Keep your skin’s thirst quenched this summer

Even spending just a short amount of time outdoors in the summer sun can have a really negative effect on your skin, which highlights just how vital it is to invest in the right products before you even step outside.

The sun can have numerous undesirable effects on the skin- some of which are more serious than others. One side effect of even a seemingly small amount of sun exposure is rough, dry skin.

The sun can lead to the appearance of dry skin on just about every skin type- although some skin types are more susceptible than others. In addition to being very irritating, dry skin can also have an impact on confidence. This is why it’s vital to keep your skin even more hydrated during the summer months.

The good news is that nowadays, you can also protect your skin whilst you’re moisturising, and one such product that can help you to achieve this is Dermalogica Extra Rich Faceblock.

Dermalogica Extra Rich Faceblock is an amazing product which intensely moisturises whilst shielding the skin from the sun’s harmful rays. This is a particularly great product for those who suffer with drier skin all year round- and can help to prevent the condition from getting any worse.

Making sure that the summer sun doesn’t ruin all of your skin care efforts is simple when you choose the right products.

A sunburnt body is neither healthy nor attractive

For many people, the summer months mean a mission of attempting to achieve the ultimate tan- although these attempts can often end in disaster.

In an effort to achieve a so-called ‘healthy glow’, many people play Russian Roulette with their skin by risking sun exposure without wearing adequate protection. Even though we are constantly provided with new reports and evidence on just how much damage the sun can do, some people would still risk permanent damage to skin in the name of vanity.

One of the things about sunburn is that you might not realise just how much damage you’ve done before it’s too late. Factors such as clouds and a cool breeze can make it extremely difficult to tell when the sun’s strong rays are having an effect, and before you know it you’re the less than proud owner of painful red skin.

It’s a safe bet to assume that red, sunburnt skin isn’t exactly the look that anybody wants to achieve, and in addition to giving you the look of a lobster, you’ve also put yourself at risk of skin cancer.

This is why it’s vital to invest in effective sun protection products- such as those in the Dermalogica Solar Defence System range.

With sunscreens for the face and body with up to SPF 30, you can enjoy the sun while it lasts and opt for a fake tan if tanned skin really is so important to you!

Dermalogica Ultra Sensitive Faceblock

Dermalogica Ultra Sensitive Faceblock is a tinted and richly emollient moisturiser that combines a chemical-free sunscreen with a light wash of colour to defend even the most dry and sensitive skin conditions from exposure to daylight. Titanium Dioxide reflects both UVA and UVB rays, while rich conditioning agents and vitamins A, C and E create a shield against environmental drying and irritation. Soothing Grape Seed and Green Tea extracts help to further calm the skin.

  • Rich facial sunscreen formulated especially for sensitive skin with sunscreen that is free of chemicals.
  • Provides maximum sun protection against damaging UVA and UVB rays.
  • Tinted with natural humectants to help protect against moisture loss and blend easily on the face.
  • Antioxidant vitamins and soothing botanicals help guard skin against premature aging and irritation.

Dermalogica Ultra Sensitive Faceblock is part of the Dermalogica Solar Defence System range of products.

RRP: £22.50
Our Usual Price: £16.45
Our Offer Price: £13.95
Offer Start Date: 30/06/2010
Offer End Date: 09/07/2010

Top celebrities know the importance of a proper skincare regime

It’s not difficult to feel that your skin is a little inadequate when we’re presented with celebrities with flawless skin on a daily basis. Unless you’re extremely lucky, it’s highly likely that you’ll experience a spot or blemish on the odd occasion- and this is true even for those who follow a good skin care regime. On these occasions, it’s all too common to wish you had skin that resembles an A-lister’s- although unless you have an airbrush and a pricey professional makeup artist this is not the most realistic of thoughts!

That’s not to say that a high proportion of celebrities don’t have stunning skin though- although this is because they know just how important it is to look after the skin and use good skincare products.

Celebrities are constantly looking for ways to achieve an eternally youthful look and they know that the state of skin plays a huge part in shaving off those unwanted years and looking fantastic 24/7.

Although it’s fair to say that many celebrities use ridiculously expensive skincare products, there are also many more that opt for reasonably priced and just as effective brands such as Dermalogica.

Many top celebrities from all over the globe have sung the praises of Dermalogica, and with so many amazing products at prices that us mere mortals can afford, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise.

Don’t accessorise your stylish summer sandals with dry skin

You know that summer has well and truly arrived when you slip into those new summer sandals for the first time. Many of us snap up sandals when spring/summer fashions first start to appear- although it’s often many months down the line before we actually get to wear them!

For the vast majority of the UK though, summer is most definitely now here, so there’s no time like the present to show off your fashionable new footwear before the rain and cooler conditions start to set in again!

One thing that can seriously ruin the look of even the most expensive summer sandals though is dry skin on the feet. Dry feet are extremely common- which is no surprise really as feet spend a large proportion of the year hidden away under thick socks and tights.

Thankfully, if dry skin is playing havoc with your summer sandal plans, it’s very easy to rectify the situation once you’ve armed yourself with suitable products.

When you’re in the bath or shower, exfoliate feet with a product like Dermalogica Ultimate Buffing Cloth– which gently but effectively gets rid of rough skin. If the skin on your feet is particularly hard and dry though, you might also need to reach for a pumice stone.

Once you’ve dried your feet off, help to get them silky soft by applying an intensive moisturiser such as Dermalogica Ultra Rich Body Cream– which will really hydrate feet without making them feel greasy.

Treat your feet and get your money’s worth out of your sandals this summer.