With a brand new year upon us, now is the perfect opportunity to start a new skin care routine, get back to basics or fill the gaps in your current skin care to achieve your skin care goals for 2017.
To start the new year right, here are our new year tips for great skin:
1. Don’t have a current skin care regime or want to get back to basics? Take the opportunity of a new year to create a customised skin care routine that fits into your lifestyle and skin care goals. Start by thinking what your skin goals are and create a product list that will start you on your way. Cleansing is always at the top of the list for perfect skin. Without proper cleansing your skin can look dull, irritated and suffer from congestion or breakouts. Always choose a cleanser according to your skin type and condition. A great cleanser should remove impurities without stripping the skins natural moisture balance. Always cleanse twice and remember to cleanse around the hairline and ears. Follow your routine by using a toner. Dermalogica toners aim to rehydrate, soothe and improve skin texture and help to facilitate your moisturiser further. Spritz your skin with your toner after cleansing and before moisturising. Choose from Dermalogica’s Multi Active Toner for ultimate hydration, Ultracalming Mist if your skin is sensitive and needs soothing or use AGE Smart Antioxident Hydramist to provide your skin with an antioxidant shield and to help fight free radicals. The last step in your base routine is a moisturiser. Moisturise you skin daily to prevent dehydration and to reinforce your skins natural moisture barrier. Dermalogica have a range of moisturisers to suit every skin type and condition and contain no artificial fragrance or colour. Choose a moisturiser that works with your skin type and oil flow.
Use our simple back to basics regime to select the right cleanser and moisturiser combination for your skin:
Skin Type: Excess oil
Cleanser: Medibac Clearing Skin Wash
Moisturiser: Medibac Clearing Oil Control Lotion
Skin Type: Oily
Cleanser: Dermal Clay Cleanser
Moisturiser: Active Moist
Skin Type: Normal
Cleanser: Special Cleansing Gel
Moisturiser: Skin Smoothing Cream
Skin Type: Dry
Cleanser: Essential Cleansing Solution
Moisturiser: Intensive Moisture Balance
Skin Type/Condition: Ageing
Cleanser: AGE Smart Skin Resurfacing Cleanser
Moisturiser: AGE Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50
*we recommend the use of Pre Cleanse as your first cleanse in every cleansing regime.
2. Step up your skin care by introducing an exfoliant to your regime. Exfoliation is key for a smooth and glowing skin, however, due to the numerous options available, choosing the right exfoliant can be confusing. The process of cell renewal in the skin begins when cells in the lowest layer of the epidermis work their way up through the skin layers to the upper most layer and then shed. This process generally takes about four weeks but depending on your skin condition, health and age, it can take much longer, up to seventy-five days. By using an exfoliant regularly to remove the build-up of dead skin cells, will help to regenerate new skin cells to improve the skins texture and appearance.
So, how do you choose the right exfoliant for you? Dermalogica have different types of exfoliants on offer to deliver effective and safe exfoliation for your skin. The award winning Daily Microfoliant,smooths and brightens your skin and is safe for daily use. It helps to remove dulling surface debris for a brighter, clearer skin. For deeper exfoliation, try the Gentle Cream Exfoliantwhich uses a combination of chemical exfoliation ingredients to improve skin texture. Use 1 – 2 times a week to reveal a healthy glowing skin. If your skin concern is ageing, then the AGE Smart Multivitamin Thermofoliant is for you. This powerful thermal skin polisher contains both physical and chemical exfoliating ingredients to refine and smooth the skin whilst the ACE vitamins smooth the skin, stimulate collagen and help to reverse the signs of ageing.
3. Masque it! Use a masque regularly to boost your skin and your routine. Dermalogica masques are jam packed with vitamins, hydrating and calming ingredients and have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, smoothing, firming and antioxidant qualities. Our favourites include the AGE Smart Multivitamin Power Recovery Mask otherwise known as “an ambulance in a tube”or, the Charcoal Rescue Masque which detoxifies and brightens the skin. For breakouts, try the Medibac Sebum Clearing Masque or for an oily skin that requires refining use the Skin Refining Masque. The Skin Hydrating Masque is perfect to rehydrate, calm and smooth and is excellent to use over the eye and mouth area.
4. Our targeted treatments help to close the gap within your regime, particularly if you have specific problematic skin concerns. By utilising targeted products for certain skin challenges, you can pick and choose what your skin needs at any given time. This is where your Prodermal Skin Therapist can step in to advise you and provide you with a further customised product consultation. Simply go to the product advice page on our website for different options on how we can help you achieve your targeted skin care goals.
Happy New Year and here’s to your best skin ever in 2017!
Yours in skin,
The Prodermal Team X