Stress, smoking and sun exposure damage skin most

Stress, smoking and sun exposure damage skin most

24 February 2015

We’re constantly being told what to do to improve the quality of our skin, but rarely do we hear about how harmful our daily habits are to our skin. New Jersey based Dermatologist Dr. Jeanine B. Downie talks about the three most damaging things to your skin – and they all begin with the letter ‘s’.

Stress, smoking and sun exposure are the worst sins when it comes to wanting a flawless complexion. Dr. Downie recommends undertaking more exercise to help manage your stress levels – otherwise you risk developing skin conditions such as Acne, Psoriasis and Eczema. She suggests upping your exercise sessions to four per week, each lasting around 30 minutes. This will help to inprove circulation, giving your skin a healthy glow.

As for smoking, it is advisable to quit the habit – you’ll notice a remarkable difference in the condition and overall appearance of your skin, not to mention save money.

Sun exposure can be difficult to avoid but one way you can help protect your skin is by applying sunscreen daily. Look out for formulas with an SPF of 30. This will keep your skin in tip top condition as well as help to prevent premature ageing.

Regular Skin Peels can really help to improve the tone and texture of your skin, as well as improve the appearance of fine lines and Acne.

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