Skin care tips for every skin type

There are three main different skin types – dry, oily or combination skin and it is really important to know what skin type you are and how to treat it accordingly.

When I have a client who wants to challenge her dry skin I generally look to see if the skin is sensitive, prone to dry patches or inflamed at all, as these issues are most commonly found in women with dry skin. If they do not have any of these issues I would suggest using a gentle buffer on the skin like the Sensio Spa Sonic Facial Cleanser. Using your recommended cleanser, gently use the sensitive head to encourage the removal of excess dead skin cells. In order to get some added moisture, opt for a moisturizer with humectants and/or hyaluronic acid as these are incredibly hydrating. Additionally, you can also use the Sensio Spa Face Lift and Firmer, which will help to tone the scaffolding of your face and make it feel more plump thanks to the gentle collagen and elastin stimulation. I recommend the rejuvenation setting as this will help with anti-ageing and the LED red light therapy will encourage cell renewal making the skin feel less dry.

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With oily skin, the main objective is to the keep the oil regulated to avoid shine and breakouts. Combining a deep cleanse and exfoliation the skin will balance out and remain healthy. I would incorporate the Sensio Spa Deep Pore Cleanser morning and night. Depending whether the skin is slightly red from any break outs you can use the firmer side of the machine. If you have particularly oily skin and suffer from pimples, I would recommend using the Sensio Spa Complete Hydrotherapy Facial Steamer to steam the skin. This will improve and prevent any congestion in the skin and thanks to the ionised steam it has an anti-bacterial function not only allowing for a deeper cleanse, but also preventing break outs.

If you have combination skin I generally recommend a routine where you are not stimulating the skin too much. With an oily t-zone and dryer areas you have to be careful so as not to over-dry or over-strip the skin. I would suggest using the normal head on the Sensio Spa Sonic Facial Cleanser on your cheeks and neck and the dermabrasion head on your t-zone. This will give a thorough exfoliation to the more stubborn and oily areas that need it. Again, I would also suggest using the Sensio Spa Face Lift and Firmer regularly (I’m obsessed!), use the ‘compact and the clean’ setting on alternate days. This will help to regulate the cycle of skin rejuvenation and improve the PH balance resulting in your complexion being clearer and your skin tone firmer.

Sophie Ace

About Sophie Ace

All round beauty guru Sophie Ace, has been a firm fixture in the industry for more than 15 years. Sophie offers high quality, individualised treatments to her clients which include celebrities, journalists and fashion designers. Sophie’s calling card is her perfectionism and hands that seem to ‘read’ the skin. When it comes to skincare and how each person’s skin works she can ‘sense’ how to get the best out of the right product for each of her clients – and this can differ depending on many external factors so each treatment is different. Her years of experience and extensive knowledge have made her one of the most sought after experts in the industry and one of London’s best kept secrets – her number is passed by word of mouth to a select few who want to ensure they can always get time with her! Sophie says’ ‘I am so excited about Sensio Spa! Now I have something to offer my clients when I just CAN’T fit them in! It’s like an individualised salon experience at home. Might put me out of a job!

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