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Six Smart Solutions
A welcome change to consider that will cleanse your skin without leaving it feeling taut.
If your skin is on the border, meaning not too oily & not too dry. Alternate the cleansing step with a creamy cleanser in the morning and a gel cleanser at night.
2. Wash Your Face Morning and Night
Yes, twice a day. You cleanse at night to remove all the "yuck" and impurities from your face that it has been exposed to during your waking hours. Your skin heals, restores & detoxes itself while you sleep. Cleansing your face in the morning removes the wastes from its overnight detox process.
3. Exfoliate Once or Twice a Week
Avoid excessive and aggressive exfoliation and STOP the daily exfoliation ritual. It will not make you look younger. Gentle exfoliation is best as it enables your skin to shed properly in order for it to absorb the protection afforded by any serums, face oils and moisturizer.
FACT: Did you know it takes your skin roughly ten day to adjust to a new temperature? When the temperature drops by 30 or more degrees over a brief period of time. Your skin freaks out! This environmental stress can cause excessive dryness in your skin or breakouts. This happens because your skin will respond by either over-producing or under-producing its natural oils. Which leads us to number....
4. Use a Humidifier and Drink More Water
Naturally, you will turn on or perhaps turn up the heat in your space in order to stay warm. Now your skin needs more humidity. Turn on your humidifier and drink an extra glass of water. No, not more coffee or tea. WATER.
5. Facial Oils
Another solution to keep in mind is incorporating a facial oil into your routine in the morning and before bed. This is a quick and easy step that yields excellent benefits. Facial oils mirror your oil glands and help your skin maintain its delicate moisture-balance. It doesn't matter what type of skin you happen to have as facial oils are very diverse for all skins and there is one available for you. Apply 2 - 3 drops directly onto your skin and gently massage it in, then use your moisturizer on top. Your skin will be radiant, smooth and soft.
6. Apply Moisturizer
Morning and night on clean skin. Feel free to boost it with a hydrating serum when needed.