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I go swimming a lot. How can I protect my skin health?

I go swimming a lot. How can I protect my skin health?

Sun Protection: Try to avoid swimming between 10am and 4pm. Be sure to apply sunscreen 20 min before swimming, and reapply every 2 hours. If possible, use sun protective swim shirts. Cover up as much as possible. ...Read more

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I don't go out very much. Is sunlight really important for your skin health?

Yes: It is healthy to have some sun-expoure (but limited). One does not need more than about 1/2 hr a day to make vitamin d but also there are psychologic benefits. If you can't get out , it might be prudent to supplement with oral vitamin d. Make sure you have your vit d levels checked. ...Read more

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How does your diet affect your skin health?

How does your diet affect your skin health?

Diet and Skin: All living human cells, including skin require protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins and minerals among other various nutrients to function normally, so a healthy, well rounded diet is needed for this. A multi-vitamin may be helpful if your diet is lacking or poor. ...Read more

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Is sugar bad for skin health?

Is sugar bad for skin health?

In excess: Sugar is one of the normal, natural food constituents. Refined sugar is okay in moderation. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...Read more

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How bad is botox for your skin health?

How bad is botox for your skin health?

Botox is beneficial: Botox and disport work by preventing the contraction of muscles which leads to wrinkles. When used regularly, it can help promote long term improvements in your appearance. When given by a properly trained and experienced injector, the risk of problems is very low and patient satisfaction is very high. ...Read more

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How does piercing affect my skin health?

Doesn't: If you get the piercing done by someone skilled in proper technique, follows sterile procedure, & uses good quality metals that aren't coated with certain chemicals, then you shouldn't have problems with piercings. You need to keep the area clean, especially the first few days after piercing to avoid infection or granulation tissue. If you see any irritation or discoloration, see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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How do you improve hair and skin health?

How do you improve hair and skin health?

Two BIG Tips:: 1. Sunscreen , shade , sun glasses & protective clothing - Prevent Solar Damage. 2. Hydrate ! ...Read more

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How does diabetes affect my skin health?

Skin infections: Diabetics are more prone to yeast infections in the groin, the armpit. They are also more prone to skin infections. To decrease yeast infections a dilute Acetic Acid or vinegar can acidity the skin. For recurrent bacterial infections along with antibiotics a dilute clorox bath can reduce bacteria.1 cup to whole tub of water. ...Read more

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How does certain type of fabric affect your skin health?

It depends: Some fabrics can cause irritation of the skin (wool) or even allergic reactions (man-made fabrics). Dyes in fabrics can also cause problems in some people. If you think you are having a problem with something in particular i recommend you see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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