Do you currently have a skin care routine? Are you happy with it? Or are you unsure of where to start? With so much information out there these days, it can be hard to know where to begin.
At Dermalogica we recommend 3 simple steps to help you achieve your healthiest skin yet.
Yes, it really is that simple and easy to follow!
How Important is a Skin Care Routine?
Our skin is the largest organ of our body and its plays an important role in protecting us from things that could potentially cause us harm. Therefore, a skin care routine is vital, it helps us to ensure our skin is getting the protection it needs to maintain its health.
An easy way to understand the way our skin works is to think of your skin like a brick wall.
If you imagine your skins barrier is a brick wall, the bricks are the skin cells, and the cement is your barrier lipids (oils) that trap water. A careful balance of these components is needed to help keep your skin healthy and stay protected. If we do not maintain the balance of our skins oil and water our skin can become unbalanced, causing a cascade of negative effects within the skin.
How to Keep Your Skin Healthy
This is where we effectively clean the skin. This is key to removing any dirt, pollution or debris which could cause harm if left on the skin too long.
At Dermalogica we have always advocated the double cleanse. This is when you start with an oil-based cleanser and then use a skin specific cleanser to follow.
You may be thinking ‘why isn’t once enough?’ Put it this way: - you wouldn’t mop before you sweep. So, it’s the same when it comes to our skin.
Cleanse first with an oil-based cleanser, such as our PreCleanse oil or Pre Cleanse Balm. Oil-based cleansers cut through and completely remove what is sitting on the skin. They are also highly effective at melting away make up on the skin, ensuring a nice clean canvas for rest of your skincare.
Your second cleanse will tackle any specific skin concerns, such as breakouts, oiliness, dry skin, or sensitivity whilst removing any last remaining debris.
We have a variety of different cleansers to match every skin need.
Exfoliating your skin
Once we have thoroughly cleansed our skin, we must remove any dry dead skin cells via exfoliation. This plays a vital role in keeping our skin healthy. If we do not regularly exfoliate our skin it can become dry in texture, appear dull, get congested and may become sensitive. This could also prevent other products from penetrating the skin effectively.
At Dermalogica we believe you should exfoliate regularly to encourage the natural skin renewal process to maintain healthy skin and tackle concerns such as dryness, ageing, uneven skin tone and breakouts.
Dermalogica has both daily and weekly exfoliation options for you to choose from. So, depending on your skin needs or time you have, we have a solution for you. If you are not sure on what to choose, book a free Facemapping consultation with one of our expert skin therapists to find the perfect products to suit you.
This is where we incorporate ingredients to help layer hydration and target specific skin concerns such as breakouts, pigmentation or fine lines and wrinkles.
The types of formulas we use to do this are toners and serums that we can layer or patch work to target our specific needs.
Why should you use a toner?
Toners are an important part of a skin regimen, as they add vital moisture to the skin. Check out our spritz toners which can even be applied over make up to refresh the skin throughout the day.
They also help to balance the skin’s natural acidity balance. They do not contain SD alcohol, so won’t dry, or strip the skin like some traditional toners used with cotton pads.
Toners also increase product absorption by the skin and enable your products to go further. If you ask us at Dermalogica, it is a no brainer to have them as part of your everyday routine.
Using Skin Serums
A face serum is another fantastic addition to your skincare regimen, which targets your key concerns by delivering high level active ingredients deep into the skin.
Hydrating Through Moisturising
To achieve your healthy glow, skin needs to be hydrated and protected from the elements. During the day, our skin is in ‘protect and defence’ mode and at night it will heal and repair. A moisturiser will help support these functions.
Protecting Your Skin
During the day we advise defending your skin from UV exposure by wearing a broad Sun Protection Factor (SPF). We have moisturisers with built in SPF for a range of skin conditions, all with comfortable textures and non-pore clogging formulas.
During the night-time we want to help our skin heal and repair. And if you have trouble sleeping, that can negatively impact your skin’s repair processes. Check out our amazing Sound Sleep Cocoon night-time moisturiser with encapsulated lavender to help you get a restful night’s sleep.
Visit www.soundsleepcoon.com to listen to a binaural beats track to help you drift off to sleep.
Would you like to learn more about how to look after your skin? Why not join us for our Discover Healthy Skin Skinformation workshop to learn more about each of these key steps.