TGIF! Is anyone else ready for the weekend?
To kick it off with a dose of beauty tips, this Friday’s Powerful Beauty segment features skincare guru Dominique Tinkler. Dominique believes that beauty is more than just skin deep. Dominique has two decades of experience in the medical profession and cosmetic-pharmaceutical industry. As an employee of world renowned celebrity dermatologist Dr. Fredric Brandt, Dominique began her career as his nursing assistant 21 years ago. Dominique’s knowledge of the advances within the skincare industry led to her working alongside highly skilled chemists at Cosmetic Dermatology, Inc, the representative corporation of Dr. Brandt’s skincare line.
Dominique now works with Mitchell Group, as their Product Development and Education Manager. Mitchell Group constantly strives to educate people on skincare and treatments; as well as working to expand the research and formulations of topical cosmetics and “cosmeticeutical” products.
My beauty secret:
Radiant skin is a reflection of good health which begins with your diet. I choose to stay away from sugar which can effect skin, binding to collagen and elastin fibers, breaking down elasticity.
Maintenance is the key to beautiful skin!
Because anti-aging begins with prevention, using a broad spectrum SUNSCREEN daily, rain or shine has been my best friend for the last 25 years along with a healthy diet and daily yoga practice. I began including sunscreen in my regimen at the age of 30 so it’s never too late or too early to begin leading a healthy lifestyle. As for skincare products, sunscreen is the most effective anti-aging product. It’s all about consistency, following a regimen and allowing it time to work. I’m all about maintenance. Always include SPF, anti-oxidants, peptides and exfoliation as part of your skincare regimen. The only way to see a visible result is to follow a quality skincare regimen which will change the behavior and appearance of your skin. And remember, it is possible to achieve radiant skin at any age.
No cosmetics should ever be used in place of a good broad spectrum sunscreen. Many make-up companies claim to have an SPF 15 or 20. This is great in theory, but SPF can only refer to UVB blockers. In addition, moisturizers and foundations are absorbed by the skin, so they are by nature less effective at sitting on the skin’s surface as sunscreens are. Sun damage doesn’t just occur from lying on the beach. It happens all the time; winter and summer, through sunshine and rain. Even fluorescent light bulbs emit UVA and UVB rays that break down collagen and elastin.
As I always remind my co-workers, it’s always easier to prevent than to repair!
Great advice Dominique! And what lovely timing since summer is upon us… it is always great to have a reminder on how truly important it is to wear a proper sunscreen, every single day!
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