10 ways to take care of your skin this summer

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Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world.

Summer is beach season. That means plenty of sun, surf, sunscreen, barbequed food and cold drinks. But did you know 2 out of every 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70? And that each year 2000 Australians die from skin cancer?

By taking care of the health of your skin you will also look after its appearance.

10 ways to take care of your skin this summer

  1. Understand the effect of the sun on your skin
  2. Wear the right sunscreen
  3. Stay out of the sun between 10am and 3pm
  4. Wear protective clothing over your skin
  5. Ditch the obsession with a tan
  6. Give your skin a break
  7. Rinse skin after swimming
  8. Avoid spraying perfume on your skin in the sun
  9. Drink plenty of water
  10. Eat healthy foods

Make no mistake, the health benefits of looking after your skin far outweigh the benefits of slowly cooking it for the sake of appearance. And it’s not just tanning that is bad for your skin. Dehydration also adversely affects your skin causing dry skin, frown lines, spots, a sluggish appearance and a lack of “glow.” By drinking plenty of water you will hydrate your skin as well as flush out any toxins which may mar your complexion.

Your skin: your diet

The food you put into your body also plays a role in the appearance and health of your skin. Certain sugars, as well as refined processed food, can create unbalanced blood sugar levels which can contribute to premature ageing. Eating plenty of fruit and vegetables will help to ensure you are getting all the nutrients and antioxidants you need. Did you know that some fat-free or low-fat diets are bad for your skin? This is because your skin requires essential fats to stay moist and supple, as well as a diet rich in flavonoids.*

Revitalise your skin

If you’ve enjoyed a lifetime in the sun and would like to revitalise your skin there are minimally-invasive treatments which can help you. Dr Shobhna offers a range of anti-ageing skin care treatments to help you restore and revitalise your skin. Whether you’re looking to plump your lips, smooth out wrinkles or rejuvenate your eyes Dr Shobhna has the experience and the skills to help you get the cosmetic procedure you need.

If you would like to know more about how Dr Shobhna can help you, or to explore her range of anti-ageing skin care treatments, please visit Nitai Medical & Cosmetic Centre.

 

 

 

 


*Flavonoids are a diverse group of phytonutrients (plant chemicals) found in almost all fruits and vegetables: http://www.livescience.com/52524-flavonoids.html

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