By JEFFARAH GIBSON
Tribune Features Writer
There is a little bit more to skincare than simply washing with water and soap, especially when it comes to the face.
Since the face is usually the first thing people notice about a person, local skincare professionals are encouraging Bahamians to incorporate a at least basic face and skincare routine in their daily lives.
However, before taking up a specific skincare regimen, Arron Pinder, CEO of PerfecTone located on Mount Royal Avenue, said it is important to find out what kind of skin you have.
“It’s important to know the condition of your skin so you can tailor your skincare regimen for it. For example, if you have oily skin, it’s natural to think you have to dry your skin to combat the oil. It’s the complete opposite. The skin produces oil when it is not receiving enough moisture. Thus you have to moisturise your skin more. Your skin will then stop producing so much oil,” he told Tribune Health.
Mr Pinder said the basic essentials of skincare should include a quality face wash, a toner, and either a moisturiser or a night creme.
However, sometimes, the basic routines may not be enough to combat problems people experience with their skin. Persistent skincare problems may be caused by simple activities such as using a cell phone or putting one’s hands on the face.
The average person is oblivious to the cause of their skin problems, which makes treating them at home difficult.
“A common problem is placing your hands on your face and your cell phone. A lot of people experience breakouts because of this. Think of everything you touched for the day, a public place door handle for instance. Are you sure it’s clean? Do you know if everyone who touched it washed their hands? You then scratch a spot on your face, wipe it, or type on your smartphone and then rest it on your face to talk to a friend. If you have a lot of breakouts, especially on your jawline, this may be the cause,” he said.
Mr Pinder said his company offers skincare services that include deep treatments, facials, microdermabrasion procedures, mole removals, and a waxing system designed to restore a person’s skin, confidence and tackle a number of other skin are problems.
The PerfecTone restoration system, he said, eliminates skin issues and keeps them away. Mr Pinder said there are some clients with problems like cystic acne who have had the process done over 20 years ago and still have flawless skin today.
“PerfecTone is all about skin restoration. We restore the skin to its natural health so you don’t have to spend so much money to tame your skin or buy a lot of makeup. It’s essential that you achieve and maintain your flawless and restored skin. Drink a lot of water as well as reduce the amount of sugar and citrus you eat,” he said.
“Whether you’re suffering from acne, dark spots, uneven skin tone or premature aging, our leading-edge techniques and products will eliminate problem areas and help you feel great about your skin. Backed by science and delivered by our caring and knowledgeable skincare specialists, PerfecTone’s four-step restoration system promises optimal results after each treatment.”
Mr Pinder said the process is a one-time only treatment that must be followed start to finish.
“Customers only have to repeat if they’ve stopped mid treatment, do not maintain their skin post-treatment, or fall back into the habits that caused the skin issue in the first place. They would have then missed the purpose of our essential sealing process to make the results long-lasting,” he said.
PerfecTone was founded in 1980 by Lila Pinder whose training in aesthetics and skincare, combined with the assistance of highly trained chemists and doctors from all over the world, allowed her to formulate the line of PerfecTone products.