin you have, we run a skin analysis using our high tech machines.
There are many safe products to use while pregnant. When considering a product, be sure the ingredients don’t include retinols, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and hydroquinone, to name a few.
Skincare is important, but you can overdo it. The perfect balance of products should leave your skin feeling hydrated and soft to the touch. It shouldn’t feel tight, dry, or “squeaky clean.” We recommend discussing how much products to use, with your medical provider/aesthetician.
Skincare products do not last forever. Once opened, these products have a limited shelf life. The exposure to air and bacteria over time can break them down. If used past the expiration date, the product may not be effective or could cause an adverse reaction.
There are many treatments available at either a dayspa or a medspa. A medspa can treat more difficult skin issues, and the providers at a medspa have a background in, and are usually licensed to perform medical aesthetic procedures. Another difference that separates the two is that, at a medspa, a medical doctor oversees the treatments.
Results can vary by individual and what products you are using. How consistent you are with your skincare routine plays an important role in the success of your results. At Flawless Skin by Abby, we love to under-promise and over-deliver, thus we give a baseline of 3-6 months for the skin to go from worse to best. Results may be seen sooner than this baseline.
Darker skin does produce more melanin, but that only protects you up to a point. Dark skin can get sunburned and develop skin cancer. A good UV sunscreen is critical for all skin types.
There could be a few reasons your skin is dry or oily. Genetics is a big reason for your skin type. The other contributing factor is hydration. You need to drink plenty of water to help your skin stay healthy and balanced.
Topical application of hydrating lotions/creams also help combat surface dryness. We advise that you discuss suitable products to use, with your medical provider.