posted by m o o c h i
win / dermalogica


does your skin need brightening this winter? we have teamed up with Dermalogica to bring you 20 Brighten Up Dermalogica starter kits.

simply tag us @moochi and tell us below what your favourite moochi pieces have been this year for your chance to win!

winner's will be drawn 9.00am wednesday 10 july and notified via email. limited to one entry per person. non-transferable or redeemable for cash.

top 6 summer skin tips!

posted by Hannah
dermalogica / spring 2011

our good friends at dermalogica have supplied us with some VERY important tips for the summer months ahead! x

1. Exfoliate for clearer, smoother skin
What it does: Exfoliation removes dead, dulling skin debris to prevent congestion and improve hydration from toners and moisturizers.
When: Perform in the mornings prior to toner, moisturizer, SPF and make-up application. Tip: Make-up will last longer on an exfoliated skin!
Don’t forget: After you exfoliate, follow with a hydrating body cream to seal in moisture, and always shield freshly exfoliated skin with an SPF (as recommended by the FDA).
Recommended: Daily Microfoliant®, Exfoliating Body Scrub, Body Hydrating Cream, MultiVitamin BodyBlock SPF20.

2. Keep skin hydrated
How: Up your regimen’s level of hydration with intensive masques, perfect for use one to two times a week. Boosters are a great fit, working best when layered underneath a moisturizer. Toners are a refreshing moisturizer prep, working to even out skin porosity. Tip: Refresh with a revitalizing toner spritz at your desk, in the car, at the gym, on the plane!
Recommended:  Antioxidant HydraMist, Skin Hydrating Booster, Skin Hydrating Masque.

3. Make friends with H20
Why: Higher temperatures and more time outdoors leads to internal dehydration, which can result in headaches and dizzy spells!
What you can do: Eight 8-ounce glasses of plain, filtered water every day help maintain critical moisture balance of the body and skin, and assist in detoxification. Tip: If you drink caffeinated beverages, you must triple the amount of water you drink!
Recommended:  Plain and pure water!

4. When in doubt, apply (and reapply!)
Why:  It’s not enough to just apply sunscreen.: you must apply enough, and apply frequently.   Studies indicate that most people do not apply nearly as much daylight protection as they should.
How much: A teaspoon for the face. For the body, about as much as would fill a shot glass.
How often: Re-apply every two hours. Tip: Stay out of the midday sun from mid-morning to late afternoon whenever you can.
Bonus: Today’s sophisticated formulas and technology let you select sun protection that works with your skin condition. That means you can choose oil-free, mattifying formulas, extra emollient formulas for dry skin, or chemical free formulas for sensitized, reactive skin.
Recommended: Oil Free Matte Block SPF20, Extra Rich FaceBlock SPF30, Super Sensitive FaceBlock SPF30.

5. Soothe over-exposed skin
What: You forgot the sunscreen, didn’t apply enough, or got caught in a sunny spell.
What’s next: Unfortunately, the damage is done, but you don’t have to suffer in pain! Super-soothing botanicals and cooling gels can help prevent peeling and reduce redness and inflammation.
How: Apply cooling balms generously over-exposed skin, preferably at the first sight of a pink glow.
Prevent: One blistering sunburn doubles your risk of melanoma -- remember to get a yearly skin exam by a doctor and perform a self-examination once a month to detect early warning signs of carcinomas and malignant melanoma. Look for a new growth or any skin change.
Recommended: After Sun Repair
6. Repair and treat sun damage
What causes skin damage: UV light causes photoaging in the form of brown spots, coarse skin and wrinkles, whether you have burned your skin or not. When sunlight comes in contact with skin a cascade of damage results (including the stripping of barrier lipids) causing inflammation, production of reactive oxygen molecules that affect healthy cell growth, and stimulation of collagen destructing enzymes.
What to do: A tan may be a popular summer look, but it indicates damage. Bombard your skin with age-fighting ingredients to help undo any damage that may occur, and to further protect it from the aging effects of UV.
Recommendation: Power Rich™, MultiVitamin Power Recovery® Masque, MAP-15 Regenerator.

need a winter glow?

posted by Hannah

over the long weekend i had the joy of introducing my skin to a whole knew regime of dermalogica products! and i WOW i am impressed, that mixed with some R&R i am feeling like a new person!!!

my fav new products and must haves for winter are two exfoliating products, the dermalogica daily microfoliant will literally change your life! dust like in texture with small rice enzymes, add with a dash of water and apply to the face, you skin will love you for it and get rid of all those teeny lumps that build up on your face! seriously amazing!!!

my other favourite is the exfoliating body scrub - a must in everybody's shower! perfect for lifting any dry skin with a whole lot of delicious essential oils - follow up with the body hydrating cream and you are good to go!!!

so that's my thoughts for keeping your skin glowing for winter! let me know your tips!

for more information check out our friends at dermalogicas website here



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