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Top 10 Tips for Cleansing Dry Skin


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Use Sunscreen

Part of your dry skin cleansing regimen should involve the daily application of sunscreen. Just like wind can erode the largest rock formation, so can the sun wreak havoc on dry skin. If you already have a favorite moisturizer that you apply after washing your face, you may think adding a sunscreen on top of that will feel too heavy on your face. However, you can get the best of both worlds with a moisturizer that contains SPF.

If you're going to be outdoors for prolonged periods of time or in extremely hot temperatures, you'll need more protection. Put on sunblock and reapply every few hours. Remember to cover your ears and your neckline. Don't forget about your lips, either. It doesn't take a whole lot of sun exposure for lips to dry out, crack and bleed. Prevent this painful chapping by using a lip balm that contains sunscreen.


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