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5 Ways to treat your face right

Deanna Sletten has been writing for nearly 20 years for magazines and websites. She owns the blog Write Moms that shares information about freelance writing. Deanna is also the author of two fiction novels.

Pamper your skin

Your face is the one part of your body which is exposed to almost all elements from harsh winter winds to hot sunny days, so it is important to treat it with tender loving care. You want not only to protect your face but also to have it look its best. Here are some ways to put your best face forward.

Woman washing face

Wash your face every night

Weather, perspiration, dirt and makeup assault your skin all day long, and if your face is not cleaned every night, it can result in clogged pores, breakouts, black heads and dull-looking skin. Make it a routine to wash your face every night before you sleep to keep skin clean and fresh. Use a mild cleanser that is appropriate for your skin type as well as a toner and moisturizer. Washing away dirt and dead skin cells will help make your face look fresh.

Exfoliate skin

Washing skin is a must to keep it clean, but using an exfoliating cleanser or scrub will help wipe away dead skin cells and give your skin a smooth, fresh glow. There are many choices in products to exfoliate your skin. Use a cleanser that contains alpha hydroxy acid, try a gentle face scrub cleanser or use a soft facial brush when you cleanse. Be sure to moisturize right after exfoliating so your skin can soak up the moisture for a fresh glow.

Safely remove facial hair

Facial hair can be a problem for women with darker hair or as women age, but luckily there are safe and easy ways to remove it at home to keep your skin smooth and hair free. Try a depilatory product such as Nair Spa Clay Face Cream to safely remove facial hair. It combines moisturizing ingredients with mineral-rich clay to remove facial hair and leave skin soft and smooth.

Wear light makeup

Heavy, oily, thick makeup can clog pores and cause all types of skin problems. Instead, choose makeup with as few ingredients as possible or use mineral makeup products that will let your skin breath. These products also make it easier to wash away makeup at the end of the day. Your skin will reward you with fewer breakouts and a fresher look.

Always protect your skin

Protecting your face from the sun and the elements is the optimum way to prevent aging and damage to your skin. Always choose a moisturizer which contains a SPF of at least 15 or more and, if possible, choose a foundation which also protects your skin from the sun's rays. If going makeup free, wear a SPF 30 or higher sunscreen on your face at all times, even in the winter. Your skin will look smoother and younger if you care for it properly through the years.

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