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September 26, 2016

Skin analysis to choose the right care products

UV rays, pollution, cigarettes, poor diet, lack of sleep and stress are just some of the factors that can give your skin a hard time. Your skin is also subjected to all sorts of cycles, from your hormonal cycle to your circadian rhythm and, of course, to the change in seasons. The skin care products you use must be suited to your skin to meet its essential needs. But how do you make an informed choice?


The answer: A skin analysis!

How can you make sure you are using the perfect products for your skin? Just drop by the dermo-cosmetic centre of your local Uniprix store and ask your beauty consultant for a skin analysis. It’s easy, fast and free!

She has been specially trained to assess the condition of skin with a dermo-analyzer. This device is used to diagnose the state of your epidermis in order to pinpoint which products will best meet its specific needs. Having the analysis done with every change in season also helps you adapt your care routine, so you get maximum benefits from your products and optimal results for your skin.

A consultation with a professional

The meeting with the beauty consultant is similar to a professional session at the beauty salon in that it will help you get to better know your skin.

For instance, using the dermo-analyser’s hydrometer, the consultant will measure the hydration level of your epidermis and diagnose it as follows

  • Over 40% = Well hydrated
  • From 30 to 40% = Dehydrated   
  • Under 30% = Very dehydrated 

This professional-grade analyser is also equipped with a video-microscope that increases magnification of skin tissue thirtyfold for an examination of the upper and lower layers of the epidermis. It can detect

  • Skin type
  • Degree of skin sensitivity
  • Skin texture
  • Dilated pores and blackheads
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Scaling (patches of dry skin)
  • The effect of the sun on your skin (e.g., dark spots
  • Dilated capillaries

The results of the analysis will allow the beauty consultant to recommend the most suitable products for you.

As a result, you may want to change your beauty routine. For instance, perhaps your skin’s hydration level is low, indicating that you need richer moisturizers. Or maybe you need a dark spot corrector or an exfoliant for a more radiant complexion. Of course, the right cleanser and sunscreen are also essential to a good skin care routine.

The analysis can also help detect skin problems such as rosacea or other conditions that can be successfully treated with the right dermo-cosmetics.

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Drop by your Uniprix dermo-cosmetic centre today and ask your beauty consultant for a personalized skin analysis. She will be more than happy to discuss the results with you and recommend the best products for your skin care needs.

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