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Seven Rules for Flawless Skin

Keep it Clean
Wash your face twice a day, morning and night to remove oil, dirt and makeup with a gentle, deep-pore cleanser appropriate for your skin type. A great cleanser for any skin type is
Glyco Creamy Cleanser 15% by DermaQuest. Use a separate eye-makeup remover for the delicate eye area. Our favorite is a gel remover by Lancome.

Dry is for Martinis
Hydrate the skin by applying a moisturizer appropriate for your skin type every day. Also, drink plenty of water, at least eight 8 oz. glasses per day. For an extra hydrating boost of moisture, try
Hydra-Cool Serum by iS Clinical.

Don't forget to hydrate your body, too. Moisture is just as important to it as it is to your face. Try Body Complex by is Clinical. For very dry skin, Lac-Hydrin is a good choice.

Don't get Burned
Use sunscreen every day, year-round to protect your skin against damaging UVA and UVB rays. Even on cloudy days. Look for a sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 20 and broad-spectrum protection. We strongly recommend
SPF 25 Treatment Sunscreen by Innovative Skincare or ZinClear SPF 30 by DermaQuest.



Out with the Old,
in with the New

Exfoliate your skin to keep it smooth, supple and youthful, and to allow for better penetration by moisturizers and other treatment products. Depending on the skin's tolerance, choose glycolic acid, retinol or Retin-A based products for best results. Exfoliating products are best applied in the evening. Do not use too many exfoliating products at the same time; this may strip the skin.

Our recommendations: for combination to oily skin, try Glyco Lotion 12% by DermaQuest; for normal to dry skin, Glycolic Acid 10% Exfoliating Moisturizer by DDF is an excellent choice.

Used two or three times a week, a gentle scrub can be helpful in removing additional dead, flaky skin. Mild Scrub, by Karin Herzog, uses tiny, non-abrasive marble granules to polish your face to a satiny luster. Avoid using scrubs containing apricot-kernel granules or polyethylene on the face. They are too harsh and damaging.

Once again, don't neglect the rest of your body. Used 2 to 3 times a week, a body scrub, such as Loofah Body Scrub by Ole Henriksen, will keep your body smooth as alabaster. For best results, use it with an exfoliating mitt or loofah.


Viva la Vitamin!
Use an antioxidant product containing Vitamin A, C or E in your daily routine. This will protect against the sun's harmful effects and help reverse existing sun damage. Additionally, antioxidants, particularly those containing Vitamins A and C, have been shown to diminish fine lines by stimulating collagen production. Vitamin C also decreases redness and inflammation and is effective in wound healing.

Choose from Intensive MagC Gel by Agera (great for beginners), or Super Serum Advance+ by iS Clinical. Antioxidant products are best applied in the morning.

Eyes, Eyes Baby
Use a separate product for the eye area. The skin around the eyes is more delicate and sensitive than the rest of the face, and usually needs more moisture . Make eye cream part of your daily routine when you are in your twenties, and reap the rewards for years to come. Remember, it is much easier to prevent the formation of lines, than it is to eliminate them.
Eye Cream by Karin Herzog is a great nourishing cream for the eye area. You can combine it with additional eye products, such as Eye Complex by iS Clinical, to diminish fine lines.

No Smoking Permitted
This one's a no-brainer. Smoking, along with sun exposure, is one of the most damaging things you can do to your skin. Smoking reduces the skin's elasticity, contributing to more wrinkles, especially around the mouth area. A sallow or dull complexion, irregular pigmentation, broken capillaries and even adult acne have been attributed to smoking. When you consider the host of other ways in which smoking can compromise your health, quitting, or abstaining, makes even more sense.