"The groundwork of all happiness is health." - Leigh Hunt

Daily skincare in 3 easy steps

A widely advertised facial moisturizer claims to be the very best available on the market – and sells for $225 per bottle. Should you purchase it? Another brand offers an entire skincare regimen — but is available in 10 different bottles of lotion and potion that must be applied each day. Is it price your time?

Despite manufacturers' claims, many cosmetic products will take more cash out of your wallet than dirt and oil out of your skin. You don't need an expensive or lengthy skincare routine – and the excellent news is, essentially the most effective and reliable regimens are also quick and cheap.

For each day skincare, you possibly can limit your routine to a few easy steps: cleansing your skin, protecting it from the sun, and treating any specific skin problems akin to dry skin, pimples, or advantageous lines. Wrinkles All three step products can be found at your local drugstore at very low price.

1. Cleanse your skin. Choose your skin cleanser based on whether you could have dry or oily skin. If you could have dry skin, select a light cleansing agent (akin to Dove, Cetaphil, or Aveeno soap or cleanser) and avoid products like toners, which contain alcohol. For oily skin, select a soap that removes oil and cleanse your skin more often throughout the day.

2. Protect your skin from the sun. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and wear it every single day. Higher SPFs are useful should you plan to spend hours outdoors, but should you spend most of your time indoors, SPF 30 is generally sufficient. If you could have sensitive skin, select a sunscreen product designed for sensitive skin.

3. Treat your skin's specific needs. There are many effective and cheap moisturizers for dry skin. There are also many inexpensive products available over-the-counter that may reduce lines and wrinkles, fade brown spots, or fight pimples.

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