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Posted by Admin, 22nd November 2014
Studies have demonstrated that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and indoor tanning damages the DNA in our skin cells. This not only increases a person’s risk for skin cancer, it can also lead to premature skin aging in the form of wrinkles and sun spots. November is National Healthy Skin Month – the perfect time to learn how to maintain healthy skin care habits.
“It’s possible to have vibrant skin at any age, as long as you take steps to properly care for your skin,” said board-certified dermatologist Bethanee J. Schlosser, MD, PhD, FAAD, assistant professor of dermatology and director of Women’s Skin Health at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. “For example, wearing sunscreen protects the skin from both harmful UVA and UVB rays and is one of the most effective ways to prevent wrinkling and sun damage.”
For additional ways to prevent premature skin aging, Dr. Schlosser recommends the following tips:
“Many things cause our skin to age – some we cannot do anything about, and others we can influence,” said Dr. Schlosser. “If your complexion bothers you or you’re worried about wrinkles, you should consult a board-certified dermatologist.”
The “Skin Care in Your 40s and 50s” video is posted to the Academy website and the Academy’s YouTube channel. This video is part of the Dermatology A to Z: Video Series, which offers relatable videos that demonstrate tips people can use to properly care for their skin, hair and nails. A new video in the series posts to the Academy’s website and YouTube channel each month.
Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more than 17,000 physicians worldwide, the Academy is committed to: advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education, and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails.
For more information, contact the Academy at 1-888-462-DERM (3376) or www.aad.org. Follow the Academy on Facebook(American Academy of Dermatology), Twitter (@AADskin), or YouTube(AcademyofDermatology).
Your first step in dermatology is a consultation here at our skin clinic, serving the Elstree, Harley Street and Northwood areas in London. Of course, if you’ve already undergone treatment, we still advise you to talk with our team – likewise, if you’re interested, you can visit our contact page for full details.