Skin Care: Simple Ways to Keep Skin Healthy

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It's not just what you put on your face but also what you put in your body that effects how your skin looks and feels.

Besides cleansing and moisturizing your face, during the day and at night, there are simple treatments for your face and body that you should do every day to keep your skin healthy.

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Take Care of Your Skin

1. Serums. Serums are often good for brightening treatments, anti-aging treatments and sometimes acne treatments. Serums are also great for people with very oily skin, as they can use them as their moisturizer.

2. SPF. Protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen. Sunburn is no fun, but even worse are the sun's ultraviolet, or UV, rays, which can cause skin cancer.

3. Moisturize. Dry skin doesn't heal as easily as soft skin, and is therefore more susceptible to other damage. So after you cleanse, use a light moisturizer. Serums go deeper into the skin's layers than moisturizers.

4. Indoor Tanning is a no-no. Indoor tanning was associated with a 74 percent higher risk of skin cancer, according to a recent study by the American Association of Cancer Research.

5. Take Vitamins. Some vitamins are especially geared toward enhancing the health of the skin.

6. Exercise. Exercise is good for multiple reasons, but as an added bonus, it helps the skin keep its elasticity, which will, in turn, help reduce wrinkles.

Healthy Diet Tips

In addition to the above, eating a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables can help your skin.

Water. Water helps keep the skin hydrated, and helps clear out the system, which not only means beautiful skin, but feeling better all around.

Blueberries. They're a high source of antioxidants and a good source of fiber.

Walnuts. Loaded with essential fatty acids, walnuts are just what the skin needs to protect itself. Additionally, they also help the skin look younger by giving it the nourishment it needs to keep it supple.

Green Tea. This drink is rich in polyphenols and has anti-inflammatory properties. As an added benefit, it helps support your metabolism.

Whole Wheat Bread. On the whole, whole wheat bread is healthier than white bread because it contains selenium, a mineral that helps when it comes to skin cells and, studies show, might help skin damaged by the sun.

CLICK HERE for summer sun safety tips for your skin from Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News' senior health and medical editor.

CLICK HERE for more tips on how to get healthier skin from Women's Health.

CLICK HERE for five tips for healthy skin from the Mayo Clinic.

How to Look Great at Any Age

As a general rule of thumb, here is what you should know to care for your skin at any age:

30s: In your 30s, your skin loses its ability to retain water as it once did. Its renewal powers also slow down, and it starts producing less collagen and elastin. Fine lines can start to develop, skin tone can turn dull and skin can develop a rough texture. Another common problem for this age group is increased skin sensitivity or conditions like rosacea. CLICK HERE for more information.

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