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We're inundated daily by marketing messages regarding the next 'miracle' skin care treatment. The reality is that when it comes to skin care, there are no miracles.

Great skin depends upon many things, but a miracle or a miracle ingredient, is not one of them. Healthy skin also depends upon a realistic appreciation for your skin type, your genetic make-up and how you may respond to any given treatment. It's not necessary to spend $200 on the latest botanical or laboratory invention with a scientific sounding name.

Instead, form good skin care habits and stick to them. The only skin care miracles you'll need are the following 5 tips. Repeat to yourself, the following skin care mantras:

1.I shall not go into the sun unprotected. UV rays are without a doubt, the biggest cause of skin aging. Whether it's fine lines, wrinkles, age spots or saggy skin, it's likely that the sun was the main culprit. Find a good sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 and wear it daily year round. No exceptions. View our full selection of [Link Removed] .

2.I will wash my face every day. At the end of a hard day most of us just want to collapse into bed. Facial cleansing removes more than just make-up, it also removes any pollutants, bacteria and unwanted debris off your face. Cleansing also preps your skin to absorb moisturizers or serums you may apply at night. [Link Removed]  is gentle and effective.

3.I will be gentle with my skin. Avoid harsh cleansers, don't combine irritating ingredients, stay awa from excessive scrubbing or picking (you know who you are!). These bad habits can damage and scar skin leaving it looking worse than before. Instead, opt for gentle cleansers; space out effective yet potentially irritating treatments; don't obsess. Sometimes you just need to leave your skin alone.

4.I will moisturize as often as needed. There isn't a rule for how often to apply. If skin feels dry, slather it on. I love the La Roche Posay Hydraphase line-up, which also includes [Link Removed] .

5.Beauty comes from within. Skin is the body's largest organ. Recognize that in order to have great skin, you must start from within. Get plenty of sleep, exercise, relax and eat well. Your skin will show that you're taking care of yourself.

Great skin – no miracles required.

Sharmani Pillay is a Registered Pharmacist who specializes in anti aging skin care and women's wellness. She owns and operates an online skin care store at [Link Removed]
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