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Is your skin Winter ready? What you need to know about your skin this season!

Are you suffering with that winter itch, the kind where you want to just scratch your skin off?! The skin becomes dry and irritated as we face wind, central heating and low humidity.

The harsh weather can strip the skin’s natural protective barrier. This creates gaps in the outer most layer, allowing water to escape (dehydration) and irritants to get in (sensitivity). The dry environment may be responsible for the itchy sensations, as the inflammatory response kicks in and releases histamines. It can exacerbate inflammatory skin diseases such as rosacea, eczema, ichthyosis, and psoriasis, which suffer an impaired barrier function. Just like the eyelids, the skin on the lips is extra thin and sensitive. They can suffer greatly during the harsh winters, resulting in dry cracked, sore lips.

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The winter dryness looks bleak, but what can we do to alleviate these symptoms? Try this:

  • Supplement with a hydrating serum or masque that includes a high dose of Hyaluronic Acid (which holds 1000 x its own weight in water).
  • Target sensitised skin with calming complexes such as oats, Ginger and Red Hogweed, which reduce those uncomfortable sensations.
  • Treat skin while you sleep with a peptide serum rich in Argan Oil that provides fatty acids, plant sterols, Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid to reinforce the barrier lipid layer.
  • Reduce the temperature of your bath and shower, use bath oils, and apply body moisturiser immediately after your shower (within 3 minutes).
  • Do not over bathe, over strip, and be too harsh with the skin. Treat it gently and with respect!
  • Avoid licking lips, as digestive enzymes and bacteria in saliva can damage the lips. Use a nourishing lip balm with Shea Butter and Avocado.

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Dermaoptions are supporting Acne Awareness month June 2019!

Whether you’re a teen or an adult, there should be a product best suited to you. We want nothing more than for our clients to feel supported and confident in what they buy! Therefore our team have put together 3 different Dermalogica products with some helpful information. Every skin is different so please take time to read and choose which one would be best suited for you!

Specifically for Adult Acne dermalogica have introduced a brand new and fast selling serum that we cannot contain our excitement over. Age Bright Clearing Serum is an active 2-in-1 formula with salicylic acid which works hard to clear breakouts and reduce signs of acne-induced, premature skin ageing. So this is perfect for you if not only do you still suffer from adult acne- it will also help to stop any scaring and brightens your complexion while it’s at it!

For all skin types! Award-winning exfoliant Daily Microfoliant. It is gentle on the skin using Rice enzymes, Licorice and white tea which softly buffs off the dead skin cells and brightens the skin too! This also contains salicylic acid which means it is the perfect product to help anyone with breakouts.

Designed for teens but we like to recommend this to all ages! Breakout clearing booster part of the Clear start range is an affordable but super effective treatment! It is a fast acting product which means you can apply it onto the breakout and will start to work within 15 minutes. Its formula will help to kill any acne causing bacteria whilst also calming irritation the breakout will look visibly reduced in no time! Perfect product for those always on the move this can be a handbag product or to put on in the evening for a brilliant overnight result.

Of course, these products can also be used all together if need be.  By using a serum, exfoliator and a targeted treatment your skin care regime will be looking pretty good! Our Dermalogica qualified skin experts are always here to help so please feel free to drop us an email if you need help on your specific Acne type Together we will help you feel the most confident in your skin!

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Get ready for Summer with Dermalogica SPF

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We have finally arrived in the month of May and all we can think about is sun, sun and more sun! But even if we aren’t lucky enough to have the beautiful summer that we adored last year, we do still have to make sure our skincare routine contains a quality SPF, like one from Dermalogica. Many people may not realise this, but an SPF should be worn all year round – rain or shine. 

Every day our skin comes into contact with UV rays, free radical damage and pollution. These factors are the biggest cause of ageing… I know, scary stuff. Not only that, we are also now much more aware of the huge impact in how the sun can cause Skin cancer. 

The latest statistics recorded on the cancer research website stands at 15,906 new cases of melanoma skin cancer in 2015 in the UK. So don’t feel that if you cannot feel the sun burn your skin, that means there are no bad changes happening! 

Wearing a quality SPF in your moisturizer every day will protect you from all of this, our BEST SELLER right now is Dermalogica’s Prisma Protect SPF30. It is a light activated multitasking moisturizer which provides broad spectrum defence while preventing future signs of skin damage. Intelligent drone technology is activated by visible light to help boost the skins natural luminosity! This means it will keep you glowing all day long, by visibly hydrating the skin your face will look the smoothest it has ever been. To enhance the effects of your moisturizer absorption, prep with a Dermalogica Multi Active Toner. Make sure you apply Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30 30 minutes prior to sun exposure and cover your face and neck generously. We promise that not only will this product benefit you in so many ways, it will also leave you feeling more confident and ready to turn-up your glow!