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Secret Skin Care Advice That Doctors Tell Their Close Friends

Secret Skin Care Advice That Doctors Tell Their Close Friends


The sun is the center of joy, but it can harm your skin if you don’t take proper precautions. In this article, we are going to take a look at the golden, sometimes hard-to-come-by advice that doctors share with their close friends. To be honest, taking their skincare tips to heart
will only help protect your delicate skin from one of the most powerful forces on Earth.

Tip #1: You’re Not Wearing Enough Sunscreen

Visiting the pool and the beach are two popular outdoor activities people enjoy during the hottest months of the year. At these times, it is vital for you to cover your entire body with a name brand sunscreen. Start with your facial areas and work all the way down to your toes.

You should get a friend or relative to do your back for even, consistent coverage. And don’t forget to apply a generous amount of sunscreen to your ears and neck where it burns easily.

Wearing a hat (wide brim, if possible) will also help protect your face, neck, ears, and scalp from sun exposure. A wide hat provides adequate shade for your chest and shoulders, too.


 

Tip #2: Visit A Dermatologist

It is not unusual for a mole to appear somewhere on your body. They normally come with age, but you should pay close attention to them. A mole can transition to a serious medical condition called “Melanoma”. Melanoma develops gradually and can lead to major problems.

In some instances, Melanoma doesn’t develop in the mole. They can be clear in color or resemble a pimple. They can be deadly though, if their development leads to skin cancer.

It is imperative for you to schedule an annual exam with a dermatologist. Unfortunately, many people fail to do this. Scheduling an annual exam with a dermatologist can help you avoid many serious skin ailments and possible damage sustained from prolonged sun exposure.

The dermatologist will do a thorough skin check. The skin check will unveil any issues that need immediate medical attention. Your skin’s health lies in your hands. Let them help you.



Tip #3: It’s Cool To Wear Sunglasses

Many people are unaware that the UV rays from the sun can damage the cells in their eyes. Failure to protect your eyes with UV-filtering sunglasses can lead to macular degeneration, eyelid cancers, and cataracts. Many are unaware that the sun’s rays reflect off of snow and water. Wearing sunglasses at the beach, by the pool, or in a boat will pay off for your eyes.

You don’t need to invest your hard-earned money into an expensive pair of sunglasses. Just make certain that your sunglasses offer 100 percent UVA and UVB protection for your eyes. Purchasing sunglasses is a simple measure that can preserve one of your greatest senses.



Tip #4: Don’t Use Vitamin D As An Excuse

Some are under the false impression that they don’t need sunscreen simply because they regularly take Vitamin D. This is one of the biggest mistakes you can make when it comes to protecting your skin from the sun. UVB rays are needed for your body to produce Vitamin D.

In return, Vitamin D will protect your bones. However, sunscreen does not offer you 100% protection from the sun’s rays. It is worth mentioning that the sun and Vitamin D relationship is pretty complicated. The best defense is to stick to the sunscreen, and always play it safe.

You can tap into other sources filled with Vitamin D, too. Oranges, tuna, milk, and cheese are four very popular and reliable sources of quality Vitamin D. Your physician will be more than happy to discuss this matter with you. They will also recommend the best servings to take.



Tip #5: Give Home Remedies For Sunburn A Shot

A patient we know who loves to visit the Florida Keys every summer, learned that the sun’s rays get stronger as she gets closer to the equator. She experienced severe sun burn during her first trip. She took one capsule of Ibuprofen to reduce the inflammation. She soaked in colloidal oatmeal bath (oatmeal coats the skin and helps it heal) for one hour, as well.

She drank organic green tea and used the tea bags as compresses. She discovered that the green tea soothed the burning sensation, and the antioxidants in the green tea helped repair her cells with ease. This powerful home remedy helped her skin heal within a matter of days. Over-the-counter hydro-cortisone cream also does wonders for alleviating sun-burned skin.

Home remedies have been around for decades. It is not unusual for some physicians to share popular home remedies with their friends. Don’t be bashful when it comes to asking your doctor to share a powerful home remedy with you. Home remedies or tricks are around because they work extremely well. It is a sure mistake to underestimate their usefulness.



Tip #6: Don’t Forget About Your SPF

A doctor recently had an intriguing conversation with a close friend. The friend recalled having severe sunburns when she was a child. She asked the doctor if she could do anything to reverse the effects. The doctor was sympathetic, but had to tell her the truth. Doctors don’t take any pleasure in lying to friends, but she did tell her there’s basically nothing she can do.

Suffering from one or more blistering sunburns during your childhood increases your chances of coming down with skin cancer or other skin problems or complications. Fortunately, there are some powerful things you can do to prevent further damage.

You can start by taking a form of Vitamin B3 called nicotinamide. Many people have reported seeing great results after taking this unique form of Vitamin B3. Taking a 500 mg supplement twice a day can reduce your chances of coming down with skin cancer on exposed skin.

You can also get nicotinamide from fish, beef, poultry, and cereal. Preventive measures will always remain supreme when it comes to avoiding sun burns and minimizing sun damage.


Many opinions about protecting your skin circulate in popular newspapers and magazines daily. It’s vital to state that physicians are the first ones to turn to when you want to learn how to protect your skin from the sun’s rays. Their sound medical advice can help ensure that you are taking measures to preserve your skin’s health. Taking heed of the six simple tips listed above can help you excel with your skincare and prevent any skin issues from occurring.

These tips come directly from doctors that have been in the skin health care field for many years and know what they're talking about. You can’t go wrong if you take advantage of them.

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