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6 Ways to Get Healthy Skin

"Love the skin you're in" becomes a hard task when you are dealing with acne breakouts, sagging skin, and dryness, and this is why it’s incredibly important to follow a good skin care routine to ensure that your outside is just as beautiful as the inside.

Hydration is incredibly important to maintain the body’s natural functions, but it is also necessary for healthy skin because when you are not hydrated properly the signs will appear on your skin, causing it to be flaky, loose, or dull.

Another thing that could help achieve healthy skin is antioxidants, and it’s important to eat foods that contain antioxidants like blueberries, acai berries, and nuts, to reduce inflammation and prevent the appearance of wrinkles.

StyleCraze notes that are also some things that should be avoided, as these can increase the chance of wrinkles and dry out the skin; these include smoking, lack of exercise (a poor lifestyle, in general, affects a lot more than just your weight), sun damage from spending time in the sun without UV protection, and eating fast foods. And then stress is another factor that can greatly affect your skin, although this may be less easy to eliminate than the aforementioned factors.

Cleansing and moisturizing is a must, but as with hair, it’s important to wash your face regularly, but not too often. When washing too regularly you can strip your face of its natural oils and could aggravate pre-existing skin conditions like eczema, WikiHow reports. But washing your face is not the only thing to consider because drying it plays an equally important role and you should never rub your face dry with a towel. Instead pat it gently to leave the layer of oil on your skin and prevent it from drying out.

And lastly, it’s not always about the products that you choose for your skin, but also about the ones you use in your laundry. According to Elite Daily, artificial fragrances found in laundry detergent and fabric softener could mess with your hormones, and in turn, affect your skin.

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