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3 Reasons Why Preventative Dermatology Care is Imperative to Your Skin Health

Skin health is considered to be a reflection of the body’s overall well-being. That’s why it’s so important to incorporate prevention measures in your skin care regimen at an early age, which means regular visits to the dermatologist. Here are three ways a dermatologist can help you maintain good skin health:

Anti-aging. Dermatologists cannot magically reverse aging skin, but they can definitely help prevent the signs. Your dermatologist will help you develop routines and practices that will slow the emergence of wrinkles by recommending cosmetic procedures and prescribing retinoids and supplements. Sufficient dosage of vitamin d, omega-3 and omega-6, and plenty of water maintain the skin’s moisture levels so that wrinkles don’t creep up.

Thinning hair. Processed foods affect hormone levels and can throw hair health out of whack, causing alopecia. Whether you have a hormonal imbalance, hereditary hair loss, or you just want to take diligent care of your follicles, a dermatologist can recommend diets, medication, and products that will help you maintain those youthful locks. From Minoxidil to laser to a supplement plan, your dermatologist can help you determine if what regimen is best for your hair.

Sun protection. There’s no such thing as a dermatologist who won't recommend sunscreen. Sun destroys elastin and depletes collagen, thus causing wrinkles and drooping. It can also discolor the skin and damage the texture. Not only is the regular application of sunscreen important for maintaining supple, healthy skin, but it’s also the best way to prevent skin cancer. Daily use of sunscreen with at least SPF 30 will prevent the harmful effects of UV rays that can result in basal and squamous cell skin cancer. It’s also important to avoid tanning salons, which the Center for Disease Control and Prevention says causes melanoma and premature skin aging.

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