Smooth spring skin is easy to achieve

Although we’re not yet basking in temperatures that could give the Caribbean a run for its money, when the weather is milder many women choose to cut down on the use of make-up- in particular their base.

A heavy base can feel stifling in the sun, and mixed with warm temperatures it can have the tendency to look and feel greasy. This is why many women opt for a tinted moisturiser- for very sheer light coverage- or simply no base at all.

Unfortunately, not everyone feels confident enough with their skin to bare all, although the fab news is that it’s pretty easy to make yourself the proud owner of smooth, clear skin.

Exfoliation is one of the key ways in which you can give skin a whole new lease of life. Regularly exfoliating helps to shift dull, dead skin cells, which makes for more even looking skin and pores are given space to breathe.

Dermalogica Exfoliants are specially designed to cater for different skin types– so whether you’re looking for a daily exfoliant, or something a bit more intense, Dermalogica products can help to get you well on the way to daring to bare.

Step into spring with stunning skin, and your inner confidence will simply shine through!

Nourishing dry skin doesn’t have to mean excessive greasiness

Dry skin can often be very difficult to deal with, and many people spend hundreds and hundreds of pounds on trying to find suitable products- with little or no success.

One of the mistakes that many people with dry skin make is to opt for overly heavy products that don’t absorb into the skin well. This could lead to very greasy looking skin and blocked pores- which could result in spots.

Specially tailored products need to be used on dry skin in order to keep dryness under control and get skin looking its very best. A long lasting moisturiser which can keep skin hydrated day and night without promoting excess oil is key, and will help skin to look soft and supple.

Dermalogica Super Rich Repair is fantastic for intensely hydrating very dry and dehydrated skin without leaving any sticky or greasy residue. Super Rich Repair is suitable for both day and night use, and its ability to stimulate the production of collagen means that visible signs of ageing are also tackled.

Dermalogica Super Rich Repair is the perfect way to quench the thirst of dry skin- without leaving it looking and feeling like an oil slick!

Camouflage your blemishes for flawless looking skin

Even those of us with generally trouble free skin suffer from the occasional unwanted spot or blemish.

There are many reasons why blemishes appear- with blocked pores being the most common factor. However, stress, tiredness and illness can also contribute and our skin can often look a little worse for wear when we are run down.

Preventative measures are always the best way of keeping these unwanted visitors at bay, although in some cases this is not always possible. Drinking plenty of water and ensuring that your skin care regime is up to scratch are both good places to start, and play a huge part in keeping your skin as clear as possible.

However, if you do find yourself with a blemish there’s no need to panic, as you can cover it up effectively just by following a few simple steps, and no one will know that your skin is anything less than perfect!

Before applying any make-up, you need to ensure that the skin is sufficiently moisturised. Failure to moisturise the blemished area may lead to make-up looking dry and flaky- which could draw even more attention to it.

After moisturising, apply an effective concealer- Dermalogica Concealing Spot Treatment is a great choice as not only does it conceal the blemish, it also helps to prevent it from spreading and leading to further breakouts.

Once you’ve applied the treatment, you can finish with a dusting of your favourite powder for the perfect photo finish.

Diminishing dark circles

Waking up every morning, only to be greeted with dark under-eye circles is definitely not the best way to get the day off to a good start. However, it’s a common problem that most of us will have to deal with at some point in our lives. If you do become victim to the dreaded dark circles though, there’s no need to worry as they are easy to treat and easy to disguise!

Perhaps the most common cause of dark circles is lack of sleep, although they can also be heredity. If they are heredity, the appearance of the dark circles may only start to become noticeable as you get older and your skin starts to change as it ages.

However, if you’ve been burning the candle at both ends and getting much less than the recommended 8 hours sleep, making the effort to have a few quiet, early nights in should help to combat the problem.

Whatever the cause, it’s fairly easy to disguise the circles with a carefully applied product. Dermalogica Total Eye Care is a favourite with people of all ages, as not only is it a complete package for the area around the eyes, its tinted formula helps to reduce the appearance of dark circles.

For darker circles, an extra dab of concealer should help to create the look of bright and awake eyes- so there’s no longer any excuse to arrive at the office looking like you’ve done 10 rounds with Frank Bruno!

Buff those blemishes away

For many people, a bath or shower consists of the use of a body wash and a quick application of moisturiser afterwards. However, in order to keep skin looking in tip top condition it’s also important to exfoliate skin regularly.

Many people exfoliate the skin on their face religiously, although neglect body exfoliation completely. Perhaps one of the main reasons for this is the fact that, for much of the year, the body is kept well under wraps- hidden beneath layers of thick clothing. However, it now looks as though the weather is starting to change for the better, and spring is making its mark. The appearance of warmer, sunnier weather also calls for the appearance of more skin though- and this can strike feelings of fear in even the bravest of people!

It needn’t be that way though, as regularly buffing skin will ensure that it is well on its way to being skirt worthy all year round- so you won’t have nightmares about having to bear your blemishes!

Dermalogica’s Ultimate Buffing Cloth is perfect for buffing beginners, and gently gets rid of dull, dead skin that is a prime suspect in the appearance of blemishes- which are a big no-no when you want to bare your legs in the latest mini skirt!

Use in conjunction with Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash for soft, smooth skin that you will be aching to show off!