We talk often about how we want to retain healthy skin, but sometimes we forget to follow through with the necessary steps. We’ve put together the 10 best secrets to getting that healthy glow every day when you wake up!

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Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate. Most women forget to exfoliate, but it’s important to do this every day during your shower. When exfoliating, move your hands in a gentle circular motion that’s not too harsh on the skin. Exfoliating will remove dead skin cells and leave your face feeling fresh and clean! (via Reader’s Digest)

Drink your OJ! Orange juice has vitamin C in it which means it’s great for your skin! The vitamin C will keep your skin smooth and youthful while producing tons of collagen. Also, try consuming peppers, guava, and berries which are also rich in vitamin C.

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Your moisturizer should be changed every season. You can’t use your winter moisturizer in the summer time. Why? Because in the winter, your skin needs more moisture than in the summer to keep the skin from drying out. Vice versa, if used in the summer, your winter moisturizer will cause the skin to be too oily.

Always apply sunscreen. Even on rainy days, UV rays are still present. It should be applied after moisturizer but before makeup and it should be removed every night prior to bedtime by using an oil-based cleanser. Sunscreen will keep harsh UV rays away and will protect against skin cancer. (via Skin Acea)

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Watch out for heavy makeup products. Instead of buying a heavy liquid foundation, opt for a light powder. Less is better for your skin and it won’t clog your pores.

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Keep away from your face. We’re all guilty of it. So many times throughout our day, we transfer germs from our hands to our faces. Try steering away from rubbing your eyes, cupping your check, and opt to use headphones when talking on the phone.

You are what you eat. Say yes to fruits and veggies that are full in beta-carotene, which helps your skin repair itself and prevent premature aging and cell damage. Now, put down those french fries!

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Get rid of excess oil. Throughout the day, use oil absorbing sheets to get rid of unnecessary oil. These can be as cheap as $5 per pack!

Seek out a dermatologist. If skin problems persist, it may be beneficial to seek professional advice from a dermatologist. When choosing a dermatologist, make sure they have proper credentials. Go for check-ups at least once a year. (via Best Health)

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Get your beauty sleep. It’s called beauty sleep for a reason! Sleep deprivation lowers circulation, which in turn causes the pale washed-out look in the morning. Make sure you are getting a sufficient amount of sleep at night so that you look healthy and don’t have dark circles under your eyes. (via Women’s Health)