Introducing: The Jan Marini Luminate Range

Here at Pure Beauty, we only stock a handful of brands, because we believe in quality over quantity, and we’d rather stock a few products that we all love than hundreds that we wouldn’t use on our own skin. That’s why we’re so proud to have added Jan Marini to our shelves, and we’d love to talk to you today about the Marini Luminate products, design to brighten the complexion and revive dull skin:

Jan Marini Luminate Eye Gel

Jan Marini Luminate Eye Gel

Jan Marini know that one of the first places to look drawn and dull are the eyes, which is why they developed this gel, to take care of darkness, crepey skin and fine lines and wronkles around the eye area. It contains a highly-scientific combination of acids, peptides and retinols which create a a dramatically smoother more hydrated eye area.

Jan Marini Luminate Face Lotion

Jan Marini Luminate Face Lotion

Concentrating on the eyes is all well and good, but if the rest of your face is looking sallow, your overall look will be affected. This lotion provides a long-term solution to skin dullness – it’s suggested that you gradually increase usage from every other day to twice a day, so that you can ensure that your skin is able to tolerate the potency of the formula.

Jan Marini Luminate Face Mask

Jan Marini Luminate Face Mask

Face masks are brilliant for giving the skin a greater dose of targeted ingredients when you’re trying to tackle a specific skin issue and this mask from Jan Marini is ideal if you want to brighten your complexion fast! It contains lightening agents which progressively reduce the appearance of spots and discolouration as well as exfoliators, which gently remove dull, dry skin. It also offers calming agents to reduce irritation and redness, making it the perfect combination for tackling dark spots and hyper-pigmentation.

Jan Marini Luminate Hand Cream

Jan Marini Luminate Hand Cream

Looking after your face is of the utmost importance, but there are other areas of your body which can belie your age – your hands being one of them. Hands often succumb to the signs of age, developing dark spots which are very obvious. This hand cream is a unique formulation which will tackle the visible signs of ageing on the hands. It will dramatically improves the appearance of ageing and UV damaged and improves skin texture.

Five Face Washing Mistakes You Could Be Making

Five Face Washing Mistakes You Could Be Making

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Washing your face might seem like the simplest thing in the world to do, but believe it or not there are certain techniques that you should be using, and other things which you should be avoiding altogether. At the risk of us sounding like we’re trying to teach grandma how to suck eggs, we’ve put together a list of the most common face washing mistakes to help you to avoid them in the future:

Avoid Face Wipes

There are literally hundreds of brands of face wipes on the market, ranging in price from a few pence to a lot more, but generally speaking, face wipes aren’t that great for your face. Most of them are packed with chemicals which will dissolve your makeup, but surfactants and emulsifiers can irritate the skin. We recommend Elemis Luxury Cleansing Cloth Duo, which is designed to be much kinder to your skin and can be used with your choice of cleanser.

Keep Water Lukewarm

Using hot water to ‘open’ your pores and cold water to ‘close’ may be one of those things that you’ve been hearing since you were old enough to have a beauty routine, but it’s actually a huge myth. Pores don’t open or close and using extremes of temperature can cause dryness, so using lukewarm water is a much better idea.

Go Easy on Oily Skin

When your skin is naturally oily, there’s a temptation to use highly abrasive products so you can feel super clean, however this can actually make things far worse. Many people’s oily skin is caused by over-sensitised skin which needs a gentle touch, so opting for something like Jan Marini Bioglycolic Oily Skin Cleansing Gel means that your skin will be properly cleansed without being too irritated.

Don’t Scrub Yourself Too Much

Using a facial scrub is a really great way to exfoliate the skin and make yourself feel super clean and refreshed, but doing it every day can be far too harsh. Using Decleor Double Radiance Scrub just once a week to polish the skin will give you the benefit of a proper exfoliation without stripping away vital oils and damaging your pores.

Don’t Stop at One Wash

Often, washing your face just once is only enough to get rid of the surface grime, and the only way to get a properly clean complexion is to double-wash. Elemis Gentle Foaming Facial Wash is gentle enough to allow you to wash twice without stripping away vital oils from your skin and will leave you feeling super clean and refreshed.

Dealing with Untidy Cuticles

Dealing with Untidy Cuticles

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Although some of us are lucky enough to be able to have live where we barely lift a finger to do the manual parts of life like cleaning and gardening, the majority of us have to get stuck in, and this can leave our hands in bad condition. Cleaning your nails and keeping hands moisturised, but you can still be left with ragged cuticles which ruin the overall look of your hands. We’ve put together a list of ways that you can tidy up your cuticles and keep your hands looking good.

Prep Your Nails

Before you start in your cuticles, remove any old nail varnish and treat your nails with Elemis Japanese Camellia Body Oil Blend. This will stop them from being stripped of oil in the next step.

Soak Them

Softening your cuticles before you work on them will make your life so much easier and soaking them for ten minutes in warm water is the easiest way to do this. Fill a shallow bowl and take some time to chill while you get your hands ready.

Lift Them

Use a wooden or rubber-tipped orange stick to push your cuticles back and lift them away from the surface of the nail. This will ensure that you manage to get all of the ragged bits when it comes to trimming them away.

Trim Them

Two of the main things to remember here are to make sure you use proper, clean cuticle trimmers, not just any old nail scissors which aren’t properly shaped to do the job, and also not to trim too much cuticle away as this can cause bleeding and leave you open to infection. Trim away a little at a time until your cuticle looks neat and tidy.

Re-Moisturise

Once you’ve got your cuticles trimmed back and you’re happy with how they look, use Elemis Exotic Frangipani Monoi Hand and Nail Cream to deeply moisturise and replenish your whole hand. It will also leave your hands smelling fantastic, thanks to the unique blend of exotic oils.

FREE! Skin Fit Essentials Kit

FREE! Skin Fit Essentials Kit

Free Dermalogica Gift with Purchase

Spend over £70.00 on Dermalogica Products and we’ll send you a Free! Skin Fit Essentials Kit

What else should you know?

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Need more information?

If you need any further information email shop@pure-beauty.co.uk and we’ll be very happy to answer any further questions you may have.

Previous Dermalogica Free Gift Offers

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How to Deal with Back Acne

How to Deal with Back Acne

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Acne is an issue that we speak to our customers about on an almost daily basis, and although most of them suffer mostly from acne on their faces, some of them have it elsewhere, with the most common ‘other place’ being their back. Here, we look at some of the causes of back acne (also known as ‘bacne’) and what you can do to make things better:

Causes

Dermatologist, Dr. Justine Kluk says “”Similar to the causes of spots everywhere, bacne is namely caused by excess sebum production, the build-up of dead skin cells, and bacteria. The skin on our backs is extremely thick so the potential for blocked pores is very high”

“For those who are prone to spots, the accumulation of oil and dead skin cells in our pores creates an ideal environment for a particular bacterium called ‘Propionibacterium’ acne to thrive. This triggers inflammation in the skin leading to angry red bumps and pus-filled spots.”

Further to this, the skin is more prone to acne during the summer and if you work out regularly, so now is a great time to get a handle on it.

How Do I Fix it?

  1. Make sure you wash thoroughly – you’d be surprised by how many people admit that they NEVER wash their back when in the bath or shower. Elemis Sharp Shower Body Wash offers deep-cleansing which will help to keep acne-causing bacteria at bay.
  2. Exfoliating is important because acne can be worsened by dead skin cells and sebum which isn’t scrubbed away. Decleor 1000 Grains Body Exfoliator is designed to leave the body feeling soft, smooth and refined.
  3. Replacing moisture which can be lost by exfoliating is important as often, skin which is dry and over-sensitised will be more prone to breakouts. Decleor Moisturising Body Milk is light enough to avoid blocking pores but offers a high level of moisturisation while soothing the skin.
  4. Change your bra daily – many women wear their bra for more than one day at a time, which is fine, but if you suffer with bacne, keeping it clean and free from bacteria is important, so changing your bra every day will help to avoid bacterial transfer from your clothes.
  5. As tempting as it might be to pick at your spots (or even let a popaholic loved-one do it, if you can’t reach!), this can not only cause scarring but can also cause further outbreaks. Leave your spots alone if you don’t want to make them worse!