During summer we tend to relax on routines: we want to rest, take a break from everything and, above all, improvise. This is why we run away from the word “routine.” And, however, it is during summer when our skin needs the most attention: the sun, the heat, the sea and the chlorine can cause dryness, blemishes and, of course, the feared premature ageing.
In this article, we will try to convey two important points. The first one: start being aware of the importance of taking care of your skin during this time of year. And the second one: simplify your skin care routine so that it is easy to do it regularly.
The heat and sweat produce oil, shine, blackheads and open pores. Cleansing once during the morning and once at night is fundamental to keep them at bay. At MartiDerm you have 3 options: gel, micellar water and oil.
If practicality is important for you, choose a light solution that is easy and quick to apply, such as micellar waters. At MartiDerm you have the 3-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Solution, perfect for all skin types. Using a cotton wool (try using a reusable one), gently remove the traces of make-up, dirt and oil.
As you may already know, it has been said plenty of times that micellar water does not need rinsing. If you are in a hurry, you can skip rinsing your skin, but we at MartiDerm suggest that you do it: micelles are detergent active ingredients that should be rinsed with water. In any case, the process is simple and fast.
If you prefer a more traditional soap concept, then your choice would be our Micellar Cleansing Gel, which is perfect for any type of skin. Cleanses and gently removes impurities and traces of make-up without drying skin out, leaving it clean and moisturised.
Before applying it on your skin, we suggest applying some soap between your hands and, with a little water, rub until creating foam.
If you enjoy sensorial and full solutions, you will love our Cleansing Micellar Oil, also suitable for all skin types. This is a formula that, when in contact with water, turns into a milk for clean, moisturised skin.
And if you’d rather use a specific product for your eyes, we recommend our Bi-Phase Eye Makeup Remover. Cleanses and removes make-up (even waterproof make-up) without leaving an oily feeling and irritating your eyes.
Relatively recently, there appeared a new concept that we love: prejuvenetion. This means taking care of our skin with the purpose of preventing and improving the first signs of ageing before the skin ages! In other words, this is about PREVENTING, in capital letters. Moisturising is a basic and essential step in this process.
And there are two areas that need to be distinguished. On one hand, eye contour area, and on the other hand, neck and neckline.
The eye area is delicate and, frequently, it is the first area fatigue and ageing signs appear. You have three options: Eye Correct, Expression Gel and Sublime Expert Eye Contour.
Eye Correct is a pack that has two products: Eye Correct Day and Eye Correct Night. These are a formula for the day and another for the night that, together, reduce and visibly conceal eye bags and dark circles, achieving a brighter and more rested look.
Expression Gel helps redensify and soften wrinkles and expression lines in the eye and lip contour area.
Sublime Expert Eye Contour is one of our latest creations and a top treatment: reaffirms, moisturises, reduces and prevents the appearance of wrinkles in this area. But, moreover, it protects your skin from the damage caused by screen’s blue lights.
For the area in your face, neck and neckline, we recommend using light and refreshing textures. However, if you have dry skin, it’s only natural that you prefer using a full and nutritious cream.
For oily or sensitive skins, we recommend lighter textures like the ampoules Proteos Liposome, which are perfect for oily and sensitive skins or skins with open pores. Or even Acniover Cremigel Active, our cream for acne-prone skins. Because due to the heat and using a mask, many skins have become oilier and have more open pores.
For normal to dry skins, we recommend a different product. Our Epigence line, for instance, is perfect for these skins. You have ampoules, serums and day and night creams.
Epigence Optima SPF 50+. Global anti-ageing ampoule that protects against the damage caused by blue lights from screens.
Epigence Optima SPF 50+ Fluid Cream. Contains the same formula as the original ampoule version but with the new addition of a liquid cream texture perfect to take with you on the go.
Epigence 145 Cream. Suitable for all skin types, this cream is designed to reprogramme the skin and delay the signs of ageing.
Epigence 145 Sleeping Cream Just like its day version, this is perfect for all skin types. This cream has been formulated under epigenetic criteria to help improve skin resilience and provide firmness, moisturisation and a feeling of comfort.
In any case, we always recommend asking a dermatologist, pharmacist or even to our Skin Coach. In this last case, with a simple questionnaire, we can tell you which products and skincare routines are perfect for you and your skin in this time of the year.
But if the idea of simplifying your routine has appealed to you, you can combine MOISTURISATION and PROTECTION in one single step. And here you have several options:
Proteos Screen SPF 50+ or Proteos Screen SPF 50+ Color Fluid Cream. Easily absorbed, both creams prevent and help repair the signs of premature skin ageing. The only difference is that the Proteos Screen SPF 50+ Color Fluid Cream unifies the skin tone with its colour pigments.
FORMULA Nº10 HD Color Touch SPF30. Our most recent ampoule provides efficacy, protection and colour in a single application. With vitamin C, proteoglycans, sunscreen and colour pigments, it is a byword for moisturising, antioxidant and firming efficacy with a touch of colour... a 10-out-of-10 formula.
Yes, we know what you’re thinking. With our ampoule FORMULA Nº10 HD Color Touch SPF30, as well as with Proteos Screen SPF 50+ Color Fluid Cream, you not only get 2-in-1, you get 3-in 1: moisturisation, sunscreen and colour pigmentation. So long make-up!
We love simple routines! Enjoy your holidays!