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Holiday Skincare Tips

December is a month full of amazing food, drinks, parties, and holiday cheer. But, along with the joyful days of the holiday season this may also bring on some skin issues. Dryness, redness, and irritation are nothing to cheer about. Here are some Dormer211 holiday skin care tips so you can focus on the celebration!

Tip #1 Cleanse morning and night

Using a cleanser that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils is ideal. Use a cleanser that is Ph balanced and avoid alcohol-based toners or astringents. They may dry your skin further.

Tip #2 Moisturize

Although you should be using a moisturizer year-round, it is especially important to not skip this step during this time of year. A moisturizer is necessary to help add moisture into your skin and keep water from evaporating from your skin. Dormer211 moisturizing creams with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E will help provide long lasting hydration. And don’t forget to moisturize those lips!

Tip #3 Lower the thermostat and humidify the air.

High heat not only leads to drier skin, but drier lips, nose, and throat. Keep the thermostat at a low setting, yet a comfortable one. Consider investing in a humidifier that will help add moisture to the dry winter air.

Tip #4 Don’t stress!

Between doing last-minute shopping and party planning, the holidays can bring on significant stress. And it may show on your skin! Stress can bring on acne breakouts, hives, and even cause flare-ups in skin conditions like eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis.

When you feel the stress of the holidays getting the best of you, take some time to relax. Treat yourself to yoga, a spa day, or even an at-home relaxing hydrating face mask.

Tip #5 Get some good quality shut-eye

Getting a good night’s sleep during the holidays can be quite challenging. Who says “beauty sleep” is cliché? Seven to eight hours of quality sleep is necessary for cell regeneration and skin repair. During deep sleep, the rise in growth hormone allows damaged cells to become repaired. Without the deeper phases of sleep, this won't occur, which may result in more noticeable signs of aging.


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Do You Still Need to Moisturize Oily Skin?

When you have oily skin, the last thing you might think about is a moisturizer. After all, why would you add another product to your skin when you’re trying to reduce its oiliness? In reality, there are a whole host of benefits to using a daily moisturizer if your skin is oily or pimple-prone.

Here are some reasons why a moisturizer should be included in your skincare routine.

Oily Doesn’t Mean Hydrated

There’s a common misconception that if your skin is oily, it must be well-hydrated. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. So if you have oily skin and choose to dry out your skin further, you’ll experience seriously dehydrated skin which lead to issues such as inflammation, premature ageing, and even breakouts. Your body then responds to dry skin by making more oil, which clogs pores and leads to even more pimples. It’s a vicious cycle, but you can prevent it! Moisturizers improve our skin’s hydration by adding water to it, which in turn, will eventually lead to less oily skin.

Eases Side Effects of Acne Medication

When our skin won’t cooperate and we’re forced to use more aggressive forms of acne treatments, such as retinoids or benzoyl peroxide, it becomes even more important to moisturize your skin because these products are designed to dry out your skin. Worse yet, these treatment options are also known to cause flakiness, peeling, and inflammation, so a daily moisturizer is your best defence against these uncomfortable side effects.

Oil-Free Moisturizers

There are plenty of moisturizers on the market today that are made for oily skin. These moisturizers are oil-free and non-comedogenic, which means they won’t clog your pores. These specially-designed products typically include ingredients like glycerin and hyaluronic acid. Be sure to review the ingredient list on your moisturizer to ensure you’re using one that is suited to your skin’s needs.

Dormer®211 offers a complete skincare line for all skin types, including an oil-free moisturizer. Visit our website today to learn more about our wide variety of products suited to specific skin types.



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Why Proper Skin Care Is Important for Young Adults

Let’s face it: being a teenager can be rough. On top of dealing with school and trying to keep up with friends and family, your body undergoes many sudden changes that can have you going to bed with clear skin and waking up with an acne breakout. But that doesn’t mean the situation is hopeless. Dormer211 is dedicated to helping teenagers all across North America learn to glow from the inside out and to love their skin!

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How to Get Vitamin D Safely from the Sun

If you live in a northern climate, chances are you’re not getting a lot of sunshine. This may put you at a disadvantage of receiving adequate vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin. Vitamin D is important to the function of our immune system, bones and overall health. In fact, our bodies recognize its need so much that our skin synthesizes it when we are outdoors and are directly exposed to UVB rays. If you are not getting enough vitamin D through your diet or from the sun, taking supplements will help to increase your intake. Many people are deficient in vitamin D but what’s particularly notable is that those who suffer from psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and other skin diseases have very low levels of the vitamin and should consider sun therapy in conjunction with our line of products as an added healing method towards better skin health.  

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