Miami means glowing, gorgeous, and healthy skin. But all that time spent in the hot sun can be severely and irreversibly damaging if you’re not careful.
You can help avoid the damaging effects of the sun with these healthy skin tips to keep your skin fresh, clean, and as healthy as possible.
Use at Least SPF 30 Sun Protection
One of the biggest dangers to your skin is overexposure to UV (ultraviolet) rays. Whether you’re at the pool, or on the beach, always be sure to use broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher to protect your face and body.
Broad-spectrum sunscreen protects against damaging UVA and UVB rays which can lead to sunburns, early aging, and potentially skin cancer.
Your skin will be working overtime as it tries to heal any burns or irritation in the sun. In addition to cleansing your face, add exfoliating to your skin-care routine to help rid your skin of dead surface cells.
To do this, you can use a loofah, scrub brush, or washcloth, and gently scrub your skin. Remember not to over-exfoliate, as this can actually reverse the effects.
Intense heat, sun exposure, and exfoliation can all leave your skin dry and flakey if you don’t moisturize. For glowing skin, use lotions that contain aloe vera and vitamin E for supplementary nourishment.
Using a moisturizer also helps to prevent wrinkles. Be careful of moisturizer or cream that “tightens” or “firms,” because these may cause your skin to feel drier, not moist – so if you’d like to try them, test a sample first to see how your skin reacts to them.
Stay Hydrated Inside
Your skin also relies on your consumption of plenty of water, as does the rest of your body. Even if you don’t sweat very much, the heat can make your body work hard to stay at its proper temperature.
Drinking lots of water makes it easier for your body to stay cool, while hydrating your skin from the inside out.
Diet and Exercise
Getting enough exercise is great for your skin’s health, because exercise increases your body’s blood flow and oxygen circulation. Good circulation makes it easier for your body to repair acne or sunburns.
Eating a balanced diet and avoiding foods saturated in fatty oils will help nourish your skin and help avoid clogged pores.
Weekends are the perfect time to relax and have fun. Stress is bad for your body overall, but it can truly show its effects on your skin.
Practice decreasing your stress to help manage your complexion and boost your overall wellness.
Dermatologist in Miami for the Whole Family
If you want to start a skin-care regimen that’s customized for you, contact an experienced board-certified dermatologist. Dr. Ana M. Duarte and her staff at the Children’s Skin Center for Pediatric and Adult Dermatology are South Florida’s premier pediatric dermatology practice.
With offices in Miami (Nicklaus Children’s Hospital main campus), Coral Gables, Doral, Miami Lakes, Miramar, Kendall, Pinecrest, and Palm Beach Gardens, getting kid-friendly and adult dermatology care with a board-certified dermatologist has never been easier or more convenient. Call (305) 669-6555 or use our secure online form to schedule your appointment today.