A proper skincare routine is essential for keeping your face looking as fresh as possible, but sometimes it’s not just as simple as cleanse, tone moisturise; sometimes your skin needs a certain amount of preparation to get it ready for whatever your day throws at it. Both Dermalogica and Decleor offer products to prep your skin for any occasion, and we thought we’d give you a peek at our favourites:
This scrub from Dermalogica had its formulation updated in March 2015, making it one of the most up-to-date products in the range and contains corn cob meal to prep your skin by scrubbing away dead cells and excess sebum. The natural exfoliants (which are also far better for the environment) gently clear away the debris, whilst cooling botanical extracts of Mallow, Ivy and Aloe Vera prevent the skin from becoming over stimulated.
Spending time in the sun can be great for your personal wellbeing but isn’t always great for your skin. Using a high factor SPF is essential, but using Decleor Face Tan Activator Serum will also prep your skin for sun exposure. The 100% natural formula should be used for 3-5 days before time in the sun and will boost your skin’s defences against harmful rays, allowing you to develop a deep, even tan without the worry.
Prepping your skin before shaving is really important as it can reduce friction and soothe razor burn. It also softens the skin and makes post shave products more effective by improving the skins absorption. Decleor’s Triple Action Shave Perfector from their MEN range fights damage, as well as reducing hair regrowth, giving you a fuss-free shaving experience.
Micellar oil is the latest technology when it comes to cleansing your face and prepping it for the day ahead and Decleor’s offering is as good as it gets. The powerful combination of water and oil penetrates deeply into the skin, removing dirt and bacteria, evening out your skin tone and improving microcirculation to give your skin a youthful radiance.
Using a primer before you apply your make up will prepare your skin, smoothing out fine lines and giving you an excellent base on which to apply your foundation. Dermalogica’s SkinPerfect Primer, not only preps your skin for make-up, but also contains SPF30 to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, allowing you to avoid further signs of aging.