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15 Ways to Get Rid of Acne


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Work Up a Sweat
You knew working up a good sweat was good for your fitness, but you might not have known it's also good for your skin.
You knew working up a good sweat was good for your fitness, but you might not have known it's also good for your skin.
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A great way to improve your skin's appearance -- not to mention your physical, mental and emotional health -- is to get some regular exercise. Half-an-hour's worth of exercise three to four times a week is preferable, but any amount is better than none.

Stress prompts your skin to crank up oil production, so anything you can do to reduce stress (taking a yoga class, for example) helps with breakouts. Working out also restores order to fluctuating hormone levels, which in turn reduces sebum production in the follicles.

That's not the only skin benefit you get from exercise -- sweating helps clear out your pores, ushering those dead skin cells to the surface where they can't cause as much trouble.

But unless you want to undo all the benefits that a healthy sweat gives your skin, you should pay attention to the next page.


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