What is the best age to start a skin care routine?

What is the best age to start a skin care routine?

The most common question we get asked as skin care professionals by parents is, “When should my child start a skincare routine?” DermaFIX recommends that by the age of 10 some form of gentle skin care routine should be in place. Prevention is always better than cure,...
Avoid Chapped lips this winter

Avoid Chapped lips this winter

As our temperature starts to drop the air becomes less moist, this is when our lips start to get dry and cracked, we have all suffered from this tight, rough and unpleasant condition at least once during the winter months. Besides using a good lip care product there...
For the love of eyes

For the love of eyes

While you might wish it weren’t so, the skin around your eyes is one part of your body that can show the earliest signs of premature ageing, particularly without proper care. As the skin around your eyes is thinner and more delicate than the skin on other parts of...
The terrifying trend of DIY advanced protocols

The terrifying trend of DIY advanced protocols

Mention DIY and the first thing that comes to mind is probably one of those easy-to-do projects in and around the house, like repainting a wall or making your own headboard. Performing an advanced skin care protocol at home, on the other hand, should be the last...
Skin Barrier 101

Skin Barrier 101

‘Your skin barrier’ and ‘stripping the skin’ are not entirely uncommon phrases, with so many beauty magazines and skin care blogs making mention of these concepts. But what does it all mean exactly?   To truly understand the skin, and to be able to properly take...
The Skin’s Natural Microbiome

The Skin’s Natural Microbiome

We often associate the word ‘bacteria’ with something that is bad or dirty, but what if you were told that bacteria play a big role in keeping us healthy?   You may already be familiar with concepts like ‘healthy gut flora’ and ‘probiotics’ when it comes to...
Protect the skin you are in

Protect the skin you are in

Ageing… it happens to all of us!  And while there are many culprits that contribute towards the breakdown of healthy skin, UV exposure is one of the leading factors contributing to the acceleration of skin ageing.   In order to protect and prevent the skin from...
DermaFix Enzyme Masques

DermaFix Enzyme Masques

Applying a face masque has been a ritual in skincare dating back to Ancient Egypt and the times Cleopatra. Believe it or not, it is documented that the first cosmetic product ever made was thought to be a masque. Fast forward to 2020 and the global masque market is...
Common skin care myths and mistakes

Common skin care myths and mistakes

With social media being abundant with ill-advised, ‘quick fix’ recommendations on how to improve skin care concerns, most of us are left trying these ideas hoping to see some sort of improvement on the skin. These suggestions often are untested and can cause the skin...
The Ancient Art of Double Cleansing

The Ancient Art of Double Cleansing

Way back in history, oils were always used to cleanse the skin. This is largely because oils dissolve other oils with ease, thereby helping to remove the oil-soluble impurities on our skin, including dirt, grime, and make-up.  The first known recipe for soap was found...
Beginners guide to Skin care

Beginners guide to Skin care

There are so many routines and habits that make up our daily lives. From listening to the radio, catching up on social media platforms, having a coffee before heading to work, heading to the gym a few times a week, to how you relax in the evening. These are all...
Retinoids vs Non Prescriptive Retinoids

Retinoids vs Non Prescriptive Retinoids

In the world of beauty most people seem to be of the opinion that whatever they can get from their doctor is going to be better than what can be found in the skin retail trade. Topical treatment products such as Vitamin A Esters can also leave the consumer baffled...
The Beauty of Ceramides

The Beauty of Ceramides

Believe it or not, ceramides have been around for many years and have a proven track record when it comes to an anti-ageing ingredient used in skincare.   Ceramides offer moisture retention, improved elasticity and are often used in hair care to enhance radiance...
Healthy living, Healthy skin

Healthy living, Healthy skin

There’s no way around it, these days, we judge a book by its cover – and people by their looks. Of course, we know that beauty is only skin deep, but we cannot ignore the fact that, for better or worse, both health and beauty matters and it starts with healthy skin....
The World of Prejuvenation

The World of Prejuvenation

We have all heard the term – rejuvenation, we hear it every day but what on earth is prejuvenation? Is this another term we have to get used to hearing – well, yes, it certainly seems that way.   The term, prejuvenation is the act of implementing a series of...
The perfect cleansing match

The perfect cleansing match

When it comes to paying attention and taking care of the skin, the first product that pops into your mind may just be the use of a suitable moisturiser, or even an SPF to help protect us from our sunny climates. While these products are important, the truth is that...
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