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The Mothers Day Edit... Our Mums skin care tips!

When it comes to Motherly advice, our Prodermal team Mums have got skin advice covered! In honour of Mother’s Day, we thought we’d share them you you…

Resi’s Mums advice…

“Drink lots of water, always moisturise and never get sunburnt”.

Resi’s mum has passed on some great advice. Drinking water not only hydrates our body, helps to detoxify but also ensures that our skin is well hydrated. When we are dehydrated the skin suffers and the overall condition becomes parched with fine lines. The skin can be the last place to receive water though and so topical hydration is also important. This is where moisturisers that contain water loving ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid come into play within skin care formulations. Dermalogica’s Skin Hydrating Boosteris perfect to add before or into your current moisturiser for an added boost of hydration.

Akane’s Mums advice…

“If you wear makeup, remember to double wash with a cleansing oil so that it's completely off”.

The advice Akane’s mum has given is all about clean skin! Akane’s mum is correct is advising to always double cleanse. Double cleansing is a must for clean healthy skin as incorrect cleansing can attribute to clogging, blackheads, dryness and dehydration. A double cleanse not only removes make up, oil, dirt and pollution but is essential prior to applying serums and moisturisers for better penetration of further product applications.

Dermalogica’s Precleanse or Precleanse Balm are perfect first cleanse choices, because they attract oil, dirt and pollution due to their oil loving formulation. They both have the same award-winning formula, but Precleanse Balm has a solid consistency which dry skins love, where-as Precleanse is a liquid formula that Oily skins will appreciate. Easy to use and applied to a dry skin first, simply massage over skin and emulsify with water and then rinse. Your skin is now ready for your second cleanse with the use your recommended Dermalogica skin cleanser.

Isobel’s mums advice…

“Drink plenty of water, use quality products morning and night and use a mask once a week”

I love Isobel's Mums advice.  Masking is such an important part of any good skin care routine. Masking not only helps to address particular skin concerns but is a great skin pick me up when used on a regular basis. Dermalogica’s AGE Smart Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque is the perfect masque to use when your skin is in need of some TLC and the Skin Hydrating Masque helps to boost hydration levels in the skin. Try the Charcoal Rescue Masque to help detoxify, brighten and invigorate your skin or the use the Medibac Clearing Masque to help refine, reduce inflammation and reduce excess oil. For best results use once or twice a week after exfoliation.

Jenna’s mums advice…

“Always take off your makeup before bed and moisturise”.

Jenna’s mum also shares her great advice for clean skin. Did you know that it is important to change your pillowcase regularly and as often as every other night as your pillowcase can accumulate bacteria, dead skin and body fluids, like excess oil. If you are prone to breakouts this is especially important to help keep your skin clear.

Moisturising at night is crucial as it’s the time when the skin is in repair and rejuvenate mode. This is the optimum time to introduce serums and targeted treatments to ensure a glowing and healthy skin by morning. The new Sound Sleep Cocoon can be applied over your moisturiser to help induce sleep as it contains ingredients like motion activated lavender that continues to work during the night. Plus its perfect for all skins.

Leanne’s mums advice…

“Protect your skin and wear a sunscreen everyday”.

Australia has one of the harshest climates and so Leanne’s mum gives the best advice in ensuring that protecting your skin is the number one skin tip.

According to the Skin Cancer Council of Australia, approximately, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70, with more than 750,000 people treated for one or more non-melanoma skin cancers in Australia each year.

Sun protection is the number one product for anti-ageing and we need to apply it 365 days a year, rain, hail and shine! Choosing a broad-spectrum sunscreen will help keep your skin protected from both the damaging UVA and UVB rays. There are many to choose from within the Dermalogica range of moisturisers and tints as well as my favourite, Protection 50 Sport which can be used on the face and body.

Allison's mums advice…

“Never squeeze a pimple”.

It can be so tempting to try and squeeze those pesky pimples but squeezing pimples can lead to spreading bacteria, scarring and possible post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Using products that help to reduce inflammation and bacteria like the Medibac Overnight Clearing Gel helps to help clear and purify your skin. The Medibac Special Clearing Booster is a topical breakout/spot treatment specifically developed to reduce bacteria with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide, fortified with Zinc Sulfate, Tea Tree and Sage which aim to dry breakouts, soothe redness and to help regulate oil production to control future breakouts.  Remember to keep your skin clean, hydrated and protected, and seek advice of our professional skin therapist for a customised home care regime.

With these skin tips this Mother’s Day, take your mums advice… Mums know best! 

Wishing all our Mums a fabulous and wonderful Mother's Day.

Yours in skin,

The Prodermal Team X

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*Stats from the Australian Cancer Council.


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