06 May Healthy Skin Is In! Ways for Better Skincare
We are all looking for ways to have that “healthy glow,” especially during the summer season. However, with skin cancer being the most common cancer in the United States, as stated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is important to promote healthy skin in a better way.
Our team at Cumberland Skin Surgery and Dermatology is here to offer you tips on how you can establish a simple and healthy skin care routine to achieve that healthy glow just in time for summer.
Healthy Skin Is Just Around the Corner
Did you hear the news? Tanning is out, and healthy skin is in! As tanning is one way to increase your chances of experiencing skin cancer at some point in your life, it is important to make sure when you are trying to achieve a healthy glow that you take tanning out of the equation.
Let’s take a look at other ways you can promote a healthy glow while still keeping your skin safe.
It All Starts with Water
While you might think our team was about to mention something about a moisturizer first for a healthy skin glow, it is actually a glass of water that can start your new and improved skin care routine!
Water is a wonderful tool in your overall health, but it can also help your skin get rid of toxins and balance the natural oils that are on your face. As a result, you could end up achieving a more radiant glow.
Therefore, make sure you are sipping on water throughout the day to keep you and your skin hydrated! Most researchers recommend drinking at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day. For people who exercise often, we recommend drinking more.
Take Action When Headed Outdoors
Especially with the weather warming up, you are going to want to spend more time outdoors—whether it is gardening, playing with the kids, etc. As a result, you want to make sure you are protecting your skin from a burn and other skin issues that can occur while outdoors.
The first step to take is to wear sunscreen every day! Even on cloudy days, you need to make sure you are wearing a sunscreen that has a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30, which is what is recommended by most dermatologists.
Second, try protecting your face even more from the sun by styling your outfit with a wide-brimmed hat. The skin on your face is extremely sensitive, so you want to make sure you are taking additional precaution when out in the sun this summer season.
Finally, if possible, try to avoid the sun during the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., which is when the sun’s ultraviolet rays are at their strongest. If you are out between these hours, seek shade when possible to keep your skin protected as much as possible from the sun.
Watch What You Eat
Did you know that your food choices play just as much of a role in your skin health as moisturizer and other skin care rituals?
Foods that are rich in omega-3 (i.e., fatty fish like salmon and herring) and vegetables like broccoli and red and/or yellow peppers have been known to promote healthier skin, which can aid in achieving a healthier glow.
H3: Learn about ways to promote healthier skin with Cumberland Skin in Tennessee.
Cumberland Skin Surgery and Dermatology provides effective, compassionate general dermatology, skin cancer surgery and cosmetic dermatology solutions for our patients throughout the Southeast. With offices in Hermitage, Lebanon, Brentwood and Hendersonville, Tennessee, we’re your destination for high-caliber skincare. Visit our website at cumberlandskin.com or give us a call today at 615-257-7128.