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Normal skin basics

The more normal your skin is, the less basic maintenance it needs. Unfortunately, perfectly normal skin is almost as rare as perfect health. Most people have some elements of dryness, oiliness, acne, seborrhea or other irregularities. If your skin is normal, your basic routine can be very simple.

  • Cleanse twice a day with a soap-free cleanser. Avoid cleansers and toners with alcohol, soaps or harsh detergents.
  • After cleansing apply oil-free or low-oil/non-greasy moisturizer while the skin is still damp. This step is optional. Not everyone with normal skin necessarily benefits from moisturizing. You have to weight the negatives of applying unnecessary chemicals versus the possibility that skipping the moisturizer after cleansing may contribute to your developing dry skin some day.
  • Use sunscreen whenever sun exposure is expected.
  • Optionally, use a moisturizing or exfoliating mask once a week.

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