Mistakes to Avoid For Every Skin Type

Mistakes to Avoid For Every Skin Type

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So often, when you read articles giving advice on skincare, they go for a very “one size fits all” approach which means that the advice is only good for a small portion of people reading it. However, there are several skin-specific mistakes that people make without realising they’re doing anything wrong, so we thought we’d take a look at some of them:

Dry Skin Mistake: Using Products Containing Soap

If you have dry skin anywhere on your body, but especially on your face, then using a product containing soap is basically the worst thing you can do for your skin. Soap is an effective cleanser – but a little TOO effective, as it strips away all traces of natural oils and if your skin is already dry, this is going to leave you a dehydrated mess with a complexion which is totally out of balance. Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel is a completely soap-free formula which is designed to thoroughly remove impurities without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance. It gets rid of the days dirt and make-up without stripping away the skin’s own layer of oil and will leave your face feeling clean, fresh and perfectly balanced.

Oily Skin Mistake – Using Too Much Powder

When you have oily skin, it can feel impossible to keep it under control all day long and it can be really disheartening to apply your make up in the morning and see it sliding off of your face before you’ve even finished your morning commute. Many of our shiny sisters resort to using blotting products and powders to try to combat the shine, but this can have the unfortunate effect of blocking your pores, making the face breakout in spots and creating even more sebum. Opt instead for Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion, which contains oil-absorbing microsponges which will absorb excess oil without blocking pores and will leave you shine-free for much longer.

Sensitive Skin Mistake – Using Too Many Products

If your skin is sensitive, there’s a good chance that you’ve had to try a lot of things before finding something which is compatible with your skin, and there’s also a temptation to use as many products as possible to help us feel like we’re keeping our skin under control, but this can often make sensitive skin feel totally overstimulated. Our best advice if you have sensitive skin is to take things back to basics and use just one or two products to keep your skin from feeling bombarded. Elemis Sensitive Cleansing Wash followed by Elemis Hydra-Boost Sensitive Day Cream will keep your skin feeling clean and moisturised, but protected and soothed, all at the same time.

Let Pure Beauty look after your hands

Elemis Frangipani Monoi Hand and Nail Cream

You are always using them so may not know that the skin on your hands is very delicate and can easily give away your age, so it is advisable to look after them and give them a little TLC every now and again.

It is vital to wash and dry them properly, keep nails neat and tidy and when washing up or spending time outside in the cold, wear gloves. Go easy on antiseptic hand gels and use a mild soap at home.

Whether you’re typing at a computer, outside gardening, washing dishes or doing the shopping, your hands rarely get a break. At Pure Beauty we have some great products that address exposure to the elements, ageing and general wear so your hands look and feel great.

The Elemis Frangipani Monoi Hand and Nail Cream is new to Pure Beauty but we love it already. It is a deeply nourishing cream that hydrates and replenishes the skin and leaves it silky smooth. Set aside five minutes each night and use this cream to give yourself a mini hand massage. Use just a little bit of the lotion and work it across your fingers, palms and wrists, focusing on your pressure points. Not only will the shea butter and Vitamins D and E, help condition your hands but this is also the perfect way to unwind after a busy day.

The Dermalogica Multivitamin Hand and Nail Treatment is a beauty ‘must-have’ and for good reason. This intense, non-greasy treatment has been created to protect and repair chapped hands as well as strengthening nails so they are less likely to split. Packed with Provitamin B5, Algae Extract and Sweet Almond Oil, dry, rough hands are softened and given protection against further damage.

If you are looking for intensive, long-lasting moisturisation, look no further than the gorgeous Elemis Jasmine and Rose Hand and Nail Cream. Free from artificial colours, mineral oils and parabens, this beautifully fragranced hand cream is rich with nourishing oils and softening flower milks. Abysinnian oil replaces lost lipids and after the first application, dry, damaged skin is protected and feels softer.

The Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil is a next-generation, daily-use treatment oil that solves dryness and dehydration while also reinforcing and protection the skin. While many use it for a dewy, youthful complexion, a little oil gently rubbed into the hands can give them the extra comfort they’ve been craving.

For a classic feel when it comes to hand cream, it has to be the Elemis British Botanical Hand and Nail Butter which is brimming with fragrance from the British countryside. Essential oils of soothing Lavender and Chamomile have been mixed with uplifting Geranium and Palmarosa as well as Burdock extract and shea butter to create an intensely moisturising experience. Regular application will leave you with hands that are left soft, hydrated and delicately fragranced.

If you would like more details about any of these products, or would like to try samples, get in touch today and we would love to help.

Team Pure-Beauty

Product Focus – Dermalogica Super Rich Repair

Dermalogica Super Rich RepairAs you know if you’re a regular here at Pure Beauty, we sometimes like to take a single product and dedicate a whole page to shining a light on its virtues. This time, it’s the turn of Dermalogica Super Rich Repair, a cream from Dermalogica which many of our customers describe as a “miracle in a bottle”. So, what is this little miracle and who’s it designed for? Read on to get the full low-down:

What does it do?

Super Rich Repair does exactly what it says on the bottle – it’s a super rich, concentrated cream which intensively moisturises and repairs chronically dry and prematurely ageing skin. It has a heavy-weight texture which melts into the skin and replenishes moisture from within, leaving skin looking hydrated, plumper and more youthful.

Who’s it for?

Anyone who suffers with very dry skin, or skin which is suffering from the signs of ageing. If you’re dealing with dryness, tightness, crows feet, fine lines, wrinkles or a crinkly lip-line, then this is definitely the product for you.

What’s in it?

It’s made from a base of thick shea butter, and enriched with evening primrose oil, which is rich in vitamin E. It also contains hyaluronic acid, which helps your skin to retain moisture on a cellular level, improving your skin’s own ability to regulate moisture levels. A number of different oligopeptides which help to improve skin elasticity and tone while fighting the appearance of fine lines. Finally, a rich blend of plant-based lipids from borage seed oil, jojoba seed oil, coconut oil and tocopheryl acetate helps reduce trans-epidermal water loss and prohibit potentially irritating environmental pollutants from entering the skin.

How do I use it?

It’s best used in to morning before applying a sunscreen to your face to prevent further drying from sun damage and can also be mixed with a small amount of Dermalogica MAP-15 Regenerator for added benefits.

How much does it cost?

The original price for this product on the Pure Beauty site was £69.50, however you can currently pick it up for just £52.10 – a bargain given how powerful this product really is!

It’s all glow at Pure Beauty

Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Gel Mask

At Pure-Beauty we sell a range of gorgeous products that care for your skin so it looks and feels great and gives you an inner confidence that makes you glow.

Today we are taking a look at some of the products that we think go above and beyond and hope you will love as much as we do.

Let’s start with the Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Gel Mask, which is amazing for anyone dealing fine lines, facial scarring and uneven skin texture. The gel mask can be used twice a week to refine the surface of the skin and in just ten minutes it will feel smoother and clearer than ever. Magic, no, just a blend of superior ingredients that feed the skin rather than stripping away natural goodness so that your complexion is shine free and glowing.

The Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer can used on all skin conditions but really does perform well on dry and dehydrated skin. The lightweight, non-greasy formula hydrates the skin and takes it from being tired and dull to clear and silky smooth. The flawless transformation is thanks to the blurring effect of the H2ORelease™ Complex and Abyssinian Oil which together offer sustained hydration levels. A light tint provides neutral coverage, Whu-Zhu-Yu Fruit Extract enhances radiance and mushroom extract reduces pore size and appearance.

If it’s your eyes that are letting the side down, why not give the Decleor Hydrotenser Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum a try? This powerful hydro-tensor has been created for the delicate eye contour area and helps wake up and boost the eye area, while combating wrinkles and fine lines.  This powerful serum formulation, which contains Hyaluronic Acid, smoothes and moisturises the eye area and helps with the signs of ageing we all want to hide.

If you are looking for an everyday luxury that will make you glow, you might find the answer with the Elemis Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser.  This deep cleansing cream removes dirt, pollution and make-up so your skin can breathe again. Acai Palm Fruit, Moringa Oleifera and Noni Fruit not only purify, but also moisturise and hydrate the skin and leave it looking and feeling fabulous.

It’s not only your skin that can glow, but also your hair and for this we suggest using the Dermalogica Daily Cleansing Shampoo. This nourishing shampoo is sulphate-free, non-stripping and antioxidant-rich, so hair isn’t only clean and shiny but also protected from the elements. We suggest using this with the Dermalogica Daily Conditioning Rinse, which intensifies shine and helps with manageability thanks to Pro-Vitamin B5. Grapefruit, Lavender and Geranium oils have been added to the blend so it smells great and invigorates the senses.

Fancy trying one of these products but not sure which one? Get in touch today and we would love to help you make that choice.

Team Pure-Beauty

Five Ways to Bring Out Your Inner ‘Morning Person’

There seems two be to types of people in the world – those who leap out of bed in the morning, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, while the others take a rather less enthusiastic approach. For most of us, being a ‘morning person’ is just not in our make up and spending an extra hour in bed is ALWAYS welcome, but hardly ever possible. However, if you want to seem a little bit more on-the-ball in the mornings, there are some great products which can help you to fake that early morning glow!

Dermalogica Age Reversal Eye Complex

Dark cirlces and heavy bags under your eyes are probably the biggest giveaway that you’ve beed dragged from your duvet rather than being willingly parted, so the first thing we recommend is this eye complex from Dermalogica. It contains that most holy of wakeful ingredients, caffeine, which when combined with other ingredients helps to shrink under-eye bags, reduce the appearance of dark circles and generally plump out the eye area giving a more youthful, and wakeful, visage.

Elemis Devils Mint Body Scrub

Nothing awakens the senses quite like a shower, but using this body scrub from Elemis will take your shower to the next level. It contains a number of highly fragranced, revitalising botanicals which help to awaken your sense, while the scrub polishes the skin, rids your body of dull, dead skin cells and leaves you looking and feeling more awake in both mind and body.

Decleor Iris Rejuvenating Night Balm

If you want to wake up looking like you’re well rested and ready for the day, getting the jump on it the night before is a great place to start, Decleor’s Iris Rejuvenating Night Balm will work on your skin over night, replacing lost hydration, plumping the skin and doing all the hard work to make you look more youthful before you wake up. As well as encouraging cell renewal, it’s made from 100% natural ingredients, and is perfect for more mature skin types.

Elemis BIOTEC Skin Energising Cleanser

One of the major things which prevents you from feeling your best in the mornings is a lack of sleep and feeling low on energy. Elemis BIOTEC Skin Energising Cleanser contains a trio of acids in an energising electrolyte solution, and the deep cleansing action helps reduce surface oils and impurities, whilst helping to rebalance the skin. It leaves the complexion looking fresh, energised and beautifully revived.

Elemis Anti-Fatigue Eye Gel

Sometimes, eye bags are so brutal that you really need to bring out the big guns to bring them under control, so we recommend keeping this anti-fatigue eye gel from Elemis on hand for such occasions. The cooling and energising gel instantly soothes and revives tired, puffy eyes and reduces redness. The natural ingredients improve hydration and offer almost instant results, allowing you to get on with the rest of your morning routine, knowing that you don’t have to wait an age for it to work.