July 2010

Jul
31

Skinfact 14/100: Wrinkly Toes

Posted in Skin Facts by carrie

Why do our fingers and toes wrinkle after a nice long bath?

Good question. The simple answer is that the outer layer of skin is made up of a dead, water-loving substance called keratinocytes. These cells expand when they meet … read the full post

Jul
31

Skinfact 13/100: Dusty Skin

Posted in Skin Facts by carrie

A significant percentage of the dust in you home comes from shed human skin. Ew. Unfortunately, Dermalogica doesn’t make household cleaning products, but if they did, I’m sure they’d be as effective as their Dermal Clay Cleanser!

(Thanks to … read the full post

Jul
30

Skinfact 12/100: Nerve Miles

Posted in Skin Facts by carrie

There are 45 miles of nerves in our skin. At least, that’s the best estimate we could find – scientists are surprisingly quiet on the subject, maybe they haven’t got around to measuring them yet…

Curious about the astronaut? Well, … read the full post

Jul
29

Skinfact 11/100: Skin Renewal

Posted in Skin Facts by carrie

Your skin is constantly renewing itself. It starts at the bottom and works up and takes from 52 to 77 days to shed cells.

Sometimes, our skin isn’t as good at renewing itself as we’d like, which is when we … read the full post

Jul
29

Skincare 10/100: Millions of cells

Posted in Skin Facts by carrie

The average human being has about 300 million skin cells. Look after each one with Dermalogica’s special Sponge Cloth.

(Thanks to sunsinger for the image)… read the full post

Jul
28

Skincare 9/100: More Skin Than You’d Expect

Posted in Skin Facts by carrie

An average adult’s skin covers up to 21 square feet, weighs around nine pounds, and is home to more than 11 miles of blood vessels! Look after every square inch with Dermalogica’s Gently Soothing Booster.

Thanks to Lori Annread the full post

Jul
27

Skincare 8/100: Absorbant Skin

Posted in Skin Facts by carrie

Our skin comes into contact with many different chemicals every day; a lot of which are absorbed through our skin. Think about what you use! Dermalogica’s Super Sensitive Faceblock contains no chemical sunscreens.

(Thanks to Horia Varlan for the wonderful … read the full post

Jul
26

Skinfact 7/100: Shedding Skin

Posted in Skin Facts by carrie

Your skin sheds up to 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells *every minute of the day*! That’s up to 4kg of skin per year! This kind of exfoliation is important to keep your skin looking fresh and healthy and Dermalogica’s … read the full post

Jul
25

Skinfact 6/100: How We Damage Our Skin

Posted in Skin Facts by carrie

Stress, pollution, UV rays, fast food… there are many ways we damage our skin unintentionally.

Protect your skin with Dermalogica’s Soothing Protection Spray.

(Thanks to _gee_ for the magnificent photograph).… read the full post

Jul
24

Skinfact 5/100: Cold Weather Dry Skin

Posted in Skin Facts by carrie

When the cold weather draws in, many of us notice our skin dries out. There are two main reasons for this:

  1. Cold air is usually a lot drier than warm air and, together with windier weather that whips any moisture
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