6 Reasons to Book a Professional Skin Consultation Now

Concerned about your skin? Giselle Curcio, AlumierMD’s global director of education and development, explains why a professional skin consultation is an essential step toward achieving your skin goals.

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From that first blemish to each new wrinkle, your skin is constantly changing. Aging, lifestyle shifts, stress, and environmental factors all play a role in how your skin looks and feels. A custom skincare routine that’s unique to your skin needs is the best way to ensure you’re putting your best face forward. For a unique and tailored approach, skip Google or TikTok and instead speak to an AlumierMD professional who will be able to assess your skin and put together a personalized routine to achieve results.

Read on to discover how a professional consultation can benefit your skin.

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You’ll get access to professional expertise and be able to avoid self-diagnosis errors

A quick Google search may seem like the answer, but that one-size-fits-all approach is not what’s best for your skin health.

“Our professionals undergo an extensive amount of training,” says Giselle Curcio, AlumierMD global director of education and development. “When you’re concerned with a specific condition it’s very easy to jump on Google and self-diagnose but the answer you get isn’t necessarily the right one for you.”

That’s because you really have to be able to identify why you’re experiencing things like blemishes, uneven skin tone, or more pronounced development of wrinkles. “A lot happens underneath the skin that our professionals know and understand very well that will ultimately dictate why these things are presenting superficially on the skin,” says Curcio. “All our AlumierMD professionals are equipped with really great digital tools to be able to explain these conditions in depth and in a way that patients can understand.”

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You’ll get help identifying triggers and be able to protect skin against them

The key to long-term skin health isn’t as simple as finding the corrective product, says Curcio. “Although we do want to correct the issue, we have to be able to identify triggers.” In other words, why is your skin behaving in this way and what’s actually causing these breakouts or inflammation. An AlumierMD professional is trained to go beyond just treating the issue and will also help you identify triggers and take preventative measures. After all, you may be able to treat the problem but if you don’t address why it’s happening or remove the trigger, it probably won’t go away for very long.

According to Curcio, these triggers can come from your surroundings, your behaviour, your lifestyle, and things that you could potentially be exposing your skin to on a daily basis without even knowing it. Quite often, inflammation is at the root of many skin conditions, says Curcio, and there are several environmental triggers that can cause inflammation including the sun and airborne chemicals from pollution. “All of these things can create free radical damage that can accelerate aging and potentially exacerbate skin conditions, so if we proactively protect the skin against these harmful environmental triggers that cause inflammation, we have better control of how our skin will respond to treatments.”

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You’ll create a unique and tailored program that suits your skin and your lifestyle

Lifestyle factors like sleep and stress play a role in your skin health, as well as your ability to stick with a skincare program. For example, if you’re staying up really late, if you’re a busy mom and have interrupted sleep, or if you’re eating very late, these are all things that can cause internal free radical damage that you may not be aware of, says Curcio. An AlumierMD professional is trained to ask questions about your lifestyle and can go through these things with you to create a very unique and tailored program that suits you.

The effectiveness of a skincare program relies on compliance, meaning you have to stick with it in order to see results. If you don’t like how a product feels, for example, then you’re not going to want to use it. AlumierMD follows a very complex formulating trifecta, says Curcio. The products must drive transformative results, so they only formulate with clinically-proven ingredients. Secondly, to ensure compliance, the product needs to be elegant and create a positive experience where patients actually look forward to using them daily. Finally, AlumierMD chooses to formulate without questionable ingredients like parabens, artificial fragrances, dyes and phthalates, instead finding cleaner alternatives that don’t compromise on efficacy.

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You’ll be able to treat current problems and prevent future issues

“A professional consultation with someone who knows and understands the skin best will not only look at corrective measures but preventative measures as well,” says Curcio. An AlumierMD professional can create an ongoing program for you that helps put you back in the driver’s seat when it comes to skin aging and prevent future damage with targeted treatments that rely on clinically-validated and results-oriented ingredients.

“If you live in the city for example, pollution is a huge factor, much more so than if you live in the suburbs,” says Curcio. “One of my favourite products that I recommend to almost anyone who lives in a city or anywhere with higher rates of pollution is AlumierMD’s Alumience A.G.E. It contains a unique blend of antioxidants, specialized peptides, and this plant-based biomimetic pollution shield that traps particulate matter from pollution and prevents it from passing the skin barrier.”

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You’ll get guidance on how to use professional, medical-grade skincare and active ingredients

As a true professionally dispensed, medical-grade skincare brand, AlumierMD is dedicated to the latest advancements in clean scientifically-backed ingredients.

Medical-grade products offer stronger, active ingredients strategically formulated for your skin.

These active ingredients are in high concentrations so it’s important to use them as directed. “If you’re applying it the wrong way or overusing a retinol, for example, you could actually start to reverse what you’re trying to do,” says Curcio. “Having the guidance of a professional who’s trained on not only the ingredients but what’s happening inside your skin and able to predict how your skin is going to respond and how a product will feel on your skin is really important.”

As an example of a product that combines innovation and efficacy, Curcio points to EverActive C&E™ + Peptide, a clinically proven formula. “It is a state of the art vitamin C serum that helps mitigate damage from free radicals, it helps brighten skin, it targets the skins of aging, and creates a smooth, more balanced complexion.” The unique delivery system of EverActive C&E™ + Peptide ensures the 15% vitamin C complex is always optimally active. The vitamin C crystals are kept separate in a unique airtight cap and only mixed into the bottle of serum when you are ready to use it, ensuring freshness and efficacy.

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You’ll save money, while getting results that last

By consulting with a professional who can create a tailored solution with specific goals in mind, you’ll save the money that you may have spent trying dozens of other products in an effort to treat your skin concerns on your own. And, thanks to the customizable AlumierMD personalized approach you’ll get lasting results.

Curcio recommends following up with a professional on a quarterly basis. “Typically, products will last about 3 to 4 months, so once you’re finished you can go back and regroup, have a look at how your skin has evolved and see if you need to pivot in accordance to your progress,” she says.

Visit alumiermd.ca to connect with a skincare professional today.

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