Every woman loves and deserves a spa day. But if you pick the spa just because of price, location or it was the first listed on the search engine, how much do you know about the products and methods they use? More importantly, what do they know about you? Are you looking for just a fling facial or an important relationship?

Privy Skin Care Las VegasPrivy Skin Care, owned and operated by Joyce Zwiefel, strives to develop a long term relationship with all of her clients. Whether you save up for twice yearly facials, or want monthly treatments; building a relationship with a licensed esthetician is a must. Skin changes constantly and being able to discuss all the variables and have your treatment tailored to your skin and your lifestyle is priceless.

When clients come in, some of the questions asked will include:

  • What do you like about your skin and what would you like to improve?
  • What skin care products do you use now, and what have you used in the past?
  • How has your skin changed?
  • Do certain foods or environments trigger a change in your skin?
  • How was your last treatment? What did you like/dislike?

Skin type does matter. The skin you are born with dictates how much oil your skin will produce and the size of your pores, but many other factors influence skin. There are five basic skin types: normal, dry, oily, combination and sensitive, with each having particular characteristics and requiring specific care or treatment. To determine your type, use a simple test with a clean facial tissue (or paper) to wipe your face in the morning, when you have just woken up.

Normal Skin
If your skin is normal, the tissue will not reveal any traces of oil, and your skin will feel vibrant, elastic and supple. You have an even texture and tone to your skin, small pores, and blemishes are very rare.

Dry Skin
If your skin is dry, the tissue will be clean, too, but your face will feel dry, tight and even flaky. Dry skin types are also prone to red patches.

Oily Skin
If you have oily skin, the tissue will have areas of facial oil on it from your nose, forehead and cheeks. Oily skin is troublesome, will appear shiny, has enlarged pores, and tends to have blemishes.

Combination Skin
If you have combination skin, the tissue will have traces of oil coming from your nose and forehead, but will be clean in the areas that touched your cheeks. Combination skin has patches of both dry and oily skin, and it requires different types of care in relation to particular facial areas. It is also the most common skin type.

Sensitive Skin
Much like dry skin, sensitive skin feels dry and tight, and will leave no oil behind on the tissue. The difference is that sensitive skin is very easily irritated. It will develop reddish and scaly areas, can be itchy and tingly, have broken capillaries around the nose or cheeks, and is also prone to breakouts It is the most problematic and fragile type of skin, and needs a very specialized type of care.

At Privy Skin Care, clients are informed and an active participant in achieving skin care goals, even if that goal is just to be pampered. Privy Skin Care offers custom facials, crystal free microdermabrasions, waxing, eyebrow and eyelash tinting and enzyme/acid peels utilizing Rhonda Allison products—the best in the field.

Each month Privy Skin Care offers a monthly special on its website, www.privyskincare.com. Like its Facebook page at Privy-Skin-Care, follow on Twitter @PrivySkinCare and follow on Pinterest at privyskincare.

Privy Skin Care
8910 West Tropicana, Suite #5A
Las Vegas, NV 89147