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Everything you ever wanted to know about how to achieve a flawless face is in this video series.
You Will Need
- A gentle cleanser
- A moisturizer
- Humid air
- Whole milk or oil
- Soft cotton pajamas, socks, and gloves
Take short showers
Limit your showers or baths to between 5 and 10 minutes, and use water that's just warm, not hot. Staying in hot water, although it may feel luxurious, actually strips your skin's natural oils.
Use moisturizing cleanser
Use a moisturizing cleanser or one formulated for dry skin when you bathe. Regular soaps can be too harsh and will dehydrate skin.
Don't dry off completely after bathing. Blot yourself gently with a towel rather than rubbing so your skin is still damp.
Apply a moisturizer to your whole body immediately after bathing and before your skin has completely dried. This helps lock the water into your skin.
Moisturize a second time
Moisturize again so you've slathered yourself twice each day--once in the morning and once before bed.
Raise the humidity
A humidifier or even a shallow pan of water near a heat source will help banish dry, dehydrating air, especially during the winter.