stop summer skin burn out

Stop summer skin burn out!

Three quick summer skin myths - busted!

“I don’t need a moisturiser in the summer.”

While you may not need heavier salves and creams, the skin is still feeling the ravages of dry winter and spring weather. Moisturise daily to keep skin hydrated, protected and smooth. Sheer Tint Moisture SPF20 delivers light hydration with a wash of colour for a fresh, light summer look without heaviness.

“My skin gets so oily in summer – I’ll just dry it out with a tan.”

Tanning to clear oily skin or even breakouts may intensify your chances of long-term scarring and hyperpigmentation (dark spots). You could also trigger breakouts: there’s an increase in skin cells when the skin is exposed to UV light, and this further clogs follicle openings and can lead to the development of breakout bacteria.

To control summer slick and shine, try changing your moisturiser: your Dermalogica Professional Skin Care Therapist can prescribe Oil Control Lotion to hydrate and maintain an all-day matte finish.

“What can I do if the damage has been done?”

Treat exposed skin immediately with cooling gels and balms, but be sure to reach for one that also helps repair skin. After Sun Repair is infused with “super botanicals” Clove Oil, Szechwan Pepper, Licorice and Mugwort, all known to help repair DNA damage, reduce inflammation and take the sting off sunburned skin.