Sunday, December 16, 2012

Analyzing the Skin

So far I think I have found my favorite part of my textbook and that is analyzing the skin so that the appropriate treatment can be chosen and performed on the the client. The common terms used in the chapter of Skin Analysis are below.

Actinic-Damage or condition caused by sun exposure

Alipidic- Lack of oil or "lack of lipids". Describes skin that does not produce enough sebum, indicated by absence of visible pores.

Contraindications- Factors that prohibit a treatment due to a condition; treatments could cause harmful or negative side effects to those who have specific medical or skin conditions.

Couperose skin- Redness, distended capillaries from weakening of the capillary walls.

Dehydration- Lack of Water

Fitzpatrick Scale- Scale used to measure the skin type's ability to tolerate sun exposure.

Occlusive- Occlusive products are thick and lay on top of the skin to reduce transepidermal water loss (TEWL); helps hold in moisture, and protect the skin's top barrier layer.

Skin types- Classification that describes a person's genetic skin type.

T-Zone- Center area of the face; corresponds to the "T" shaped formed by forehead, nose, and chin.

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