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Nourishing Dry Skin Care Advice

Special skin care for dry skin

If your skin tends to feel like its one size too small, it's likely you've got dry skin.  Dry skin is caused by too little sebum in the lower layers of the skin.

Dry skin can be aggravated by the over-use of soap, detergents and toners and is also affected by exposure to harsh weather.

The best approach for dry skin care is to be gentle, concentrating on boosting the skin's moisture level to plump out fine lines and make it feel soft and smooth.

Cleanse

Choose a creamy cleanser which will melt away dirt, grime and makeup.  Leave the cleanser on for a few moments before sweeping it away with a damp cottonwool pad.  Use gentle upward movements to prevent stretching the skin and encouraging lines.

Tone

Most women with dry skin prefer not to use a toner as these can be too harsh.  Instead, splash your  face with cool water to remove excess cleanser and refresh your skin.  This will also boost circulation resulting in a brighter complexion.

Moisturize

Moisturizing is the most important step for dry skins.  Use a nourishing moisturizer to seal in moisture and opt for a thicker consistency as these contain more oil than water.

Give the moisturizer a few minutes to sink into your skin before applying makeup.


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