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Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant Protects Skin From Pollution

Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant

We all love the hustle and bustle of city life – particularly this time of year when you can go to Christmas markets, buy Christmas gifts and generally take in the festive atmosphere. It’s such a fun and exhilarating environment but, unfortunately, it’s pretty unhealthy for your skin.

How Does Pollution Affect Your Skin?

You’ve probably heard me talk about ‘environmental aggressors’ before now. Well, these refer to all the pollutants that can harm your skin, including traffic fumes, cigarette smoke and UV light from electronic devices and artificial lighting. All of these aggressors let off highly unstable molecules (known as ‘free radicals’) which can damage the natural protective barrier of your skin.

With that barrier down, the collagen and lipids in your skin (which are responsible for keeping your skin plump and hydrated) break down. That’s when your skin starts to feel dry, to look dull and break out into spots. It also causes early ageing. Let’s be honest, it’s not a great situation.

What’s The Solution?

For most of us, avoiding polluted cities isn’t really an option. So, to keep your skin looking healthy despite the dirt and grime you encounter every day, you need to use an anti-pollution exfoliator. Luckily for you, the Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant will do the trick wonderfully.

About The Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant™

Hidden inside box 21 of the GLOSSYBOX Advent Calendar was the Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant. It’s a resurfacing, anti-pollution powder exfoliant that protects your skin against environmental aggressors.

When you mix it with water and massage it into your complexion (I explain how to use it below), it releases powerful enzymes and acids that remove dead skin cells, boost collagen and make your skin look brighter. Here’s how:

  • Activated Binchotan Charcoal: Also known as white charcoal, this Japanese charcoal helps to eliminate the toxins in your pores and purify your skin.
  • Niacinamide (a form of vitamin B3), Red Algae and Tara Fruit Extract: Full of vitamin B3 and antioxidants, these ingredients improve the condition of your skin and help protect it against the damaging effects of pollution.

After just one use, it will leave your skin feeling refreshed and looking brighter.

How To Use The Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant

This is one of those skincare products that takes a little education before you learn how to make the most of it. Luckily, I’ve put together a quick step-by-step to help you out:

  • First, wet your hands so that they’re dripping with water.
  • Next, dispense half a teaspoon-worth of your exfoliating powder into your hands and rub your hands together to create a creamy paste.
  • Then, apply to your whole face using circular motions and massage for one minute.
  • Finally, rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.

You’ll be left with smooth, cleansed skin that feels super soft.

Who Can Use It?

The great thing about the Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant is that it is suitable for all skin types. If you have:

  • Oily, combination or normal skin, I’d recommend using this once a day in the evening. It will help to remove the impurities and pollution that clog up your pores during the day.
  • Dry or sensitive skin, I’d suggest using it every second or third day. It will still offer all of the anti-pollution benefits without the risk of drying out your skin.

You can now head into the city and get on with life without having to worry about the damaging effects of pollution on your skin. You’re welcome!

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Beauty Editor