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8 Secrets to smooth skin

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Get silky smooth skin

Very few people have flawless looking skin without working on it. Follow these skin care tips and beauty secrets to get smooth, glowing skin. With a few dietary and lifestyle changes, your skin will look smooth as can be.

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Eat berries daily

By eating berries and other foods that are high in antioxidants, you'll improve the look and texture of your skin, and fight wrinkles. Antioxidants battle free radicals, which can speed up the aging process, breakdown collagen and cause cancer and other health concerns.

Have fish twice a week

Omega-3 fatty acids, like those found in salmon, mackerel and other fatty, coldwater fish, are essential for smooth, radiant skin. By adding fish to your diet twice a week, you'll be improving your health and your skin. If you hate fish, you can also get omega-3 from walnuts, flaxseed, broccoli, spinach and kidney beans. High protein foods are also good for your skin because they encourage your body to produce enough collagen and elastin.

Get plenty of sleep

They call it beauty sleep for a reason. Your body (including your skin) rejunenates itself while you sleep. Try to get seven to eight hours of restful sleep each and every night. Read on to learn more about getting enough sleep.

Exfoliate regularly

Exfoliate your skin from head to toe in order to slough away dead skin cells, improve circulation and achieve radiant, smooth skin. Follow these tips to learn more about how to exfoliate your skin.

Skip the sugar

Avoid wrinkles by eliminating sugar from your diet. Sugar breaks down collagen through the glycation process, leading to wrinkles. Therefore, limiting your sugar intake isn't just good for weight control and insulin management, but also has anti-aging effects as well.

Drink plenty of water

Flush toxins out of your body by drinking plenty of water. Also consider a short-term cleanse or strict juice diet periodically to clean out your system of impurities. The results don't just benefit your body, but also reduce blemishes and other skin imperfections.

Apply makeup right away

Your concealer and foundation will glide on smoothly if you apply it within one or two minutes of putting on your moisturizer. If you allow your moisturizer to be absorbed completely, then your skin won't look as smooth and even.

Cheat a little

No one's skin is perfectly smooth every day of the week. Cheat a little with foundation primer. Makeup primer can absorb oil, even out your skin tone, help makeup stay put, and make your skin look absolutely flawless.

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