SPRING IS HERE: Expert Skin Care Tips from Dermatologist Dr. Alicia Barba
See How These Dove Beauty Products Can Transform your Skin Care Routine!
Despite our recent snowstorm in the Northeast, spring is here! It’s time to take a fresh look at your skin care routine and say goodbye to the effects of winter that leave your skin feeling less than radiant. Certified Dermatologist Dr. Alicia Barba has shared her expertise about how Dove products can help Latinas create and maintain a healthy and radiant complexion.
When I think of my skin care routine, my mind jumps to my moisturizers and the makeup brands that I cannot live without. However, as Dr. Barba pointed out, most of us do not realize that skin care starts with our morning shower. What we use on our bodies to start the morning determines what our skin will look and feel like for the entirety of the day. Therefore, reach beyond your ordinary soap, which can be the main contributor towards dry, itchy skin, and grab the Dove Pink Beauty Bar, which contains moisturizing cream as well as a unique combination of cleansers. This beauty bar gives you all the benefits without removing the essential nutrients in our skin, and best of all it’s so gentle you can even use it as a facial cleanser!
Next, repeat after me: exfoliate and moisturize, moisturize and exfoliate! Dr. Barba notes how one should always follow the other, at least once or twice a week. When exfoliating, you’re removing dead skin cells; however, this also removes the body’s natural moisturizers so make sure to moisturize, replenish, and be sure not to over scrub!
“Dove products and its messaging remind me, even as a dermatologist, the importance of finding products and options that truly care for your skin, that go a step further beyond what you would normally expect. Dove provides consumers well priced products that take care of the basic first two steps in skincare: cleansing and moisturizing! Recommending Dove to my patients is very easy as they incorporate well to the regimens I am constantly prescribing. Whether it be for acne, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis or dry skin, each product provides multitasking benefits, like 1/4 moisturizers which allows me to take better care of my patients.” – Dr. Alicia Barba, Dove Spokesperson and Certified Dermatologist
In addition to taking precaution when it comes to over scrubbing, the same goes for avoiding hard pressure when shaving. The end of winter and the beginning of spring calls for removing the forests that have become our legs; you can try to deny it but when the shorts come out, the shaving must begin. The same goes for underarms, which are sensitive areas that require special attention. Therefore, after shaving, Dr. Barba recommends the moisturizing anti-perspirant Dove Advanced Care Clear Tone; with ingredients like calendula and sunflower seed oil, this product hydrates and restores, leaving the skin soft, smooth, and brilliant.
Your face is the first thing people see, so make a lasting impression this spring with Dr. Barba’s skincare tips and Dove products. What you put in your body is just as important as what you use on your body, so in addition to exfoliation, choose hydration. Drinking more water hydrates the skin, especially during the spring and summer when we’re losing water due to sweat, heat, and the humidity in the air. As simple as it is, drinking enough water can be tough, so liven up your H20 with some healthy and natural fruits like lemons, which also boost your metabolism. In addition to this, the hormones in milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, and other dairy products are a main contributor to acne, so if you’re prone to breakouts, try to cut back on dairy products or replace them with soy milk or almond milk.
Let your face dictate this season with nothing but radiance and beauty and embrace Dove products as a lifestyle for flawless skin.