Get your skin squeaky clean

If you’re using a cleanser that is unsuitable for you skin, it’s all too easy to fall into the trap of thinking that your skin is clean, whilst in reality this couldn’t be further from the truth!

In order to keep your clean looking as fresh and clear as possible, it’s important to take your time and choose a cleanser that is not only designed for your skin type, but that is also suitable for your lifestyle.

For example, if you tend to wear a lot of make-up on a daily basis, or work in a dusty or dirty environment, a simple gentle cleanser might not be enough to give your pores the thorough cleanse that they so badly need.

If spots and blemishes have started to appear, and you feel that it may be because your cleanser is letting you down, it’s simple to get your skin squeaky clean and feeling really refreshed.

Firstly, Dermalogica Precleanse will get cleansing well under way, and will penetrate deep into the pores for the ultimate deep clean.

Next, you need to assess your skin type and choose a cleanser accordingly. Again, Dermalogica have an unbeatable range, so whether your skin is dry, oily or combination– there’s a product to suit.

Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser is perfect for shifting stubborn dirt and oil, and will make your skin feel truly amazing and is ideal if you have excessively oily skin.

Cleanse your skin the right way, and experience the feeling of fresh skin like never before!

Don’t let office air conditioning ruin your skin

Many of us image conscious ladies wake up early every weekday in order to do our hair, make up and generally get ourselves looking the best that we possibly can and ready to face the day ahead.

Spending precious minutes at the mirror getting ourselves looking pristine takes dedication- particularly on those mornings when getting an extra 15 minutes in bed is seriously tempting!

Even for those who wear the bare minimum make up to the office, it is less than satisfying to see that our skin is looking a little shiny and worse for wear by lunchtime!

As the warmer weather is starting to appear, more and more offices are switching off the central heating and reaching for the air con switch, and this can play havoc with your skin.

Even for those who don’t usually suffer with any form of skin complaints, air conditioning can make skin look shiny and even feel dehydrated.

For this reason, you need to choose a moisturiser that is able to help combat both problems. Dermalogica Active Moist is the ideal solution, as its oil free formulation moisturises effectively without promoting any excessive oiliness.

It’s also a good idea to carry a light powder or blotting papers with you for those quick touch ups throughout the day, in addition to ensuring that you drink plenty of water.

Keep skin looking as fresh as when you left the house just by paying a little extra attention.

Preparing your skin for self tan application

With spring looking as though it may be starting to make an appearance, many of us are already starting to feel a little anxious about the thought of having to bare a little more flesh!

Spring and summer fashions are far less forgiving than our faithful winter woollies, and arms and legs are put on show. After months of covering up in thick, baggy clothing, it’s little wonder that the thought of displaying acres of bare flesh to the world can be daunting!

This is why self tan is a Godsend for so many people. We all know the dangers of sunbeds and the importance of protecting our skin from the suns harsh rays, which is why self tan is the perfect alternative.

However, after skin has been covered up for months and months, it could be feeling a little dry and dehydrated. This isn’t the ideal base for applying self tan- which needs a smooth foundation in order to achieve an even, non-patchy look.

The key to preparing your skin for self tan applications is a little gentle exfoliation and an intensive moisturiser.

There are two Dermalogica products that are perfect for this purpose- their Exfoliating Body Scrub and Body Hydrating Cream. Both products will gently but effectively get your skin in perfect condition for your fake tan- so your can bare your gorgeously tanned skin with confidence.

Pampering your skin

If you’re guilty of having neglected your skin a little recently, now is the time to give it a little care and attention.

Set aside an evening when you can really give your skin a touch of TLC without any interruptions or disturbances, so that you can completely relax and get your skin looking perfectly perky come morning.

A popular and effective way of giving your skin a little pick me up is by investing in a face masque. There are many different face masques on the market today, offering different benefits for different skin types. Dermalogica have a fab range which will help to give your skin a whole new lease of life.

One of the best things about using a face masque is that you can sit back and relax with a good book or a glass of your favourite wine whilst it works its magic.

After rinsing off the masque, and before your head hits the pillow for the night, follow up with an effective moisturiser. Many people are guilty of neglecting their skin if they’re too tired, but failing to cleanse and moisturise before bed even on just one occasion can leave you with a spot or blemish when you wake up.

Pamper yourself and pamper your skin and see the stunning results for yourself.

Protecting your skin against daily sun exposure

Shielding your skin from the sun’s harmful rays is vital- not only for health reasons, but also for stopping your skin from ageing prematurely.

We’ve all seen people who have visibly over-exposed their skin to the sun, or even worse- to sunbeds. With constant damning research emerging about sun bed use, we now know that they are a major no-no, and should be avoided at all costs. However, avoiding the natural rays of the sun can prove to be a little more difficult.

It is absolutely imperative that each and every one of us- regardless of age- takes steps to guard our skin from the sun’s damaging rays on a daily basis. This can be achieved simply through using a moisturiser with an SPF, or through a specialist product such as Dermalogica Oil Free Matte Block.

Oil Free Matte Block, from the Dermalogica Solar Defence System range, is great for those who already have a favourite daily moisturiser or foundation that doesn’t contain any UVA or UVB protection. The lotion is perfect for everyday use, either on its own or with other products, and gives a fresh, matte look to skin.

However, do bear in mind that if you are travelling to hotter climates, you should also invest in a Dermalogica Solar Defence product which contains a higher SPF.