Knowing which products to use regularly and which ones to swap out for the new season can make all the difference between a vibrant summer glow and dried cracked sun burned skin.
Juicy recently caught up with skincare guru Adina Diaz for some skincare talk. With a background in medical and holistic skincare, Diaz gave us the deets on summertime beauty do’s and don’ts.
Juicy: Juicy: Give us some background about your journey into the beauty business?
Adina Diaz: I have been in the industry for about eight years now. I started out in Tuscan Arizona and I went to a holistic skin care school. I originally started out in spas and hotels and gradually I went to a med-spa, dermatologist then plastic surgeons with the combination of the medical knowledge and the holistic knowledge combined together I’m able to achieve the best results for my patients and clients.
Juicy: Now that the seasons are changing, what tips can you share to help Juicy ladies achieve bright glowing skin this summer?
AD: First and foremost, it’s all about the water intake. Drinking half of your body weight it will naturally clear out the toxins in your body and with the sun and the environmental damages that we constantly have to battle, you’re going to be protected so that’s going to be your first line of defense. Second also is going to be SPF, SPF, SPF. With the sun rays not only being stronger and more intense but also out longer, you have to be protected throughout the whole day. I suggest things like L-ascordic acid that’s going to help produce collagen it’s going to protect you from free radicals and it’s also going to be a super antioxidant packed serum. Also during the summertime I really highly suggest for people to do an exfoliant because you can be wearing as much lotion as you want but you’ll never have glowing dewy skin unless you exfoliate and that’s for all skin types.
Juicy: What’s the one beauty tool you can’t live without?
AD: I’m a big fan of that’s been around for about 7 years now, the clarisonic I highly recommend that. I love the clarisonic. I’ve been using it religiously since I got it six years ago. I 100% recommend for women to get on the band wagon. It’s an investment but it’s one of those things in your cupboard that you need and want, there’s a warranty for crying out loud. I love it so much that I always preach to people. Even though the clarisonic is about $145 for a tiny brush vs a $40 over the counter it’s still the technology and you pay for what you get.
Juicy: What can Juicy ladies do to make sure their makeup lasts during the summer?
AD: There is a couple things that I recommend first and foremost is having a nice hydrating serum. Hyaluronic acid is definitely an amazing serum to having during the summer, it’s going to help hydrate you during the day without making you feel oily. When it comes to makeup too during the summer it’s about powders honestly because you do feel a little oily and the powder is going to help keep some of that oil down.
Juicy: Why is it better for your skin to use all natural makeup products, like Lotus Moon or Plain Jane Beauty?
AD: Everything is going green. It’s a movement. With products like Lotus Moon, you can get all of the medical grade ingredients naturally, who doesn’t want that and it’s the price point is going to meet you. You can get natural organic products that are medical grade that are active that can do what they say while you’re preventing toxins from going from your face down into the sink down into the drain into the rivers, into the oceans back up into the sky and back up into our system.
Juicy: What’s one hidden beauty secret that you use during the summer?
AD: I always use is the toilet seat covers that’s inside the bathroom. You rip off a little corner and you blot yourself down and while your oil is done and you keep it moving. That’s the oldest trick in the book.