Here is Golden Word Number Two:
Hydrate: Keeping our skin hydrated is one of the most important aspects of our daily regimen. Moisturizers prevent water that is already present on the skin from evaporating. For this reason, it's important to apply moisturizer within about three minutes of bathing. Lightly pat your face dry after washing, then apply moisturizer (don't forget to keep your neck hydrated as well). Putting moisturizer on a dry face will prevent external moisture from reaching the skin and seal in dryness. We definitely don't want that!
Skin Care Specialists recommend using a daily facial moisturizer as part of your skin care routine. By gently cleansing and exfoliating your face, you are removing those dead skin cells, dirt and bacteria. BUT, you are also stripping the skin of much needed hydration. Water (not oil) in the skin keeps it plump and smooth. Dry skin loses it's elasticity, making it more prone to developing those pesky wrinkles. Also, when you don't give your skin the hydration it needs, you develop a dull/flaky appearance. If you have naturally dry skin, you should try a serum or a more intense night cream (since our skin dehydrates at night). I have also recently learned that sleeping with a humidifier in your room can help keep your skin from dehydrating at night, giving it that dewy glow we all love.
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