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Fact or Fiction: Daily Skin Care Regimens
by Staff
Bored with your skin care regimen? Take this skin care regimen quiz to test your skin care knowledge and get tips on revitalizing your daily skin care regimen.

One of the most important things you can do for your skin every day is to use at least SPF 50 sunscreen.

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  • almost fact: You need it on your face every day, but not the rest of your body.

Drinking at least a gallon of water every day is a big part of your skin care regimen.

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  • almost fact: You don't have to drink that much -- 64 ounces is more than enough.

People with oily or combination skin should use facial cleansers that contain soap, but everyone else should use soap-free facial cleansers.

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  • almost fact: All facial cleansers should be soap-free.

Adding essential fatty acids to your daily food regimen can really help your skin.

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  • almost fact: But take care to stay away from omega-6 fatty acids if you're prone to acne.

Eating foods that are rich in calcium is another great way to help your skin every day.

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  • almost fact: Vitamin D is the best skin-enricher.

According to the USDA, red or pinto beans, blueberries and bananas are the most antioxidant-rich foods.

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  • almost fact: Cranberries, not bananas.

If you have dry skin, it might help to moisturize with baby oil after toweling off post-shower.

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  • almost fact: It's better to use the baby oil when your skin is still damp.

If you're plagued by dry, scaly feet, make it a nighttime habit to moisturize and then put on socks.

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  • almost fact: Make sure to wear heavyweight wool socks to help lock in the moisture.

People with acne-prone skin should wash their faces twice a day.

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  • almost fact: Once a day is enough.

A daily mud- or clay-based facial mask is great for oily skin.

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  • almost fact: Every day is probably excessive -- once or twice a week is ideal.