Before carrying out a treatment it is important to analyse a client’s skin thoroughly as it will allow the therapist to:
The skin analysis is always carried after the superficial cleanse. The skin can only be diagnosed once all the surface secretions have been removed and the therapist can also make judgements about the skin as she cleanses it.
The client should be semi-reclined and not flat to allow the face to fall naturally.
A magnifying lamp must be used as good illumination and magnification are necessary for an accurate diagnosis.
If the client finds the light too bright, cover the eyes with a folded tissue secured into the sides of a headband or with damp cotton wool discs
Skin analysis is carried out through:
Asking questions, e.g.:
Use the following as a checklist:
It is impossible to produce a treatment plan without taking into consideration-