Your skin is a reflection of the way you live and feel. It projects deficiencies in diet, sleep, exercise and skin care. Amazingly, the epidermis (the visible part of your skin) is only 1/1000 of an inch thick. The basics of good skin care are simple and should be an automatic part of your personal skin care program, morning and night. They are:
Cleanse, Tone and Moisturize. Cleansing dissolves make-up, and removes oil, dirt and bacteria that can block pores and contribute to the development of blemishes. Cleansing helps slough off the outer layer of dead skin cells that can dull the skin. Facial cleansers come in many forms, and it is important to use the proper cleanser for your own skin type to obtain maximum benefits.
Tone. Toning removes excess oils and any residue left by the cleanser. The correct toner will return the skin to a more normal PH level and prepare the skin to receive moisturizer.
Moisturize. Moisturizing replenishes the moisture lost during cleansing and the natural moisture lost daily. It minimizes the appearance of dry lines, cushions the effect of harsh weather and provides a base for foundations.
The fundamentals of good skin care are basic to having and maintaining a healthy and radiant complexion. Your skin care professional can help you select a skin care program customized to your skin's individual needs. What you do for your skin today will dramatically affect the way your skin will look tomorrow.
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