Discover skincare secrets straight from Ibiza with Dr. Barbara Sturm!

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Dr. Barbara Sturm may have gained notoriety from her Vampire Facial, but her line of products is equally notable. Targeting dehydration, inflammation and aging among others, it is no wonder these ingredient focused products have such a celebrity following. And with a growing demand for her services as well as in-person appearances Dr. Sturm can be just about anywhere in the world. During one of Dr. Sturm’s pop-ups in Ibiza I was able to sit down with her for a Q&A and experience one of her infamous facial treatments.

Q: Between flights and new climates, it’s difficult to keep the skin hydrated. What is the best way to re-hydrate and stay hydrated?
A: Hydration is more important than we think, it [actually] improves the skin’s barrier function, which means it protects the skin from sun exposure and pollution. To keep the skin hydrated, pack the Face Mask in your carry on. Apply it once while on the plane and then reapply again post-flight. After the second mask application follow with the Facial Scrub, then the Super Anti-Aging Serum and finally seal it all in with the moisturizer. While traveling it’s easy to forget about the body, but body hydration is just as important. The Anti-Aging Body Cream took three years of development to perfect. The texture is incredible and you will see the difference in your skin. And don’t be afraid to moisturize throughout the day, doctor’s orders!

Q: A full 8 hours of sleep can be difficult to manage while traveling and the skin takes a toll. How can you support the skin when you are sleep deprived?
A: A good night of sleep is critical for cell rejuvenation. Using the Super Anti-Aging Serum at night facilitates this rejuvenation.

Q: Your products speak to inflammation, what exacerbates skin inflammation?
A: Inflammation is caused by lack of sleep, stress, bad diet, sun exposure, and pollution. So, an anti-inflammatory regimen is the most critical. Adding supplements like Repair Food and Anti-Pollution Food repair and protect the cells from these damaging external factors. They can be added to any existing diet. Even while traveling globally Dr. Sturm follows an anti-inflammatory diet. Her diet consists of fruits and vegetables, especially oranges, cherries and leafy greens dressed with olive oil. For protein, mackerel and salmon are her go-tos.

Q: Speaking of pollution, we are hearing more and more about its impact on the skin. What else should be done to protect the skin?
A: [Certain] pollution is higher in summer months because the sun creates more ozone. If you are in the sun you need to use the Anti-Pollution Drops. In the morning mix the Anti-Pollution Drops with Hyaluronic Serum then and follow with Sun Drops. Protecting your skin against pollution is also an important step in the fight against aging!

Q: Since we can’t leave out sun protection, any tips?
A: Be deliberate and precise, you can’t forget about your ears and always re-apply. The sun drops blend into the skin easily leaving no white residue. So, there’s no excuse to skip this step.

Q: Are there any no-nos when it comes to your summertime travel regimen?
A: Leave behind your oils and your retinol products. And steer clear of the sun if you are getting acid peels or any other treatments that take away healthy skin layers. Dr. Sturm wants you to know that if you overuse oils it shuts down sebum production leaving your skin drier. Use oils moderately and apply only to wet skin.

Q: For someone just getting acquainted with your line, what are the three must-have products?
A: The Face Cream, Cleanser and Hyaluronic Serum are a good place to start. You’ll notice an improvement in your skin from just these three. And trust me, you will be onto the other products ASAP!

Q: Are there any other products you should have in your travel arsenal?
A: The Calming Serum is a must. It will rebalance skin after sun burn and can be used on irritated skin or bug bites. Apply after cleansing and follow with the moisturizer!

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