It's that time again summer is here and SPF is essential. For anyone who has ever visited Just So Beauty for a skincare treatment, skincare advice or to purchase Dermalogica or Fake Bake products you'll no doubt have heard my speil on the importance of daily SPF protection, every day, all year round. As I have said time and time again UVA rays (which are the deepest penetrating and the number one cause of skin ageing) are the same strength all year round; even on cloudy, dull and rainy winter days - so SPF should be part of your daily home-care routine each morning.
Pregnancy is such a special time. A time to treasure when everyone says how radiant you look and complements your glow as your bump blossoms. However, it can also be a difficult and challenging time for many women when it comes to physical, hormonal and emotional changes and these factors all have an effect of your bodies largest organ, your skin.
CND have released their NEW Shellac Collection for Spring 'Sweet Dreams.' 5 scrumptious pastel shades are due to launch in Spring 2013; expect to see them hit salons around March time.
“Drift off on a cloud of confections with the new CND Shellac Sweet Dreams Collection,”says CND Co-founder Jan Arnold. “The new pastel colors can be worn on their own or layered to create a reverie of never ending dreams.”
I hope you enjoyed a wonderful break over the festive period - spending time celebrating with family and friends. We wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. As we start 2013 this is the ideal time to refresh your skincare routine.
Check out Dermalogica's tips to help kick start your skin health routine: -
In today's world many people are starved of something they need most - human contact, more specifically touch. I am not referring to sexual touch which, owing to the over sexualisation of today’s society, is often the first thing people would think of when someone talks about being 'touch deprived.' What i am talking about it the basic human need for physical contact with others. Studies have shown that owning an animal, such as a cat, is beneficial and calming owing to the contact you have with it - stroking it, having a companion etc.
I just came across this fabulous alternative advent calendar.
Rather than relying on fragrance, packaging, or word of mouth when selecting a cleanser or moisturizer, what if you could choose based upon facts about your very own skin condition? Face Mapping®, Dermalogica’s unique skin analysis available at authorized skin treatment centers, salons, and spas worldwide, provides insight into your skin’s past and present, and allows the subsequent prescription of a targeted home care regimen for a healthy skin future.
I had a wonderful MicroZone with the team at Dermalogica Concept Space The Centre: MK on Friday. Charmaine, my skincare therapist, was lovely and gave me a wonderful treatment - prescriptive and uniquely customised to suit my skin on that day - fabulous. I was lucky enough to have a FREE MicroZone voucher from my goodie bag I received at at International Dermal Institute event SkinSight2012 so I had the added bonus of experiencing it for free,
Besides having facial hair, there are structural differences between a man’s skin and a woman’s. Androgen (testosterone) stimulation causes an increase in skin thickness, which accounts for why a man’s skin is about 25% thicker than a woman’s. In addition to being thicker, a man’s skin texture is tougher.
Sebum (oil) and its production also differ. After puberty, sebum production is greater in males than females, which is attributed to androgen secretions and accounts for why men have longer lasting acne.