A relatively new skin condition has evolved–many doctors call it “over-processed” skin. As the name implies, over-processed skin is caused by an excess of invasive treatments. The skin is so abused that eventually it loses its natural properties—from its appearance to its capacity to heal.
- looks like paper and is void of vital energy;
- displays an uneven color or a great deal of redness;
- is flaky even after exfoliation;
- may exhibit a shine though it is actually dehydrated and taut;
- causes wrinkles and lines prematurely especially around the eyes and upper cheeks.
Too many chemical peels, excessive dermabrasion and maybe even excessive or unsuccessful surgery have affected the skin to the extent that the natural vital flow of energy is blocked. It creates two negative conditions:
- the stripping of trace minerals essential to natural osmosis within the skin layers
- proper fluid movement.
As blood, lymph and water no longer flow properly, the skin is lacking nutrients. Oxygenation does not reach all the layers of the skin. Elimination of toxins is affected. In short, the skin has lost its capacity to hydrate and to heal from within. More procedures only aggravate the condition and skin products no longer produce their former effects.
Our experience is that the condition of over-processed skin is best met with:
✔︎PHYTO5® Metal element energetic line; this line focuses on mineralizing and promoting oxygenation.
✔︎The Metal element PHYTO5® facial, recommended in a series of treatments.
✔︎Oligo 5 by PHYTO5®; a mineral spray and essential add-on to be used morning and evening as well as a few times during the day.
✔︎A recommended series of energetic drainages to stimulate and balance all five fluids (lymph, red blood, blue blood, water and energy).
✔︎Balancing Five Clay Mask facial by PHYTO5®
The very existence of this condition is a sad but very good demonstration of what happens when the skin is not respected for the organ it is, and when it is treated as if it were a mere piece of cloth.
Holistically minded estheticians are alert to these risks and educate their customers that more invasive treatments are not better.
Prevention and Restoration of Over-Processed Skin
Let’s remember that major skin conditions do not erupt overnight unless they are related to food intolerance, chemical poisoning, or infection. Undesirable esthetic manifestations evolve progressively.
To pay attention to, and to know how to read the signs your skin is giving you is up to you and your PHYTO5® professional.
Most skin conditions, including over-processed skin, can be remedied favorably when they are addressed at their early stage. Of course, the knowledgeable esthetician knows how to recognize the root cause of esthetic manifestations and how to select the appropriate energetic tools to use.
Benign conditions left untreated can become chronic over time. This increases the difficulty of resolving them by natural solutions. Often, adjustments to lifestyle must parallel a well-conceived treatment series and home product selection.
Balanced skin is a blessing to be preserved. It can be maintained with good lifestyle habits and personalized skincare regimentation.
The PHYTO5® Balancing Five Clay Mask facial is a treatment protocol well adapted to balanced skin. Alternatively, we highly recommend the treatment of the energetic season, supported by seasonal home-use products.
An occasional Ageless LaCure by PHYTO5™ Face Kit cure is a good three week balancing home treatment and is particularly adapted to maturing skin.
Preventive and restorative skincare represents an investment on your part. In view of the high cost and high risk of invasive facial techniques that lead to damaged, over-processed skin, one ounce of holistic PHYTO5® prevention is worth a pound of invasive treatment!
“Irritant reactions are characterized by red, flaking, and uncomfortable skin. The skin often stings after almost any product is applied. This is caused by irritants easily penetrating the damaged barrier function and stimulating nerve endings that cause the feeling of stinging and burning. The redness is caused by the immune response. Estheticians often refer to this as overprocessed skin.”—Lees, Mark. Skin Care: Beyond the Basics. Albany, NY: Milady, 2001. Print.
“Overprocessed skin can lead to premature aging, overly sensitive skin, and rosacea.”—Douglas, Kym, and Cindy Pearlman. The Black Book of Hollywood Beauty Secrets. New York, NY: Penguin Group, 2006. Print.
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