Prepare to go bare

Although spring may only just be upon us, there’s no time like the present to start preparing your skin for the warmer months. When the weather is milder, many people like to cut back on their use of makeup, as it can feel as though it is suffocating the skin and can start to slide off when the temperature rises.

Giving your skin a break from heavy foundations and powders is great for the skin. However, the thought of going bare faced can strike the fear of God in many people!

If you don’t feel confident about your skin, the chances are that you won’t feel confident in yourself either, and this leads to many women sticking with their safety blanket and ploughing through the winter months with oily and greasy skin.

This doesn’t have to be the case though, and if you start to really look after your skin now, when the sun starts to shine your skin won’t need to rely on a heavy base.

If your skin has suffered after the harsh winter, before you look at your daily skincare requirements, you need to give your skin a little TLC.

Dermalogica Super Rich Repair cream is perfect for intensely moisturising and repairing dry and damaged skin, and provides the perfect platform to launch your spring skin care regime.

Go for bare faced chic this spring and give your skin some much needed breathing space.

Controlling combination skin

Combination skin is often one of the most difficult types of skin to deal with, as different parts of the face have different needs.

Common characteristics of combination skin include a shiny or oily nose, forehead and chin (which may be susceptible to blackheads), lacklustre appearance and dry patches. These somewhat opposing characteristics mean that many people find that purchasing the right products can be something of a nightmare.

However, dealing with combination skin doesn’t have to be something that your worst dreams are made of, and just by keeping a few factors in mind your skin will be much easier to control.

Combination skin can really benefit from the use of a light but hydrating moisturiser- such as Dermalogica Active Moist, which is great for use on the T zone, yet can also target dry spots when used with Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster.

A toner can be applied to oily areas of the skin, although you need to take extra special care not to dry out already dehydrated spots.

Through giving your combination skin a little care and attention, you can get it looking its absolute best.

Masque your skin!

In addition to cleansing, toning and moisturising, it’s also important to invest in a face masque as part of your skin care regime.

There’s no doubt that using an effective cleanser can help to rid your skin of daily dirt and impurities, although regularly using a masque will help to give skin an even deeper clean.

There are now a variety of different masques on the market today, which is a far cry from the days when home made masques made from oats and honey were the norm!

Dermalogica have a fantastic range of masques that have been specially formulated to suit different skin types and tackle different problems. So, whether your skin is extra oily, in need of some serious hydration or is suffering from a breakout- there’s a Dermalogica Masque to suit your needs.

Not only are face masques highly beneficial for the skin, they are also a great way of enjoying a little time to yourself and relaxing. Run yourself a hot bubble bath, then lie back and relax whilst the masque gets to work.

Wash off that masque and reveal healthier, hydrated skin that you certainly won’t want to hide!

Achieving the perfect complexion without foundation

Foundation is a Godsend for many of us, and is the quick and easy route to smooth and flawless looking skin.

However, there are times- for instance, when it’s warm and when you’re working- when some foundations can feel a little too heavy on the skin.

Unless you’re blessed with super clear skin though, going out without foundation can feel a little daunting. If you’re not yet ready to face the world without your base, and are looking for something with light coverage, a tinted moisturiser could be just what you need.

The great thing about tinted moisturiser is that it acts as a 2 in 1 solution. Not only does it hydrate skin, it can also form an important part of your beauty regime.

Dermalogica Sheer Tint Moisturisers are fantastic oil- free products, which not only provides skin with essential moisture and protection against the suns rays, but also a feather light sheer base.

By using a tinted moisturiser, you can achieve amazing looking skin without feeling weighed down- perfect for the office and the school run!

Keeping your makeup in place on your big night out

Organising a big night on the town with the girls is a fantastic way of giving yourself something to look forward to during a long week at work, and making preparations and getting ready are all part of the fun.

If you are planning on making a proper night of it, and hitting the dance floor with a vengeance, you may start to wonder how on earth your make-up is going to stay in place throughout the night.

As well as throwing some serious shapes, there are other factors which can also have a negative effect on the staying power of your make-up- such as smoke machines and busy and humid bars and clubs.
However, just by taking heed of a few simple tips, you can increase the longevity of your make-up and look as fresh as a daisy all night.

Firstly, don’t apply your make-up straight after a bath or shower, as your skin is still likely to be warm- so any make-up applied may start to melt before you’ve even left the house.

Make sure that you cleanse, tone and moisturise properly- this will provide the perfect base for your make-up. Try and use a light moisturiser such as Dermalogica Active Moist– which moisturises effectively without feeling heavy.

Although it may be tempting, try not to layer on tons as foundation, as it is likely to get oily far more quickly, particularly in humid nightspots. Carrying oil blotting sheets in your handbag will help keep shine at bay throughout the night- and is preferable to regularly applying more powder- which will start to look caked on.

Follow these simple steps and hit the dance floor with confidence.