Living in a tropical climate such as the Cayman Islands, the risk of skin damage, as the result of exposure to the elements, is something that all of us face. As a result, there are some steps we should take to achieve optimal skin health and to minimise the effects of ageing on the skin.
Two of the most important steps include establishing a daily skincare regimen — both morning and night — to optimise our underlying skin health, and protecting our skin with a minimum SPF30 when outdoors by using sun-care products, suitable clothing or make-up with SPF incorporated.
When considering our underlying skin health, a number of contributing factors have an impact on the condition of each person’s skin including diet, hydration, genetics, hormones and health-related factors. As a result, our skin is often a reflection of what is going on inside our body and it is much better to achieve healthy skin than to cover it up with make-up to look and feel good.
Establishing a daily skincare regimen, using products suited to your individual needs, is an excellent way to make a positive impact. However, before purchasing skincare products, it is important that each person engages in a consultation with a skincare professional to identify his or her skin type (e.g. oily, dry, combination) and other concerns such as pigmentation, eczema and skin sensitivity that should be taken into account.
Le Visage offers all customers a complimentary, one-on-one skincare consultation that involves profiling the skin, taking the time to understand each person’s current skincare regimen and lifestyle and their individual history with using skincare products. This process allows us to identify products suitable for the individual’s skincare needs — and budget — and set them on a course to improved skincare health. We are also able to provide samples to those who have sensitivities or wish to try our products before making an investment in new skincare products.
Sharron Eyers in the owner of Le Visage, a luxury cosmetics and skincare boutique on the Paseo in Camana Bay.