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10 Daily Skin Care Essentials


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Chill Time

Nope, we're not recommending you spend time hanging around walk-in freezers, but we are recommending people take a little "me time" and relax. Stress can wreak havoc on even the best skin, and it causes lots of other unpleasant effects on the body, too.

If skin is under undue duress (even if bad skin is what's stressing you out in the first place) it can eventually become thin and less able to regenerate itself. And if you thought the acne was bad, just wait until the itching, redness and eczema set in.

So try to calm down -- that zit doesn't look as awful as you think, and if you don't get everything done on your to-do list for the day, chances are excellent the world won't come screeching to a halt. With any luck, your skin will start to mellow out, too.


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