Here are some tips to get your skin in tip top shape and help protect it for Spring/ Summer!
1-Exfoliate for clearer, smoother skin
What it does: Exfoliation removes dead, dulling skin debris to prevent congestion and improve hydration from toners and moisturizers.
When: Perform in the mornings prior to toner, moisturizer, SPF and make-up application. Tip: Make-up will last longer on an exfoliated skin!Don’t forget: After you exfoliate your body, follow with a hydrating body cream to seal in moisture, and always shield freshly exfoliated skin with an SPF
Recommended: DermalogicasDaily Microfoliant (face) & Exfoliating body scrub (body)
2- Keep skin hydrated
How: Up your regimen’s level of hydration with intensive masques, perfect for use one to two times a week. Boosters are a great fit, working best when layered underneath a moisturizer. Toners are a refreshing moisturizer prep, working to even out skin porosity. Tip: Refresh with a revitalizing toner spritz at your desk, in the car, at the gym, on the plane!
Recommended: Dermalogicas Skin Hydrating Masque & Multi Active Toner.
3-Make friends with H20.
Why: Higher temperatures and more time outdoors leads to internal dehydration, which can result in headaches and dizzy spells and excessively dry/dehydrated skin!
What you can do:2 litres of plain, filtered water every day help maintain the critical moisture balance needed by the body and skin, and it also assists in the body natural detoxification process. Tip: If you drink caffeinated beverages, you must triple the amount of water you drink!
Recommended:Plain and pure water!
3-When in doubt, apply (and reapply!)
Why: It’s not enough to just apply sunscreen once throughout the day when exposed to the sun. You must apply enough, and apply frequently.
How much:A teaspoon would well cover your face and neck. For the body, about as much as would fill a shot glass.
How often: Re-apply every two hours. Tip: Stay out of the midday sun from mid-morning to late afternoon whenever you can.
Recommended: Skin Perfect Primer SPF30 (face) & Protection 50 Sport SPF50 (body)
4-Soothe over-exposed skin
What: You forgot the sunscreen, didn’t apply enough, or got caught in a sunny spell
What’s next: Unfortunately, the damage is done, but you don’t have to suffer in pain! Super-soothing botanicals and cooling gels can help prevent peeling and reduce redness and inflammation.
How: Apply cooling balms generously over-exposed skin, preferably at the first sight of a pink glow.
Recommended: Dermalogicas Body Hydrating Cream
4- Repair and treat sun damage
What causes skin damage: UV light causes photoaging in the form of brown spots, coarse skin and wrinkles, whether you have burned your skin or not. When sunlight comes in contact with skin a cascade of damage results (including the stripping of barrier lipids) causing inflammation, production of reactive oxygen molecules that affect healthy cell growth, and stimulation of collagen destructing enzymes.
What to do: A tan may be a popular summer look, but it indicates damage. Bombard your skin with age-fighting ingredients to help undo any damage that may occur, and to further protect it from the aging effects of UV.
Recommended: Power Rich & Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque.
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