• 10 of Our Favorite Feel-Good Skin Care Tips of All Time

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    Feel-Good Skin Care Tip: Get Some Rest

    The key to not looking tired? It’s…not being tired! Easier said than done, we know. Do whatever you can to get in seven to eight hours a night and your skin—including those pesky under eye bags!—will look noticeably better. Trust us: Sleep offers the kind of results that no face cream can mimic.

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    Feel-Good Skin Care Tip: Snack on Citrus

    Need a little detox? Lemons support your liver and kidneys, and there’s a clear connection between healthy organs and healthy skin. Vitamin C-rich foods such as oranges may help prevent wrinkles, too.

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    Feel-Good Skin Care Tip: Massage In Your Moisturizer

    When we say massage, we mean massage. Rather than dabbing on your face cream, use gentle pressure, massaging it into your skin in a circular motion. Do the same when you wash your face. This simple trick will kick your circulation into high gear. Plus, it feels so good.

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    Feel-Good Skin Care Tip: Wear Sunscreen

    Protecting yourself from sun damage will make you feel better now (how much fun could a sunburn really be?) and later on. Wear at least SPF 15 every day (higher if you’re spending time in strong sun) to help prevent skin cancer, wrinkles and sunburn. Oh, and don’t even think about going to the tanning bed.

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    Feel-Good Skin Care Tip: Get Busy in the Bedroom

    Talk about feeling good: Having sex releases endorphins that give you that special glow nothing else seems to replicate.

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    Feel-Good Skin Care Tip: Pop a Zit

    Shhhh…you didn’t hear it from us, but popping a pimple can actually be OK sometimes, IF you do it the right (not-scar-inducing) way! Zits always seem to show up when you’re already stressed, so don’t take out your existing troubles on your poor, helpless face. Only give the spot a squeeze only if it’s white on top. Using two cotton swabs, gently press on both sides of the little sucker until it pops. Once you’ve cleaned off the gunk, dab a salicylic acid treatment on top. We have Emergency Spot Remover for those zits that pop up. A good deep cleansing facial will keep those zits away.

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    Feel-Good Skin Care Tip: Eat Chocolate—Seriously!

    We know, we know—everyone always says chocolate causes acne. But there’s no scientific proof on that front, so as far as we’re concerned, eat up! Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants that help protect your skin, and eating a small piece will send all sorts of satisfied, happy feelings to your brain. We even have a Cocoa Bean Facial that we cover your face with a dark chocolate masque to tighten your oily skin and fill it with antioxidants.

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    Feel-Good Skin Care Tip: Exercise

    Another reason to take that extra Spin class: A good workout doesn’t just burn calories; it also helps deliver oxygen and nutrients to your skin. Hate going to the gym? Start a dance party—even if you’re the only one busting a move! Turn up the Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, get your blood flowing and have a blast doing it. Your skin will thank you!

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    Feel-Good Skin Care Tip: Get Hydrated

    Drinking six to eight glasses of water a day is beyond important for your skin—hydration starts from the inside out. Hate plain water? Chug coconut water, which is naturally sweet and chock-full o’ nutrients.

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    Feel-Good Skin Care Tip: Exfoliate

    If your complexion is looking a little dull, chances are it needs a little scrub-down. Use an exfoliant that is gently and can slough off dead skin cells, and glowing skin will emerge underneath. Try to keep exfoliation to only twice a week to avoid irritation.

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