The importance of exfoliating

From an early age, the importance of cleansing, toning and moisturising has been drummed into the mindsets of the majority of us. Although there is no disputing the fact that these 3 steps are vital in keeping your skin in the best condition, there is an important step that many people often tend to overlook- exfoliating.

Generally, old skin cells shed every 3-4 weeks, in order to make way for new ones. Although these old cells often clear away on their own, it is sometimes necessary to give them a gentle push in the right direction to get them moving along. If old skin cells remain on the skin, they can start to block pores- which can lead to spots and make skin feel rough and look uneven.

This is where exfoliating comes in. Through the use of an exfoliant, such as Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, old and dead skin cells are removed- paving the way for fresher, brighter skin.

As it is designed for daily use, Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant is gentle yet highly effective, and is a great introduction to exfoliating for anyone who hasn’t tried it before.

Say goodbye to those old and unwanted skin cells, and brighten your skin up just in time for spring.

Dermalogica Daily Resurfacer

Dermalogica Daily Resurfacer is Dermalogica’s exclusive three-in-one treatment that resurfaces and smoothes skin without causing irritation or redness, helps reduce the signs of premature aging, and brightens with a unique botanical complex that helps even skin tone and balance pigmentation. Designed for daily use, Daily Resurfacer leaves skin smoothed, brightened and hydrated. The hermetically-sealed pouch guarantees application without contamination or waste, while the sponge evenly distributes the treatment and adds to the effectiveness of the resurfacing process.

Dermalogica Daily Resurfacer is suitable for all skin conditions  and is part of the Dermalogica Exfoliants range.

RRP: £55.70
Our Usual Price: £44.95
Our Offer Price: £42.00
Offer Start Date: 03/03/2010
Offer End Date: 09/03/2010

The key to heavenly hands

All of us will have experienced dry hands at some point in our lives, and although they may only seem like a minor problem, when your hands feel like sandpaper it can have an effect on your confidence.

The state of our hands are one of the first things that people notice about us, as we use our hands to express ourselves, type, greet people and generally go about our daily tasks.

It’s little wonder that it doesn’t take much for our hands to start looking a tad worse for wear, as they are constantly exposed to the elements, and frequent hand washing means that they can get dehydrated very quickly.

The best way of ensuring that your hands are always in tip top condition is to make sure that you moisturise them frequently with a good hand cream.

Dermalogica Multivitamin Hand & Nail Treatment is great for frequent use, and intensively moisturises without being overly greasy.

In addition to making your fingers feel fantastic, the treatment also hydrates nails- so you never need to feel embarrassed when going in for that all important handshake again.

Looking after your lips

Whilst we all know just how important it is to look after our skin, many people tend to overlook one important area- the lips.

The skin on the lips is extremely susceptible to getting dried out, particularly in extremely hot or cold weather, and it doesn’t take long before they start to look and feel dehydrated and chapped.

Men are particularly vulnerable to suffering from dry lips, as women wear products such as lipstick and lip gloss- most of which have moisturising properties.

Prevention is better than cure, and making sure that dryness doesn’t have a chance to occur in the first instance is much less painful than suffering with soreness and flaking.

Your key product in the fight against dry lips is an intensively moisturising lip balm. Dermalogica Lip Renewal Complex not only delivers serious moisture, it also helps to halt the signs of ageing in lips.

Lips are one of the first areas that start to age, and with an effective combination of Vitamin E, Avocado Oil, plus Shea and Cocoa Seed butters, the Lip Renewal Complex is the ultimate 2 in 1 solution. Lip tissue is left silky smoothed and reconditioned, and can be used alone or under your favourite lip colour.

Put your faith in Dermalogica and unleash that perfect pout.

Give blocked pores the heave-ho

After a long day at the office or out and about, there’s no better feeling than getting home and giving your face a good old scrub.

The greasy look and feel of skin after a long day is no fun for anyone, and the problem can be worsened by other factors. Wearing make-up, using a heavy moisturiser and working in a humid environment can all add to skin feeling like an oil slick after just a few hours.

Not only does greasy skin feel unpleasant, but it can lead to further problems. If pores regularly get blocked and are not cleaned properly, pimples and blackheads can start to appear.

However, the good news is that as long as you use the right products, keeping your pores unblocked and your skin looking clear is not difficult.

Although you could just invest in a deep cleanser, to get your skin squeaky clean you should start with a pre-cleansing product, such as Dermalogica Precleanse. This fantastic oil cleanser strips skin bare of excess oil, stubborn make-up and any other nasties that your skin may have come across during the course of the day. Great for all skin types, it also conditions whilst it cleanses.

Follow up with a suitable cleanser (Dermalogica have a specialist range), and feel your skin breathe a huge sigh of relief.