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10 bad skin habits to kick

Allure Logo By Catherine Devine; reported by Allure Staff of Allure | Slide 1 of 10: Photo

Croissants, espressos, mimosas...

Basically overdoing everything that's worth overdoing. Because consuming too much sugar, salt, caffeine, and booze shows on your face. Alcohol dehydrates and inflames your skin, making it dull and blotchy, said the late Fredric Brandt, a dermatologist in New York City. Ideally, you'd have just two drinks at parties and sip water in between to help flush out the booze, adds David Bank, a dermatologist in Mt. Kisco, New York. Avoid sugary mixers and—we're sorry to say it—the dessert cart. "Sugary foods break down collagen and elastin in the skin, causing dullness and wrinkles over time," said Brandt. Too much salt and coffee are dehydrating, too. Stick to a cup of joe a day if you can stand it...or maybe allow yourself one vice.
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