Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A Dermatologist-Approved Skin Care Regimen for Working Ladies

Meet Dra. Gina Banate, a licensed dermatologist and member of the Philippine Dermatological Society. I met her last Saturday at the Clinique Event and I tell you, I've learned a lot from her. 

Today, I will share with you this skin care regimen that is tailored to fit a working lady's lifestyle, courtesy of the good (and might I say, beautiful! ~~ she's so photogenic!) doctor.

First, my definition of a working lady - She commutes every day to work. She gets stuck in traffic with all the pollution around her. When she gets to the office, she is stuck in front of the computer for long hours and gets blasted with cold air the whole time she is there. I asked the doctor for the best skin care regimen she can recommend for this kind of working lady. 

First off, you need to wash your face when you wake up in the morning. Be sure to use a mild soap with a pH level of not less than 5.5 as anything less than that is considered acidic. This protects the natural environment of your skin. 

Then apply toner that is right for your skin type. 

Lady E's Quick Tip - You can go to any Clinique counter for a free skin typing session. Mention my blogs or me at the Rustan's Makati or Shangri-La Mall counters to get a Treat or Teach You Time service wherein you can experience the products and get a free consultation. 

There are 4 skin types - Normal, Dry. Oily and Combination skin. The toner normalizes your skin. It returns what the soap has removed. After that, apply moisturizer. 

Apply sunscreen when your skin has absorbed the moisturizer. Your sunscreen SPF should not be less than 30. Apply on your face and neck and also the back of your hands as these are also regularly exposed to sunlight. 

After that, you can apply your favorite makeup!

While you are in the office, make sure to drink lots of water to keep your skin hydrated. 

Lady E's Quick Tip - Be sure to do some stretches and take breaks often to keep your mind. body and spirit sharp while in the office. 

Stay tuned for more tips from our guest dermatologist!

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