With the beginning of a new year, many people make goals to improve their health and/or appearance. If you are one of these goal-setters, it will benefit you to add skincare to your list. Taking care of your skin is a great way to improve both your health and your appearance! At Medical Dermatology Specialists, we encourage you to set goals that will improve your skin health this year. By remembering that your skin is your body’s largest organ, you can benefit your overall health and your appearance with proper skincare.
Ideas to promote better skin health in 2020:
- Visit the dermatologist. If you are not in the habit of having an annual skin check with a dermatologist, or if you have never had a skin check, it is time to make this a priority. Routine skin exams done by your dermatologist can help you and your doctor detect minor skin problems before they become significant issues. From acne to suspicious moles, there is a wide variety of skin conditions that require professional diagnosis and treatment.
- Wear sunscreen daily. Yes, it’s January, and we are right in the middle of winter, but your skin still needs protection. The sun’s rays penetrate the Earth’s atmosphere all year long, which make the harmful UV rays a continual threat to your skin health. Make it a habit to apply SPF 30 each morning before you head out the door.
- Change your diet. Aha! Here is a practice that can benefit your skin and help you drop a few pounds. A healthy diet does more than affect the numbers on the scale. Nutritious foods impact your skin positively, while unhealthy and processed foods have negative effects. Too much alcohol can also lead to uneven and redness in your complexion.
- Exfoliate! Your skin sloughs off dead skin cells daily, but to truly get them off your body, you must exfoliate. By exfoliating, you are allowing fresh skin cells to shine through so that you can look your best.
The entire team at Medical Dermatology Specialists encourages you to make skin health a priority this year. Start now by scheduling a routine skin exam!
Posted on behalf of Dr. Jamie Weisman, Medical Dermatology Specialists, Inc.
Medical Dermatology Specialists, Inc.
5730 Glenridge Dr, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328
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