Whenever I visit a skincare or beauty outlet, I act completely oblivious to anything related to beauty! It has always been my go-to approach! You’re probably thinking why the heck would you do that, but my main goal is to learn from different people and see how they tell me about products (what do they say, how do they describe products?!), what they find important, what brands they like best, yada, yada the list goes on! My favorite thing is to learn from people… I could watch and listen to people all day long! In fact, I was an amazing imitator even as a tiny little nugget! I’d encourage you to try out this approach when you face a situation where you actually know a lot. It’s amazing the kinds of things you hear and see.
I say all this because I was in Sephora the other day and I was asking all about new foundations and new eye shadows, etc. & acted like I don’t know how to contour, what the Urban Decay brand is (one of my favorite eyeshadow brands my dad discovered in NYC when I was in early high school, he introduced me to Midnight Cowboy eyeshadow.. I’ll never forget it!) or even that some foundations were known for caking! The woman looked at me like ‘girl you need help’, but I kept going! She said, ‘well what’s your skincare regime like’ & I said, ‘whew, I’ve got a lot going on’ and she said, ‘well let’s try our moisture meter’! Ding, ding, ding! Something I didn’t even know existed!!!!! Learning is soooo fabulous!
Have you guys heard of their moisture meter or have you had the ‘test’ performed on you while visiting Sephora? Let us know in the comment’s section below! If you haven’t had the pleasure of getting this fabulous test, I’m here to tell ya all about it!
The main lesson you learn from the moisture meter is your skin type!! I know damn well that I have dry skin & the test showed that (somewhat), but luckily, my results leaned more towards ‘normal’ skin rather than dry – so I quietly celebrated knowing my skin regime was working!
The moisture meter is a sensor that measures the amount of moisture in your skin. The number on the meter indicates how hydrated or dehydrated your skin is, and helps you figure out the kind of products that you should be using on your skin. The new tool made it’s debut early last year, starting in NYC but is now available in almost every store – if it’s in Tucson then I’m sure it’s at your local Sephora!
Photo compliments of Sephora Devonshire
The meter shows a number from 0 to 99 , with 0 indicating the lowest and 99 indicating the highest moisture level. Results from 0 to 40 mean you have dry skin that needs more moisture; from 40 to 70, your skin is deemed relatively normal (I measured at 44 which I was awfully proud of) ; and from 70 to 99, your skin is oilier, with lots of moisture.
#CheekyConfidential Different body parts have different moisture levels! So let’s say you’re on the hunt for a new body moisturizer, you may wanna test your arm area rather than your hands for the best read! But if you’re looking to find a new face oil, you’ll wanna have the meter test your facial skin!
While 44 is still leaning on the lower side of moisture, I know what I’m working with and I was impressed it wasn’t categorized as dry, especially because of how dry the Tucson environment is! Regardless of your results, it’s a great number to use as a guide and like many things, take it with a grain of salt!
Next time you’re in Sephora, ask to take the moisture meter test! And a life advice lesson I’d give to my sweet nephew would be to NEVER stop learning! Plus, no one likes a know-it-all! 😉