Dehydration is one of the most common skin conditions, affecting all skin types and ages. It is often mistaken for other skin concerns as it can cause sensitivity, flaky skin, fine lines, and even breakouts. Keep reading as we explain exactly how to tackle dehydration with advice from our in-house experts and brands of The Rehydrate Box.
Caused by environmental, diet and lifestyle factors - as well as neglect, age or an impaired skin barrier - dehydration is a temporary condition that occurs when there is a lack of water in the skin. This can present as tightness, fine lines and, in some cases, lead to flaking or an overproduction of oil. You might also find that products absorb quickly, and your makeup disappears by lunch.
The Rehydrate Box has, of course, been curated with dehydration in mind. It is the first ever Skin Rocks Box to feature one of our own products, and is also the final Skin Rocks Box we will make. We are finishing with a bang people!
Pregnancy can be a beautiful journey, but the combination of hormonal changes and hot weather can pose challenges for your skin. Here are our expert tips and tricks to help you care for your skin during pregnancy and the summer season.
Let’s set the scene. You’re going to an overnight festival - be that Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, Reading or any event that might involve sleeping in a tent - and need to compile a stash of skincare to take with you that you will actually use. While you’ll likely be having too much fun to even think about doing a full a.m. and p.m. skincare routine, we’ve created this simple guide to help you look after your skin while you’re there.
The products included in The Menopause Box are hand-picked by our Founder and Skincare Expert, Caroline Hirons. Read on to find out why she chose the products and to discover her top tips for dealing with menopausal skin.
The products included in The Brightening Box are hand-picked by our Founder and Skincare Expert, Caroline Hirons. Read on to find out why she chose the products and to discover her top tips for dealing with dull skin.
The products included in The Breakout Box were hand-picked by our Founder and Skincare Expert, Caroline Hirons. Read on to find out why she chose breakouts as a theme and why the products were selected.
Why did you choose breakouts as a theme?
Irrespective of your age or skin tone, if you have oily or combination skin and visible breakouts, this is the Box for you.
The Breakout Box came to fruition as we know that quite a few older people bought into our Teen Box. Breakouts are something many of us experience at some stage in our lives and so I wanted to create a targeted routine designed to decongest, soothe and balance blemish-prone skin.
Why did you choose these products?
Whether you’re experiencing large, painful, hormonal spots or a cluster of breakouts from a heavy weekend, I’ve chosen products that can help to tackle breakouts, no matter what the cause.
Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleanser:
This gently foaming cleanser is ideal if you suffer from excess oil and blackheads. It removes dirt, oil and makeup without stripping the skin, thanks to the addition of glycerin and aloe vera.
Murad Daily Clarifying Peel:
Working over time to decongest pores and resurface the skin, this multi-action peel is a triple-threat when it comes to breakouts. Addressing both the cause of spots and appearance of congested skin, it uses a powerful combination of glycolic acid, salicylic acid and a retinoid.
If you are new to acids, please start by using twice a week. Increase if you feel it is necessary.
REN Clearcalm Replenishing Gel Cream:
When your skin feels oily, angry and congested, the last thing you want is a thick, heavy moisturiser. This soothing, lightweight gel cream is designed to boost moisture in breakout-prone skin, leaving it feeling calm and comfortable.
Votary Blemish Rescue Oil:
This oil has been designed as a sophisticated alternative to traditional spot treatments which can be quite drying. It’s brilliant if you suffer from regular breakouts and want an invisible treatment that can be re-applied throughout the day without stripping the skin.
What’s your advice for dealing with breakouts?
First and foremost, work out what might be triggering your breakouts. Is it your hormones? Stress? Your skincare routine? Each of these factors can lead to breakouts, so it’s important to identify the potential cause when treating them.
On that note, treat the spots, take care of the skin. Don’t treat your entire face as if it’s covered in breakouts (unless it is!). Spot treatments such as the Votary Blemish Rescue Oil included in the Box, are brilliant for targeting localised areas.
I’ve also created a complete guide on types of spots and how to deal with them which you can read here.
Shop The Breakout Box.