As part of our At Home Skin Care Regimes series, I have listed below some products that are suitable for Normal to Dry Skin Types. You don’t have to use all of the products from the list but the minimum required would be a Cleanser and a Moisturiser.
If you have a mildly dry, probably more dehydrated skin, a great easy to use cleanser is the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel. Simply pour a 10 pence piece sized amount into the palm of one hand then mix with a small amount of water until a good lather is produced and then massage over the whole face and neck avoiding the eyes. Rinse off with warm water. If your skin is very dry or if you prefer not to use water on your skin, then the Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution is ideal for you. Pour a 10 pence piece amount into one hand mix product between your two hands and then massage over the whole face and neck. You can remove by rinsing off with water, damp cotton wool or you can even tissue off if you prefer. I always advise to cleanse twice with any product to make sure that your skin has been thoroughly cleansed especially at the end of the day when make-up has usually been worn.
Use each morning and evening.
Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel (500ml)
Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel (250ml)
Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel (50ml)
Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution (500ml)
Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution (250ml)
Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution (50ml)
Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant is perfect for dry skin but take care if your skin is sensitive. If you are unsure always try a sample first and do a patch test before using over the whole face. This product contains alpha and beta hydroxy acids which will give your skin a deeper exfoliation and these ingredients will also help to speed up skin cell renewal and turnover rates. This will mean your skin will look brighter, smoother and healthier. Any other products used on the skin afterwards will penetrate much easier and will therefore be more effective.Use like you would a masque taking care around the eyes and leave on for 10-15 minutes. You may feel some tingling or a slight stinging which is the hydroxy acids working through your skin. Remove by rinsing with water or wiping with damp cotton wool.
Use once or twice a week
Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant (75ml)
If your skin is mildly dry/dehydrated Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque would be suitable for you. It has a refreshing oil free gel texture which will restore suppleness and reduce fine dehydration lines. It contains many soothing, calming and anti-inflammatory botanical extracts and a whole range of vitamins to nourish and replenish. This masque works really well around the eye area because of its texture and soothing qualities, and can be used specifically as an eye masque.
Use once or twice a week, probably in the evening after cleansing and/or exfoliating.
Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque (75ml)
I would recommend the Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner for a normal skin type. You would use after cleansing by spritzing over the whole face and neck with 4-5 pumps. You may feel a slight tingle and it will feel wonderfully refreshing. Don’t forget you can use the toner throughout the day over make-up if your skin feels tight, dehydrated or just to cool you down.
Use each morning and evening after cleansing.
If you don’t want to use a moisturiser that is too rich but still want your skin to be effectively nourished and hydrated then the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster will do just that. This contains many concentrated ingredients, the main one being hyaluronic acid to intensively hydrate, smooth fine lines and restore the moisture balance of your skin. It has a serum like texture and 7-10 drops is enough for the whole face and neck. This can be used around the eye area.
Use each morning and evening after toning.
Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster (30ml)
6. Eye Cream
Dermalogica Total Eye Care is great to smooth and retexturise the delicate eye area helping to diminish fine, dry lines. It will also disguise any darkness as it contains optical light diffusing ingredients. Your eye area will also be protected from ultra violet light as it contains a chemical free SPF 15. Gently press around the eye area until evenly blended into the skin.
Use each morning after toning/booster.
Dermalogica Total Eye Care SPF 15 (15ml)
Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream is one of our most popular moisturisers. It has a lovely medium weight texture that will maintain your skin’s moisture balance while improving its texture. It will also help to smooth any fine lines and improve your skins elasticity. Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream contains a whole host of anti-oxidant vitamins to fight free radicals to help prevent skin ageing.
Use each morning and evening after applying the eye cream.