Face Care Tips

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Know Your Skin Type

Normal Skinnormal-skin
Skin is generally clean and smooth use a mild cleanser and light moisturizer.

Oily Skinoily-skin
Skin is greasy or shiny, avoid greasy products.

Dry Skindry-skin

Skin often feels tight and is flaky, use a heavier 24-hour moisturizer.

Skin Combinationskin-combination
Skin is dry in some areas and oily in others use a mild cleanser and treat skin zones separately.

Basic Skin Care Regimen

No.1 Cleanse
Daily cleaning removes dirt, germs, and pollutants from the skin and helps it look and feel clean and refreshed.skin-cleanse

Wash once or twice a day
Use warm (not hot water)
Use a mild facial cleanser that rinses off easily
Gently pat or bolt dry with a soft towel
Do not pull or scrub the skin
Do not overwash, particularly if you have dry skin
Do not use body soap or alcohol-based products

No.2 Exfoliate
Exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells, leaving your face looking bright and fresh. It also helps moisturizers penetrate the skins surfaceskin-exfoliate

The best time is in the morning
Only exfoliate once or twice a week (less if your skin is dry or sensitive)
You can buy exfoliating scrubs or make your own
Wet face with warm (not hot) water
Rub the product on your face in a circular motion for 30 seconds
Rinse with lukewarm water
Do not use products with large or sharp granules
Do not exfoliate too often (this can remove your skin’s natural protection and cause redness and irritation)

No.3 Moisturize
Moisturizing products help the skin retain moisture, feel smoother and look healthier they can also prevent future lines and wrinkles.skin-moisturize1

Use twice daily, morning and evening
Apply while your face is damp or wet
Using a light, even pressure, move in upward strokes from the neck to the forehead
Even acne-prone skin needs moisturizers, but make sure they are oil-free
Choose a product appropriate for your skin type (creamier products for dry skin: lighter products for oily skin)
Do not pull at the skin (especially around the eyes)

More Face Care Tips

Do:

Wear sunscreen
Eat a balanced diet
Exercise regularly
Drink water
Use products that are oil-free

Don’t:

Use very hot or very cold water
Smoke or drink alcohol
Use body soap on your face
Scrub your face hard with a washcloth or towel
Touch your face throughout the day
Pick, squeeze, or pop pimples
Pull or rub skin, particularly around the eyes

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