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7 Tips to Improve Your Skin

June 22, 2012

From dry skin to acne to makeup, we've got you covered with 7 tips for your best skin ever.




#1. Say Ahhh...

"Whether it's a facial, massage, or even a pedicure, be sure to pamper yourself," says Dr. Howard Murad, founder of Murad Skincare. "Your health and appearance are positively influenced by increasing your emotional and mental well-being. A visit to the spa is a foolproof way to promote stress relief and relaxation."


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#2. Scrub-a-Dub

"When you exfoliate, you're evening out the skin's surface by revealing fresh cells underneath," says Annet King, director of Global Education at the International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica. "Exfoliate regularly to remove the dead, complexion-dulling skin cells that can give you a dull appearance."


#3. Don't Sweat It

When your body heats up, sweating helps it keep your core temperature down. Unfortunately, this can irritate skin and cause breakouts. To remedy, look for a body wash that lists salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide as an ingredient on the label.


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#4. Hands Off

We know it's tempting to mess with that pimple, but resistance is key. Popping and picking at the skin on your face will push dirt and bacteria deeper into pores, which only results in more breakouts.


#5. Clean Sweep

Bacteria on dirty makeup brushes could be causing you to break out. "Once a month, dampen just the head of the brush, making sure not to get the barrel or handle wet," says Klein. "Gently massage a mild baby shampoo into the bristles and rinse with warm water. Then, lay the brush on a towel with a head hanging over the sink to dry."


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#6. Ditch the Brew

Can't figure out why you have dry skin? Caffeine may be the culprit. Replace the java with H20, and add fruit slices, like orange or lemon, to enhance the flavor.


#7. Skin Smoothers

"Adding sweet potatoes and carrots to your diet will keep your skin incredibly smooth," says Lisa Drayer, MA, RD. "They are rich in beta-carotene and, when ingested, are converted into vitamin A in your body, which helps keep skin touchably soft."

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Reprinted with permission of Hearst Communications, Inc.


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