Morning Beauty Tips

Get your skin going and glowing with Diane’s a.m. skin care suggestions.
If your morning skin care habits are strictly wash-and-go, you need to step up to a daily regimen that will help fight off free radicals, protect your skin from the sun's rays, bring moisture to dehydrated skin, and more

Exfoliate. Give your skin a wake-up call in the shower.  Exfoliating your face and body speeds up skin cell turnover and therefore gets rid of damaged superficial skin and lets fresher skin shine.

How often you should exfoliate and how harsh a scrub you should use depends on your skin type: If you're desert-dry, try the Papaya & Pumpkin Mask and exfoliate monthly. Normal skin can handle weekly exfoliation with Shea Butter Body Polish or Micro-dermabrasion Creme containing fine beads or the Blueberry & Coffee Bean Exfoliating Cleanser. Oily skin? Scrub three times a week Micro-dermabrasion Crème or Shea Butter Body Polish containing exfoliating beads and afterward be sure to use a Toner and then slather on a barrier repair moisturizer. 

Lighten Up. Leave the heavy face creams for nighttime, and instead go for a light moisturizer; lightweight products don't leave your skin feeling greasy during the day. I recommend a moisturizer with antioxidants such as green tea, coenzyme Q10, or vitamins A, C, and E, which counteract free radicals that age your skin and can contribute to skin cancer.  I suggest for Oily skin use the Sage & Citrus Cream, Normal Skin use the Radiant Anti-Oxidant Crème or Co-Q10 Antioidant Serum,  Experienced skin use Herbal Silk Crème and those with Redness try the Complex C Crème…these creams contain ingredients that not only prevents water loss but helps rebuild the skin.

Solar Power Top your daily skin care strategies with a sun protection plan..

Cover up. Help prevent skin cancer and premature aging with an SPF of at least 30. Choose a physical sunblock (with ingredients like titanium dioxide or zinc oxide) Sunforgettable Mineral Powder or TiSilc rather than a chemical sunblock (with ingredients like avobenzone) because it's less likely to irritate your skin. Even better, most physical sunblocks protect against both UVA and UVB rays.  In Tucson Sunscreen should be applied three times a day: in the morning, around 12-1 pm and around 3pm.

Lip service. When you protect your face from the sun, don't leave out your pout.  Skin cancers on the lips are more dangerous than other skin cancers because they're more likely to spread to the inside of our body.  Try Lip Remodeling Crème and Iredale’s Lip Colors.