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Caring For Dry Skin
Dry skin requires special care attention. Here are some special techniques you can use to cleanse, moisturize, and protect dry skin
Cleansing: Like other skin types, dry skin needs regular and gentle cleansing. However, you must be very careful with the products and methods you use to cleanse dry skin, as it is easily aggravated. Use a gentle organic cleanser such as "Aquaspirit" made especially for dry skin. Gently massage the cleanser into the skin and splash off with luke warm water. Do not use water that is either too hot or too cold. And do not rub with your hands or with a washcloth. Lightly pat your skin dry with a soft, clean organic cotton towel.
Moisturizing: Cleansing the skin helps to remove dirt, debris, make up and pollutant, but it also strips away the natural oils protecting the skin. A moisturizer increases the water content of the outer layers of the skin and helps to lock in the skin's own moisture. Again, choose a moisturizer such as "Parfait Visage" that is made for dry skin and apply it liberally after cleansing with a gentle massaging motion. For skin on the body, a organic moisturizer can be applied directly after a bath or shower. Apply organic facial moisturizers generously, paying careful attention to the neck, and the areas surrounding the eyes where tiny lines and crows feet are born.
Protecting: Dry skin is highly susceptible to damage from environmental conditions. Use organic sunscreen everyday with an SPF of at least 15 to protect the skin from the damaging rays of the sun. Wear loose and comfortable clothing to allow skin to breathe and to reduce irritation. A wide brimmed hat can help protect the delicate facial skin from the ultraviolet rays of the sun.
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