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Oh boy, does everyone want to look like they’re 21 for the rest of their lives. No one wants to look “good for their age,” they just want to look good.

Looking good doesn’t find you in the Forever 21 fitting room trying on cut-off shorts. Nor does it find you scrolling down the $1 menu 5 days a week. Healthy choices combined with good living can be the answer youthful skin and a peace of mind. Everything you put in your body and on your skin directly affects you in some way.

What many don’t realize your skin, the largest organ, absorbs everything you put on it, and travels into your bloodstream. So in essence, what you put on your skin can be more impactful than what you put in your mouth. Lets just be frank-sugar makes you look old and dull. It slowly sucks the life out of you, that it makes you fat is just a bonus.

We’ve compiled a few solutions to keep your skin young and vibrant. After all, it’s the only one you have.

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Water

Glowy skin derives from hydration and consistency. Drinking water plumps up the skin and this includes reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Elasticity, reducing clogged pores which lead to acne and blemishes are some of the grand benefits to drinking lots of water.

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Indian women have been using this secret weapon for flawless skin for years. The benefits of using it on your skin include skin boosting antioxidants and evening out skin tone. Tumeric also helps with acne, eczema and improves skin texture.

Blend a concoction of tumeric, yogurt and honey. Apply this to your face and let dry. Rinse off in shower for flawless results.

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Face Oils

Sunday Riley, Luna Sleeping Night Oil ($105) reduces pore and fights wrinkles.

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Caudale, Divine Oil ($49) can be used for the face, body, and hair.

When seeking oils for your face opt for organic with raw, unrefined ingredients. Oils moisturize and create a barriers to protect your skin. Opts for oils that include coconut, olive, argan, sweet almond oil, Myrrh oil and a host of others. These are the fountain of youth by delivering agents for anti-aging, firming, elasticity, reduction of wrinkles, reduction of scars and evening tone. The benefits seem endless.

peelingChemical Peels

This subject of chemical peels is slightly controversial and the votes for and against them are pretty much split down the middle. What a chemical does is peel the top layer of skin to reveal new, vibrant skin. It can improve the skin’s appearance by a significant amount.

Horror stories from skin reactions (think about Miranda in that “Sex and the City” episode) may discourage you but we encourage you to do your research and get referrals from people you know…and still do a patch test on your hand before applying on your face.

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