This month's video blog topics have been all about hydration. As the temperature warms up the skin often needs less moisturising and more hydrating. During normal daily activity the skin looses up to a litre of water a day through perspiration, so adding hydrating ingredients into your skincare regime can help your skin maintain that healthy glow. My client's often find it easier to consume the recommended two litres of water during the summer months as the heat increases their thirst, but the skin is the last organ to receive the nutrients we consume. As a result, often my clients still have concerns of fine lines and dehydration because of lifestyle factors.
Data analyst Euromonitor found that almost 50% of consumers in 2017 were looking for products suitable for more hydrated skin.
Dehydrated skin means that the skin is lacking water. It can be dry and itchy with a dull appearance. The lack of water also affects the overall skin tone and complexion may appear uneven with fine lines can be more noticeable. Dehydrated skin is a skin condition, not a skin type you are born with so is a few tweaks to your skincare regime can make an impact quickly. Boosters, serums or other highly concentrated products are designed to customise a day-to-day regime. Dermalogica boosters and serums can be mixed with moisturisers, masques and used on their own to adapt a home care regimen.
"People need to look after their biggest organ – skin," says Dr Hussain.
Dermalogica's Skin Hydrating Booster is formulated with highly-active ingredients that help all skin types and quench thirsty skin. The oleosome microphage promotes double hydration when paired with Hyluronic Acid, which holds 1,000 times its weight in water and when using this booster the results are noticeable after just a few days. Panthenol, also known as vitamin B, promotes skin repair and aids hydration. Algae Extract aids moisture balance and restoring soft skin and minimising fine lines.
This product can be used all over the face, neck, decollate, and eye area to improve the barrier layer and hydrate the delicate skin. Apply 6-10 drops after spritzing with your daily toner or after using daily resurfacer and before moisturising. It can also be used under or mixed in with the Skin Hydrating Masque. Boosters need to be used with a daily moisturiser to maximise potential results.