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Natural Ways To Improve Your Skin

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Some of us are blessed with flawless skin. The rest of us, however, have to work for it. There's no shame in actively trying to improve your complexion. When makeup isn't enough, what can you do to get clear, even, and baby soft skin? First, speak with a dermatologist about products and services to achieve that coveted look. Then do the following steps to get healthier looking skin naturally. 

Prevent Wrinkles

If you're worried about wrinkles as you age, eat more foods with antioxidants in them. These antioxidants reduce inflammation in your body, which can lead to more wrinkles. Berries like acai, blueberries, and raspberries are full of antioxidants. So are nuts, seeds, spinach and dark chocolate. 

Eat Healthy 

Have you ever noticed that your skin breaks out or looks splotchy after a particularly unhealthy weekend of eating out? Greasy, fatty, and nutrient-deficient foods wreak havoc on the skin. If you are prone to adult acne, redness, or dark circles, try eating more fruits and vegetables in general. We've known for a long time that healthy foods keep your weight in check and make you feel good. But they also neutralize free radicals and clear up your skin. Try to avoid sugar, which damages collagen and elastin in your skin.

Detox Your Body

Everyday modern life brings pollution, chemicals, and toxins into your body. Detoxify it by putting plants in your home. These plants will act as air filters in your house and remove indoor air pollution. You can also detox with an old-fashioned home remedy. Simply place a chunk of onion in the socks you wear at night once every few weeks. This ayurvedic poultice can pull out harmful chemicals in your body, leaving the skin clear and healthy. 

Get Good Sleep

When you don't get enough sleep, it shows on your face. Large bags or circles under your eyes, sallow skin, and puffy eyes are all signs that you didn't sleep well. If anyone ever tells you, "You look tired!" it's partially because your skin doesn't look as fresh as it could. Deep, lasting sleep gives your body time to restore and reverse the damage of the day. So get your beauty sleep for a more youthful-looking skin.

While it's important to do everything you can to get healthy skin in a natural way, sometimes it's not enough. Work with a professional dermatologist (such as one from Desert Dermatology) to clear up serious skin issues.