When all the festive celebrations are over we typically reflect on the year gone by and consider our goals for the year ahead. Enter Dermalogica.
With Christmas being the period where we over indulge on food and alcohol, we tend to stumble into January feeling a little under the weather, and with less than healthy looking skin. So whatever your new-year resolutions, the start of the year is a great time to focus on your health and wellness.
Many of us feel the need to detox our bodies in January and are full of good intentions to get fit and healthy. So what better time of year to focus on your skin and get that healthy glow back?
Dermalogica are here to help you get fit skin to kick-off your new skincare routine in style. Follow their simple steps to fit, healthy skin and enter 2018 with a spring in your step and a glow to your face!
Double cleanse detox
Skin feeling sluggish and congested after over indulging at Christmas? Commit to daily double cleansing to detox skin, ridding it of under surface bumps and breakouts. Begin with PreCleanse Balm designed to melt through the layers of long-stay and waterproof make-up, excess oils, sunscreens and pollutants. This luxurious balm-to-oil cleanser melts into the skin removing all traces of product build up without disturbing the skins protective barrier. Follow with your favourite Dermalogica cleanser to compete the Dermalogica double cleanse.
- Tip: Perhaps it’s time to deep clean your make-up brushes too? Product build up and bacteria on your brushes will only contribute to bad skin.
Resurface and glow
Winter skin tends to lose its glow; regular exfoliation will boost your complexion by removing dulling debris. Try Daily Superfoliant to resurface and detoxify dull winter skin, in just a couple of minutes this powder exfoliant gently removes dulling debris and the Activated Binchotan Charcoal adsorbs irritating pollution particles leaving skin as smooth as glass!
- Tip: When you have a few extra minutes, apply a nourishing vitamin rich masque after exfoliating to feed the skin from the outside. MultiVitamin Power Recovery Masque is perfect for stressed skins. Slather on a generous layer and take a few minutes of ‘me time’, mediating to balance stress. The impact on your skin as well as your psyche will be bountiful.
Nourish and feed
Winter skin often needs an extra layer of hydration to protect from the moisture zapping climate and heated indoor environments. For thirsty skin, add a few drops of Skin Hydrating Booster under your moisturiser. This light fluid is packed with Hyaluronic Acid to boost skins moisture content. If you’re drier and sensitised, try a few drops of Phyto Replenish Oil. This lightweight oil uses Tamanu, Chia Seed and Sunflower oils to strengthen, hydrate and shield the skins protective barrier giving dry skin its glow back.
- Tip: Supplement your diet with Omega rich foods and up your intake of antioxidant dense fruits. These nutrients are essential for healthy, glowing skin.
Hydrate and protect
A year round daily essential for healthy skin is application of a good moisturiser and broad spectrum SPF. Yes, even if the sun isn’t out! UV rays are the primary factor in ageing skin and are present year round. Try Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 for medium weight hydration and inbuilt high level SPF protection. This multi-action formula also contains collagen boosting peptides and antioxidants to improve signs of skin ageing.
- Tip: Don’t forget to keep your water intake high to hydrate the body and skin from within.
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