As a registered skin therapist, we tend to throw around industry-related jargon and forget…not everyone knows what we mean. But the last thing I want to do is leave you feeling confused, so let’s break down some need-to-know terms when it comes to skincare. You’ve probably heard a lot about the microbiome. It sounds fancy, but really it’s just the collection of all the microorganisms that live on your skin – including bacteria, viruses, and fungi. And like any good ecosystem, these organisms need to be in balance for your skin to stay healthy.
That’s where a corneotherapist comes in.
A corneotherapist is a skin therapist who specializes in treating and caring for the skin’s outermost layer, the stratum corneum, and can help improve your skin’s appearance and texture.
We are experts in the science of the skin, and we use that knowledge to create customized treatments that restore balance to the skin microbiome.
Part of our expertise includes identifying and correcting imbalances in the skin’s barrier function.
This topmost layer provides an interface between the outside world and what lies underneath. It’s your protector from irritants like allergens or bacteria that can cause disease. A multi-functional barrier, the stratum corneum also helps regulate body temperature and hydration levels. That’s why when your ecosystem is disrupted; it sets off a domino effect that can negatively impact all these functions.
When your skin’s microbiome is disrupted, you can think of it as being similar to a garden that has gone wild. The plants are no longer in check and have started to grow out of control, taking over the space and choking out the good plants. This same thing can happen on your skin, where the bad bacteria can take over and cause problems like acne, rosacea, or eczema.
Providing corneotherapy treatments improve this balance by repairing the barrier, reducing inflammation, and increasing hydration levels.
Additionally, they can help improve specific skin concerns such as acne, rosacea, eczema, dermatitis, pigmentation issues, inflammageing, or other skin conditions.
Corneotherapists differ from other skincare providers, such as estheticians and beauty therapists.
Practising corneotherapy is a more advanced form of beauty therapy that requires understanding the skin beyond what esthetic and aesthetic training provides. Its focus is on repairing and maintaining the skin barrier defence systems rather than the simple application of moisturizers.
The goal is to address the cause of your skin conditions, not merely treat the symptoms.
In addition to qualifications and experience with professional skin treatment practices, a Corneotherapist will have extended knowledge of anatomy and physiology, be trained to analyze and determine skin conditions’ causes, and understand cosmetic chemistry and the effects and influences of ingredients on skin conditions.
The skin is a complex organ with many different interactions going on. It’s essential to keep an open mind and think ‘” outside the box.”
This is what a corneotherapist can offer you:
– A skin assessment and analysis to understand your skin type, conditions, and needs
– Expert advice on which ingredients and products will benefit your skin the most
– A personalized skincare routine that fits your lifestyle
– Recommendations on how to protect your skin from environmental damage
– Tips on how to prevent future skin concerns
– Access to professional-grade skincare products that are not available in stores
Your skin is your largest organ, and just like any other organ in your body, it needs to be healthy to function properly.
Don’t wait until you have a problem to see a corneotherapist.
Prevention is always better than cure, and we can help you create a skincare routine that will keep your skin healthy and looking its best for years to come.
Book an appointment today and find out more about this exciting skin approach!