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What are ways to improve skin health?

What are ways to improve skin health?

Avoid sun: Excessive sun exposure (or tanning beds) will age the skin. It is your skin's worst enemy. Moisturization will help if it is dry. ...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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Skin health (Tip)

Sun safety: fill a shot glass of sunscreen & apply to skin to protect yourself head to toe! ...See more

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What are some signs of risks in skin health?

What are some signs of risks in skin health?

Skin health: Hello! I can think of one only ~ sun damage. Always wear a UV blocker when exposed to the sun if you want healthy skin. Thanks ...Read more

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What should I do to I improve my skin health?

What should I do to I improve my skin health?

Skin: Since ultraviolet radiation from the sun and indoor tanning causes most of our skin damage and aging, daily sunscreen useage and sun protection is the most important. Seeing a dermatologist yearly for a skin cancer screening is important. ...Read more

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Skin health (Tip)

Never smoke. If you do now, stop as soon as you can. Not only for your skin, for overall health. ...See more

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

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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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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Skin health (Tip)

Don't put anything on your skin that you wouldn't put in your mouth. ...See more

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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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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 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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Skin health (Tip)

Avoiding sun exposure and wearing sunscreens prevent skin aging and skin cancer. ...See more

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Improving Nail Health (Checklist)

Cut the nails straight across
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Do not dig into the corners when you cut your nails
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Avoid harsh chemicals
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How does piercing affect my skin health?

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 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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Skin health (Tip)

Love your skin? See your dermatologist annually for a total body skin evaluation. ...See more

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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
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Dry well between your toes after you bathe
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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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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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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Skin health (Tip)

Do not exfoliate the skin excessively, especially during months of increased sun exposure. ...See more

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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
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Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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Does vitamin help your skin health?

Does vitamin help your skin health?

Yes: I always recommend getting your vitamins from whole fruits and veggies rather than synthetic man made vitamins. An apple has over 12, 000 phytonutrients all working in synergy to give you optimal health! No man made vitamin can do that. Topical creams only work on the top (dead layer) of skin. Therefore optimal nutrition is needed to increase antioxidants levels in the bloodstream supplying the skin. ...Read more

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Is makeup bad for skin health in the long run?

Is makeup bad for skin health in the long run?

Possibly: Makeup covers the pores and potentially clogs them, giving the possibility of getting infections or folliculitis. However, if you have clean skin, over the long term, you are going to do better. Make-up that rubs in rather than "covering" is likely to be less damaging or clogging over the long term. ...Read more

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Skin health (Tip)

It's a myth that: the more I wash, the better my skin will be. ...See more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
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Shower daily
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Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
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Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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How safe are laser hair removals? Will it hurt my skin health?

Safe and effective: Laser hair removal is safe and effective in patients of all skin colors. It works well on pigmented hairs but not well on blonde or gray hairs. It is important to have the right laser and experienced person performing the procedure for safe treatment. Lasers generally help stimulate new collagen growth in the skin, so they are actually beneficial for improving skin health. ...Read more

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What is a good vitamin or mineral for skin health for a 23 year old male?

What is a good vitamin or mineral for skin health for a 23 year old male?

Topical vitamin A: Topical vitamin a, or retinols are good for skin health, but at your age the best thing is sunscreen. Apply judiciously. ...Read more