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Celebs clear skin secrets

22nd October 2012  : 

Celebrities are scrutinised on a daily basis; everything from what they're wearing to the type of coffee they drink is open to the public. With gossip sites and magazines paying premium prices for pictures of celebs looking less-than-perfect, a small pimple can become front page news in a matter of minutes.

In the end celebrities are only human; they have good skin days and bad skin days. With over 80% of teenagers suffering from acne that can often progress into adulthood, it's no surprise that celebs like Keira Knightley and Bill Murray have admitted to having skin issues. Oily skin, spots, redness and pustules, acne can severely alter a person's confidence. Cameron Diaz has been known to miss film premieres because of a sudden breakout, while the production team behind the Harry Potter franchise had to remove blemishes from the three pubescent lead stars faces in post-production.

If you, like many A-listers, suffer from acne or skin issues, there are many ways that you can improve your skin. Stars rely on a series of tips, tricks and skin treatments to keep their faces looking flawless. Keeping yourself well-hydrated, eating healthily and getting plenty of beauty sleep is one of the easiest ways that you can help to improve your skin. Increasing the amount of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants in your diet can also help, allowing your skin to glow from the inside-out.

As any regular red carpet goer knows, routine exfoliation is important for unclogging and cleaning your pores, helping to reduce blockage and clear the skin. Many celebrities also undergo regular professional skin peels and microdermabrasion treatments to lift away dead cells and even out skin tone.

Cortisone shots can be used for a one-off spot-attack, but for long-term results it is better to seek professional assistance. A combination of laser treatment, exfoliation and prescribed topical creams are usually the best recipe for skin that is both clear and smooth.

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