Ever looked at your skin and wondered what the hell is going on? Dry patches, blemishes, red spots, flakiness, rashes, you name it. Turns out these are some tell-tale signs that your skin is trying to tell you something. But how do you know what it's telling you? Enter, Intuitive Beauty, the latest skincare trend promising some pretty impressive results. Below, Biologi's Dermal Specialist Lucy Macdougald reveals why it's one of the top trends you need to know.
'Intuitive Beauty' is the new trend that is set to reveal your best skin yet. Yeah, yeah, we know, you've heard this one before. But hear us out. It has long been said that trusting your intuition is the ultimate act of faith where you give up control and just listen to your own (or sometimes someone else's) instincts.
Now imagine listening to your instincts when it comes to prescribing what your skin might need. Intuitive Beauty is the process of analysing your skin and implementing skincare based on what is actually going. It's about trusting your instincts about what your skin needs, not just haphazardly applying products as per your daily process. It's where you use your products in loose rotation, based on what your skin really needs, rather than a strict regime. Gone is the practice of step-by-step routines and instead you welcome in products that really resonate with your skin. Intuitive Beauty delves into the skin issues at hand and treats them according to what's really happening.
Part of the foundation of Intuitive Beauty's success is skin mapping. Skin mapping is a method of identifying what causes the skin to malfunction so that it can be addressed holistically. Experts have long known that you can reveal a lot about what is happening with someone's skin based on where it is on the face. By observing the face's complexion - such as lustre, dullness, colour and breakouts, you can get to the root cause of skin issues and work towards fixing them. A great example is the way an acne skin map would work, showing the likely causes of blemishes based on where they are on the face:
Forehead & Nose
*Hair Conditions (Dandruff etc)
*Eyebrow, eye or face make up
Jaw & Chin
*Make Up Brushes
*Bacteria Build Up
*Allergic Reaction to Products
Using the above as a guide, experts (and you) can hone in on the causes of blemishes and work towards treating them by prescribing the right products, regime and lifestyle changes.
A great example of Intuitive Beauty is Biologi's range of products that are designed for specific skin concerns. Skin looking particularly dry? Apply Biologi's Bf Restore Face and Body Serum on the dry areas in the morning and watch it work its magic throughout the day. That doesn't mean then that you can't then apply their new Biologi Bm Regenerate Anti-Ageing Serum[Bm Regenerate Anti-Ageing Serum] at night, especially if fine lines or wrinkles are suddenly on your radar. That time of month? Well introduce a serum that works hard to help to calm and reduce redness like Biologi's Bd Luminosity Face Serum.
Intuitive Beauty is also about trusting your instincts when you feel like something might not be quite right and knowing when to consult the experts. It encourages people to do solid research and seek the help from dermatologists and nutritionists to really get to the heart of the issue (or the gut). After all, trusting your gut can sometimes be the best way to go.
Lucy Macdougald is the Global Managing Director and Dermal Specialist at Biologi. As a qualified and experienced dermal specialist and senior laser technician, Lucy leads her current team to advise consumers on how best to use Biologi's 100% active plant based serums to address individual skin concerns for their skin type. You can follow Lucy on Instagram HERE and Biologi HERE.