MONDAY, March 8, 2021
“Daily activities, such as protecting your skin from the sun and eating healthy foods, can go a long way in preventing your skin from aging more quickly than it should,” dermatologist Dr. Michele Green said in an American Academy of Dermatology news release.
Sun exposure is a major cause of premature skin aging. Protect your skin from the sun by seeking shade, wearing sun-protective clothing — including a lightweight, long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses with UV protection — and by applying a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to all skin not covered by clothing.
Clothing with an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) number on the label will provide the greatest sun protection.
Here are some other ways in which you can protect your skin:
And there is always professional help available.
“If you’re worried about aging skin, talk to a board-certified dermatologist,” Green said. “There are plenty of treatments available, including noninvasive procedures, to help smooth wrinkles, tighten skin and improve your complexion.”
The U.S. National Institute on Aging has more about aging and skin care.
SOURCE: American Academy of Dermatology, news release, Feb. 25, 2021
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