What Your Spots Are Telling You About The Rest of Your Body

spotsSpots. For many of us they’re a fact of life and although we do our best to combat them with the best cleansers and spot-fighting treatments out there, they keep coming back. It can be hugely frustrating when your daily routine is on point, so it may be worth considering the other factors which can contribute towards spots and looking at where your spots are might give you some clues.

Jawline

Spots on the jawline can be painful and hard to hide, and according to experts, spots in these areas can be caused by having too many processed foods in your diet. Try to opt for whole fruits and veg, as well as unprocessed meats to help avoid congestion in the lower intestine, and hopefully keep your jawline blemish-free.

Chin

Spots on your chin, unfortunately, are usually hormonal and without getting rid of your monthly cycle, they’re pretty inevitable. Make sure you drink plenty of water to keep your system flushed, and opt for cleansing wipes  for use on spot-prone skin to help to clear away any bacteria from the skin.

Forehead

At this time of year, sweat is a huge contributor to spots on the forehead, but the way you wear your hair can also contribute. Fringes and sweeping hair-dos are basically a delivery system for bacteria from sebum straight onto your forehead, so as well as keeping your face clean and exfoliated, keeping your hair clean with a good shampoo and conditioner is also vital.

Cheeks

Having spot-prone cheeks can be a real pain as it’s often the areas where they’re hardest to hide. Spots on the cheeks are usually triggered by something dietary, such as dairy or red meat, and going on an elimination diet (cutting out certain things week by week to see if it has an effect) can help to narrow down your triggers. Use a treatment like Dermalogica Spot Concealing Treatment to help to hide and heal any unsightly blemishes.

Bonus cash back reward points

hand and nail treatment

At Pure Beauty not only do we pride ourselves in selling some of the best products in the world, but also on our customer service. We appreciate loyalty and return business and to say thanks we are currently offering triple reward points on all orders so you can treat yourself in the future.

How does this work we hear you ask?

It is really easy.

Every time you order something from us we will give you triple the reward points than usual so you can bank the points and use them to buy special in the future.

With some much on offer on the site, we have put together some of our favourites to inspire you:

With summer on the way and skin needing a little help, you can’t go wrong with the Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream. Suitable for all skin types this creams is quickly absorbed and quickly gets to work smoothing away dull, rough skin leaving soft and supple.

The cream is packed with botanical goodness that include:

  • Natural acids from sugar cane and apple extracts help smooth the skin.
  • Japanese green tea extracts help calm the skin and essential oils of lavender, patchouli and orange soften it.
  • Lemongrass oil and the naturally toning properties of rosemary revitalise the skin leaving it summer ready after the first application.

Modern day life is busy and stressful so why not get away from it all with the help of Dermalogica Stress Relief Treatment Oil? The unique blend of soothing lavender, sandalwood and orange oils is the favourite of many clients, and staff, and with good reason. As you rub it into your skin you will feel your mind and muscles relax. You can also combine the oil with the Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream, use it as a stress relieving scalp treatment, add it to the bath for the ultimate soak and it is perfect for body massages. One product, lots of uses!

If you want to add life and lusciousness to your locks, why not switch to Dermalogica’s Therapy Shampoo? It can be used daily and the mix of essential oils not only help reduce product and dirt build-up it also infuses your hair with a brilliant shine that will make you the envy of family and friends. As you massage in the extracts of saponaria, lemon and tea tree they will purify and stimulate the scalp. Extracts of lavender, ylang-ylang and eucalyptus remove excess oil, restore lift and bounce. The result is clean, shiny, gorgeous hair free of flakiness thanks to the addition of citric acid.

At Pure Beauty we think you can never have enough handcreams and we are never without a tube of Dermalogica Multivitamin Hand and Nail Treatment. A combination of Provitamin B5, algae extract and pure sweet almond oil help heal dry, rough hands and provide an invisible barrier against the elements. As well as leaving you with softer, smoother, happier skin, this cream will also strengthens nails, alleviate splitting and breakage and putting an end to those dry, cracked cuticles.

If you need any further information on these, or any other products, please email shop@pure-beauty.co.uk and we’ll be very happy to answer any further questions you may have.

Get Glowing Skin with Decleor and Dermalogica

healthy glowHaving a good complexion is often a delicate balancing act, and even if you’re lucky enough to be free from wrinkles, blemishes or dark spots, if your skin lacks that glow it’s easy to feel a little flat. There are several things that you can do to help bring that healthy glow back to your face and we thought we’d give you a few tips to get you glowing again.

Sleep

We know that, for many people, getting more sleep is easier said that done and between work, kids, stress and just wanting to get everything done, sleep can be an elusive thing. However, it’s next to impossible to maintain a glow if you’re tired and your face is often the first place to suffer from lack of sleep. Try to put aside at least ONE night per week where you put the mobile/tablet/laptop down, turn off the TV and retreat to bed early with a book, giving you a period of gentle rest and hopefully lulling you into a deep, restorative sleep.

Exfoliate

Often, your natural glow can be well and truly hidden beneath a layer of unwanted dead skin cells and the only way to reveal it is to slough them away using a decent exfoliator. Using a Dermalogica Exfoliating Face Brush alongside Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant will gently buff away all of the dead skin debris and will encourage the growth of new cells, leaving your face looking healthy and revitalised.

Water

Yes, we know we sound like your Mum here, but drinking plenty of water is essential for maintaining glowing skin. It doesn’t have to be boring; try a tasty herbal tea or a bottle for infusing fruit into your water. Also, dare we say it, cutting down on alcohol if you enjoy a regular tipple can also really help.

Radiance

Keeping your skin moisturised is obviously important, as dry skin will look dull and lifeless. Using a product like Decleor Double Radiance Cream will give your skin that much-needed moisture boost, as well as adding a layer of Soft Focus Pigments which reflect light and give your complexion a luminescence and instant radiance. The product is also rich in plant oils and Omega oils, which will actually penetrate the skin, improving its natural defences and repairing long-term damage.

Tan

Here at Pure Beauty, we’re huge fans of tans which come from a bottle, given that the sun’s rays can be so harmful to the skin, and looking a little tanned is a great way to boost your glow (I mean, who doesn’t look healthier with a tan?!). We love a self-tanner which builds over time, like Decleor Gradual Glow Hydrating Body Milk, giving a far more natural look and allowing you to control the depth of colour that you want.

Which Dermalogica moisturiser is right for you?

Dermalogica UltraCalming™ Barrier Repair

We all know that using a moisturiser is key to any effective beauty regime. The problem many people have is knowing which one is right for them as there is so much choice.

Whilst some of us have oily skin, others suffer with a more sensitive complexion and then there are those with combination skin that can be just as tricky to treat. Teenagers often have to deal with breakouts, whilst their mothers may be looking for products that can ease the early signs of ageing.

At Pure-Beauty we offer a range of excellent moisturisers for all skin types and all ages and are sure we will have something that is right for you.

Let’s start with our youngest customers who might benefit from the Dermalogica Daytime Treatment. This is an easy to apply, lightweight moisturiser that is perfect for teenager skin that is prone to acne. Not only does it hydrate young skin but also controls sebum and helps prevent future breakouts. So how does this all happen? Well, licorice, cucumber and lavender soothe and calm skin whilst protecting it. A botanical mix of magnolia and grapefruit controls sebum, and the antiseptic in tea tree oil kills bacteria. By using this product every morning, results should be seen and clearness maintained.

If you skin has a tendency to be oily and you’ve never found a cream that really gets to the bottom of the issue, why not give Dermalogica Active Moist a try? This lightweight, oil-free moisturiser absorbs into the skin without a trace and creates a smooth, invisible barrier that prevents moisture loss. Silk Amino Acids (natural water-soluble proteins extracted from raw silk) and plant extracts help smooth and improve the skin’s texture. Lemon, watercress, burdock and ivy help refine the skin and soothing extracts of lavender, mallow and cucumber deeply hydrate the skin without adding extra oil.

The most popular Dermalogica moisuturiser is the Skin Smoothing Cream and with good reason. This smooth, medium-weight cream effortlessly maintains moisture balance as well as improving texture. Super-moisturising lecithin and aloe nourish the skin whilst mallow, cucumber and arnica soothe and hydrate so that suppleness and tone are restored. Powerful grape seed extract works with Vitamins A, C and E to reduce free radical activity and the overall results are smoother, hydrated skin. This product is ideal for normal to dry skin types and can be used daily.

Super-sensitive skin might sound romantic but in reality can be a nightmare. The Dermalogica UltraCalming™ Barrier Repair is a waterless moisturiser that works magic with this skin type. The cream simply melts into the skin and not only soothes it but also helps repair damage. Ongoing use creates a barrier against the environment and helps prevent further problems and moisture loss. Apply a  small amount to the face and throat to create a smooth, even base that is not only ideal for preparing skin for make-up application but leaves skin glowing.

For anyone with dry or prematurely ageing skin, why not give Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery, a go? This medium-weight, daily moisturiser contains SPF50 so you can achieve optimum hydration and combat anti-aging. It contains a patented polypeptide plus glucosamine and soy, which together stimulate collagen growth so the skin can naturally fight ageing. The cream blends smoothly into the skin to create a perfect finish and should be applied 30 minutes before going out in the sun.

If you have any questions get in touch and we will be very happy to find a moisturiser that is perfect for you.

Why You Should be Using Dermalogica Active Moist

Dermalogica Active MoistIt’s no secret that we, here at Pure Beauty, are huge fans of all of the products we sell and would confidently recommend any of them to anyone who’s willing to listen. However, it’s not just us who loves them, as we can tell by the rave reviews we receive from our customers. Today, we thought we’d tell you about a product that is loved by everyone who uses it, Dermalogica Active Moist, and show you exactly why it should be part of your beauty regime too.

Who’s It For?

Dermalogica Active Moist is a really great all-round product which can be used by anyone with normal skin, right through to those of us who suffer with slightly excessive oil production.

What Will It Do For Me?

Well, it’s a moisturiser, so the main benefit is that it hydrates your skin, but the remarkable part is that it does it without oils. Yes, this is an oil-free product, which means that it won’t leave your skin looking shiny. It will also smooth your skin and improve the texture of your face.

What Does it Contain?

As we mentioned before, Dermalogica Active Moist is an oil-free product but that doesn’t mean it lacks any potency. Silk amino acids are where the skin-smoothing powers come from whilst natural astringents lemon, ivy, watercress and burdock refine the skin and clear away dirt and bacteria. Finally, extracts of lavender, mallow and cucumber are included to soothe the skin and reduce any areas of irritation or redness.

So, What Do Our Customers Think?

“This is an excellent moisturiser for combination or oily skins. I’ve found that within a couple of days of use it has tightened my pores while hydrating my skin. It’s especially good for summer as it’s light and also works very well under make-up. Highly recommended.”

“Truly brilliant product. I have part oily skin and has taken me years to find the right product and not only is Dermalogica unique and great this moisturiser has just the right balance. Great on its own or under make up and great value for money.”

“I have used the same moisturiser for years, but (to my horror) it has recently been discontinued, forcing me to seek a replacement. As a fan of other Dermalogica products, I decided to give this a try and have not been disappointed. It is easily absorbed, light and visibly tightens pores. Most remarkably though it acts as a fantastic base for my make-up. Many thanks to Pure Beauty for their usual speedy shipping, and Dermalogica; Please don’t discontinue!”

“I can’t rate this moisturiser highly enough. It’s easily absorbed into the skin, leaving it smooth and refreshed looking. After one week’s usage I have noticed a marked difference in my skin both in terms of visible oil production, appearance and texture (even under make up).”