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How to get Picture Perfect Skin in Time for the Holidays

"The holiday season is just around the corner and things will begin picking up and getting crazy before you know it; parties, get-togethers, office functions and family dinners with relatives you haven't seen in years. You can get younger looking skin with a beautiful glow just in time for your upcoming photo ops.

1. Omega-3 Supplements

This is a simple addition to your daily routine and can help your skin look healthier. Omega 3s found in fish oil and flax-seed oil keep your cell membranes strong and supple. They are an essential fatty acid, meaning that they are vital for cellular health but your body doesn't produce them. Start taking them now and be consistent so your skin will begin to look more beautiful by the holidays.

2. Eat Plenty of Antioxidants

Antioxidant rich sources including dark fruits and vegetables, nuts, beans, and grains load your body with antioxidants which scavenge destructive free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that steal from healthy cells in hopes of becoming stabile. It's a vicious cycle as one destroys another. Antioxidants protect your cells from the path of destruction from free radicals and promote healthier and more vibrant skin.

3. Exfoliate

Exfoliating your skin 2-3 times a week will give you immediate as well as long term gains. This process polishes your skin, increases cellular turnover, boosts circulation, and helps your other products work more effectively. Using an effective scrub, peel, mask, or home microdermabrasion system will greatly enhance your complexion.

4. LED Light Therapy

LED red light therapy is an extremely powerful technology that can be used in your own home to stimulate collagen production, increase cellular energy, repair, renew, regenerate, and rejuvenate your cells. The DPL Therapy System, the dpl Nuve Beauty System, and the Caribbean Sun Skin Rejuvenation Light are top of the line, professional grade units that make it easy to get these treatments at home.

5. Anti-Aging Skin Care Products

I am a big proponent of natural skin care that doesn't contain any toxic or potentially dangerous ingredients. You can find some amazing natural products that contain anti-aging ingredients such as rosehip seed oil, argan oil, seabuckthorn berry oil, peptides, and/or vitamin C. Using the top anti-aging products can take 30-60 days before you will see visible results so once again consistency is crucial for results.

6. Sunscreen

Okay, so sunscreen won't actually de-age your skin but it is vital for protection and prevention. You take the time and spend money on getting your skin to look its best. Those efforts are fruitless if you don't protect your skin from future sun damage.

So, as the holidays sneak up, start your plan of action now to repair and rejuvenate your complexion so that by the time your first holiday photo opp presents itself you are ready with picture perfect skin. These are all things you can do in your own home making it convenient and accessible to improve your skin. Just remember that in order to get results you must be consistent and persistent."

Victoria Girard @RevealGreatSkin - Hive Health Media; October 23, 2012