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SKIN TYPE QUIZ

skin type quiz

What is your SKIN TYPE? 

Curious to know what your basic skin type is? Knowing your skin type will help you narrow down your product selection and find the right treatments for you.  

Take the skin type quiz! 


How-To: 

  1. Answer the questions by selecting the description that best suits you. Each answer is lettered.   
  1. Tally up your selection.  
  1. Use your results to match skin type. 

Lets get started… 

Which statement best describes your pores? 

A.) My pores are bigger/darker and noticeable on most of my face. 

B.) My pores are a little bigger/darker in ONLY one of these areas: nose, cheeks, or chin. 

C.) My pores are clear throughout, and I can only see then if I look really closely. 

D.) My pores are invisible throughout my face. 

Which statement best describes the texture of your skin? 

A.) My skin feels bumpy and slick. 

B.) My skin feels smooth for the most part, and a little slick around my nose. 

C.) My skin is smooth throughout. 

D.) My skin is rough and/or flaky. 

Which statement best describes your shine? 

A.) My skin is shiny for most of the day on my forehead, cheeks, chin, and nose.  

B.) My skin is oily towards the late afternoon, and mainly just down the centre.  

C.) My skin has a slight glow, but never shiny.  

D.) My skin is dull and ashy. 


Alright, now we are ready to tally! 

If you answered mostly A’s, you are considered and OILY skin type 

If you answered mostly B’s, you are a COMBO skin type 

If you answered mostly C’s, you are a NORMAL skin type.  

If you answered mostly D’s, you are a DRY skin type. 

Now that you have completed the skin type quiz, you have a reference for your skin type that you can use it as a keyword when choosing your products and services.  

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Causes of Oily Skin

Do you have an OILY skin type?

Are you constantly battling with breakouts, blackheads, clogged pores and excessive oiliness throughout the day? Does your skin have a thick, uneven texture and shiny complexion? These are the most common characteristics of an OILY skin type.

Why is my skin OILY?

Your skin produces natural oils throughout the day, keeping it elastic, protected and moisturized. When the sebaceous (oil) glands produce an excess of oil, your skin does not have use for the extra oil and it begins to collect on the surface of the skin and within the pores.

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Magnified view of sebaceous filament extracted during dérmica facials.

This buildup of oil, in combination with dead skin cells, causes the pores to become clogged and infected. Blocked pores are present in the skin as blackheads (open pore/oxidized buildup), whiteheads (closed pore/congested), pustules (infected pores/pus buildup).

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Magnified view of blackheads and milia extracted from skin during a dérmica facial.

Although it sounds like there are a lot of negatives to having OILY skin, there is one major bonus! With age our sebaceous glands slowdown in oil production, but in an OILY skin the glands continue to produce a sufficient amount of oil later on in life. Therefore, when properly cared for your skin your skin will virtually defy the natural aging process!

When caring for your OILY skin, it is important to remain consistent with your homecare regimen. Keeping your oiliness and breakouts under control will help improve your complexion and prevent future irritation and scarring due to blemishes.

Here are Dermica’s tips on making the right choices for your OILY skin!

  • Cleanser– Select a foaming cleanser, or gel cleanser-these will help wash away debris trapped underneath the oil buildup. Double cleanse, morning and night. Rinse with lukewarm water to prevent simulating oil glands. Try Glo Skin Beauty’s Purifying Gel Cleanser. The antibacterial ingredients in this gel cleanser keep your skin clean and free of harmful bacteria.
  • Exfoliant– The best exfoliation option for OILY skin is a chemical exfoliant that can deliver deep exfoliation without irritation and overstimulation of the skin. Use according to manufacturer, or 2-3 times a week in the evening. We recommend Glo’s Gentle Enzyme Exfoliant. Free of fragrance and dyes, this formula has been clinically tested for skin not well suited for manual exfoliation.
  • Eye Care– Should be selected according to your age range. For OILY skin we recommend a gel for ages 18-40, lotion for ages 40-55, cream for ages 55+.
  • Moisturizer: Use a water-based, oil-free moisturizer. Oily skins benefit from hydrating products such as a hydrating gel (ideal for med-high oily skin) or hydrating lotion (ideal for light-med oily skin). Some OILY skin moisturizers will also feature oil absorbing, or antiseptic ingredients. Glo’s Oil Free Moisturizer is a popular moisturizer amongst our clients.
  • Mask– Clay masks are excellent for OILY skin. They absorb oil and help tighten pores. Bentonite is a great ingredient to have in your mask product. Use 1-2 times a week, after cleansing in the evening. If your surface oils are under control, spot treat down your t-zone. The Pore Refining Mask is a great option!
  • Toner– Using a toner can help tighten pores and balance your pH. Mist over your skin and gently pat using forefingers.

To maximize results, incorporate a professional treatment into your maintenance schedule. Our suggestions include:

Phototherapy

Skin rejuvenation phototherapy treatments can help tighten pores and even out the texture of your skin. These treatments are excellent for anti aging when done twice per year. Phototherapy is not for everyone, ensure you meet the treatment criteria.

Facials- not just “a fancy wash”

A deep cleansing facial, which includes an ozonized steaming (sterilized steam) session, and pore-extractions, will help clear blemishes, blackheads, and purge impurities out of the skin.

DIY Recipe for Toner

Mix 2/3 of Witch Hazel with 1/3 distilled water in a spritz bottle. Shake well before use. Mist over face after cleansing, and gently pat into your skin using forefingers.

 

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885-7108
dermica.ca

Special- LUX Facial boost!

LUX Facial Boost Special ends July 31, 2019.


The facial that packs a punch!

Throughout July, we are adding a comp Retinol and Vitamin C Peel Power boost ($55 value) to all LUX facials

The LUX incorporates skincare, massage, and brows, all in one package. 

Book your LUX this month to enjoy the relaxation of a facial with the power of a peel! 

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September Special: Peels

Introducing the newest member of Dérmica’s Peel family- “Retinol + C Peel Boost”

September 2018 Special: 25% OFF all Chemical Peels

To kick off the season, our monthly special is 25% OFF all chemical peels.
All of our peels have been designed to safely remove the outer layers of the skin through the application of organic acids derived from various natural sources. This process brings fresh plump cells to the surface of the skin giving it a vibrant, healthy, smooth and even appearance.
This special is not valid with any other offer/promotion. No pre-purchasing; Ends Sep. 30, 2018.

How do Chemical Peels work?

Chemical peels work by separating the upper layers of the skin causing an accelerated cell turnover rate. Because of their molecular structure, they are able to penetrate past the acid mantle of the skin and deep into the layers beneath the surface of the skin. This causes your skin to shed and regenerate a new layer of skin in a 1 to 2 week period.

The acids we use in our professional chemical peels are typically derived from natural sources and produced for safe usage on the skin.

CHEMICAL PEEL SELECTION

ENZYME PEEL

dermica medesthetics facials Our Enzyme Peel is a 20% multi-fruit acid complex made of white grape wine and fresh fruit pulp that gently exfoliates the upper epidermis while wine polyphenols condition the skin. A great introductory-level peel ideal for all skin types.

BRIGHTENING PEEL

dermica photo facials This acid peel solution provides intense exfoliation for combination and dry skin types concerned with aging and hyperpigmentation. It contains 35% glycolic and 35% lactic acid. Ideal for dry and sensitive skin types.


ACNE PEEL

dermica.ca This 20% salicylic acid solution provides intense exfoliation for problematic or oily skin areas, even within oil-rich pores. Intense exfoliation for problematic or oily skin areas, even within oil-rich pores.

RETINOL PEEL

dermica medesthetics facials This 1% Retinol and Vitamin C peel provides softer, firmer, brighter skin and diminishes the appearance of pores. Can be booked alone or added to another peel for an extra boost. Ideal for all skin types except acne, breakouts, and sensitivity.


PLEASE REVIEW THE CRITERIA BEFORE BOOKING YOUR PEEL.


Pre-treatment protocols:
  • Must not currently be on or have used Accutane or any other oral prescription acne medications in the past 12 months
  • If currently using any products containing AHA/BHA/Retin A/Vitamin A on the area being treated, you must discontinue usage 2 weeks prior to procedure
  • Must wait a minimum of 1 week from last tanning session
Time frame: 15-30 minutes

Recommended sessions: 4-8

Downtime required: 1-7 days

Contraindications:
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Skin cancer (remission under 2 years)
  • Use of photosensitive medication and herbs
  • Active infection of Herpes Simplex in treatment area
  • Active skin infection

Potential side effects:
  • Discomfort
  • Fragile skin
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Erythema (redness)
  • Visible shedding

NOTE: To be eligible for the Acne or Retinol peels, your skin must be pretreated with AHA or BHA (e.g. Enzyme Peel or pretreated with home care)


See Dérmica’s literature on CHEMICAL PEELS:

-DO’s & DON’Ts WHILE TREATING YOUR ACNE WITH PEELS (read more)
-SKIN BENEFITS OF PEELS (read more)
-CHEMICAL PEELS Q & A (read more)


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Not sure which peel is right for you?

Try our TREATMENT SELECTION GUIDE to help you choose the best course of action for your skin.

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SAVE 15% ON ALL IN-STORE GLO SKINCARE WITH YOUR PEEL

When professionally treating your skin, it’s ideal to supplement your treatment with a proper homecare regimen. Professional skincare products add vitamins and nutrients that boost cell rejuvenation thereby extending the results of your peel. Visit our ONLINE SKINCARE STORE to peruse our professional Skincare products.

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Not sure which products and ingredients are right for your skin type and concerns?

Try our HOME CARE SELECTION GUIDE to choose the right products to target your skin type and concerns!

Online Scheduling and begin your journey to fresh smooth skin!

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885-7108
dermica.ca

Facials and Back Treatments

 

 

Dérmica Facial treatments are customized to suite your skin care goals and needs. They are ideal for treating mild skin conditions and improving the overall appearance of the skin. There is no downtime required following the treatment.

Dérmica Facials include all the essentials of a classic facial procedure such as deep cleansing, exfoliation, steam, and application of suitable serum, eye care, lip treatment, and moisturizer. The products used in our facials are handpicked at each visit in order to adapt to the skins changes and progress.

BEAUTY Facial

$ 125

The BEAUTY Facial includes all the essentials of classic facial with mild extractions, a brow Sculpt, nourishing mask application, and Pressure-Point facial massage. It is ideal for those preparing their face for an occasion or want to freshen the skin and brows.
75-90 min.

RELAX Facial

$ 125

The RELAX Facial includes all the essentials of classic facial procedure with light extractions, nourishing mask application, relaxation-face/shoulder/arm/hand massage, and moisturizing paraffin hand-dip.
75-90 min.

PORE Facial

$ 85

The PORE Facial includes all the essentials of a classic facial with an emphasis on clearing congested skin by extracting blackheads, milia, and other skin blemishes.
60 min.

MENS Facial

$ 125

MENS Facial includes all the essentials of a classic facial along with mild extractions, and a beard shampoo & conditioning treatment.
60 min.

BACK Treatment

$ 100

BACK Treatment focuses on treating skin conditions affecting the back. It is structured much like a facial service that includes cleansing, exfoliation, steam, extractions, and back massage.
75 min.

SAVE 15% ON ALL in-store GLO SKINCARE with your facial.

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Be prepared. Visit our online store to acquaint yourself with Glo Skin Beauty. Try our Home Care Selection Guide to choose the right products for your skin type and concerns. Shop professional skincare products recommended by Dérmica!


Online Scheduling

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Chemical Peels- Hydrating

Our Peel menu has changed. View our NEW Chemical Peel Menu

Hydrating Peel

Our peels have been designed to safely remove the outer layers of the skin through the application of organic acids derived from various natural sources. This process brings fresh plump cells to the surface of the skin giving it a vibrant, healthy, smooth and even appearance.

HYDRATING PEEL

Description: Chemical peels work by separating the upper layers of the skin causing an accelerated cell turnover rate. Because of their molecular structure, these acids are able to penetrate past the acid mantle of the skin and deep into the layers beneath the surface of the skin. This causes your skin to shed and regenerate a new layer of skin in a 1 to 2 week period.

The acids we use in our professional chemical peels are typically derived from natural sources and produced for safe usage on the skin.

This acid peel solution provides intense exfoliation for normal combination and dry skin types concerned with aging and hyperpigmentation. It contains 35% glycolic and 35% lactic acid.

Pre-treatment protocols:

    • Must not currently be on or have used Accutane or any other oral prescription acne medications in the past 12 months
    • If currently using any products containing AHA/BHA/Retin A/Vitamin A on the area being treated, you must discontinue usage 2 weeks prior to procedure
    • Must wait a minimum of 1 week from last tanning session.

  • NOTE: To be eligible for this treatment your skin must be pretreated with AHA or BHA (e.g. Enzyme Peel or pretreated with home care).

Time frame: 15-30 minutes

Recommended sessions: 4-8

Downtime required: 1-7 days

Contraindications:

  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Skin cancer (remission under 2 years)
  • Use of photosensitive medication and herbs
  • Active infection of Herpes Simplex in treatment area
  • Active skin infection

Potential side effects:

  • Discomfort
  • Fragile skin
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Erythema (redness)
  • Visible shedding


Online Scheduling

View Dérmica’s literature on Chemical Peels…

Chemical Peels Q & A

Chemical Peels as Acne Treatments: Do’s and Don’ts of Acne

VIDEO: Dérmica Chemical Peels

Not sure if this is the right treatment for you skin concerns? Try our Treatment Selection Guide.

dermica skincareDid you know we have an online Store? Shop professional skincare products recommended by Dérmica!

Try our Home Care Selection Guide to choose the right products to target your skin type and concerns!

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

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