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Stretch your Skincare Dollars

Dermalogica

Skincare is an investment.

Are you buying more frequently than necessary? How much product SHOULD you be using and how can you maximize your skincare dollars?

The first thing to consider is how much product you are using, versus how much you actually NEED to be using.  Here is a quick guide for daily use products:

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  1. Cleansers – A pea sized amount, mixed with water for gel cleansers.  If your cleanser comes with a pump, make sure to use it!   A lot of research goes into specialized skincare brands, down to the amount that the pump dispenses.  Typically one pump is all you need & for larger bottles you could get away with half a pump.
  2. Eye cream – Use a rice sized grain per eye, delicately patting above and below the eye area.  Be very careful not to use too much pressure, as this area is very thin and prone to damage.
  3. Moisturizer – Again, a pea sized amount is all you need.  Tip?  Applying a toner prior to your moisturizer will lubricate the skin so your moisturizer spreads easily and less is needed.  You skin will also absorb moisturizer better when your skin is fresh out of the shower.

Want another great way to stretch your skincare dollars?  Think multi-purpose! A moisturizer with a built in SPF is perfect for daytime use.  Clay based cleansers can also be used as an oil-controlling masque, and hydrating “boosters” can turn summer moisturizers into powerful winter lotions!  In addition, most professional skincare lines will offer “skin kits”, which contain travel-sized product, complete with a full régime of product.  This is a great way to try before you buy!

Want to know some of our favorite multipurpose products?

Dynamic Skin Recovery + 50SPF  (Mature or Prematurely aging skin)

An emollient daily moisturizer rich in peptides that shields against the primary triggers of skin aging.

Contains SPF 50 and is recommended for daytime use.

Skin Hydrating Booster (All skin types)

A super-concentrated Hyaluronic Acid fluid that gives the skin a “drink” to improve hydration and elasticity.

This booster can be added to any day or nighttime moisturizer, giving it an extra boost!

Phyto Replenish Oil (Normal to dry skin)

This feather-light treatment oil rapidly absorbs to reinforce the skin’s protective barrier. Wear it alone or layered under foundation for all-day dewy skin. Next-generation formula takes a three-phase approach to replenishing protective lipids that are depleted by aging and environmental stress.

A luminous, hydrating treatment for the skin.

Total Eye Care + 15SPF (All skin types)

A three-in-one day treatment for the eyes that helps conceal dark circles, retexture and shield with broad spectrum sunscreens.

Using an eye cream with SPF will help protect the delicate eye area from premature aging.

As always, if you have any skincare questions, please do not hesitate to reach out and ask us!

This month we are also featuring our 5 month skincare series.  If you are looking to change problem skin, this is a series worth looking into.  Full information can be found at the bottom of our facials page by clicking here.

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