Raise your hand if you’ve ever gone to sleep with hydrated, glowing skin, only to wake up with a dry, tight face? Hi, yes, hello, welcome to a club filled with those who have also fallen victim to what we call seasonal-affected skin.
As someone whose skin is usually on the oilier side, it’s always a rude shock at the turn of season when my face dries out, at which point I know it’s time to swap out my summer skincare routine for some hydration heroes.
Enter: Cult brand CeraVe. CeraVe’s range was developed with leading dermatologists after they began to notice that many skin conditions like dry skin, eczema and acne all had one thing in common — a deficiency in naturally occurring Ceramides, and a compromised skin barrier.
The skin barrier, or stratum corneum, consists of the top layer of your dermis and is where a layer of dead skin cells usually reside. The main function of the skin barrier is to shield us from the outside world, keeping external aggressors and irritants at bay, and locking in enough moisture to give your skin a hydrated, healthy-looking glow.
If you don’t look after your skin barrier, dead skin cells build up (minimising the turnover), resulting in dull, dehydrated skin, congestion that can lead to breakouts, and early signs of ageing. A damaged skin barrier usually takes around 2-4 weeks to repair and a simple 3-step routine to nurse it back to health.
That’s where CeraVe’s hydrating, fragrance-free formulas come in — each minimalist formulation includes three essential, skin-identical Ceramides, and features the brand’s patented MultiVesicular Emulsion (MVE) Delivery Technology, that promotes 24-hour hydration, and helps to actively strengthen the natural skin barrier with each use.
The good news for all you dehydrated dolls is that to celebrate CeraVe first-ever #SkinChat, the brand is giving the first 100 skin-lovers to register, a personalised CeraVe facial skincare regime. HUGE! Plus, all who register will go into the draw to win one of five $500 Chemist Warehouse vouchers.*Ts&Cs apply.
The #SkinChat is a 30-minute live stream hosted by TV Presenter/CeraVe Ambassador/good-skin-haver Brooke Boney, and featuring fellow CeraVe Ambassador Lauren Phillips, leading Sydney-based Dermatologist, Dr. Eleni Yiasemides, and CeraVe’s Scientific Medical Communications Manager, Rachel McAdam. The engaging panel will reveal insights into the skincare regimes of Australian women, as well as scientific and dermatological expertise that’ll help you achieve and maintain healthy, hydrated, healthy-looking skin.
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Speaking of sign-ups, registrations commence Monday, April 19 — you can register here. The unmissable skincare event takes place on Friday, April 30 at 1pm AEST.
Discover the full CeraVe range online and in Chemist Warehouse stores nationwide in-store and online now.