I Got My Face Scanned And You Should, Too

Also, I am totally exposed and at my most vulnerable here.
Publish date:
October 29, 2013
masks, eye serums, mychelle, pores, skin analysis, sun damage, Whole Foods

In the last week I have learned three very important things:
always buy real leather pumps a half-size up, tea tree oil dries out your hair, and most importantly, getting your face scanned is the best thing for your
skin’s future.

Last weekend, I was at Whole Foods drinking a smoothie with
my friend Colleen. This was post-yoga workout, and I rarely work out, so this
was an extremely productive morning
for me. On our way to check out, Colleen spotted a machine in the au naturel
beauty section.

Colleen: “OMG. Its one of those machines!”

Me: “What?”

Colleen: “It scans your skin and analyzes it. We need to try

I seriously had no what she was talking about. I didn’t even
know the scanner existed until I saw the damn thing. It made me a little
nervous, too, letting a scanner expose the dismal, bleak reality of my skin’s

We approached the counter, and Devin (a Natural Beauty
Advisor with MyChelle) said the machine was the Visia Skin Complexion
Analysis Scanner
. She explained that the scanner takes a picture and uses it to analyze the
condition of your skin above and below the surface. The session was also free, so we obviously couldn’t say no.

I have never had
my skin examined, poked, analyzed, studied etc. The only person that has ever
been that close to my face has been my boyfriend. (He said my skin was looking
blotchy the other night and gave me some sulfur-infused product to rub on it.
It smelled like crap, but my skin looked amazing the next day. I probably won’t
do it again.)

After having my face scanned, which took less than five
seconds, everything good and bad about my skin appeared on the screen. It

It located UV-damaged spots, red areas, large pores, brown spots,
how much bacteria is on my skin, wrinkles, and a lot of other things.

The higher the number, the better you are doing
in that specific category. Apparently, I have a lot of UV spots and brown spots
beneath my visible skin. And I
already knew I have some red areas I have to take care of.

After the scan, Devin went through all of the results and
sent me home with a handful of MyChelle samples to help with my hurt ego and
skin: the Magnolia Fresh Eyes, Cranberry Mud Mask, and the Incredible Pumpkin Peel.

These products are amazing, by the way! Magnolia Fresh
Eyes is a serum for dark circles and puffy eyes. I have the puffiest eyes
in the morning and am usually still asleep when getting ready. A few minutes after
putting it on, the circles under my eyes lighten and the puffiness is gone. I
don’t think this one had anything to do with the scan, but I kept complaining
about my dark circles, and she knew just what I wanted.

The Cranberry Mud Mask is surprisingly light and fresh. I had enough for three uses, but put it all on my face because I was
so excited. And I used the Pumpkin Peel this morning, which made my skin feel
smooth and it evened out my skin tone.

I am not entirely sure if these scanners are at Whole Foods
nationwide. But if you’re in Austin, Texas, Devin is there Fridays and
Saturdays giving free consultations and beauty recommendations.

Have you guys had your face scanned or analyzed like this?