With 2016 officially upon us, it's time to say goodbye to this last year and start this new year with resolutions to help better our lives. While the most common resolutions are related to weight loss, diet, and exercise, you may want to think about a resolution pertaining to healthy skin. By protecting your skin you not only minimize your risk for skin cancer but can also reduce the signs and progression of aging.
Here are 4 easy resolutions for a skin healthy new year:
- Avoid tanning beds: Everyone loves that sun-kissed glow, but tanning beds are the worst way of trying to attain it. Indoor tanning is said to increase your risk of developing melanoma by up to 74 percent. If you want a quick tan, use a self-tanner, your skin will thank you.
- Use sunscreen: This goes for anytime you are outdoors throughout the year, not just for the summer months. Making sunscreen part of your daily routine can help prevent premature lines, wrinkles, sun spots, and damage from the sun's dangerous UV rays.
- Check your skin regularly: One of the most important things someone who spends time outdoors can do is to check their skin for new moles or changes to existing moles. By doing this once a month, ideally once a week, you will be familiar with your skin and can possibly detect any potential skin cancer early on.
- Get adequate sleep: Though it may sound simple, it's easier said than done. It is recommended that the average adult get seven to nine hours of sleep a night. Lack of sleep not only causes dark circles but can also cause issues such as degraded collagen, dry skin, wrinkling, increased breakouts, and immune-related skin conditions.
If your skin is showing signs of aging and you would like to learn about what services are available to help, contact Facial Aesthetics at 303-377-2868 to schedule your consultation. We serve residents in and around the areas of Denver, Castle Rock, and Aurora, Colorado.