What are your good habits for a safe and successful Make-Up?
Lisette: I always recommend to apply a day cream (with sun protection) 15 minutes in advance. This allows it to work in. Choose quality products and materials, these always lead to a better result.
Living with an allergy: which impact does this have on the quality of life of your patients?
Lisette : There are many types of allergies that may have major consequences for the patient. Consider, for example, occupational allergies such as a hairdresser with latex allergy, a bricklayer that can not tolerate cement, … Allergy can have a very large impact on the quality of life of a patient. When we look at cosmetics and make-up, we notice that patients are looking for good and safe-to-use alternatives. When the patient ﬁnds a product that he / she can tolerate well, they often remain loyal to this product.
According to you, what are the most common ingredients that are allergically responded to?
Lisette: These are the ingredients upon which have been reacted the most lately: perfume, parabens, formaldehyde, cocamidopropyl-betaine, propylene glycol, methylisothiazolinone.
Do you have any other important tips for ladies with sensitive eyes or skin?
Lisette : When having frequently heavy allergic reactions, we recommend to have an epicutaneous test (contact allergy test / patch test). We can test up to 80 ingredients that you may have allergic reactions to. If further examinations are needed, we can refer you to an allergist in the hospital.
Using products that have been developed for sensitive skin are extremely important. We always recommend Les Couleurs de Noir for ladies who are looking for hypoallergenic make-up.
Why do you support the range of Les Couleurs de Noir?
Lisette : It’s nice to recommend products that focus on patients with sensitive skin. We know when we recommend Les Couleurs de Noir, there will be a big chance that the patient will tolerate the products. In addition, the quality of the products is excellent. These products are beautiful and achieve their promised results at a fair price.
On average how many times do we have to visit a dermatologist?
Lisette : We recommend an annual check. Via a general screening we can early detect naevi and skin spots. We can treat this or not, and in this way prevent skin cancers.
Interview taken on 20/04/2018 by Gaëlle Verspeelt.
Thanks to Lisette Van Meel, she has been a beautician for more than 20 years which resulted in an Anti-Age center, Derma Estetic situated in Etten-leur (Netherlands) and separate treatments at Dermadok.
Dermadok, Rijnkaai 22 te Antwerpen (Tel : 03 291 66 89)