Virtual Therapist

Are you ready, to receive the best skincare for your skin?

Our Virtual Therapist will guide you to the best skincare of your life. Your skin is unique to you, thats why each person receives a personalised skincare ID - we recognise and acknowledge that no two people are the sameBy analyzing your skin, DermaDNA can prescribe exactly what you need.

DermaDNA delivers intelligent, science-based, environmentally conscious skincare, to affect change at a cellular level. Based upon the results we will provide there will be a unique skincare strategy that is specially designed to provide your skin with the utmost skin health and protection.

Your skin is the very first thing people see when you meet them, and so it is important that your skin looks its very best, and is comfortable for you to wear. There are several layers within the skin, and these are made up of tiny cells, each containing your unique DNA. DermaDNA will provide you with skincare products that are specific to you alone, not only saving you money by not buying ‘across the counter’ balms and lotions but do not suit and are not good for the long term health of your unique skin. DermaDNA products are cosmeceutical grade that are normally only found in specialist clinics.


Push the Pause Button on aging and let DermaDNA Virtual Therapist take the guess work out of personal skin care.

Use our Virtual Therapist to guide you and DermaDNA will do the rest!


Diagnostic

 

 

DermaDNA Skin Types

Your skin type is what you are born with. It is genetically determined by your individual DNA. The four most common skin types used in the cosmetic and skin care industry are Normal, Oily, Dry, and Combination.

However, your skin type can be influenced by factors such as age, diet, overall health, lifestyle, medications, stress, hormones, disease, and climate. This is known as your skin condition. Common examples of skin conditions are acne, comedones (blackheads and whiteheads), congestion (bumpiness under the surface of the skin), dehydration, fine lines and wrinkles, rough skin texture, puffiness, and sagging skin. Your skin condition can also change over time, so it is a good idea to check in and reevaluate it periodically.

The first step in properly caring for your skin is knowing your skin and how it responds in certain circumstances. Skin is the body’s largest organ, and it is as complex and intelligent as our heart and other vital organs.

Every person’s skin is unique, however, and understanding your skin type and condition allows you to be prescribed the correct products and routine to help you keep and restore your skin’s health and vitality.

DermaDNA has designed its Virtual Therapist diagnostic tool with skin type and condition specifically in mind. Our tool helps takes the guesswork out of knowing and caring for your skin, and ensures we can recommend the best corrective prescriptive skincare to suit your skin type and needs.

It’s quick and easy and you can do it anywhere, anytime.

Skin Type Descriptions

Normal Skin Type:

Normal skin types have an even appearance - a smooth/soft texture, even tone/color and clear surface with fine pores. There are no visible blemishes, greasy patches, or flaky areas.

Oil (sebum) production, moisture content (hydration), cellular turnover, and shedding (desquamation) are well balanced. Normal skin is not too dry or too oily. You may get an oily T-zone (the central area of your face, including the chin, nose, and the part of your forehead above your eyebrows) in hot weather, but generally this area is oil-free.

Normal skin is often found in young persons.

How to care for Normal Skin:

Lighter lotions and serums are ideal for your skin type because you don’t need heavy products to keep your skin in balance.

DermaDNA products suitable for Normal Skin: Derma Pre-Cleanse, Enzyme VitA Cleanse, Multi-Vitamin Cleanse, Antioxidant Hydrating Lotion, Retinol Recovery Crème, C0Q10 Anti-Aging Creme, Multi B5 Serum, Brightening Stem Cell Serum, Enzyme Detox Masque, Retinol Balancing Masque, Peptide Eye Repair, Solar Shield, Copper TriPeptide Serum, BioActive AntiOxidant Serum

Oily Skin Type:

The oily skin type is characterized by an increased amount of oil (sebum) on the skin’s surface due to overactive oil (sebaceous) glands. The oil often appears “waxy” rather than “runny” and the skin is prone to congestion, blackheads, and other blemishes. People with oily skin tend to have larger pores, and a shiny, thicker complexion. Oily skin predominantly affects adolescents and younger persons. However, as we know, with the skin nothing is a given and you can have oily skin at any age.

How to care for Oily Skin: Using the correct cleansers is paramount, and not over-cleansing or stripping your skin is important. Use an active toner or lotion containing enzymes or AHA’s (alpha hydroxy acids such as Salicylic, Azelaic or Lactic acids). Products should also contain oil-balancing actives such as Witch Hazel and Vitamin A to regulate the production of oil from the sebaceous glands. Restoring Vitamin A levels in the skin can normalize the skin’s functions. Avoid heavy creams and emollients and look for oil-free products and sunscreens so that you don’t inadvertently add more oil to your skin.

DermaDNA products suitable for Oily Skin: Derma Pre-Cleanse, Multi-Vitamin Cleanse, Antioxidant Hydrating Lotion, Sulphur Pore Refining Lotion, AC&E Hydra Gel, Retinol Recovery Crème, CoQ10 Anti-Aging Crème, Multi B5 Serum, Brightening Stem Cell Serum, Enzyme Detox Masque, Retinol Balancing Masque, Peptide Eye Repair, Solar Shield, Copper TriPeptide Serum, Retinol DNA Serum, BioActive AntiOxidant Serum

Dry Skin Type:

Dry skin is characterized by a lack of moisture (both water and oil) in the outermost layer of the skin (the epidermis), resulting in tightness, redness, and even flaking. Pore size is small and often not at all visible. There is no shine or sign of oil (sebum) on the skin, even through the central T-zone (forehead, nose, chin). The skin appears dull, especially on the cheeks and around the eyes. It may also lack elasticity, with accentuated fine lines and wrinkles.

Environmental stressors and other irritants commonly found in everyday life can cause otherwise normal skin to become dry, red, or irritated.  Most often dry skin appears sensitive with fine pores, broken capillaries, and a tendency to flush easily. In more severe cases, itching, redness, irritation, and burning may occur, or the appearance of what can look like a heat rash.

How to care for Dry Skin:  Rehydration of both water and oil in the skin is the key to caring for dry skin.  Regulating, normalizing, or “kick-starting” the sebaceous glands to produce oil can be difficult but is possible with the appropriate skincare products. Use products that contain actives and formulations that support skin hydration, and lotions and rich creams to nourish your skin cells and the skin barrier function.

Supporting, establishing, or repairing the skin’s barrier is imperative to restoring the balance in dry skin. A barrier-forming product offering protection from environmental assault is often calming and soothing to the skin. Also use daily sun & environmental protection – such as antioxidants and UVA & UVB protectors.

DermaDNA products suitable for Dry Skin: Derma Pre-Cleanse, Enzyme VitA Cleanse, Multi-Vitamin Cleanse, Antioxidant Hydrating Lotion, Retinol Recovery Crème, CoQ10 Anti-Aging Crème, Multi B5 Serum, Brightening Stem Cell Serum, Retinol Balancing Masque, Peptide Eye Repair, Solar Shield, Copper TriPeptide Serum, BioActive AntiOxidant Serum, Hydrate Plus

Combination Skin Type:

Combination skin is dry in some parts and oily in other areas. Mixed facial skin tends toward dryness on the cheeks and around the eyes, and being consistently oily in the T-zone (nose, forehead, chin). While most of us have some degree of combination skin since there are more sebaceous oil glands around our nose than in other areas of our face, this skin type experiences it to a larger degree.

How to care for Combination Skin: This is the most common skin type, and people with combination skin should consider using different products for different areas of the face to keep the skin balanced. For example, you may want to use a mild cleanser and moisturizer on your cheeks and a more astringent product on your T-zone to cut through the oil.

DermaDNA products suitable for Combination Skin: Derma Pre-Cleanse, Enzyme VitA Cleanse, Multi-Vitamin Cleanse, Antioxidant Hydrating Lotion, Sulphur Pore Refining Lotion, AC&E HydraGel, Retinol Recovery Crème, CoQ10 Anti-Aging Crème, Multi B5 Serum, Brightening Stem Cell Serum, Enzyme Detox Masque, Retinol Balancing Masque, Peptide Eye Repair, Solar Shield, Copper TriPeptide Serum, Retinol DNA Serum, BioActive AntiOxidant Serum

All skin types should mind the sun and use daily protection:

It’s important to remember that people with all skin types should religiously apply sunscreen. Even if the weather is cloudy or rainy, protecting your skin from incidental sun exposure is vital for preventing skin cancer and the aging that results from the sun’s powerful UVA & UVB rays.

Just as it is important to protect yourself from the sun’s rays, it is also important to check your skin for changes and suspicious moles and marks. DermaDNA highly recommends getting a yearly mole map to watch for changes and keep you safe from skin disease and cancers.

Regardless of your skin type, it is also important to consider:

Internal Influences:

  • Hormonal changes: Menopause, pregnancy and menstrual cycles can cause the skin to fluctuate from oily to breakouts, or cause skin discoloration and dryness.
  • Diet: Research shows a diet high in antioxidants and Omega 3s (essential fatty acids) can improve the appearance of skin.
  • Skin disorders: rosacea, dermatitis, psoriasis
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Medications
  • External Influences:

  • Climate and weather: Extreme cold, warm, moist, or dry conditions affect the skin.
  • Skin care routine: Routines such as over-exfoliating, over-moisturizing, or using irritating/drying ingredients can create skin problems that were not there before.
  • Chemicals: These can cause a myriad of problems on and in the skin including redness, dryness, oiliness, allergies, and discoloration – it is important to know and understand your ingredients and the sources before applying any skincare.
  • Sun exposure: A major cause of photo-aging, red and brown discolouration, lines and wrinkles, collagen and elastin loss, and allergies and sensitivities.
  • Pollution: Environmental pollution creates free radical activity that damages collagen, and can cause skin redness and sensitivity.
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