Q. What would be a good regimen of DDF products for reducing the signs of aging?
CLEANSE: DDF Glycolic Exfoliating Wash minimizes fines lines, purifies pores and smoothes skin texture without over-drying.
TREAT: DDF Cellular Revitalization Age Renewal tightens and lifts while rebuilding the cellular matrix. The result? Renewed elasticity, giving skin a more youthful appearance.
EXTRA: DDF Bio-Molecular Firming Eye Serum firms and lifts while minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, restoring moisture levels.
Q. In the winter, my skin is drier and more sensitive, why does this happen and how can DDF help?
A. The winter months can be extremely harsh and damaging to the skin making people, at times, feel less confident, reclusive and/or even physically uncomfortable. Because extreme weather effects skin so traumatically, even the hardiest of skins can become sensitive, fragile and seriously distraught in the unforgiving climate. To fully understand why skin suffers so extensively during the chilly months, it's imperative that we first recognize what the factors are, as well as call out a few tips to minimize severe damage:
- Ironically, one of the biggest culprits is indoor heating; while we all like to scurry into the warmth after being in the freezing cold, quick movement into extreme temperatures can aggravate the skin and cause it to become excessively dry. Suggested DDF treatment to combat dry skin without clogging pores: DDF Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew.
- Time spent outside in the frigid air is unavoidable, but certain skin conditions that can result from frosty temperatures can be evaded. Common concerns include Rosacea, a condition that is aggravated by extreme temperature changes and blustery winds. Suggested DDF moisturizer to help ease the concerns and irritations of Roscacea: DDF Redness Relief.
- Between cold air and dry skin, washing one's face can be a less than desirable activity. But although skin is drier in the winter months, cleansing remains a crucial step in keeping skin healthy and beautiful. The trick is to use a cleanser that's targeted to sensitive skin needs so that no over-drying or cracking occurs. Suggested DDF cleanser to wash face gently but effectively: DDF Sensitive Skin Cleansing Gel.
- Just because it's not summer doesn't mean that the sun's harmful rays won't have a detrimental effect on the skin! Even though bathing suits are packed away for the season, sun damage can happen. It's important to always wear UVA/UVB protection, no matter what. Suggested DDF SPF product to shield skin from killer rays: DDF Daily Matte SPF 15.
Q. What regimen of DDF products could I follow to treat my acne problems?
A. While children are hurrying back to school, it's time for your skin to relearn the ABC's of skincare. Acne is not only a cause of angst in 8th grade classrooms, it is also a concern for adult skin, especially after time in the summer sun. Because skin can feel dry and damaged after prolonged sun exposure, commonly exercised solutions are over-moisturization, which leaves pores clogged, and under-cleansing, which leaves impurities on and in the skin. The summer heat also takes its toll, increasing sweat and oil production, two substances that, when combined, can wreak havoc on skin. DDF recommends the following Cleanse, Protect, Treat protocol to get skin back into tiptop shape for fall:
CLEANSE: DDF Blemish Foaming Cleanser is a non-drying, non-irritating facial wash to be used in the morning and at night. This exclusive formulation cleanses and cleans, ridding skin of impurities.
PROTECT: Even though the summer sun has gone that doesn't mean sunscreen should be omitted from your daily routine! It is imperative that SPF protection be worn throughout the year. DDF Daily Matte SPF 15 is perfect for oily and irritated skin because it absorbs oil, minimizing shine, and prevents the loss of crucial moisture.
TREAT: To treat the blemishes left behind by summer, DDF BP Gel 5% With Tea Tree Oil is the perfect product. Its non-irritating antibacterial formula quickly remedies breakouts.
EXTRAS: To further detoxify skin and cleanse it of impurities, DDF Sulfur Therapeutic Mask absorbs oil, unclogs pores and rids skin of blemishes leaving it soft and clear.
Q. I have dark spots on my skin that seem to never go away, how can DDF help?
A. While animal prints are big for fashion this fall, leopard spots on skin are not. Hyperpigmentation spots tend to get darker in the summer due to increased sun exposure. And while the summer sun has gone, dark spots have not. To successfully treat lingering spots, try DDF's following:
CLEANSE: DDF Brightening Cleanser evens skin tone and smoothes texture.
PROTECT: To help prevent additional spots from appearing, while treating existing ones, DDF Fade Cream SPF 30 actually minimizes age spots and prevents reoccurrence while moisturizing skin.
TREAT: A proven lightener, DDF Fade Gel 4 evens skin tone and fades age spots.
EXTRAS: For sensitive skin types, DDF Intensive Holistic Lightener Corrector Swabs are hydroquinone free, and evens skin tone.
Q. The Secret to Stopping the Hands of Time?
DDF's Sun Kits Offer Customized Sun Care. The sunny days of summer are accompanyied by dangers resulting from even the briefest sun exposure. DDF's three new Sun Protection kits: Matte, Moisturizing and Organic each contain a trio of customized products to protect from sun exposure and treat skin that has been exposed to the elements. All DDF sun products contain a unique blend of eleven potent antioxidants to repair past sun damage.
"With all of the technological advances, the best anti-aging product on the market continues to be sunscreen," says DDF founder Dr. Howard Sobel. "The single most important thing one can do to visibly slow down the aging process is to use a full spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen any time skin will be exposed to the sun for even a few minutes."
For years, UVB rays were thought to be the most damaging to skin. Current research shows that UVA light waves play a significant role in photo-aging. In fact, close to 90% of the visual characteristics associated with aging: fine lines, wrinkles, loss of elasticity and hyper-pigmented spots, now appear to be greatly increased by sun exposure to UVA rays. The FDA has yet to determine standards for UVA protection. However, DDF sunscreens are formulated to meet the very exacting European Union standards for protection from UVA rays.
The DDF Redox Antioxidant Complex - present in every DDF sunscreen - is formulated to not only protect the skin from future UVA- and UVB-caused photo damage but also to assist the skin in repairing itself. DDF's sunscreens are the only sunscreens on the market that contain eleven antioxidants to minimize free radical damage and empower the skin to repair sun damage. The Mattifying Sun Protection kit contains Matte Finish Photo-Age Protection SPF 30, a completely matte, quickly absorbed formulation that keeps the skin shine-free while minimizing free radical skin damage caused by exposure to UVA/UVB rays; Nourishing Buffing Beads to gently exfoliate dead skin allowing for more effective sunscreen application; and Body Renewal, a luxurious moisturizer filled with botanicals to restore moisture, soothes irritated skin and helps reduce redness.
The Moisturizing Sun Protection kit includes DDF Moisturizing Photo-Age Protection SPF 30, a lightweight, fragrance and oil-free moisturizing formula that provides maximum protection from sun damage and premature aging, along with Nourishing Buffing Beads and Body Renewal.
The Organic Sun Protection kit contains Organic Sunblock SPF 30, a sunblock formulated specifically for irritated, sensitive skin that doesn't absorb into the skin but acts as a physical barrier to UVA/UVB rays; Nourishing Buffing Beads and Body Renewal.