Holiday Skin Care Tips for Your Skin Type

Not the Usual Holiday Skin Care Tips The Holidays are upon us and we all seem to have several events and errands to add to our already busy lives. There are the typical holiday skin care tips for all skin types that we read about. That would be getting enough sleep, taking our makeup off after a late night party and drinking enough water to compensate for those Holiday party beverages. But we all don’t have the same skin type so how we weather the fun and stress of this special time of year is different for each type of skin. Dry Skin How do we handle dry skin and the lack of humidity caused by heaters and cold weather? My first advice would be to invest in a humidifier for your bedroom. Not only is this great for your skin but it will also keep your throat from getting sore. Moisture is lost as we sleep so a humidifier will create a healthy environment for your skin. Continue to use an exfoliant a least once or twice a week. Not doing so will only keep your dead skin cells glued to the surface of your skin, so your serums and moisturizers won’t penetrate properly. Applying a rich gel or cream masque once a week will soften fine lines and wrinkles. Lastly, use a heavier night cream than your daily moisturizer with spf. When you wake in the morning your skin will be soft and supple. Oily Skin Oily skin can improve during the cold winter months. I see a lot less breakouts and acne being more controlled when the weather isn’t so warm. Sweating on hot days combined with excess oil secretion only contributes [...]

Choosing The Right Masque For Your Skin

What Kind Of Skin Care Masque Should I Use? Many people would like to add a masque to their weekly skin care routine, but are not sure which one to choose. This can be confusing especially when you have combination skin. There are several ways to address this issue. When I advise the purchase of a masque, I consider the biggest challenge to the client’s skin first. If the skin is congested and breaking out my first advice is to use a clay based masque. Clay absorbs excess oil, and also has a cooling and calming affect on the skin. Dermalogica has two clay masques that I find to be very effective. The Skin Refining Masque which absorbs excess oil and helps to tighten the pores. The Sebum Clearing Masque which has Salicylic Acid in a clay base. This is very good for skin that is breaking out with acne or hormonal breakouts. For skin that is couperose (broken capillaries), has Rosacea or hyper-sensitive, I recommend a cream mask. Dermalogica’s Ultra-Calming Relief Masque was designed to minimize sensitivity and redness. It also includes Oat and Ginger which helps to restore the skin and prevent future irritation. The new improved Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque is my choice for dry, parched and dehydrated skin. This masque is an oil free gel combined with Botanicals and Vitamins to restore moisture. For an anti-ageing treatment the Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque is your best bet. This masque comes in a creamy base filled with Vitamins A, C and E and antioxidant botanicals. If the skin is a combination type one can use two masques to improve the overall look of the skin. For example, if there is an oily t-zone [...]

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