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Ask The Experts-About Dry Skin

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									   What makes the skin dry, especially during the cold or winter months?
   I have oily skin. Why do I need to use a moisturizer?
   I already use all-over moisturizers for my face and body. Why do I need special moisturizers for specific
    areas?


Q: What makes the skin dry, especially during the cold or winter months?

A: Oil that is naturally produced for the skin is the secret for keeping skin soft and moisturized. Frequent baths
or showers in hot water can strip away the natural oils from the skin, which can cause the skin to feel dry and
itchy. Seasonal and environmental factors such as a dry climate, low humidity, high winds or extreme
temperatures can also deplete the amount of natural oil in the skin.

Q: I have oily skin. Why do I need to use a moisturizer?

A: All skin types need some kind of moisture to leave skin feeling soft and smooth and looking more youthful.
Women with oily skin sometimes think that adding a moisturizer means adding extra oil. But oil and moisture
are two different things. In fact, oily skin can become as dehydrated as dry skin. Women with oily skin should
use oil-free moisturizers to keep their skin looking its best.

Q: I already use a moisturizer for my face and body. Why do I need special moisturizers for specific
areas?

A: Extra moisturizers for specific areas can give women that “extra something” to achieve the beautiful,
younger-looking skin they want. Eye creams and gels can do amazing things for the eye area: firm, brighten,
reduce puffiness, reduce wrinkles and, best of all, help women appear younger. Lip balms and exfoliating
products can help lips stay soft, moist, smooth and comfortable. Areas such as the feet and elbows require
richer, dense moisturizers that can penetrate and soften the tough, thick skin in those areas.

Tips for beautiful, moisturized skin:

• Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air inside your home in the winter.
• Wear gloves to protect your hands from the cold weather. After washing your hands, always apply a
  moisturizer, such as Satin Hands® Hand Cream, to lock in moisture.

•
    Use sunscreen and lip balm with an SPF, such as Mary Kay® SPF 30 Sunscreen* and Mary Kay® Lip
    Protector Sunscreen SPF 15* from the Mary Kay® Sun Care Collection, year-round to protect your skin.


* Over-the-counter drug product

								
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