10 Steps To Smooth, Sexy Skin

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How to get the "skintilating" face and bod you've always wanted.

6. Avoid processed foods that contain sugar and white flour.

These are dead foods, devoid of any nutritional value and just like dairy they lead to excess insulin production which leads to excess sebum production with leads to skin eruptions. The chemical additives in processed foods will stay in your system creating a toxic environment. Your liver will try to clean them out but as they build up in your system your body will try to detoxify chemicals in any way possible … and that way may be through your skin.

 

7. Avoid fried, greasy foods.

"Bad fats" like vegetable, corn, soy, canola, cottonseed, hemp, rapeseed, sunflower, and safflower oils are very high in omega-6 fatty acids which are highly inflammatory and are likely to spark acne flare ups. Also oils heated over 400 degrees Fahrenheit will turn rancid, and therefore carcinogenic. The liver and lymphatic systems have to work overtime to cleanse the body, but toxins that aren’t filtered out by the liver will try to escape somehow and it may be through your skin.

8. Avoid meat that was raised with hormones or antibiotics.

You are what you eat and those hormones will then get into your system and further disrupt your hormonal balance.

9. Keep clean.

Be careful not to touch your face (or let others touch your face with dirty hands). Change your pillowcases regularly, always have clean bath towels to pat your face dry, and if your hair is not clean, keep it away from your skin, especially at night.

10. Don't pick!

Picking at or popping your pimples is the worst thing you can do to them. You are far better off covering them with makeup and letting them be than breaking skin and spreading the infection or scarring your skin.

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