With so many products available on the skin care market, one is often faced with questions of ‘What steps within my skin care routine are the most important?’ and ‘what should I be doing in order to achieve the best looking skin possible?’. While a routine can be as complex as you wish to make it, the following steps to cleanse, correct and protect your skin should definitely be included in order to achieve optimal skin health.
Cleanse your skin!
Thorough cleansing of the skin marks the foundation of any successful skin care routine. The role of a cleanser is to suitably remove all impurities and make-up from the surface of the skin. Skipping or skimping on the cleansing step may lead to exacerbation of acne-like lesion formation including blackhead formation. When you thorough cleanse the skin, it further ensures that all product applied after the cleansing routine, have improved penetration into the skin through thorough removal of any oily residues from the surface of the skin.
When purchasing a cleanser, look out for products that are free of all ‘nasties’ like Sodium Laureth Sulphate, a foaming agent that causes stripping of the skin’s barrier, leading to a loss of vital moisture from the skin. DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care has formulated a cleansing range that provides effective results without compromising the integrity of the protective barrier of the skin. These cleansers include:
A non-stripping, foaming cleanser that gently lifts away superficial debris from the skin without removing essential moisture. Gentle Cleansing Gel is mild enough to use on all skin types.
A foaming cleanser assisting in the fight against inflammation, while offering protection against the free radical damage that leads to hyperpigmentation and ageing.
A lightweight, emollient cleanser that helps to remove make-up and other impurities, without stripping the essential lipid-barrier of the skin. HydraSilk Cleanser promotes skin health and hydration and is ideally suited to even the most sensitive of skin types.
A deep-cleansing, oil-free foaming formulation, that thoroughly removes excess oil, surface impurities and make-up. Active Cleansing Gel facilitates gentle exfoliation of redundant skin cells due to its Alpha- and Beta Hydroxy content, making this the ideal cleanser for an oily and breakout-prone skin type.
Mandelic Cleanser is a multifunctional cleanser to delicately yet deeply cleanse the skin. The skin re-acquires its original equilibrium in dealing with various problematic skin care concerns including Acne, Hyperpigmentation and Ageing.
Correct your skin!
Correctives, including serums or boosters, are an effective way to specifically target your exact skin care concerns. While varied, these concerns may include hyperpigmentation, ageing, textural changes, enlarged pores and acne breakouts.
DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care carries an extensive range of corrective products including the following to name but a few:
Utilising plant stem-cell technology, DermaFix PowerDerm helps to slow down ageing while sufficiently providing the skin with moisture and barrier protection.
The DermaFix DermaBright product is based on Mandelic AHA, proven for its effectiveness in helping skin concerns including Ageing, Acne and Hyperpigmentation. DermaBright is useful in suppressing pigmentation, fighting inflammatory non-cystic acne and rejuvenating photo-aged skin.
SND Corrector proves useful in the correction of stretchmarks and scarring as well as improving on skin elasticity making it ideal in the fight against stretchmark formation and ageing concerns related to the neck and décolleté.
Vitamin A Propionate from DermaFix supplies your skin with a healthy dose of Vitamin A Propionate, helping with vitalization of the skin and improving the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots. This lightweight formula is ideal for all skin types including dry, sensitive and acne prone skin.
Protect your skin
A successful skin care routine should always be ended off with a suitable sun protection product as this offers the first line of defence against ageing as well as pigmentation. Sun protection products should provide both high UVA and high UVB protection in order to sufficiently protect the skin against the harmful effects of the sun. Re-application of sun protection is also an important factor to keep in mind as a sunscreen product will only provide protection for a certain amount of time before that protection wears off.
DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care not only provides sun protection products that offer both high UVA and high UVB protection, while additional support products assisting with skin recovery post UV exposure, also make up part of this range as follows:
a low-chemical sunscreen, providing high UVA/UVB sun protection in a non-greasy formulation.
This is a refreshing spray that may be used at any time during the day to alleviate the symptoms of sunburn and environmentally stressed skin. C-Spritz provides an anti-oxidant boost to the skin, curbs dehydration and soothes inflammation, making it the perfect ‘bring-along’ product to any outdoor event.
Incorporating the above-mentioned steps into your skin care routine will assist to help you on your way to a healthier, more radiant complexion. For more information on the DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care brand, visit www.dermafix.co.za or call us on 0861 28 23 23.