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HealthierMe: Healthy Holiday Skin

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  The holidays are here once again, and with them typically come large family meals, treats at the office and baking in the kitchen. We're all aware that this time of year can take its toll on our waistline. But did you know that it can also hurt your skin?

  The sweets and extra carbohydrates during this time of year can irritate your skin or lead to breakouts. Combine that with the cold prairie winters and wind and you might find yourself seeing some pretty dramatic skin changes.

  Unfortunately you don't need to just wait and watch for it to happen. Steps can be taken to make sure that you have a healthy holiday glow.

  The obvious first step is to keep an eye on your diet this time of year. It's not only good for your skin, but it's good for your health.

  Sanford Health dermatologist Dr. Yulia Khan says you should avoid salty foods and be aware of how much alcohol you drink. It can deydrate you, give you dark bags under your eyes and make your face look sunken in. 

  Dr. Khan says there are a few tricks to help. Number one-- moisturize. Cucumber slices on your eyes will take away some swelling. And, drink lots of water. It will help flush the system.

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