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Remember, we're talking entire 20 square feet to clean!
~Bathing daily is a misguided myth~ Actually, your skin only needs a thorough washing about three times a week besides arm pits and genital areas. But, if you must bathe daily, (and you respect others around you) then always, ALWAYS, use a moisturizer afterward. It's best to apply it before you dry off and then pat dry.
Ofcourse, stay away from hot water. Luke warm is best temperature for bathing.
~Don't scratch that itch!~ Insect bites or dry skin can cause minor itching, even nervousness can. Instead of scratching your skin which can rip and tear, keep a small tube of hydrocortizone handy. Apply it as much as possible until itching ends. If itch continues or a rash develops call your doctor.
Ofcourse, signs of itching can mean that your skin is extra dry and you may only need to moisturize (or bathe) more often.
~Hmmm, air we breathe~ Environmental causes will also have an affect on skin. Dry air and pet dander are major issues in which some people have to use air purifiers or even medications. (They're not about to give up 'ol Rover!)
Humidifiers are good to use, but be careful of causing mold and mildew in your home.
~Pretty is; pretty does~ Sunscreen should be a part of your daily skin care routine, also. The most expensive brands are sometimes best for added incentives, but no matter what you buy, always use SPF 30+ even under your make up. (Oh, and don't forget lip balm!)
It really isn't that hard or expensive to have healthy skin. It's just time consuming in finding what's right for you.
Audrey King is a WAHM of four with an informative website called 'Links For Moms' http://www.linksformoms.com. She also, markets bath and body products that are made-to-order at “Our Perfect Scents” http://www.ourperfectscents.com/audreyk