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20 Anti-Aging Skin Tips

Do you know healthy ways to get younger looking skin? Take this quiz to test your skin care IQ.

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20 Anti-Aging Skin Tips
20 Anti-Aging Skin Tips
Question 1 of 20 Correct

Which of the following can make your skin look younger?

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The correct answer is: All of the above can give you younger looking skin. That's because they are all stress relievers. Stress can impair your skin's immune function, which can lead to skin disorders. De-stressing helps your skin stay clear and healthy.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

When should you wash your face to keep your skin looking young?

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The correct answer is: Wash your face in the morning and at night with a gentle facial cleanser, then apply moisturizer to your still-damp skin.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

Which of the following drinks is best for your skin?

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The correct answer is: Both green tea and water keep you hydrated, but green tea is brimming with good-for-you flavonoids that can help keep your skin looking young and vibrant.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

True or false: Green tea is the only type of tea that's good for your skin.

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The correct answer is: This is false. While green tea is the best, black or white tea—as long as they are true teas and not herbal varieties—are also good for your skin. That's because they contain a powerful antioxidant known as EGCG, which can help prevent acne and sun-related skin aging. Brew a full teapot every morning and try sipping 4 to 6 cups throughout the day.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

How much time should you spend outside each day for younger looking skin?

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The correct answer is: Spend at least 20 minutes outside every day (with sunscreen, of course). Mother Nature can be extremely therapeutic, and the fresh air will do you—and your skin—a world of good.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

Which of the following foods should you avoid to keep your skin looking young?

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The correct answer is: Avoid fast food, fried food and anything processed. That includes refined sugar, soda (diet and regular), and processed meats and cheeses. Why? They keep your body and your skin off balance.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

Which of the following foods is especially good for your skin?

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The correct answer is: In one study, just six weeks of a daily dose of cocoa made skin smoother, more hydrated and less sensitive to the sun. And 12 weeks did even more. All thanks to the skin-boosting antioxidants in cocoa, called flavonols.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

How often should you practice deep breathing if you want younger-looking skin?

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The correct answer is: Some experts recommend practicing deep breathing twice a day for better skin. When you focus on your breathing, you're not focusing on anything else (your to-do list or the late babysitter). That mental shift helps remove stressors, which can cause healthy skin to break out.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

How often should you exercise to keep your skin healthy?

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The correct answer is: For beautiful skin, aim to be active at least 30 minutes a day. Exercise boosts circulation, which delivers more nutrients to the skin. It also is a great way to release anxiety. Exercise only tames stress for up to 24 hours, so to reap the most benefits you need to do it daily.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

How many hours do you need to sleep to keep your skin looking young?

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The correct answer is: When it comes to healthy skin, a clear mind and a healthy body, there’s no substitute for a good night’s sleep. Make it a goal to sleep as many hours as you need to feel alive and productive the next day—all day. Sleep is free cosmetic medicine, pure and simple. Nothing exacerbates stress and etches in lines like exhaustion.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

True or false: Protein is good for your skin.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Protein is required to build and repair skin cells and to make enzymes and hormones that help keep it glowing.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

Which of the following vitamins are especially good for your skin?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Vitamin B3 , or niacin, helps prevent sun damage. Vitamin C helps decrease the appearance of wrinkles and helps build collagen and elastin. Vitamin E helps thicken the epidermis of the skin and protects against free radicals.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

Eating which of these can help prevent wrinkles?

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The correct answer is: All of the above foods can help fight wrinkles. Sweet potatoes, tomatoes and cantaloupe replenish your skin's supply of antioxidants, which protect against free radicals. Free radicals damage cells and contribute to just about everything that can go wrong with your skin, from dryness to wrinkles.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

Which of the following fruits is best for your skin?

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The correct answer is: To be kind to your skin, go with grapefruit—as well as lemons, limes and oranges. Citrus fruits are packed with vitamin C, which helps keep collagen—the supportive protein fibers that stop skin from sagging—strong and resilient.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

Certain green veggies like broccoli and spinach are great for your skin. Which cooking method delivers the most beauty benefits?

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The correct answer is: The answer is all of the above. Whether fresh, frozen, raw or steamed, certain green vegetables like broccoli and spinach are great for your skin. That's because they deliver a hefty supply of vitamin A, which supports skin-cell turnover. Without enough vitamin A, your skin can become dry, tough and scaly.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

True or false: Breakfast cereal can be good for your skin.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Fortified breakfast cereals contain zinc, a workhorse nutrient that helps with skin-cell renewal. Other good sources of zinc include oysters, lean ham, beef and lamb.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

Sun exposure is responsible for what percent of all wrinkles?

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The correct answer is: Sun exposure is responsible for 90 to 95 percent of all wrinkles and nearly 100 percent of pigment changes. Sun exposure also can contribute to freckling, dryness, acne and precancerous skin growths and can weaken the skin's immune response. Wear sunscreen or limit your sun exposure to keep your skin looking young and healthy.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

True or false: Smoking accelerates wrinkles.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Smoking dehydrates the skin and causes lines to form around the mouth and eyes from repeated squinting and puckering. Smoking may also damage the elasticity of the skin. Because nicotine constricts blood vessels, smokers often have a dull or grayish complexion.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

True or false: Drinking alcohol helps keep your skin looking young.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Excessive drinking makes your skin look old before its time. That's because alcohol dehydrates your skin, thus depriving it of the moisture that makes for a youthful glow. Alcohol also dilates blood vessels, causing flare-ups in people who have rosacea. Be kind to your skin and limit yourself to one or two drinks a day.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

Which of these kinds of fish is best for your skin?

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The correct answer is: If you want beautiful skin, stick with salmon or mackerel; both are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. A 2009 study suggests that omega-3s may lower the risk of developing potentially precancerous skin growths.

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Blueberries, dark chocolate and sunscreen are three things you need to keep skin beautiful, supple and smooth. Antioxidant-rich foods such as berries, dark chocolate, cantaloupe, citrus fruits and leafy greens provide the vitamins ...

you need for skins elasticity. Avoiding smoking prevents premature aging. But the number-one way to keep skin gorgeous is to stay out of the sun and away from tanning beds. The suns radiation causes skin damage, including wrinkles, age spots and skin cancer. Use a sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays in an SPF of 15 or higher, and reapply often.
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