Why we address skin concerns, not just skin types

Why we address skin concerns, not just skin types

For so long, we’ve been told to address our skin concerns solely based on our skin type. Dry skin craves moisture, oily skin seeks balance, and sensitive skin needs soothing. While the philosophy of caring for your skin based on its type is broadly true, skincare is deeper than that. Discover the SAN LUEUR approach to skincare and how you can unveil your best skin by addressing individual concerns, rather than focusing only on your skin type.


Observe macro and micro changes

As you go through life, your skin will change. Your age, genetics, hormones, and life stage can determine how your skin looks and feels. People who menstruate or experience pregnancy or menopause may notice transient changes to their skin. And most inevitably, your skin loses density, smoothness, and firmness as you grow older – these changes appear gradually. 

There are also lifestyle changes that can impact your skin’s appearance. Diet, exercise, medication, sun protection, skincare products, sleep, and stress levels can visibly affect your skin, for better or worse. Generally speaking, skin concerns caused by these factors are easier to address because you can make some adjustments.

Because your skin is likely to change over time, if you narrowly focus on your skin type, you might not be addressing concerns that your skin is facing at the time. We recommend assessing your skin on a macro level (age, genetics, hormones, and life stage) and a micro level (lifestyle factors). This way, you can identify the concerns your skin is presenting at the time, and make changes accordingly. 

The SAN LUEUR Advanced LED Light Therapy Facial Mask offers a range of LED light skin treatments in one device. It allows you to address skin concerns that seem to ‘pop up’ (such as blemishes, dullness, or hyperpigmentation), regardless of your skin type. 


Make adjustments methodically

If you modify your skincare routine too much or too quickly, your skin might visibly react to it with redness, irritation, or blemishes. For this reason, slow and gradual introductions to new skincare products or routines are best. Not only does it allow you to monitor your skin’s progress more methodically, but if your skin reacts unfavourably to something, it’s easier to troubleshoot possible causes. 

Using the SAN LUEUR Advanced LED Light Therapy Facial Mask, you can adjust your skincare routine (depending on your skin’s current concerns) without having to overhaul it entirely. For example, you can utilise the blue LED light treatment if you notice blemishes forming, or use the red and near infrared LED light treatments for textural concerns which will help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. With consistency, you’ll notice a plumper and more clarified complexion. 


Be consistent

Consistently caring for your skin is the best way to notice positive results. There are few quick fixes in life, and when it comes to skincare, ‘instant’ results are likely to be temporary. Following a skin type-based routine can be helpful for building consistency, however, the problem is they can feel overly prescriptive or convoluted. We suggest creating a routine that is suited to your preferences and skin concerns. It’s optimal to create a routine you’ll actually stick to. 

The SAN LUEUR Advanced LED Light Therapy Facial Mask has been designed with convenience and comfort in mind, so it’s simple to add to your routine. It’s made from soft, flexible, and travel-friendly premium silicone and you can select your desired treatment time - ranging from 10 to 30 minutes - so you can easily operate and reap the benefits of the mask whether you’re multi-tasking or relaxing. 

If you’re interested in learning more about how your skin can benefit from the SAN LUEUR LED Facial Mask, head to our ‘The Science, Unmasked’ page or our FAQs. If you have any questions or you would like to get in touch, please contact us at info@sanlueur.com.

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