Speedy skin care for the busy modern woman

With so many people leading increasingly busy lifestyles, some things inevitably have to take a back seat. Unfortunately, one of these things is often the skin care regime, and neglecting skin for even a short period of time can quickly lead to lasting negative effects.

Even if you’re rushed off your feet 24/7, it’s still important to make time for your skin, and following a proper skin care regime doesn’t have to be time-consuming. There are a few key steps that you can follow in order to ensure that your skin still looks fantastic even during the most hectic of days.

Quick cleansing

Under no circumstances should you skip cleansing- doing so will result spots and blemishes appearing at lightning speed. Cleansing doesn’t have to eat up those precious minutes, and a foaming cleanser like Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel will have your skin squeaky clean quick-sharp!

Don’t miss moisturiser

Unless you fancy being graced with premature signs of skin aging, it’s never wise to skip moisturiser. Instead, when you’re pressed for time, choose a moisturiser that absorbs quickly, like Dermalogica Active Moist.

Masque it

When you find yourself with a few spare minutes, give your skin an extra dose of TLC with a Dermalogica Masque. This will really help to counteract any previous neglect.

Keeping your skin in tip-top condition doesn’t have to be time-consuming- even when you barely have time to think!

Premature skin aging CAN be prevented

When it comes to the skin showing signs of ageing, many people think that they have to accept the inevitable and admit defeat without even putting a decent amount of thought into how they can stop it.

There are many factors which can make a contribution to skin looking old before its time- including sun exposure, sun bed use, a poor diet and an unhealthy lifestyle. Thankfully, these factors can be prevented, as long as you’re prepared to put a little effort in.

If you’re a sun worshipper, and the thought of going without a tan absolutely terrifies you, reaching for the self tan is the only and safest solution. Constant sun exposure and sun bed use is your fast-track ticket to dehydrated and weathered looking skin, not too mention seriously increasing your risk of skin cancer. Ask yourself; is any tan really worth that?

Those with busy lifestyles and demanding jobs often find it difficult to eat healthily and ensure that they get regular exercise- although it really does pay to make an effort. A poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle can result in skin looking much less than its best- so make an effort to make those all important changes now.

In addition to the above factors, the skin care products that you use can also play a major part in the way that your skin looks. Dermalogica have a great choice of products which are specially designed to tackle premature skin ageing, and can really help you in your fight against fine lines.

The benefits of exfoliating

We all know how important it is to cleanse, tone and moisturise, and although these steps go a long way in keeping your skin looking its best, there are other steps that should be followed on a regular basis.

In order to keep skin in peak condition and looking as fresh as possible, it’s important to shift any stubborn dead skin cells that may get in the way of skin looking anything less than amazing. This is where exfoliation comes in.

Many people think that cleansing, toning and moisturising is the be all and end all when it comes to skincare, although this couldn’t be further from the truth, and regular use of an exfoliant is a key part of any skincare regime.

Exfoliation has many benefits, and is the best way of shifting any dead, old skin cells. Without exfoliation, these old cells can leave skin looking dull and dry, and can also block pores- which could lead to spots and blemishes.

Dermalogica have a fantastic range of exfoliants, which will leave skin feeling smooth, supple and better than ever before.

There are Dermalogica Exfoliants available for either daily or less frequent use, so you can pick a product according to your personal needs. Either way, your skin will be given a whole new lease of life- leaving it looking simply stunning!

Keeping your pores unclogged

It’s a pretty safe bet to say that all of us have suffered from an unwanted spot or blemish at some point in our life, usually when we have a big party or photo opportunity coming up!

The occasional spot or blemish is one of life’s unexpected annoyances, and although they are sometimes impossible to prevent, there are steps that you can take to help to keep them away.

One of the main reasons why blemishes appear is down to blocked pores. It’s important to keep pores as clean as possible, otherwise you could wake up with an unwanted addition to your skin.

Whatever your skin type, it’s vital that you invest in an effective cleanser, and use it religiously morning and night. Dermalogica have an unbeatable line of cleansers that are specially tailored to different skin types– so you can be sure than your skin will be left squeaky clean without feeling dry and dehydrated.

For those who wear make-up, taking it all off before your head hits the pillow is absolutely vital, as heavy make-up combined with a days worth of grime are prime culprits in the appearance of spots.

Allow your pores to breathe easy and experience clearer, fresher skin.

Breakouts don’t mean plenty of products

If your skin is prone to annoying breakouts, it can be all too tempting to head down to your local chemists in a mad panic and arm yourself with as many products as possible! However, this is not the solution, and in addition wasting precious pounds, you could end up making your skin worse.

When it comes to the appearance of a breakout, many people smother their skin with cleansers, moisturisers and make-up in order to try and make spots or blemishes less noticeable. This is not the ideal course of action though, as a build up of heavy products can not only make any imperfections more noticeable, they can also clog pores.

Pores constantly need time and space to breathe, especially when a breakout occurs. This is why it’s so important to invest in a product that can treat the breakout effectively whilst not being overly heavy on the skin or making it greasier.

Dermalogica Clearing Mattifier is the ideal product to apply during a breakout, as not only does it help to clear any blemishes, it additionally controls shine and helps to calm any inflammation. These properties are fantastic, as they mean that lots of separate products don’t need to be used.

Keep your products to a minimum and your skin will really thank you for it!