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Listen to the ASCP Esty Talk podcast at 31 SKIN PHYSIOLOGY CLIENTS EXPECT ESTHETICIANS TO DELIVER information and answer questions about their skin conditions. Your ability as an esthetician to analyze the skin properly is based on your knowledge of skin histology and physiology, as well as your ability to link client intrinsic and extrinsic factors to a skin condition, and then link their condition to the ingredients that will address those conditions. In this article, we will discuss how to link ingredients to the top three concerns that prompt clients to seek our services. Treating the Top 3: Texture, Color, and Acne by Dave Waggoner and Lisa VanBockern DEFINING THE TOP 3 While there are numerous ways to classify client skin conditions, fundamentally they all boil down to these simple headings: texture, color, and acne. These three classifications are meant to be umbrella terms you can use to help classify your clients' skin conditions and the ingredient systems that align with the proper at-home care products. Keep in mind: Educating your clients in the skin analysis/active ingredient axis is your professional obligation. Texture Texture describes rough, dry skin. This includes skin that is hyper-keratinized, that looks thick and translucent, and skin with scarring. These conditions are driven by the life cycle of the keratinocyte. So, in the initial skin analysis, nutrition must be considered, as it plays a crucial role in the development of skin. photo-boards/unsplash NOTE: This article is a companion piece to "A Proper Skin Analysis," May/June 2021, page 27, where we discuss why a professional skin analysis is a critical aspect of the professional facial service.

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