Ok, it’s that turning point in my life where I need to start looking after my skin properly. Recently I’ve noticed a lot of whiteheads/blackheads forming more frequently around my nose area, especially the sides. That is quite a dilemma because with blackheads, the pores on the skin dilate and become bigger over time, that creates more space for bacteria to clog your skin and create breakouts/pimples. Now that really isn’t good news! Who would have thought that you are at a higher risk of developing more pimples as you get older?!
The question I have is how do you prevent whiteheads/blackheads from re-emerging and keep your pores clear?
The latest I know is the best ingredients to get rid of dead skin build up which apparently causes bacteria to stick around longer on your face (bah!) is Salicylic Acid. Known also as BHA, Salicylic Acid has the ability to penetrate into the pore (AHAs do not), and thus can exfoliate inside the pore as well as on the surface of the skin, which makes it effective for reducing blemishes, including blackheads and whiteheads. (Ref Paulaschoice.com)
I found a website called Activeskin which sells Dermalogica products at reasonable prices. Dermalogica have products specifically targeted at treating skin problems/concerns so I decided to do some shopping with them.
Products I am using daily since ordering them from Activeskin are the Dermalogica Antioxidant Hydramist 150ml and Daily Resurfacer (35 pouches)
The total purchase is an investment I am willing to make for my skin! I didn’t used to believe that the more expensive/premium products did anything extra for the skin, but I do believe there is a big difference in looking for the right ingredients for your skin concerns, and often these ingredients end up costing more.
I remember getting samples of a Dermalogica product which was very unique. It’s called a Daily Resurfacer and comes in small, grey pouches. This container has 35.
Each pouch has a thick material ‘coat’ for your index finger. You literally put that ‘coat’ on and exfoliate your face.
Each pouch is valid for one application and the majestic finger tool has all the ingredients your skin needs to get rid of build up, oil, dirt and toxins. Salicylic acid is one of the key ingredients and I decided to purchase a whole container of these pouches.
I was also intrigued by the Dermalogica Hydramist
product. One of the most common issues your skin will experience in its lifetime is dehydration. Loss of moisture occurs on a 24 hour basis, there is no escaping it. Make a habit out of misting your face every few hours while at work or at home to keep it moisturised. I realise that its not possible to keep rubbing moisturiser on your face especially once you’ve done your makeup in the morning. It is easy however to use a hydrating mist and the water droplets infused with hydrating ingredients will do as good a job as a regular moisturiser without smudging your makeup or creating an oily look.
The one I purchased is 150ml (full size) but you can also invest in a travel size (30ml)
to try it out.
Convenient mist-on formula supplements skin’s protective barrier by creating an active antioxidant shield of White Tea, Licorice and Vitamin E to fight damaging free radicals, while a patented polypeptide helps prevent the signs of ageing. Vitamin C complex combined with collagen stimulating peptides, encourages firmness and elasticity to help reduce the appearance of fine lines.
You can use this product after cleansing your face in the evening or throughout the day over your makeup. I even read somewhere that you can use this mist to refresh your makeup after application. A very versatile and useful product. Your skin needs to stay hydrated!
So there you have it, a review of my first ever Dermalogica products! I really like them both and just this morning discovered I had some blemishes forming in the same problem areas (argh!) around my nose. I quickly used a resurfacing wipe in the morning to clear away any dead skin cells and have noticed a big difference already. No sign of blemishes yet.
If you have used any good Dermalogica products, do let me know in the comment section!