Saturday, June 2, 2012

Skin Care


While you did slather on sunscreen all through the vacation, it is important to take extra care of your skin and hair, on your return. The excessive onslaught of UV rays and the damage it causes makes it imperative to go the extra mile while your skin slowly transitions into regular skin care routine.

Exfoliate: Use a gentle exfoliant on the face, to shed off the build up of skin cells which are damaged, dry and pigmented. Enhance the exfoliation action by using a soft sponge cloth for the face or a buffing cloth for the body whilst in the shower. Donot rub hard, as this can lead to irritation and inflammation.

However if there is redness due to a sunburn, do not exfoliate until the skin has healed. 

Calm and rehydrate: Apply a hydrating and calming masque which is thirst quenching on dehydrated skin, three times a weeks. Paper masks when refrigerated before use, help soothe and plump your skin. Keep the skin nourished and hydrated throughout the day and night, with the use of serums and moisturisers. 

Repair: On returning from your holiday, immediately begin treating any signs of pigmentation like freckles, sun spots and tan with treatment products which brighten and prevent further discolouration like the Dermalogica ChromaWhite TRX C-12 Concentrate.

Avoid using skin whitening products which contain hydroquinine or kojic acid as ingredients. Furthermore, resist the temptation of bleaching the face and body to de-tan the skin.

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