Winter Skincare: Day 21 – Exfoliate your way to Healthy Skin with Dermalogica

Keeping your skin healthy and hydrated doesn’t always begin with a nourishing oil or super-rich cream. The best way to reveal a luminous and well moisturised complexion actually begins with a good exfoliation routine that removes dead skin cells, dirt, oil and impurities so your creams and lotions can absorb much more effectively.

The Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant has been formulated specially to break down dirt on the skin, all without causing irritation on the surface, thanks to its very unique and modern formulation.

The Microfoliant itself is made out of Rice Enzyme Powder, which when mixed with water, creates a soft and foaming paste that needs to be massaged into the skin. Known as a chemical rather than physical exfoliant, this means that instead of small beads that scratch at the skin’s surface to get rid of dead cells, it won’t cause irritation and is suitable for even those with hyper-sensitive skin thanks to its soft and smooth texture.

It contains a blend of Salicylic Acid to fight blemishes and clear breakouts with its antibacterial properties, while Green Tea and Colloidal Oatmeal help to calm the skin and soothe any redness. This ensures that although you achieve a refined and clean complexion, your skin isn’t irritated, so you can even use it on a morning before applying your makeup!

How to apply the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

  1. Tip approximately half a teaspoon of the Daily Microfoliant into wet hands and rub until you have a creamy paste. You can add a little more water if you need to make sure you have the right consistency. Do not apply onto your skin until all of the powder has dissolved into the water and you have a smooth paste.
  2. Massage into the skin using circular motions until you feel that the skin has nearly absorbed the product.
  3. Rinse off, and then follow with your favourite serum and moisturiser.

Your Perfect Cleansing Routine

  1. Begin with the Dermalogica Precleanse. This helps to remove all traces of makeup, dirt, oil and impurities to ensure that your cleanser does its proper job of actually cleansing your skin! Precleanse is infused with Olive and Kukui Oils, which also help to nourish and condition the skin as it cleanses.
  2. Follow with your preferred Dermalogica Cleanser. One of our favourites is the Ultracalming Cleanser as it is a cream consistency that is super gentle yet leaves complexions incredibly clear.
  3. Exfoliate your skin using the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, which will help to brighten your complexion.
  4. Once you have towel-dried your skin, spritz a little of the Multi-Active Toner over your face and gently press into the skin to help it absorb.
  5. Finish with your preferred choice of Dermalogica Moisturiser – in the winter months, Skin Smoothing Cream is incredibly nourishing yet feels super lightweight on the skin, making it ideal to use both in the day and at night.



Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!