November is National Healthy Skin Month

In the United States, November is celebrated as National Healthy Skin Month. It serves as a time to promote healthy skincare habits to protect children and adults from various diseases, including acne, psoriasis, and dry skin. Data shows that one of every three Americans will develop some form of skin cancer in their lifetime. Knowing the best times to go outdoors and protecting your skin is critical to reducing this high statistic. Additionally, there are many at-home precautions you can take to prevent future damage. Understanding specific procedures to maintain healthy skin will help you better care for your skin during National Healthy Skin Month.

Tips to maintain a healthy skin

Always use sunscreen and reapply 30 minutes after being outside

This will protect you from future harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Avoid tanning beds

Although it is popular to be tan, the ultraviolet radiation that comes with tanning can cause more damage than good. Many states have banned minors from using these beds; however, avoiding them altogether is the safest bet for healthier skin. Instead, choose self tanner or a spray tan.

Do not pick, scratch, or squeeze your blemishes

This can lead to scarring and redness. If a blemish is inflamed, put a cold compress on the area to reduce swelling and inflammation. This allows for healthier-looking skin without creating additional damage.

Exercise regularly

Exercise offers many different health benefits but can also improve the tone and texture of your skin. If exercising outside, wearing sunscreen is very importan.

Watch what you eat

What we eat impacts directly how our body functions and looks. Ensuring that you are eating nutritious foods will help provide the energy your body needs while preventing other health problems such as arthritis.

Practice healthy hygiene habits

This includes showering at night, using salicylic acid to cleanse pores, and sunscreen every day.

Healthy Skin Solutions

Body sculpting

This includes treatments to create a toned and slimmer body shape. Some options include liposuction to reduce stubborn fat or Sculptra to define areas like the buttocks.

Cellulite treatment

For some, reducing fat through treatments like liposuction can smooth cellulite. QWO injections are also a good cellulite reduction option.

Facial rejuvenation

This includes facial procedures that minimize wrinkles and fine lines to smooth out the skin’s appearance. Non-surgical procedures like Botox injections can smooth wrinkles near the eyes or forehead. A facelift or brow lift can also be good options for more pronounced sagging and aging signs.

Skin resurfacing treatments

This includes laser resurfacing treatments that remove the top layer of the skin to uncover smoother skin underneath.

Wrinkle fillers

This includes softening the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines to smooth out the skin’s appearance. Dermal fillers like Juvederm can be used to soften wrinkles and restore lost volume.

Schedule a Consultation

All of these tips will help you maintain healthier skin while celebrating National Healthy Skin Month. If you are interested in skincare solutions, Dr. Steven Wallach provides exceptional services. Dr. Steven Wallach is a New York City-based board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast, body, and face cosmetic operations. Recently, he was named one of the program’s brightest talents in New York Magazine’s “Best Beauty Docs” issue. He regularly works with persons in the beauty, media, and publishing industries as one of the leading authorities on the subject.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Wallach, call (212) 861-6400 or contact us online.

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