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National Healthy Skin Month!

It is November, which means it is National Healthy Skin Month.  Here are some of Michelle’s tips to keep your body’s largest organ, the skin, healthy and glowing!

 

-Avoid excessive sun exposure: The sun is the number one cause of wrinkles and it is important to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF30 to protect against UVA and UVB exposure.  

 

-Drink water: Hydration is very important for great skin.

 

-Eat clean: Avoid excessive sugar intake, which breaks down collagen and elastin. 

 

-Get your beauty sleep: It’s important to get at least seven to nine hours of sleep per night because that is when the skin renews itself and old cells are replaced with new cells.

 

-Determine your skin type with your healthcare provider: Choose products that tailor to your skin type (oily, dry, combination, sensitive).

 

-Wash your face every day: Make sure to use a cleanser to clean any make up, dirt, or residue from the day, especially after exercising.

 

-Use antioxidants on the skin every morning: I love products with green tea and Vitamin C. Antioxidants also boost the effects of sunscreen and fight free radicals in the environment.

 

-Use a Retinol on the skin: Retinols promote cell turnover and fight fine lines and wrinkles.

 

-Use an eye cream: Every morning and night to protect the delicate area around the eyes.

 

-Throw away the cigarettes: Smoking gives you fine lines and wrinkles and basically “chokes” the skin by depleting it of oxygen and nutrients that are essential to skin health.

 

-Perform skin checks regularly: Examine your skin regularly for any signs of skin cancer by looking for new or unusual spots.

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