Five Steps to Clear Skin
Always, always wash your face both in the morning and night. Going to bed with all the dirt and grime from the day can be detrimental to your skin. Wear a lot of makeup? Be sure to remove it with a makeup remover first.
A lot of skincare experts find this step unnecessary to a girlie's routine. Why it’s so important: This step lifts away any residue that ya might have missed in cleansing. Our skin is a complex palate, and it’s not always easy to clean deep down into the pores. Toners will help prevent dirt from getting trapped under your skin. If you wear a lot of makeup or have oily/acne prone skin, this is a must do! When shopping for a toner, look for ones without alcohol. Alcohol tends to dry out your skin.
Flaky skin is a common problem during winter months. Since dead skin cells have a tendency to mulitiply in the winter, exfoliation is key. Stay flake-free by incorporating this step weekly.
This step is SOO essential in winter, even for ya gals with super-oily skin. Here’s a general tip: Most girlies with normal/combination skin like to use an oil-free moisturizer in the summer and oil-based moisturizer in the winter. Skin super oily? Buy moisturizers that are oil-free. (It should be labeled on the front of the bottle.) They a light enough that they won't leave you oily, but still give you the moisture that you need. Super dry? Replace your night lotion with a cream. Creams are heavier than lotions and help replenish and retain your skin’s moisture better.
Spot treatments are vital for winter. Using a treatment for your whole face when you only need it for a few spots on your skin, can leave other blemish-free spots irritated and dry. Instead of using your normal acne treatment from summer, switch to using spot treatments. This way you target only your problem areas without disturbing the rest of your skin.
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