Q. I want to look my best for Valentine’s Day date night. What quick skin tips do you recommend?
Dr. Linda Miles D. O. M. responds:
A. Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to show your skin some love. With the right natural products, five to 10 minutes and a little TLC, you can kiss your dull, winter-weathered skin goodbye and get glowing for your special night!
1. Start fresh
Always start with a clean, fresh base. Remove the day’s dirt, impurities, sweat and makeup with a pH-balanced, sulfate-free, natural cleanser. Try derma e ® Hyaluronic Hydrating Cleanser. This luscious facial cleanser is infused with ultra-hydrating hyaluronic acid, soothing chamomile and lemon grass plus antioxidant vitamins A and E to gently cleanse and condition without drying or stripping skin of its natural oils. Skin will look and feel dewy, soft and smooth.
2. Get Your Glow On
Exfoliate away dull, lifeless surface cells and show off your natural, healthy radiance throughout the night. While your skin is still wet from cleansing, apply derma e ® Microdermabrasion Scrub and gently scrub in a circular motion for up to 2 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. This multi-award-winning salon-perfect formula uses an exclusive crystal blend including Dead Sea salt and volcanic sand (rich in silica) to help minimize the look of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars. Skin is left soft, smooth and younger-looking so you’re sure to shine the night away!
3. Prep Skin for Maximum Benefits
After exfoliating, restore skin’s pH balance with a gentle, alcohol-free toner that also delivers calming skin benefits. Try derma e ® Soothing Toner. With anti-aging antioxidants Pycnogenol ® and green tea, and soothing aloe and chamomile, this formula leaves skin calm, cool, refreshed and ready for maximum benefits from your next step.
4. Moisturize, treat and conceal””all in one step!
Yes, it’s possible! Get the same anti-aging moisturizing benefits as your day or night crÃ¨me while concealing imperfections with derma e ® BB CrÃ¨me SPF 25. Available in light and medium tint, this lightweight, color-correcting formula contains wrinkle-fighting peptides Matrixyl ® synthe’6 ® and Argireline, anti-aging antioxidants green tea, vitamins C and E and skin-brightening madonna lily active plant stem cells. Turn back the clock on aging skin while feeling confident with flawless coverage.
5. All-Over Softness
Don’t forget the rest of your body! Deeply moisturize and nourish the skin on your arms, elbows, legs and feet with derma e ® Vitamin E Intensive Therapy Body Balm. This highly concentrated topical recovery treatment uses naturally sourced full spectrum vitamin E to rescue and restore even the most extreme cases of dry, dehydrated skin. You won’t believe how soft, smooth and incredibly touchable your skin feels, and either will your date!
With these simple steps, loving your skin and looking gorgeous has never been so easy!
Dr. Linda Miles L. Ac., D.O.M., is Vice President of derma e ® Natural Bodycare. Read beauty q & a with derma e for great tips on natural beauty and skincare.