Ahhh skin care….it is something most women in the United States have bottles of lining their shower basins even though a lot of it may have been bought off of fancy marketing and gimmicks. Out of all the brands that are available, not including the many variations of skin types women are naturally dressed in, it can be difficult to find that one particular product that most compliments your skin and what it is you need…in walks Terri Dial: an ex-teacher (for approximately 16 years) turned professional skincare consultant.
As someone who, to Terri’s dismay, uses body wash as a makeup remover (shhhh….don’t judge me – I have reasons for doing what I do), I have to say that skin care has not been my area of expertise. So seeing as an expert was sitting in front of me, I decided to consult her on matters of which I knew nothing about…in particular, skincare.
Terri Saves Face
So one Tuesday evening, Terri, Celine and I sit down to have a facial…because that’s what girls do! It was an interesting experience to say the least, and I actually learned a lot about my skin type and how to take better care of it.
One of the things that I learned was why it is so important to take your makeup off before bed. I know, this is a given, but did you know that if you have a long night and decide to skip cleaning the makeup off your face (after all, you use mineral makeup- what’s the worst that can happen?) that your skin doesn’t rest because it is fighting bacteria all night long! Pretty interesting right?
The facial was great: it was calming, relaxing and in a surprisingly safe environment. I could go into the details of it, but why would I do that when you can call her yourself and schedule a complimentary facial with her?
About Terri Dial
Terri didn’t start out as a skin care consultant: she actually has her Masters degree in teaching and taught for sixteen (16) years. While she loved working with the children, she did go through a period where she was started to burn out. Looking for other options that gave her more time with her family and financial stability, she became a skin care consultant while teaching simultaneously, but was able to leave the education line within eight (8) months as she had matched her teacher’s salary with her newfound self-employment.
She loves being a beauty and skin care consultant. Not only does she have ample time with her kiddos, but she also discovered her passion for running and has completed nine (9) marathons!
Another pastime she is quite fond of is supporting other men and women to be financially independent – but you can talk to her about that on your own time!
Terri’s Skincare Tips for Summer
By now, Celine and I have been talking with Terri for well over an hour, and our faces are well-moisturized and glowing in the light. One of the first things she taught us was that there are four MAIN skin types:
- Combination skin
- Normal skin
- Oily skin
- Dry skin
There are also skin types that require special needs. For example, acne, advanced aging, skin damage, eczema and high sensitivity are all things that Terri needs to consider before sitting down with a client.
One of the items she kept stressing over and over again was to protect your skin. I know that we live in the States and everyone wants to have a nice golden tan to flaunt during this scantily clad season, but this actually can do a lot of damage to your skin.
After poking around on the American Academy of Dermatology’s website (which can be found here) https://www.aad.org/media/stats/conditions/skin-cancer, I found some interesting statistics!
For example, did you know research indicates that UV light from the sun and tanning beds can both cause melanoma and increase the risk of a benign mole progressing to melanoma?1
Melanoma is a very common form of skin cancer, and approximately 75 percent of skin cancer deaths are from melanoma.2
Because exposure to UV light is the most preventable risk factor for all skin cancers,2 the American Academy of Dermatology encourages everyone to protect their skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays by seeking shade, wearing protective clothing and using a sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor of 30 or higher.
In short, tanning bad. Tanning very bad. This is why I loved living in SE Asia: first and foremost, I have very fair skin, and it would seem that in Asia, where the majority of the people have dark skin, many of them find people with fair skin to be quite attractive and you can see evidence of this in almost every grocery and beauty store. There are skin whiteners, bleach and lotions all designed to make those with dark skin, lighter. Funnily enough, coming back to the States where many people have fair skin (at least compared to those in SE Asia), many people here are looking to “brown up” their epidermis! One of my favorite lines, which applies perfectly here is, “The grass is greener on the other side because it is fertilized with bullsh*t.”
Coming back to Terri Dial, she is an amazing entrepreneur who not only helped me understand my skin better, but she supports countless men and women in doing the same. If you are interested in meeting up with Terri and learning more about your skin type, feel free to call or text her at (417) 599-1224.
She would be happy to sit down and discuss your skin type, various ways of protecting your skin and possible products which would most support you in achieving the results you would like.
Wishing you all the best!
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