2. Avoid Snacking
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While you sleep, your body produces and releases a hormone called Melatonin. This hormone protects against DNA damage, and also nourishes the skin. A recent 12 year study on monkeys showed that those who did not consume too many unnecessary calories produced more Melatonin, which meant their skin was in a better condition. However, the study also showed that starving yourself and having less than the recommended number of calorieswas equally as bad for Melatonin production, and the skin looked visibly older and in much worse condition, so don’tcut your calories down completely.