As summer draws near and we prepare to show more skin, you’ll want to make sure your skin is glowing and healthy.
Being good to your skin is a vital part of your health, and dermatologists have 10 ways to help.
“The good news is that with a little extra time and effort, or sometimes just breaking bad habits, you can change your skin condition for the better,” Dr. Megan Rogge, an assistant professor of dermatology the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston says.
Stress can cause many skin problems and make some worse. So try to relax.
“Acne, psoriasis, eczema, and certain types of hair loss all get worse when you’re feeling stressed. Unfortunately, these are the four most common complaints of my patients,” Rogge says.
Yoga or meditation can help you decompress, but even simple breathing exercises can make a difference, she adds.
Give your diet a makeover
A healthy diet not only helps control weight, it also will make your skin look better.
Dr. Rajani Katta, a clinical professor of dermatology at UT, urges her patients “to eat more foods rich in antioxidants, especially fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices since they’ve been shown to help combat the effects of free radicals.” These take a toll on the skin.
“Even in winter, the sun’s rays still emit damaging ultraviolet radiation. I advise using a product with an SPF of 30, and placing it by your