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We all know that we need to wash our skin to keep it feeling fresh and clean. And when skin is feeling dry and tight, it's pretty obvious that a moisturizer such as "Parfait Visage" will do the trick. But you can take you skin care program even further by following a few simple techniques.

Know Your Skin Type. Your skin type can be either oily, dry, normal, combination, or sensitive. Dry skin feels tight and itchy after cleansing. Oily skin feels greasy and heavy and is prone to acne. Combination skin is characterized by patches of both dry and oily skin. Usually, the cheeks are dry, whereas the nose, forehead, and chin are oily. Sensitive skin is also prone to acne and other blemishes due to reactions with environmental factors or toxic chemicals in skin care product ingredients.

Ask Questions. If you typically buy your skin care products from a department store counter, ask the sales representative for detailed instructions on the best way to use the product. Your dermatologist can also help you determine the best skin care products for your skin type and the best way to use them for maximum benefit. Make sure they are as natural or organic as possible.

Use Protection. Protecting your skin from the damaging rays of the sun is the most important thing you can do for your skin. Overexposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun can cause blemishes, premature aging, wrinkles, age spots, and cancer. The sun can damage your skin in the summer as well as the winter. Use organic sunscreen everyday (with an SPF of 15 or higher.) And wear hats, protective clothing and sun glasses.

Use Organic Make-Up: The skin on the face is extra sensitive to toxic chemicals contained in many make up products. It is for this reason I recommend always using an organic make-up line. You can find these lines at www.make-up-cosmetics.com.

Great Sun Tips:
Avoid the sun between the hours of 10AM and 3PM, even if wearing a sun protector. This is when the sun's rays are the strongest and can cause the most damage.

Watch out for reflected light from sand, water, glass, and snow. Even reflected light can be damaging to the skin.

The American Dermatology Association recommends that everyone wear a SPF of 15 or greater year round.

Be vigilant when applying sunscreen. Many of us tend to miss areas such as the ears, neck, hands, and feet. And reapply sunscreen throughout the day.

Make sure to wear clothing that protects you from the sun.

Don't Neglect Your Body. Many people tend to go overboard on the skin care products they use on their face, while completely neglecting the skin on the rest of their body. But this skin is just as susceptible to dryness and the signs of aging as the skin on your face. Arms and legs are vulnerable to dryness but hands, elbows, and feet are even more vulnerable. Apply organic moisturizer after bathing when the skin is still damp. And if necessary, reapply an organic moisturizer throughout the day if skin feels taut.

Get A System. Caring for your skin requires a consistent daily regimen. Develop a skin care routine that you can repeat every day, no matter what. It doesn't have to be a complicated routine, and you don't need to use a lot of fancy products to make your skin look great. The E3 live skin care system with the product "Aquaspirit" is very effective at maintaining healthy skin and appearance.

Feed Your Skin From The Inside. Your diet is critically important in maintaining the health and beauty of your skin. The foods you eat on a daily basis determine your body's level of vitamins and minerals, as well as how quickly these nutrients will move through the system. Foods that are low in nutrients, such as sugars and highly processed foods will not provide your body with vitamins and minerals it needs to develop and maintain a healthy glow. Eat a varied and well balanced diet so that you can get as many nutrients from your food as possible. Eating healthy can be a little time consuming at first, but overtime, it will become second nature to you. And your skin and your over all health will show the benefits. Natural supplements can be found at www.ghchealth.com

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