Why it’s never too early to start your fight against the aging process

If you’re in your twenties, you may not have even started to think about the skin ageing process. However, one thing that can be said about the skin is that it can be very unpredictable, and many factors can contribute to the skin ageing process without you even realising- including daily sun exposure (even in the UK!), harsh weather conditions, late nights and a busy or stressful lifestyle.

This is why it’s so important to consider how you’re going to launch your battle against the ageing process before the signs even start to appear. Although dealing with the above factors will help to make a significant difference, you also need to think about adjusting your skin care regime.

During childhood and teenage years, a simple wash with soap and water is sufficient for most people. However, as the years pass, the skin’s needs change dramatically.

Keeping skin both hydrated and protected throughout the day is a must, and luckily there are some great products on the market that can help you with this.

Dermalogica have a range of products with fabulous anti-ageing properties to suit all skin types, which will put you firmly on the right track to fighting those ever-annoying fine lines.

Achieving shiny hair has never been so easy

You don’t have to be Cheryl Cole to know that you’re worth it- although what many of us do want to know is how we achieve Cheryl style hair without enlisting the help of an expensive celebrity stylist!

If your hair has seen better days, but you just don’t know where to start to get it back to its stunning, shiny best, you’ll be happy to know that it isn’t that tricky- and you won’t need an A-list bank account either!

Prior to your hair overhaul, any split ends need to be given the chop as a matter of urgency. Not only do they contribute to hair look frizzy and dull, if you don’t snip them away, they could spread and cause even more damage- meaning that your crowning glory could end up significantly shorter.

A quick and easy way of regaining lustrous locks is by bagging yourself a bottle of Dermalogica Shine Therapy Shampoo. Suitable for all hair types and daily use, it gives hair a new lease of life and gorgeous gloss.

For even deeper shine, follow up with Dermalogica Silk Finish Conditioner– for hair that really will have the X factor!

Getting the most from your dry skin products

Dry skin is a common skin complaint, which can affect people of all ages and all lifestyles. Dry skin is generally characterised by rough looking skin that is prone to itching and flaking.

Not only can dry skin be unsightly, it can also be extremely irritating. This is why it is of extreme importance that you invest in the right products in order to treat and control the condition effectively.

To keep skin as smooth and hydrated as possible, those with dry skin need to opt for products that have intense moisturising properties.
When applying skin care products for dry skin, it is important that you take the time to rub it in properly. This is essential as dry skin products tend to be quite rich and may take slightly longer to absorb.

To combat dry skin on the body, generously apply moisturiser straight after a bath or shower, as this will help to lock the product in, for the ultimate in hydration.

When applying a moisturiser for dry skin on the face, make sure that you don’t apply too much product, as this could lead to pores getting clogged. Facial moisturisers for dry skin are specially formulated to give intense moisture without the need to apply too much and make the skin overly greasy.

Dermalogica have a great range of products that can tackle dry skin and give it a nourished new outlook.

The art to achieving luscious lips

Recent research has suggested that those with fuller looking lips look younger than those with lips that are on the thinner side.

According to research, lips are generally at their fullest during early adult years, before starting to get thin out during the 30s and 40s.

There are many ways of getting plumper looking lips, and a good lipstick or lip gloss is one of your main weapons in achieving this.

The lip colour that you choose can have major effect not only just on your overall look, but also on the fullness of your lips. Lighter lip colours are renowned for helping to make lips look fuller, whereas darker shades can make them look smaller.

However, before you apply any lip products, it’s vital that your lips are in the best condition possible. If you have dry or flaky lips, applying make-up to them could make them look horrendous, so it’s important that you prepare them beforehand.

Use a dry toothbrush to gently get rid of any flaky skin, then arm yourself with a conditioning lip salve. Dermalogica Lip Renewal Complex is a fantastic product that conditions lips- helping to smooth them out in preparation for applying lip products.

Get your lips in tip top condition and turn back the years.

A proper skin care regime isn’t just for the ladies!

Even in today’s society, where immaculately groomed men such as David Beckham and Christiano Ronaldo are seen as modern day role models, many men still think that following a proper skin care regime is seen as ‘girly’.

Although it’s unlikely to be a topic of conversation in the pub with the lads on a Friday night, looking after skin is just as important for men as it is for women, in order to keep it healthy and looking younger for longer.

In the past, a man’s idea of skin care was a quick shave in the morning, although now more and more men are realising that this is seriously insufficient.

Another common faux pas that many men make is using their partner’s skin care products. This isn’t the best idea, as men’s and women’s skin has different needs, and a man may have a completely different skin type to his other half.

Shaving can leave men’s skin extremely dry, so after cleansing it’s essential to use a hydrating moisturiser.

A great starting point for guy’s who really want to get their foot on the skin care ladder is investing in the Dermalogica Shave System Kit.

The set contains Daily Clean Scrub, Pre Shave Guard, Soothing Shave Cream, Post Shave Balm and Daily Defence Block- everything that is needed for a smooth shave and healthier skin.