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 different routines we have that help us get through our daily lives. Humans are creatures of habit, after all.
However, there’s one habit that is easy to neglect, possibly the most important one, a skincare routine. And that’s where our beginners guide to skin care comes in.
Your skin is your body’s largest organ, so just like your body, it needs looking after. Our skins are exposed to many elements every day: dirt, impurities, oils, makeup, environmental pollution, perspiration etc. When you invest in your skin you not only look good but you also feel good, as your skin will look brighter, healthier, plumper and more evenly toned and radiant.
When introducing a new skin care product into your routine one needs to be patient, as dramatic improvements don’t happen overnight, and consistency is the key in leading to visible results. Every individual’s skin is different—in tone, texture, features and conditions. Therefore, it is advisable that a full skin analysis be conducted by a qualified skincare professional at a recommended DermaFix stockist prior to the purchase of products.
Regardless of your skin type, your skin care routine should consist of the following vital products for the maintenance of skin health:
Cleansers remove dirt, excess sebum and makeup. When your face is clean, it allows the other products you use to penetrate the skin and work more effectively. Selecting a cleanser with a balanced pH will help maintain your skins natural homeostasis. Avoid the use of soap bars as they are harsh and strip away your skin’s acid mantle (protective layer), as using soap bars results in water passing out of the skin more rapidly making your skin feel dry and tight, causing an imbalance.
Exfoliation is a necessity in your routine as it removes redundant skin cell build-up allowing the products that you use post exfoliation to have better penetration into the skin and, therefore more visible results can be noted in a shorter period of time. Ensure to make use of non-abrasive exfoliation options and rather opt for enzymatic alternatives such as the DermaFix DermaPolish and DermaFix DermaPolish + Activated Charcoal.
DermaPolish is a unique blend of organic enzyme rich powders, micro-exfoliates and cleanses the skin, leaving it noticeably smoother and brighter. DermaPolish is packed in dry form to maintain its effectiveness and freshness. Water activates the enzymes together with hydroxy acids, smoothing, softening and brightening the skin. Lightly exfoliates dead cells and accelerates cell renewal.
DermaPolish + Activated Charcoal
DermaPolish + Activated Charcoal is an enzymatic exfoliator that removes redundant skin cell build-up, offering skin brightening results whilst stimulating cell growth. DermaPolish + Activated Charcoal promotes anti-ageing skin benefits with an improved wound healing response. The inclusion of Activated Charcoal assists to adsorb toxins and impurities, additionally providing deep-cleansing benefits for a congested skin. DermaPolish + Activated Charcoal has been packaged in dry-form to maintain effectiveness and freshness.
These are recommended according to skin type, choosing the right skin care solution will depend on what skin type you have and how it generally reacts to a variety of product types and ingredients. Skin Care Professionals should also be able to accurately analyse your skin type and suggest which product would most suitable for the prevention, protection and correction of your specific concerns. to use, and the most effective for your specific skin type and concern. DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care have a range of moisturisers available for all skin types and concerns.
4. Sun Protection
How could we treat the skin without protecting it? This is the most important product to use in your routine and more frequently skipped. UVA/UVB HEV Light triggers free-radical and oxidative damage. It also breaks down collagen, weakens elastin causing skin wrinkling and sagging, and can additionally bring about unsightly hyperpigmentation i.e. photo-ageing. DermaFix DermaShield SPF40/50 UVA/UVB HEV Light Protection Sunscreen is formulated to meet all the necessary requirements as per the South African legislation and has been SANS 1557:2013 and ISO 24444, ISO 24443 approved.
DermaShield SPF50 sunscreen provides high UVA/UVB protection for all skin types. DermaShield SPF50 is a scientifically advanced sun protection product that is PABA & Fragrance-free and contains a proprietary blend of sunscreen ingredients which protects the skin from damaging UVA/UVB rays that are associated with sun related skin damage and premature ageing. Our sunscreen meets the South African National Standards with SANS 1557:2013; ISO24444; ISO24443 accreditations.
In conclusion, we hope our beginners guide to Skin care introduced the basic products your skin needs to maintain skin health and keep it protected day and night. A skincare routine doesn’t have to be complicated. Once you’ve established a consistent routine you can then start adding toners, serums or other correctives to further improve your skin concerns.
For more information on the DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care Brand and what products are suited to your skin needs, contact us directly on 0861 28 23 23 or visit our website www.dermafix.co.za