Ever since I was a little girl, I have been playing mad scientist when it came to skincare products. A little of this mixed with a little of that, all done in an attempt to increase results and efficacy. Two great products used alone garner great results, but combine two great products? Now we’re talking! With some skincare products the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Two such products are Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub and Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser.
Skin Prep Scrub is a gentle, skin polishing exfoliant. It is perfect for those that prefer a physical exfoliant, and like to feel their scrub removing dead skin cells and refining the texture of their skin. Whereas the Dermal Clay Cleanser combines kaolin and bentonite clays to remove excess oil and impurities. Both products are fantastic for oily skin, but any skin type can benefit from this skin refining duo.
Combining the two products couldn’t be easier. Mix a squirt of each product together (dime to nickel size amount of each) and apply to your face in circular motions, avoiding the eye area entirely. You will feel the menthol from the clay cleanser, cooling the skin, as the fine ground corn meal buffs away dry, dead skin cells. Pay special attention to areas of congestion, such as the chin, nose, and forehead. For an added bonus, you can leave the exfoliating cleanser on your skin as a masque. The clays will help remove excess oil, draw impurities from your skin, and leave your skin feeling refreshed and scrupulously clean. Remove the exfoliating masque with a clean damp washcloth or cellulose sponges. Your skin will feel smooth and soft with a radiant glow. This product duo is a fantastic addition to any skincare regimen, is ideal for men before shaving, and is especially refreshing in the hot summer months when we are experiencing oilier skin.
For more on how to manage oily skin, read this.
Have you tried Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub or Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser? Do you ever combine products for greater efficacy? I can’t be the only mad scientist!