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Proper Care of the Skin

Updated on February 6, 2010

 

To have a clear, fresh complexion is a real asset. Your skin will look better when you eat right, get enough sleep, omit rich foods from the diet, have proper habits of elimination and take enough exercise. Take time to give your skin a thorough cleansing with a mild soap each night. The secret of skin care is cleanliness.

Your skin may be dry, oily, a combination of both, or normal.

Dry skin chaps easily. It is flaky or scaly and rough. Dry skin requires a cold cream which will help to prevent roughness and chapping. Use lukewarm water, then apply milk soap lightly. Rinse with warm water and dry thoroughly. Follow a light application of night cream or lotion. This helps to enrich and soften the skin.

Oily skin has enlarged skin pores and usually has blackheads around the nose, chin and forehead. For oily skin, use plenty of soap and water. Rub the skin with coarse washcloth or a brush with soft bristles. Rinse with warm water and finish with a cold splash to close the skin pores.

Normal skin is smooth and clear. It has a fine texture - never too dry nor too oily. Normal skin needs daily care by thoroughly washing with soap and water every day. Regular use of lotion or cream also helps keep the skin in its normal condition.

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