The ABCs of a Healthy Skin Lifestyle

The ABCs of a Healthy Skin Lifestyle

As you age, you may notice your skin is changing. Did you know that the lifestyle you live and the foods you eat have a direct impact on the overall health of your skin? Follow the ABCs and start living a healthy skin lifestyle.

A is for Attitude.
Positive attitude can mean the difference between clear skin and unhealthy skin. According to Dr. Victoria Negrete, board-certified dermatologist with Forefront Dermatology, “stress is the biggest contributor to poor skin health. Stress can lead to sleepless nights, under-eye bags, dry skin, acne breakouts, wrinkles… the list goes on and on. Keep a positive mindset by finding a stress reliever that works for you.” Common techniques for stress relief include meditation, yoga, music, reading and exercise.

B is for Beauty Routine.
No matter who you are and the life you live, make skin health a priority. Spend time, both morning and night, removing environmental irritants the skin has collected over the last few hours. Boost your skin’s health by adding moisturizer to your entire body and protect it by applying sunscreen before you head out the door. These simple habits can have a big impact on your skin health.

C is for Consumption.
The old saying “you are what you eat” rings true for your skin health. The healthier the foods you eat, the more radiant your skin will be. Your diet should include foods that are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Eat well rounded with fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. Green vegetables, melons, berries, walnuts and avocados will all help your skin feel and look refreshed. Consume plenty of water and less sugary drinks and alcohol. Water refreshes the body and flushes out the toxins that can cause skin problems.

Skin Struggles?
If you are struggling skin issues and don’t know where to turn, the skin health experts at Forefront Dermatology are ready to help. To find the Forefront dermatologist nearest you, visit the locations page today.