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Building a Perfect Skincare Routine

Taking good care of your skin is all about a routine. Daily maintenance is the key and it’s a commitment worth making. The better daily care you take of your skin, the more likely you’ll be to stave off those pesky wrinkles. Here’s a great daily skincare routine to live by: 1. Cleanse daily. If you have dry skin, you may only need to cleanse once per day. But those with oily and combination skin should consider cleansing in the morning and evening. Never go to bed with makeup and grime leftover from the day. Choose a gentle cleanser that works well with your skin type. 2. Moisturize. Use two different moisturizers: one for the day that includes daily SPF and a thicker moisturizer, or even a facial oil, for the nighttime. Moisturized skin looks younger and is less likely to show wrinkles. 3. Apply sunscreen. Sun is the fastest way to age your skin so make sure you wear sunscreen each and everyday. If you’re going to be out in the sun for 10 minutes or less -- for example when you’re running errands -- a moisturizer with a built-in sunscreen will suffice. But if you’re going on a long walk or hitting the beach, it’s best to wear a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. 4. Apply a facial mask once per week. Depending on your skin type, choose a mask made with natural ingredients to apply once a week to work on problem areas. If you have extra dry skin, choose a deep moisturizing mask or if you have oily skin, choose a balancing facial mask to reduce oil build up. Taking care of your skin is a daily process, but healthy skin helps you to look and feel your best. Sara Novak is a Natural Health Care Expert for Zax Health. Follow her on Twitter at @sarafnovak.