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Skin Care Tips: 3 Ways To Naturally Improve Your Skin's Health And Appearance

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Are you tired of red and swollen skin covered in acne? Are you tired of your skin condition (rosacea, for example)? If you're looking for a way to soothe irritation, eliminate redness, treat hyperpigmentation, prevent sun damage and fight breakouts, then look no further. Here are a few natural ways to keep your skin looking great:

1. Eat More Foods with Beta-Carotene.

Beta-carotene is a very important nutrient that can improve the overall health of your skin. Your body uses beta-carotene and converts it into Vitamin A, which is crucial for keeping your skin healthy, a solid immune system and optimal eye health. It also helps to protect the body and skin from free radical damage. One study found that beta-carotene, which can be found in yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, can protect the skin from premature aging caused by UV radiation.

2. Sip on Green Tea and Reuse the Bags.

Green tea (EGCG) has the power to decrease your acne breakouts by up to 90 percent over the course of eight weeks, according to a recent study. You can use green tea bags themselves and apply them directly to your face to prevent breakouts. However, one dermatology professors says that you may be better off trying to find an all-natural skin care product that contains at least one percent of EGCG. Regardless, green tea is good for you. There is also research that shows the compounds in green tea (including catechins and antioxidants) have the ability to reduce skin inflammation, which is a huge culprit of acne breakouts, and deactivate free radicals.

3. Get Your Hands on Some Licorice.

As you've grown older, you may have outgrown the taste of licorice. However, if you're dealing with skin problems, you may want to rethink that choice. Licorice root has been shown to be helpful relieve symptoms associated with psoriasis and eczema such as swelling, itching and redness. In addition, licorice contains anti-inflammatory properties, which can help control redness and swelling of the skin. Research also suggests that licorice may be beneficial in reducing the overall appearance of age spots and dark areas of skin thanks to a compound known as glabridin, which helps to rebalance cells and reduce the production of melanin. Essentially, any form of licorice – from the root to the extract – can be beneficial to the skin.

If you're dealing with acne-prone skin, aging skin or any type of damaged skin, you may want to consult with a skin care professional. Although natural methods will often work, they are not for everyone. This is because everyone's body is different and everyone's skin will react differently to various skin care techniques. A skin care expert will be able to accurately identify what will work best for your individual situation.