Healthy Lifestyle for Healthy Skin

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If you want great-looking skin, the best thing you can do is consider your skin’s surface and the foods you consume. Your body can repair damaged cells at a young age. When you get older, you lose some of the efficiency of your skin’s repair system. Our bodies’ cells and tissues are the building blocks of beautiful skin. You can see this in your skin as you age; your skin will thin and you will have less elastin, which results in wrinkles and an older appearance.

5 Ways to Keep Your Skin Looking Great

Protecting your skin daily from the sun is the most important thing you can do. By wearing sunglasses and covering up, you can protect your skin from UV rays. One of the most principal aspects of sun protection is using sunscreen that is a broad-spectrum SPF of 30 or more, which covers 97% of UV rays.

Smoking releases toxins into the body that quickly causes a decline in skin’s appearance creating wrinkles and a dull complexion. Cut down on smoking, and if possible, quit entirely.

Decrease alcohol use. Alcohol consumption causes dehydration, which in turn makes us look older.

Apply a self-tanner rather than getting a tan. This will delay wrinkles while avoiding the tanning bed’s UV rays, which are harmful to the skin’s surface.

Hydrate your skin by applying a facial moisturizer every day. Moisturizing gives you a more youthful appearance by trapping water in the skin’s layers.

Healthy Eating for Great Looking Skin

Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet. Eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants helps to prevent skin damage. In contrast, a diet containing lots of sugar or other refined carbohydrates can deteriorate your skin. Staying hydrated and drinking lots of pure water assists in rejuvenating your skin.

Contact your local Atlanta dermatologist at Medical Dermatology Specialists for all your healthy skin needs.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jamie Weisman, Medical Dermatology Specialists, Inc.

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