Get Healthy Skin: 3 Habits to Break
Bad Habit #1: You dry shave Shaving legs or underarms dry can cause irritation, ingrown hairs, and razor burn. To nurture skin, soften it in the shower for about 10 minutes. Then apply a layer of shaving cream (not soap, which will dull the razor and invite cuts) and shave in long strokes. Slather on body lotion post-shower.
Bad Habit #2: You ignore incidental sun exposure Sure, walking from your car to the office in the sun may not be as damaging as spending hours baking on the beach. But just a few minutes of exposure here and there can bring on wrinkles just the same. Wear a daily SPF lotion formulated for the face. Brands such as Clinique and Neutrogena make versions that work well under makeup.
Bad Habit #3: You avoid exfoliation A buildup of dead skin cells can cause itchiness and rashes, especially in unpredictable or dry weather. Scrub daily with a puff, a loofah, or a grainy exfoliator to help sweep rough skin away. Afterward, use moisturizer to lock in softness.
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