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Your Skin: Are You Doing Too Much or Too Little?

Either Way, Your Face Loses. Here's How to Get Amazing Results in Four Simple Steps

Read Your Face: The 4 Signs of Aging continued...

Every morning: Use a gentle cleanser if your skin feels dirty. Otherwise, just put on your moisturizer, then sunscreen.

Every night: Remove your makeup with a gentle cleanser (to get skin really clean, massage it for more than a minute, then rinse). Pat dry. Apply your active treatment (a gentle antioxidant cream if you have sensitive skin, or a retinoid or AHA/BHA if your skin is more tolerant). Finish with a basic (nonactive) moisturizer to hydrate skin and counteract any dryness or peeling brought on by the treatment.

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