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Simple Approved Steps to Gain and Maintain A Smooth Skin

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Little changes to your beauty routine can get you on the road to silky smooth skin.

If you factor in monthly breakouts, sun damage and a few fine lines, most of us feel like the smooth skin is out of our reach. By making simple changes to your beauty regimen, you could wake up looking like your best (and most radiant) self.

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Black beauty with perfect skin

 

Wash less
You may think the key to smooth skin is a super clean face, but that’s not true. In fact, too much washing will probably do more damage than good.

It’s important to gently remove makeup and actual dirt from the skin, but it’s a bit of a myth that we have to scrub ourselves squeaky clean two or three times daily.

Sometimes overwashing can produce the same over-dryness and irritation that anti-aging products can create. When we wash too much and strip away the skin’s natural, healthy, moisturizing oils, we create redness and flakiness, and the skin actually gets a counterproductive signal to start producing more oil to keep itself protected. This is how we can end up both dry and oily at the same time. Reduce the amount of cleansing and let the skin relax.

 

 

Don’t squeeze

We know it’s tempting to squeeze and pick at any a pimple that happens to show up on your face but don’t.

Anything you pick and try to solve yourself will only last much longer and risk being permanently scarred. The right dermatologist can help you with an easy, ongoing preventive regimen that will help more.”

 

Exfoliate (but not too much)

If you really want smooth skin, get rid of the dead, flaky skin on the surface. It’s a myth that exfoliation can dry or thin the skin. Regular exfoliation speeds up the cell turnover process, allowing the body to produce moisture-bearing properties like hyaluronic acid. Exfoliation also helps to plump the skin by churning up elastin and collagen production.

 

 

Clean your makeup brushes

How often do you clean your makeup brushes? Probably not often enough. Dirt, grime and oils left in the brushes can cause breakouts, leaving your skin far from smooth. Fortunately, it’s easy enough to clean them yourself using a simple bar of soap.

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Eat clean

You really are what you eat, and your skin may be a perfect reflection of your inner health. Foods rich in lean proteins and omega-3 fatty acids are especially effective at delivering smoother skin. They aid the skin in retaining moisture and fortify the skin’s natural moisture barrier.

Diet with ample beauty super foods can enhance skin texture, hydration, firmness, and smoothness. She suggests a diet of foods rich in lean protein (salmon, tofu, soy, sardines), antioxidants for rapid skin repair like vitamins A, C and E (carrots, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, berries), and minerals like magnesium and zinc, which facilitate hyaluronic acid production to provide unsurpassed skin hydration (soy, kale, carrots, pumpkin seeds, whole grains).