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lunes, 2 de mayo de 2011

Weekly Beauty Tips

Taking good care of your skin is the first step to obtain a flawless and beautiful makeup look. Knowing your skin type is critical to define your skin care routine.

These are the most common skin types:

Normal - Balance of oil and moisture.
Oily - Shiny, oily surface. Usually with large pores and blackheads.
Dry - Matte surface. Usually has small pores.

Here are a few tips to keep your skin always looking fresh:

Step 1 - Cleansing
Avoid using a regular soap on your face. The skin on your face is a lot more sensitive than the rest of your body, so you should only use specially formulated cleansers for this area. Use warm water to loosen all the dirt and clogged pores, gently apply the cleanser, and rinse the product off following each application.

Step 2 - Exfoliate
Most people usually skip this step. However, it only takes a few minutes and it can do wonders for your skin! Regular exfoliation removes the top layer of dead skin cells that tend to dull your complexion. You only need to do this once a week, as over-exfoliating can actually damage your skin.

Step 3 - Moisturize
Unless you have a severe case of acne, you should always apply a moisturizer. Choose one according to your skin type and apply it daily.

Step 4 - Sunscreen
Did you know that the number one cause of wrinkles is sun damage? So don't forget to apply sunscreen during the day. Some experts even recommend that you reapply it after 4 hours, because the skin will absorb it.

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