Before finding an adequate beauty routine, we first determine our skin type. It will then be considered fat, dry, sensitive, depending on different parameters. And if all these qualifiers were in vain? In any case, this is suggested in the magazine “Allure” Mona Gohora, Professor of the Dermatology Yale University of Medicine. She goes on: “People are put in baskets and that makes no sense … We have learned that these classifications define our skin, but almost no one fits perfectly into one of them.” The notions of oily or dry skin, for example, would only reassure us. The dermatologist states that there is only one type of epidermis: mixed skin. Determining our skin type is obsolete, based on scientific advances. This approach, now old, does not take into account new knowledge of the functioning of the epidermis. Each skin is different and has a kind of unique impression. Bacteria, pH, but also carnation differ from person to person. The skin reactions that result are different and induce the use of various components.
NEW APPROACHES TO BEAUTY
In the image of foundations that come in countless nuances, care goes to a personalized approach. Why ? Because, according to Whitney Bowe, who studies the cutaneous ecosystem, we should not take into account the appearance of fat or dry skin, but bacteria present. “There is a whole ecosystem of bacteria and enzymes on our skin … It can be manipulated to activate or deactivate certain genes, which blocks the release of enzymes that break down collagen to prevent wrinkles and sagging”. Thus, to promote the proliferation of good bacteria, it is sufficient at first to change our way of life. She recommends sleeping well, having a proper diet or avoiding overly aggressive scrubs.
In beauty, the impetus seems to be given new approaches to care. Thus, some brands are placed on the niche of bio-mimicry for example. The treatments reproduce the mechanisms of the skin and adapt to their absorption capacities. Hyland, for example, has created a “custom cream formulator” that concentrates all the assets needed to formulate tailor-made care within a minute. Ieva markets connected jewelry that measures the environment to provide care recommendations. My Blend by Dr. Olivier Courtin has made its credo by focusing its range around ten Essential Formulas to meet the specific needs of the skin day and night. This custom beat routine is recommended following a thorough review upstream called Skin Diag My Blend.