Don’t let stress set off spots

The majority of us lead pretty stressful lifestyles nowadays, so it’s little wonder most of us get stressed out at times.

A hectic career, financial worries and relationships issues are just some of the common causes of a rise in blood pressure, and as well as making you feel rather rubbish, these things can also start to have an adverse effect on your skin.

If you’re feeling a little less than calm, relaxation is the key. An early night, spa pamper session, chilled night with friends and an evening in front of the TV with a big bar of chocolate can all help to restore calmness. A long and relaxing soak is the bath can also work wonders and help to soothe stress. Add a little Dermalogica Stress Relief Treatment Oil to your bath for the ultimate relaxing home spa experience.

When we’re feeling stressed, spots can start to appear- which can make it all too easy to get even more worked up. However, by arming yourself with a cleansing face masque, effective cleanser and light moisturiser, you can stop spots in their tracks.

Dermalogica Skin Refining Masque, Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel and Dermalogica Active Moist moisturiser could be just the products to tame traumatised skin and help to get you on the right track to feeling back to your best.

Stuck between seasons? Things which are ALWAYS essential in your skin care regime

It seems that the weather STILL hasn’t made up its mind, with sunny spring days mixed with bitterly cold winds a common occurrence.

Whilst we are still in the early days of spring, not only is the weather confusing as far as our wardrobes are concerned, it can also be tricky to determine what’s best for our skin.

However, although there are some aspects of our skin care regimes that need adjusting as the seasons change, there are other steps that you need to follow all year round.

SPF

Even on the cloudiest of days, the suns rays can still have a damaging effect, which is why it’s important that your daily moisturiser contains a substantial SPF. You could always opt for a primer or face block which contains an SPF if your favourite moisturiser doesn’t.

Cleanse, tone, moisturise

It doesn’t matter how the weather is behaving- cleansing, toning and moisturising is still imperative and is key in keeping your skin looking its best all year round. Dermalogica have a fantastic range of products which cover all three areas.

Rehydrate at night

Whatever the weather, make sure that you invest in a good, rich cream for use at night, as this is when skin is given the chance to refresh and repair.

So, come rain or shine, there really is no excuse for neglecting your skin care regime!

Skin care essentials for a weekend away

If you’re lucky enough to be going away for a weekend then you may be struggling with attempting to pack lightly. Packing just the bare essentials is no easy task for those of us who enjoy pampering ourselves, and when it comes to make-up and skincare, choosing which products to pack can get pretty stressful!

However, it doesn’t have to be difficult, and by popping a few key products in your case you can still keep your skin looking fab throughout your trip.

It’s vital to use a cleanser, toner and moisturiser every day- a routine which should be kept up even when you’re away from home. You don’t have to add pounds to the weight of your suitcase though, as many products now come in handy little travel sizes.

One of the great things about travel size products is that you can still use them when you’re back home- so there is absolutely no wastage.

Dermalogica have a great range of products available in compact sizes– not only for the face but also for the body, so you can enjoy your weekend away without having to compromise your pampering regime.

A hectic lifestyle doesn’t mean neglecting skin care

In today’s society, many of us are leading increasingly hectic lifestyles. Whether it’s trying to balance a demanding career, or rushing around after the kids, it’s easy to feel as though you have very little time for yourself.

Leading a busy lifestyle obviously means that some things do have to take a back seat, and more often than not, many peoples’ skin care regime is one of the first things to suffer. However, although busy mums and professionals can be forgiven for collapsing into bed without cleansing and moisturising every once in a while, making a habit of it can have long lasting consequences.

Cleansing, toning and moisturising is important whatever your age or gender, and is vital in keeping the visible signs of aging at arms length for as long as possible.

The good news is that an effective skin care regime doesn’t have to be time consuming, and by arming yourself with a few key products you can save your time and save your skin!

Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel is a great product which gently but thoroughly cleanses skin, and doesn’t need a lot of time to lather up.

If you’re often pressed for time in the morning, choose a light moisturiser such as Dermalogica Active Moist, which is great for wearing under make-up as it absorbs quickly.

A tiring lifestyle doesn’t have to equal tired skin- provided you put in a little effort!

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!