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Simple supple skin secrets

What is supple skin? We define it as perfect skin in appearance, soft to the touch and radiant to look at. Is your skin that way? If not, with a few easy steps you can have your skin looking its best. Read on to learn how to optimize your skin care routine both internally and externally. You're well on your way to looking flawless.

1. Sleep

Sleeping is crucial to making your skin look good. Your skin renews itself while you sleep so getting enough shut eye is important for skin to reach its full potential.

2. Always Wear SPF

Our aging process is largely connected to our relationship with the sun - sun exposure can account for 90 percent of premature aging and skin damage. Make sure you always wear broad spectrum SPF 15 or higher no matter what the weather. If your skin is protected from harmful UVA and UVB rays, it's likely to look supple and lack aging giveaways such as dark spots.

3. Moisturize

Hydration is essential to your skin's appearance — if you lack moisture in your skin it can make it look dull. Find a moisturizer that's right for your skin type and apply it after cleansing. Be attuned to how your skin changes over the course of seasons. If your skin gets particularly dry in the winter, add a more nourishing moisturizer to your skin care routine to ensure your skin stays supple and hydrated. Also if you ever wake up looking a little tired or under the weather, use a moisturizer aimed at fighting signs of fatigue.

4. Eat an Antioxidant-Rich Diet

What you eat can eventually show up in the appearance of your skin. Try to incorporate antioxidant-rich foods such as berries, citrus fruits, leafy greens and seafood into your healthy lifestyle to optimize your overall health, including the look of your skin.

5. Exercise

Most people don’t equate working out with improving the quality of their complexion, but it can factor into how your skin looks. Exercise can help make your skin look younger, so try to fit in exercise on a regular basis. Try to work out for at least 30 minutes every other day for maximum results.

With these small changes your skin will be its best supple self.