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Skip your morning cleanse if your skin is super dry
Maintaining dewy skin is all about preserving your Natural Moisturizer Factor (NMF)—or mix of amino acids, urea and other compounds naturally found in your skin, says Los Angeles dermatologist Kelly Bickle, M.D. At around age 50, the NMF starts to diminish along with levels of oils and lipids, all of which can dry out your complexion and leave it looking lackluster. In this case, Dr. Bickle recommends switching to a gentle soap-free cleanser (which won't strip your NMF) and limit face washing to just once a day at night—in the morning you can simply rinse with cold water since your skin hasn't been exposed to any debris or pollution.