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Skimpy Skin Care Tips

3 Basics for Super Skin

By Wendy C. Fries
WebMD Feature

Reviewed By Brunilda Nazario, MD

Exfoliate, hydrate, moisturize, cleanse...most of us barely have time to gulp a low-fat, half-caff latte, so who has time for complex skin care?

Yet who doesn't want that good-skin glow? So, with your time (and pocketbook) in mind, WebMD sought the help of experts to create these quick, basic skin care tips. With these simple steps you can love the skin you're in in minutes.

Basic Skin Care Tip 1: Wash Your Skin Each Day

You don't need fancy products to clean your way to super skin. Everyday soap and water removes the grime, sweat, pollution and dead cells that accumulate through the day and costs pennies to boot.

And a daily scrub or two is all you need; washing more often can disturb your skin's natural protective lubrication. Skin care experts suggest using a mild, unscented soap with emollient and moisturizing properties. They warn against deodorant body soaps or antibacterial cleansers, which can be harsh to your skin.

Basic Skin Care Tip 2: Moisturize Your Skin

With our constant exposure to steamy showers, cold weather, and hot sun it's no wonder the pros say we need moisturizer even if our skin is naturally oily.