Top 5 skin health tips
Skin Care Whilst a lucky few are genetically blessed with glowing skin, the vast majority require a good skin care routine and sensible lifestyle choices. Dr Anjali Mahto gives us her top tips.
1. Sun protection
Sun exposure increases the risk of skin cancer, and causes wrinkles and age spots. Use a daily sunscreen providing UVA and UVB protection that’s SPF15 or above.
2. Stop smoking
Smoking narrows the small blood vessels, reducing blood flow, oxygen and nutrients to the skin - causing premature ageing. It is also linked to a number of skin conditions.
3. Eat a healthy diet
Foods rich in antioxidants may protect the skin, while diets that are high in processed carbs have been linked to negative effects on the skin.
4. Minimise stress
Stress can cause the production of chemicals and hormones that may trigger or make pre-existing skin conditions such as rosacea, acne or psoriasis worse.
5. Get plenty of sleep
Chronic loss of sleep results in lacklustre skin and dark circles under the eyes while sleep promotes skin health.