There is always a discussion about the skin condition pigmentation as being one of the most challenging skin conditions to successfully treat. What we learn in our base training is simple and does not cover what is truly a very complex process, however it is enough knowledge to know that there are many things that can go wrong, and that lateral thought must be applied to this skin condition.
Repair, Replenish, Regenerate. These three Rs should be second nature to every beauty therapist and form the foundation of effective corneotherapy, but they have also been abused extensively for retail marketing purposes. Learn how to use these three Rs as a methodology of thinking that will truly separate corneotherapy from the domestic retail market.
There are two Questions I am often asked during my seminars that deserve an airing:
If the epidermis is renewed every 30 days, why don't I have a beautiful and perfect new skin every month? If every pigment carrying Melanosome is transferred to a keratinocyte, and every keratinocyte ultimately desquamates in 30 days, why do I have pigmentation?
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