Yesterday’s Oprah had Dr. Oz talking about the science of beauty for his new book, You: Being Beautiful. I was happy that Big O reinforced what we’ve been telling you all along – you don’t have to spend tons of money to get gorgeous skin!
All of us are afraid of wrinkles and dramatic skin changes, even the non-sunscreen wearing surfer mom on the show yesterday (yes, she surfs every day but doesn’t wear sunscreen and is afraid of wrinkles – marinate on that for a moment). Dr Oz says anyone concerned about wrinkles should use products that contain Vitamin A, C, and E – key anti-oxidants that cause cellular turnover, put niacin cream on your skin, and exfoliate. Beauty expert Paula Begoun went on to recommend products for your own skin regimen:
Everyone should be using a gentle cleanser to clean your skin daily (the trick is that if you splashed it in your eye, it doesn’t hurt, like baby shampoo). They recommend Olay Foaming Face Wash ($4.40) and so do we!
Your next step is to exfoliate the skin to stimulate cellular turnover and an alpha-hydrox lotion does the trick. This Alpha Hydrox AHA Enhanced Lotion ($11.99) is a one-step process that gently exfoliates.
Moisturizers are the most baffling key to any beauty regimen and the key is what’s in them; antioxidants along with Vitamins A, C, and E are vitally important. Clinique’s Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief ($34) contains these important ingredients.