Skin Care Routines; Moisturise.
Why is moisturising so important?
Moisturising is one of the most simple and effective ways of looking after the skin as it nourishes, conditions and hydrates. Think of it this way;
in order to have a healthy body, we need to drink 2litres of water each day. This is necessary to keep you hydrated, which will in turn keep your organs functioning properly. Moisturizers work in a similar way. They keep your skin hydrated, which helps it to function properly. All skin types, including oily skins, need to be moisturised and hydrated as this helps to control moisture loss from the skin and enhance the skins natural defences against environmental damage. For oily skin types, try to use oil free or lightweight lotions whereas if you suffer with dry skin types, you should opt for a richer, thicker cream. This is designed specifically for thirsty skin that needs plenty of moisture and protection to hydrate and replenish. The power peptide ingredients help to stimulate collagen production while smoothing out fine lines for supple, velvety soft skin.
How should I moisturise?
Apply morning and night after cleansing and toning, in light circular movements, not forgetting the neck. Be careful not to use around the delicate eye area as this skin is much thinner and more irritable than the rest of the face. Always use a SPF moisturiser in the mornings to help protect your skin from the damaging effects of UVA and UVB damage that can dry the skin out and cause premature ageing.
Try Dermalogica Sheer Moisture SPF15, a non-oil based product perfect for oily skin, or for more hydrating qualities and higher SPF, try Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF30.
Free radicals are one of the three main causes of skin ageing. Moisturisers help to ward off free radicals, meaning premature ageing is staved off. Dry skin can also accelerate the ageing process, so it’s paramount you moisturise and protect your skin daily.
What should I use?
If you are unsure what skin type you are, see a skin therapist where they can carry out an in-depth skin analysis and instruct you of how you should be looking after your skin.
Drier skin types need to use a thicker, more luxurious moisturiser to deeply hydrate the skin. Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance is an ultra-rich moisturiser designed to combat dry skin. Stabilised Vitamin C helps to smooth the appearance of dry lines and skin damage, leaving skin soft, supple and beautifully smooth.
Alternatively, if you have dehydrated and ageing skin why not try Dermalogica AgeSmart Super Rich Repair?
Those who suffer with shine and excess oil should try Dermalogica Active Moist, a light weight, oil free moisturiser that replenishes and leaves skin silky smooth without clogging pores.