The Crib Sheet: Better Skin, Head to Toe
BY DR. MICHELLE COPELAND
Smooth, soft skin is healthy skin. And it’s very achievable.
Cover your head. Avoid excessive UV exposure – use Daily Moisturizer with SPF 20 for protection and Sunless Tanning Bronzer for a healthy glow.
Clean your face at least once a day. But bars of soap are too harsh no matter what the moisturizing claims. Surfactants, ingredients that produce foam in liquid products like shampoo and soap, are extremely drying. Choose non-foaming cleansers that don’t strip the top layer of oil from the skin.
Exfoliate religiously. Loofahs, sponges, and washcloths are magnets for bacteria and are abrasive. Try AHA Face Cream and Microdermabrasion Formula.
Lotion up. Make anti-aging creams and serums your new best friends and apply them at least once a day. Rewind Advanced Day Serum and Rewind Reparative Night Serum are a dynamic duo for 24-hour coverage. And use pigment-reducing cream daily to bring results in a few weeks.
Slather on such antioxidants as vitamins E and C, and resveratrol (found in red wine or green tea) every day (try Revitalizing Formula with C&E and Rewind Age-Defying Cream).
Eat well. No fried food, rich, fatty food, or soda (diet and regular) – and drink a lot of water. Don’t smoke.
Do a body good. Treat your body’s skin as well as you do your face.
Toe the line. Avoid extremes, whether excessive UV exposure, binge drinking and eating, or wildly fluctuating water temperatures.
Our Dr. Michelle Copeland Skin Care Boutique opens on Wednesday, February 17 at 11AM.