The Inner Moisturiser!Hi! I'm LaaLaa & I'm a water addict. Those clear, spring waters with a pH level of 7-8, you keep me full, hydrated and happy! I just love water, bottle always on hand and since I've been drinking a lot more water in the last 12- 13 years, I find I get dehydrated an awful lot quicker than before! SO...water is important, I firmly believe it's not just skincare that helps us with our bodies, it's also what we put into it, smoking, alcohol, poor food choices just our lifestyle choices are a big part of our skins condition. Being the largest organ we have, it's the one we need to care for and protect as it's needed to keep our insides protected. Now I'm not saying we can't indulge & yes I know genes can play a huge role too but balance is key but I'm just putting across my views on water & skin!
Water is going to help boost our skins elasticity & help the skin to glow - amongst other benefits. Think of it as an inner moisturiser. If you was to drink 2 litres of water all day for 5 days, we all may see such a difference but I understand water might not be for us all. I use to hate water! What? Yes! I can't tell you how I overcame my waterphobia but I did, cut out a lot of my fizzy drinks - I was a Dr. Pepper addict. I know so many of us have a sweet tooth so why not try fizzy water as an alternative? It'll help cut out the sugar or if you choose to have it with flavouring it makes it more tasteful. I was sent a SodaStream machine last month alongside some hydrating Dermalogica ♥ products. This isn't the first time this home has had a
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The Outer Hydration......Brought to you by Dermalogica, if there's two dermalogica products I enjoy it's the daily microfoliant and ultra calming cleanser - very gentle to remove make-up with but here's 3 targeted at hydration that I've been testing out lately.
1. Skin Hydrating MasqueThis I had issues with and surprisingly a second Dermalogica masque too. I got a reaction, I put it on and within 5 minutes my face started to get red, I was multi-masking and I washed them both off gently using warm water and ended up with a outline of where the masque had bordered. It didn't burn or itch but it was visibly red. I took images of when the masque was on and after it was washed off. I decided not to use any of them again and proceeded to put honey on my face to soothe the redness which went within a couple of hours. Was totally baffled by this as I don't have sensitive skin and I normally get on with Dermalogica products but the masque range so far seems to be no beuno, I'm sceptical to see if it'll happen again as I don't want to end up with any type of reaction. Unfortunate.
2. Skin Smoothing CreamI've been thoroughly enjoying this cream, it's lightweight but hydrating & moisturising. The Mallow, Cucumber and Arnica help to soothe and hydrate while the Lecithin and Aloe Gel give a deep moisturising experience. I've been using this daily in the morning and I find that it's becoming an essential product, with the weather so up & down my skin doesn't know what it wants to do, it's pretty oily at the moment but I find this helps the oil, not to forget it also has antioxidant such as Grape Seed Extract & vitamins C and E they help protect the skin from those negative environmental issues. It has a pH level of 6-7 so it's in the area of pure water / saliva!
3. Hydrablur PrimerI've been using this primer frequently as my base. It gives a smooth base, the face feels silky. I've applied this with fingers, a brush & even a damp sponge. I'm typical T-zone oily and my nose has visible pores, this helps to blur the nose pores and it works ok for the oil. Foundation seems to work well enough with the primer, it comes out a little gritty and it's got a white/grey tone to the primer itself. I've not experienced any ash look & the grit dissolves as the primer is applied.
How do you keep your skin hydrated?
Purchase:SodaStream, Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream, Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque, Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer