If you want skin that seems to glow from within then it’s time you upped your skincare routine.
Everyone wants healthy, radiant skin but you would be surprised how many people don’t do the things necessary to keep their skin looking and feeling its best. If you are ready to revamp your routine and finally get beautiful skin, our Warrenton, VA dermatologist, Dr. Juan-Carlos Caballero, offers up some helpful hints for how to improve the health and appearance of your skin.
Keep Skin Safe from the Sun
Protecting your skin from the harmful effects of the sun’s rays is one of your biggest priorities. Exposure to the sun can lead to sunspots, wrinkles and can increase your chances of skin cancer.
If you need to be outside from 10am-2pm, stay under the shade whenever possible. Also, make sure to never leave the house without sunscreen. Opt for sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays and boasts an SPF of 15 or higher. Also, opt for tightly woven fabrics that will prevent the sun’s rays from getting through.
If you are a smoker it’s important that you quit smoking right away. Smoking strips the skin of oxygen and other nutrients it needs to keep your skin looking and feeling its best. Smoking can also destroy elastin and collagen, the things that are essential to strong, healthy skin. To prevent premature sagging the best way to do this is to quit smoking right away.
The foods you eat can also help ensure that your skin gets the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. Your diet should consist of a hearty dose of vegetables, lean proteins, fruits and whole grains. While studies have not been able to show that diet has an impact on issues such as acne, we do know that getting the proper vitamins and nutrients will go a long way to healthy skin.
Be Kind to Your Skin
From shaving to hot showers, there are many everyday habits that can affect the health of your skin. Our Warrenton dermatologist recommends staying away from harsh soaps or detergents. After washing your skin always be sure to pat—never rub—your skin dry. And always follow up your routine with a moisturizer.
While you may dream of a steaming hot shower or bath, it can strip skin of healthy oils, leaving skin feeling dry and parched. To prevent this we recommend limiting how much time you spend in the shower or opting for warm water instead of hot.
Whether you are dealing with acne or you want to talk to us about the best skincare products for you, the skin specialists at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center are always here for you. Call our Warrenton, VA dermatology office today to learn more.