The environment is constantly changing as society develops and as the seasons change, but you still have to make sure your skin is not only well taken care of, but that it takes care of you. Sorbet Man Cresta and Dermalogica share the secret to achieving healthy glowing skin for life.
As the largest human organ, the skin protects the body from harmful elements like bacteria or pollution. It is like a wall, built of bricks and cement. The bricks are the skin cells and the cement is the blend of oils and water. The function of the oil is to trap water beneath it, keeping the skin cells hydrated, healthy and in good working order.
Looking after your skin means you’ll be less prone to sensitivity, breakouts, uneven or dull complexion or ageing. During summer our skin is exposed in high intense doses of UV, the number one cause of skin damage that leads to ageing. It is not just the lines and wrinkles but uneven skin tone, or hyper pigmentation, dehydration and inflammation that significantly influences the health of your skin. These are the professional top tips for achieving healthy, protected skin and real results.
So we need to adjust our skin care to focus on;
- Exfoliate for clearer, smoother skin
Exfoliation removes dead, dulling skin debris to prevent congestion and improve hydration from toners and moisturizers.Perform in the mornings prior to toner, moisturizer and SPF application. Don’t forget, after you exfoliate, follow with a hydrating body cream to seal in moisture, and always shield freshly exfoliated skin with an SPF (as recommended by the FDA).
- Keep skin hydrated
Up your regimen’s level of hydration with intensive masques, perfect for use one to two times a week. Boosters are a great fit, working best when layered underneath a moisturizer. Toners are a refreshing moisturizer prep, working to even out skin porosity.
- Make friends with H20
Higher temperatures and more time outdoors leads to internal dehydration, which can result in headaches and dizzy spells!Drink Eight 8-ounce glasses of plain, filtered water every day help maintain critical moisture balance of the body and skin, and assist in detoxification. If you drink caffeinated beverages, you must triple the amount of water you drink!
- When in doubt, apply (and reapply!)
It’s not enough to just apply sunscreen, you must apply enough, and apply it frequently. Studies indicate that most people do not apply nearly as much daylight protection as they should.A teaspoon for the face. For the body, about as much as would fill a shot glass.
Re-apply every two hours. Today’s sophisticated formulas and technology lets you select sun protection that works with your skin condition. That means you can choose oil-free, mattifying formulas, extra emollient formulas for dry skin, or chemical free formulas for sensitized, reactive skin.
Summer time also provides every excuse to change your lifestyle. This in turn has an effect on your hormones. Your stress levels, diet choices, and the amount of sleep you get, will influence how prone you are to breakouts as all of these directly affect your hormones.
Help your body to regulate your hormone balance;
- Reduce your refined sugar intake
- Get enough sleep and exercise
- Reduce your stress by doing something fun
- Choose a skin care programme that supports your skin.
Work with your Skin Therapist to find an at-home skincare regimen that suits your skin and your lifestyle so that you can keep on top of your skin every day.For expert advice visit Sorbet Man Cresta today. Get a Skin mapping done, free of charge and the therapist will recommend which Dermalogica products would be best for your skin.