If anyone knows the best way to maximize and maintain skin health, it’s your dermatologist!
Continue reading to discover our tips to keep your skin looking healthy and radiant all year long.
1. Apply Sunscreen Daily
If you want to maintain optimal skin health, daily sunscreen use is a must! Every day, apply a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with a 30 SPF or higher. Be sure to reapply every 2 hours or after sweating or swimming.
These measures shield your skin from harmful UV rays and protect against skin cancer, sun spots, and premature aging.
2. Avoid Sun Exposure
In addition to sunscreen, it’s important to limit sun exposure in other ways. Wear hats, sunglasses, and protective clothing and seek shade whenever possible. This is especially important during peak hours of 10 am to 2 pm.
It’s also essential to avoid tanning beds at all costs!
3. Perform Monthly Skin Checks
Each month, set aside 10-15 minutes to examine your body – from head to toe – for skin changes or suspicious growths.
Take care to note any spots that display signs of asymmetry, irregular borders, multiple colors, diameter larger than a pencil eraser, or evolution in terms of size, shape, color, and elevation.
4. Simplify Your Skincare Routine
When it comes to maximizing skin health, less is often more. As such, work with your dermatologist or skin specialist to customize and simplify your skincare routine.
5. Choose Products that Are Right for Your Skin Type
In order for skincare products to be effective, they must be well-suited to your skin type – whether it’s sensitive, normal, dry, combination, or oily.
6. Don’t Touch Your Face
Although it’s an unconscious habit for many, touching your face can transfer germs, dirt, and oil to your skin. This tip is more important than ever for skin health, safety, and overall wellness.
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