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Keeping to a facial skincare regime is something you ought to do and should be taken seriously.
An effective facial skin care routine, put plainly, is a regime that follows five simple and easy steps:


* Cleansing
* Toning
* Exfoliating
* Moisturising
* Watch what you eat!


A facial skincare routine should always begin by cleansing. Cleansing helps remove pollution,
grease, dirt and dust from your skin, that in turn prevents any damage from taking place.


The first step is to use a good quality facial cleanser on your neck and face and gently massage it
into your skin using upward strokes. Cleanse off with a soft cloth or sponge gently and without
rubbing or pulling of the skin.


Cleansing needs to be carried out a minimum of two times per day, in the morning as a part of
your complete facial skin care routine and also at night before you go to bed. You must on no
account go to sleep without washing your make-up off first! You can find many different types of
cleansing lotions that you can buy, but you must purchase the ones that are suitable for your skin
type.


Toning is the second step in a facial skin care routine. Nevertheless, whether or not you take this
step is entirely optional. Depending on how good your facial cleanser is, toning regularly may not
be required. Toning will remove any lingering traces of dirt, oil and also all excess cleansing lotion.
Instead of making it a part of your daily facial skin care regime, you can tone occasionally when
you might have been exposed to particularly harsh pollutants. Another option may be to purchase
a 2 in 1 cleansing lotion which will cleanse and tone your skin at once.


Exfoliating can also be optional when it comes to your everyday regime for facial skin care.
However, exfoliating is required at least a couple of times a week based on your skin type and the
pollution you have been subjected to throughout the week.
Our skin naturally replaces its skin cells approximately every month. The technique of exfoliation
helps in removing the dead skin cells which clog up the pores, therefore helping the natural
process of the skin. Unnecessary exfoliation might result in damage to the skin, so no more than a
couple of times a week will be enough.


The fourth step in facial skin care and arguably the most important is moisturising. Moisturisers
stop your skin from becoming dry. Dry skin is very unattractive since it causes the upper layer of
the skin to break, leading to dead skin cells. Once more, apply gentle upward strokes to increase
the effectiveness of the moisturiser.


As we get older the skin around the eyes and jaw in particular will sag. Applying these upward
strokes at all stages of your skincare regime should keep it tighter for longer. Moisturisers work
better if used on warm, damp skin. For additional beauty ideas, invest in some good health and
beauty books.


As well as your normal skincare regime, it's also best to consider the following tips: Use make-up
remover and not just washing it away; consider your particular skin type when buying health and
beauty products; always patch-test new products; on no account rub or stretch your skin too hard
when washing or drying and lastly don't forget to apply sun lotion to protect your skin against the
heat of the sun.


Healthy eating also helps to keep your body and skin in perfect condition so in accordance with
step number 5 of your skin care regime, keep in mind what kinds and the amount of food and drink
you eat.


Do this and you will be able to face the world with confidence.


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