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					Dry Facial Skin

When I was younger many of my friends were suffering from acne and I
didn't. I had the opposite problem, dry skin. My friends thought I was
lucky, but I knew better. I knew that they would likely outgrow their
acne stage but I would have to deal with my dry skin for the rest of my
life. Having dry facial skin presents unique challenges when it comes to
finding proper skin care products. Here is some of what I've learned.

1. Be very careful of what types of soaps you use on your face. You need
to find a soap that is gentle and has a moisturizer. Ideally you should
use a totally organic product since, believe it or not, many store bought
cosmetics including moisturizers have very harmful chemicals in them.
Many of the chemicals in American made cosmetics have actually been
banned from use in Europe.

2. Limit your exposure to extreme temperatures. Too much heat and sun in
the summer can be just as damaging as too much cold in the winter.
Whenever you are outside in extreme conditions take care of your skin.

In the hot summer months use sunscreen and wear hats and other protective
clothing. In the cold winter months make sure to protect your skin from
the biting winds by using scarves and gloves.

3. Get plenty of exercise. It's important that you always remember that a
healthy looking outside starts with a healthy inside. Exercise helps you
skin in a couple of ways. For one thing it will increase blood flow which
will give your skin that radiant glow that we all want to have.

Secondly, when you sweat you are getting rid of harmful toxins in your
body. By exercising,and sweating, several times a week you are preventing
the buildup of these toxins.

4. Drink plenty of water. Remember, all your healthy skin care starts on
the inside. If you want to keep your skin properly moisturized you need
to keep your body properly hydrated. Drink about eight glasses of water
every day.

5. Find, and use, a good lotion, 'good' being the operative word. Like I
mentioned above many of the products you buy at the store contain harmful
chemicals. The minimum problem with them is that they simply don't work.
The worst problem is that there is mounting evidence that these products
can actually cause cancer.

When looking for   good skin care products try to find those that are
organic. When it   comes to choosing an organic product don't pay too much
attention to the   label, since many companies will try to make it appear
their product is   organic when it isn't.

Instead pay close attention to the ingredients. That will give you a
better idea of what is truly in that product. Basically, if you see
something listed and you,ve never heard of it, or can't pronounce it,
stay away.

Use these tips and you can make real progress in battling your dry facial
skin. Having dry skin can be challenging to deal with, but it's not

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