After perusing Dr. Copeland's tips, you can snatch up her eponymous Dr. Michelle Copeland Skin Care System on Rue La La beginning this Wednesday, for 48-hours. The collection is clinically tested and specially formulated to reduce the signs of aging by fading age spots, reducing the appearance of fine lines and fighting free radicals and environmental pollutants.
In Dr. Copeland's words, "It's not enough to pull the skin tight if it looks like leather. Smooth soft skin is healthy skin and it's achievable by taking these steps:"
Dr. Copeland's Skincare Do's:
- The cardinal rule: Protect yourself from the sun! Sun exposure encourages skin cancer formation and is one of the major causes of wrinkles. Dr. Copeland's must-haves? Daily Moisturizer with SPF-20 and Sunless Tanning Bronzer.
- Use pigment reducing creams in conjunction with an exfoliator. Using Dr. Copeland's Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Formula along with exfoliating will bring results in several weeks!
- Clean your face twice a day and exfoliate properly and religiously: We perspire during the night, even if it is not noticeable. Dr. Copeland's AHA Face Cream and Microdermabrasion Formula make exfoliation a no-brainer.
- Your grocery list and skincare labels should both include plenty of antioxidants. Try Dr. Copeland's resveratrol-packed Rewind Age-Defying Cream and antioxidant-laced Revitalizing Formula with Vitamins C & E. At the grocery stop, opt for: berries; green leafy vegetables such as broccoli; herbs and spices such as cumin, rosemary and thyme; green tea; and resveratrol-packed red wine. Lean proteins such as chicken are also good for your skin.
Dr. Copeland's Skincare Don't's:
- Steer clear of bars of soap! They are too harsh, no matter the moisturizing claims.
- Skip the loofahs, sponges and washcloths. These are magnets for bacteria and are abrasive. Skin is too delicate for anything other than your fingertips.
- Skip the fried foods, rich fatty foods and sodas.
- Reduce alcohol intake, especially when it comes to grain alcohol such as vodka, rum and whiskey.
- Check beauty labels for surfactants, which produce foam in liquid products like shampoo and soap. They are extremely drying. Instead, choose non-foaming cleansers that don't strip the top layer of oil from the skin.