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Put On Your Finest Face: 5 Best Tips for Clear Skin

September 6, 2010  
Filed under Smart & Savvy

best tips for clear skin: man and woman washing faceAre you a sucker for vending machine snacks or donuts and cupcakes that your co-worker always brings to the office? Or maybe most of your meals consist of buttery steaks, battered chicken and fries. Or maybe you don’t drink enough water which helps flush out toxins in the body. No matter what category you belong in, it’s good to put on your best face when meeting clients, customers, etc. But remember that healthy, glowing and clear skin begins from the inside out.

According to Mayo Clinic dermatologist Lawrence E. Gibson, M.D., a diet high in fat and carbohydrates can promote skin aging. Dr. Gibson recommends eating lots of antioxidant-rich foods, which have protective properties for the skin. So the next time you go to the market, remember to pick up the following:

  • Carrots, apricots and other yellow and orange fruits and vegetables
  • Blueberries
  • Spinach and other green leafy vegetables
  • Tomatoes
  • Beans, peas and lentils
  • Fish, especially salmon

Besides eating lots of fruits and vegetables, here are five best tips for taking care of your skin and keeping it clean and clear:

1) Drink water throughout the day.

It keeps your skin hydrated and flushes out toxins from your body. If you need some kick to the taste, add a few drops of lemon or lime squeeze.

2) Wash your face the right way.

  1. Begin by washing your hands. You don’t want to have bacteria-laden hands and fingers touch your face.
  2. Using warm water, wash your face with a good cleanser. (Warm water opens pores.)
  3. Afterward, splash your face with cold water. (Cold water closes pores.)


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3)  Exfoliate at least twice a week with baking soda.

A natural, excellent and cheap way to exfoliate, baking soda helps slough off dead skill cells and unclogs dirt trapped in pores. It gives your face a brighter glow and feels fresh.

Instructions: After washing your face with a cleanser, take a teaspoon of baking soda mixed with a few drops of water and rub on face in circular motions. Rinse. Works best in the shower. Repeat 2-3 times a week.


4)  Apply moisturizer daily.

Put on sun-block lotion before going out in the morning, and a night cream before going to sleep. Lotion keeps the skin smooth and helps seal pores to keep bacteria out.

5)  Treat your acne with the right products.

Never squeeze your pimples with fingers. It can cause painful infection and scarring.

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