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July 1999 Issue

Can You Feed Your Skin From the Outside In?

Have a few extra cucumbers growing in your garden? Try cuke slices on puffy, morning eyes. Feel like a facial? Treat yourself to a mashed banana mask. Once the mainstay of skin health, but now languishing in the shadow of the $30 billion cosmetic industry, are a potpourri of foods like these, traditionally used to beautify, preserve or repair skin. Though proof of efficacy is probably no better than for packaged creams and

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