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Kristin Booker • December 7, 2009

Beauty Must-Have: Dermalogica Skin Care Face Mapping and Microzone Treatments


It’s my personal belief that one of the most important things any woman can ever do for herself is take care of her skin. Clear, healthy skin is the best accessory you will ever have and an investment that will truly last you a lifetime. Let me give you a slight tip about skincare that I touched on in the Ten Commandments of Beauty: if you look at your skin thinking about “fighting” acne or “waging a war on wrinkles”, you are going about it entirely the wrong way. Your skin is an organ and as such needs to be nourished and cared for in the best way possible. If you look at your skin as something to be cared for and fed well, it will return the favor by looking its best.

In order to take the best care of your skin possible, you need to know what it needs to look its best. This is why I highly recommend heading to legendary skincare brand Dermalogica and getting your face mapped. Here’s how it works: a trained aesthetician sits down with you and maps out the 14 different zones of the face (did you know there were that many? me either) and looks at each zone separately and then your face as a whole. After a thorough analysis of your skin and some questions about your current regimen and concerns, they will make a diagnosis and give you a “prescription” that tells you which products to use and –hold onto your hats, folks– HOW TO USE THEM. Yes, I know! So many times stores send you home with a bag of products and when you get home, you draw a blank. I have my face map next to my bathroom mirror and I know how to use these products. It’s genius, I tell you.Can’t get to a Dermalogica skin therapist? Start the process here online.

The best part of the whole experience that I would like to recommend for you to try (and as an amazing Christmas gift) is the 20 minute Microzone treatment, where immediately following your face mapping, they give you an in-house facial treatment that will help address the concerns you just discussed and help jump start your skin on the way to glowing gorgeousness. Because everyone has 20 minutes and if that’s what it takes for you to walk out with a stunning complexion, I’m co-signing on the idea that it’s time well spent.

Dermalogica stores also have an amazing pod in the back where you can lie in comfort and receive a full-length treatment. The menu of services might cause you to drool with excitement so grab a towel and start plotting your escape from skincare madness. Head to Dermalogica and make the best investment you can possibly make: an investment in your skin and in yourself.

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