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Perform your morning beauty routine. Here are some guidelines:
- In the shower, rinse your hair (you can shampoo whenever you want, but don't feel compelled to shampoo more than three times weekly) and wash your body. Blot your hair dry or use the cool setting on your hair dryer—heat can damage the delicate cuticles of your hair. Use a brush with smooth or rounded teeth or bristles, which will massage the hair and scalp without damaging them. Remember, hair is most fragile when wet.
- Wash your face and use a moisturizer that has vitamins B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin E and alpha-hydroxy acids. You can also include various small-molecule antioxidants such as ubiquinone and ferulic acid. Remember to read labels on everything. Use a moisturizer that has UV protection. You want to protect your face during the day and feed it with nutrients at night.
- Use deodorant, not antiperspirant, usually. Some clothes that require dry cleaning can be ruined by sweat; women may want to use antiperspirants when wearing delicate clothes. You don't need to stop the natural bodily function of sweat, simply use a deodorant to mask any unpleasant smells.
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.