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Caring For Tween Skin All Year Long
October 10, 2009
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Taking care of our skin is so important!  During the fall and winter months or in dry climates like Arizona, or for any girl who’s in a pool each week or who takes a lot of showers, keeping her skin healthy means keeping it well moisturized.  Got dry patches?  Some simple moisturizing tips like these might help to get your skin soft again.

First, choose a moisturizer that’s made with:

• essential oils

• water

• and little or no artificial ingredients

These kinds of moisturizers are terrific for your skin.  Watch out for moisturizers with medicines in them that you don’t need or are made with artificial ingredients or alcohol.  All you really need is a moisturizer with water and a natural oil.

Just about any oil will do:                                                                                                              a Very light oil, like Hazelnut, Grapeseed, and Apricot Kernel, are good moisturizers for oily skin; whereas thicker oils like Avocado, Olive and Wheatgerm are better moisturizers for dry skin.   Almond, Jojoba, and Evening Primrose oils are close enough to the skin’s ‘good oils’ that they are nice for just about any skin type, even your face.

Then, once you’ve chosen a good moisturizer, keep it handy in the bathroom where you bathe or shower so it’s easy to apply within 5 minutes of getting out of the shower.   Just apply a small amount to your arms, legs and any areas that seem a little dry.  By getting the moisturizer onto your skin right after bathing, you’ll help seal in moisture and help to keep your skin soft and healthy!

If you  shave, there are a few special things you can keep in mind as well:

1. Apply a creamy body wash or foaming shaving cream before you shave. This moisturizes and protects your skin from the razor blades. (Did you know regular soap can irritate your skin after you shave?)

2. Use a brand new razor, and replace it regularly. A dull blade can cause small cuts on your legs and may even spread bacteria.

3. Wash and dry your razors after you use them to rinse away any bacteria.  And remember, it’s not a good idea to share your razor with other girls, either – who wants to swap bacteria with their BFF??

You go girl!  Now you can keep your skin healthy and glowing all year long!

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