30 April 2018

The future is now when it comes to skincare. How you treat your skin today will determine how it looks in ten or twenty years’ time and beyond. Here are 5 very good reasons why you should take care of it…plus, keep reading for great tips on how you can do just that.


Skin sheds daily


Skincare is not a one and done activity as your skin cells are constantly renewing. While it might be glowing and lovely today, it’s a different story tomorrow when those skin cells have died so you have to keep on top of it with a daily routine.


Prevention is easier than the cure


As we mentioned, whatever you’re doing today will show in your skin as you age. Damaged, aged skin is much harder to repair so make the commitment to it now. You won’t regret it.


It could save you money


Investing in a good skin care routine now and spreading the cost out over a lifetime is going to be much more affordable than having to potentially pay thousands for specialist treatments in the future to address skin issues that have cropped up as a result of neglect.


Looking good feels great!


Having clean, clear, glowing skin is a wonderful confidence boost. It makes you look healthy and you know you’re always putting your best face forward.




If you neglect your skin care habits your skin will be more susceptible to rashes, sores, acne, wrinkles and infection.


Now here are the top 5 things you can do to lay the groundwork for better skin for life.


Sun protection


The number one cause of skin damage and premature aging is exposure to the sun. In New Zealand we have it particularly bad with burn times in summer as low as 10 minutes during peak times. Wear sunscreen and protect your face from the sun with a hat.


Develop a routine


Cleansing, toning and moisturising is the standard routine. To cleanse use something right for your skin, or just water is often best. Toning is sometimes thought to be optional but depending on your skin type could make a world of difference. Toner removes any leftover residue after cleansing. Moisturising is important because skin loses moisture during the day and needs it replenished to be able to repair itself.


Remove make up


Always take your make up off at the end of the day. Skin needs to breathe to be healthy and sleeping with make up on is a sure fire way to cause breakouts.


Drink water


Keep your hydration levels up for plump, dewy looking skin; not a dull, flaky face. Being hydrated will help with breakouts. Being dehydrated will show up winkles way more.


Professional treatments


Getting a facial clears out pores in a way you just can’t achieve at home. Another reason to treat yourself to a facial – it’s a nice time to chill out and relax; we all know stress can lead to breakouts and bad skin. At Dash Face & Body, our qualified beauticians perform a number of different facial treatment options; check out our speciality La Clinica Facials. 

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