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Winter Skin Guide


Winter Skin Guide



The month of December is all about how to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized. 

There’s a simple reason why your face ends up feeling dry and tight in the winter: 

“Quite simple, your skin doesn’t like the cold because it makes keratin stiff and less flexible,”

says Dr. John Gray, author of The World of SkincareWhich explains why keeping it hydrated is so important.

Not everyone will need to increase moisture in the winter. If you do notice your skin is becoming particularly dry and flaky, switch to an intensive balm for dry skin or up how many times you moisturize during the day. 

To ensure skin never begins to feel dry and tight for a true 24-hour solution, try Dermalogica's intensive moisture balance.

And don’t just think because it’s winter that you don’t need to use a sunscreen either. While your skin might not burn in December, it’s still prone to the sun’s aging UVA rays at this time of year. To keep the crow’s feet at bay, use a moisturizer containing a sunscreen like our Dermalogica’s Daily Defense SPF15.

If you’re worried about a pale winter complexion, now’s the time to apply a little Tom Ford Bronzing Gel, which gives skin some instant but subtle color.


How to achieve the perfect shave in 4 easy steps


How to achieve the perfect shave in 4 easy steps

How to achieve the perfect Shave

Do you ever wonder what it takes to get that perfect shave? Well here are 4 easy steps that can help you reach your goal towards perfect grooming.


Step one

Prepare the skin: It's best to shave after you shower because the skin is naturally cleansed and moisturized. The first thing you want to do is apply a pre-shave oil, this helps to create a barrier between the skin and the blade while keeping the skin moisturized preventing razor burn or any irritation.


Step two

Lather up: Next, you want to lather the beard with a premium shaving cream, and or hot lather. To do this you can use a shaving brush or hand, applying in a circular motion causing the pores to expand.This allows for a closer experience once you begin the shaving process.


Step three

Shave: Now you are ready to shave, once your skin has been fully lathered and exfoliated. The first pass, its recommended to go with the grain of the beard to prevent any forms of skin irritation. Once completed, follow up by going across or against the grain for the second pass allowing for the closest shave leaving you with silky smooth skin! 

  • Tip: (Re-lathering before the second pass, followed by stretching the skin during a shave. Helps provide for closeness, while keeping the skin moisturized preventing any dryness or roughness during the shave)


Step four

Moisturize: For the final step, rinse off your face with cold water and apply a premium after shave moisturizer. This can be done using an aftershave creme or balm that aides in re-conditioning the skin to keep it soft and healthy. It's best to use your fingertips to apply the aftershave balm using a downward slapping motion that way you don't cause irritation to the skin.

  • Tip: (It's best to stay away from any alcohol based aftershave balms or lotions. This can actually enhance any irritation to the skin while stripping the moisturizing components )