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+ Summer Skin: And the Living's Easy
+ Dark Colored Clothes Provide More Sun Protection
+ Heels Today, Pain Tomorrow
+ Red Dress Event: Red Carpet Sizzle
+ Go Red and Go Fabulous
+ His & Hers Spa Gifts
+ Sharing Makeup: Why It's a Very Bad Idea
+ Age: It's Just a Number
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+ Winter Dry Skin: New Year, New Skin
+ Winterize Your Skin Care Routine
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Body Care

If you think caring for dry skin is as simple as flip, squeeze, and apply, then you may be doing your skin more harm than good. That's because there's a right way, and a wrong way to care for dry skin. Here are four simple steps to help you do it the right way.

First you need to know what causes dry skin and why. Healthy skin is smooth and supple, protected by a thin layer of natural lipids that keeps moisture in. When lipids are stripped away, your skin becomes dry, red and irritated. Do the lotion test. Put some in the palm of your hand and flip. If it runs or drips, it's not thick enough for dry skin.

One of the biggest mistakes many women make is that they apply moisturizer on dry skin. After bathing, pat yourself dry with a towel and apply the lotion, this traps all the moisture that's still on your skin. Let it soak in for a few minutes, and then remove the excess. Using a moisturizer helps restore natural lipids and prevents further drying and damage. Choose a product that's perfume and dye free, elements that can actually dry your skin.

When you take good care of your soft supple skin, you'll always have 'That Certain Something.'