Cheat Your Way to Looking Well-Rested

Cheat Your Way to Looking Well-Rested

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We all know that 8 hours of restful sleep is the ideal amount, but sometimes it’s just not possible. Whether you’re putting in the extra hours at work, up with small children, studying or partying, there always seems to be something messing with your night’s sleep, so we thought we’d put together some tips to help you cheat your way to looking well-rested:

Eliminate Dark Circles

The first place that tiredness shows is usually around the eyes, manifesting in dark circles, puffiness or crepey skin. Jan Marini Luminate Eye Gel is a miracle in a bottle, helping to reduce dark circles, tighten skin, reduce crepey skin, fine lines and wrinkles and reflect light to make your skin spear more luminous.

Massage Your Face

Being overtired can cause a lot of puffiness around your eyes, cheeks and jowls, which is often caused by a lack of drainage and water retention. One of the best ways to get rid of puffiness is to give yourself a facial massage, as this will help to clear collected fluid away, and Decleor Bi-phase Caring Cleanser and Makeup Remover is designed for exactly this. Apply to dry skin, gently massage your face and rinse off with water.

Stay Hydrated

One of the best ways to eliminate some of the signs of tiredness is to drink a lot of water. Dehydration can exacerbate fine lines and wrinkles, make the skin look dry and papery and leave you feeling very sluggish overall. Drinking water is easy to so and it will make a huge difference. If plain water isn’t your thing, try a drinking bottle with a fruit infuser for a touch of natural sweetness and flavour.

Hit the Hyaluronic Acid

For lots of us, hyaluronic acid-containing products are part of our daily routine, but if you don’t use it regularly and want a quick anti-tiredness fix, then using a product with a high concentration, like Decleor Hydrotenser Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum, would be a big help. After use, your eyes appear rested, smooth and relaxed, as if after a good night’s sleep.

Load Up on Potassium

Foods containing potassium are a real shot in the arm when you’re feeling tired as they massively help to reduce bloating; bananas, sweet potatoes, and cantaloupe are all great sources of potassium. Making sure you avoid too much salt or caffeine is also important as they’ll make you retain water.

Five Beauty “Hacks” Which Just Aren’t Worth Trying…

Five Beauty “Hacks” Which Just Aren’t Worth Trying…

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The internet is absolutely full of wonderful information, allowing you to learn everything from cake decorating to changing your car battery with just a few minutes research. However, for every bit of information, there’s just as much MISinformation, much of which is beauty related, so we thought we’d do some myth-busting and tell you which “hacks” aren’t worth trying:

Toothpaste on your Spots

Ever since we were teenagers and started reading teen magazines, we’ve been seeing people advose the old “toothpaste on a zit” thing to help get rid of them, and now we see it just as regularly on the ‘net. In reality, toothpaste isn’t designed for the skin and could do more harm than good as it could leave your skin red and irritated. Opt instead for Decleor Imperfections Roll-on, which is a targeted treatment to reduce the appearance of blemishes.

Coconut Oil as Moisturiser

In recent years, everyone has gone bonkers for coconut oil, and there’s no denying the fact that it has a lot of health benefits. However, using it as a moisturiser or leaving it on your face like a mask while you sleep is a one-way trip to cloggedporesville. If you want an intensive night cream, use Decleor Marjolaine Nourishing Night Balm to treat dry skin without the risk of clogged pores.

Exfoliating with Sugar or Salt

A lot of blogs and websites recommend making your own cosmetics, especially exfoliators, and most of them contain some sort of unrefined grain like sugar or salt to remove dead skin. Unfortunately, although these home-made concoctions might help to rid you of your top layer of skin, they could also damage your skin because each grain is too course and sharp. Use a proper exfoliator which has been designed for skin to avoid causing damage.

Flossing Your Nose

There’s a whole bunch of videos going around the internet at the moment where people use floss picks to get rid of blackheads. The people in the videos run the floss hard down their noses, removing a layer of sebum and dead skin, but it can also leave your skin with a mass of broken blood vessels. Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash is a much better product for ridding your skin of comedones without any of the risks associated with flossing your face!

Mixing Lemon Juice and Baking Powder to Lighten the Skin

Hyperpigmentation can happen to anyone and although it can feel unsightly, using lemon and baking soda as a skin lightener can have serious ramifications, such as burns and blistering. Dermalogica C-12 Pure Bright Serum is a potent skin brightening serum that helps combat hyperpigmentation and balance uneven skin tone.

FREE! Summer Glow Trio

FREE! Summer Glow Trio

Pure Beauty Dermalogica Gift with Purchase

 

Spend over £70.00 on Dermalogica Products and we’ll send you a Free! Summer Glow Trio

What else should you know?

  1. We will only be able to send 1 of each Free Gift per customer regardless of the number of orders placed.
  2. The value of the Dermalogica Products on
    qualifying orders, following any applied Discounts such as Discount
    Codes or Cash Back Reward Points, must be over £70.00. Any Postage costs incurred cannot be counted in this
    total.
  3. The offer is exclusive to Dermalogica Products. The value of any other products will not be counted in the qualifying total required to be spent on Dermalogica Products for the offer.
  4. The Free Products will not appear in your basket but will be added by us when we processes and dispatch your order.
  5. Offer started 00:00 on 10/07/2018.
  6. Offer ended at 18:00 on 02/08/2018.

Need more information?

If you need any further information email shop@pure-beauty.co.uk and we’ll be very happy to answer any further questions you may have.

Previous Dermalogica Free Gift Offers

Details of all of our previous Dermalogica Gift with Purchase Offers can be found on our blog.

Product Focus: Dermalogica Biolumin-C Serum

Dermalogica Biolumin-C SerumWe love adding new products to our shelves, and we love telling you all about them even more. The latest product to come to Pure Beauty is a serum from Dermalogica called Dermalogica Biolumin-C Serum, but what does it do and who should be using it? Read on to find out everything you need to know about this brightening powerhouse.

What Does it Do?

Dermalogica Biolumin-C Serum is a high-performance Vitamin C serum that works with the skins own defences to brighten and firm. It combines and ultra-stable Vitamin C complex with a bio-technologiy to deliver the natural power of Vitamin C where it’s needed most. Biolumin-C does more than simply brighten, firm and reduce the appearance of fine lines; it exfoliates and reduces unbalanced pigmentation, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and prevents and corrects free radical damage.

Who Should Be Using it?

It’s perfect for prematurely ageing skin, where users feel like they’ve lost brightness and firmness. It’s also great if you’re developing fine line or have areas of hyperpigmentation.

What’s in it?

As well as containing a highly scientific vitamin C complex, it also contains lactic acid, sophora japonica flower extract and salvia hispanica (chia seed) oil. It also contains alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) which leave the skin very sensitive during use, so an extra SPF is recommended.

How Do I Use it?

Dispense a full dropper and smooth over cleansed face and neck morning and night, after toning and before moisturizing. It’s suitable for all skin types, too.

What Are People Saying About it?

Miranda says “Amazing product, firming, hydrating and brightened my skin. My skin felt silky smooth after like a baby!”

Myra says “Tried this product and was very pleased. I really enjoyed the smell, it had a light citrus smell that was not overpowering. When I first applied it, it felt kind of sticky on my face but quickly dried and made my skin feel smooth. I did notice a little brightening, even after just one use.”

Michelle says “I loved giving this a try. You don’t need to use much for it to go a long way. I have very fair skin and a pretty freckly face so I’m always looking for ways to make sure I’m taking care of my sling the best I can to keep me young and healthy. This serum helped me bright up my face and I’m so grateful for that. I feel like my skin is glowing and little fine lines that I was starting to notice are visibly reduced.”

Spend £70 on Dermalogica and Receive this Fabulous Free Gift!

Free gifts are one of life’s little joys, and everyone loves getting something for free. We’re currently offering a Dermalogica Deep Clean and Refresh Trio with every £70 spend on Dermalogica products, so we thought we’d take a look at what’s inside the Deep Clean and Refresh Trio so you know exactly what you’re getting.

Dermalogica Precleanse Balm

Dermalogica Precleanse Balm is a deep-cleansing balm-to-oil cleanser that melts into the skin and gently removes excess oil, sunscreen, makeup and pollutants from the skin. It’s used by professionals to gently remove oily buildup from the skin’s surface and dissolve buildup without compromising the skin barrier or clogging pores. It’s used in conjunction with a soft, double-sided mitt which gives a professional level of clean and contains apricot kernel oil, phospholipids, glycolipids, glycine soja oil and glycine soja sterols.

Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner

This toner from Dermalogica contains a refreshing blend of skin-repairing aloe, moisture binding sodium PCA and soothing lavender, balm mint and arnica that when sprayed on will add critical hydration after cleansing. Its hygienic, fragrance-free spray provides refreshing, light hydration after cleansing and may be used throughout the day. It’s best used after performing the Dermalogica Double Cleanse that begins with Dermalogica Precleanse or shaving, spray Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner over the entire face and throat with eyes closed.

Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant

We love the novelty of having a product which starts as a powder but turns into a powerful paste upon contact with water, but Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant is so much more than just a quirk. It’s a  resurfacing, anti-pollution powder exfoliant which is a must for those who are concerned about premature skin ageing and the effects of pollution. It adsorbs (binds to remove) pollutants from deep within pores, provides antioxidant protection to the skin, as well as helping to prevent adherence of pollutants to the skin. Finally it reinforces the skins protective barrier.

So, if you want to get your hands on this fabulous free gift, head over to Pure Beauty now, and don’t forget, if you love the products in the kit, you can buy full size versions once you’ve run out!