Beyond the dirt!
You may not know this but November is National Healthy Skin Month. Advanced Dermatology and Dr. Sherry Ingraham are committed to having you look your best and feel your best when it comes to healthy skin. From dry to oily skin there are many things you can do to ensure you are doing the best for your skin! Recently, Dr Ingraham offered tips on what you need to be doing to keep your skin healthy and how to prevent signs of aging in a recent interview. Good skin care will keep your skin glowing for years to come.
Watch Full Interview Here:
Soap – We are not dirty people! Stay with a soap free cleanser. Stay away from a wash cloth…no to scrubbing you skin!
Protect yourself from the sun – One of the most important ways to take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun. A lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems — as well as increase the risk of skin cancer.
Use sunscreen. SUNSCREEN IS YEAR ROUND!! Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. When you’re outdoors, FOOTBALL GAMES OR OTHER SPORTING EVENTS…reapply sunscreen every two hours — or more.
Get a mole check – self exams are important and early detection is a must in beating skin cancer.
Habits – Because consuming too much sugar, salt, caffeine, and booze shows on your face. Don’t smoke – Smoking makes your skin look older and contributes to wrinkles. Smoking narrows the tiny blood vessels in the outermost layers of skin, which decreases blood flow.
Treat your skin gently – Daily cleansing and shaving can take a toll on your skin. To keep it gentle:
Limit bath time. Hot water and long showers or baths remove oils from your skin. Limit your bath or shower time, and use warm — rather than hot — water.
Avoid strong soaps. Strong soaps and detergents can strip oil from your skin. Instead, choose mild cleansers.
Shave carefully. To protect and lubricate your skin, apply shaving cream, lotion or gel before shaving. For the closest shave, use a clean, sharp razor. Shave in the direction the hair grows, not against it.
Pat dry. After washing or bathing, gently pat or blot your skin dry with a towel so that some moisture remains on your skin.
Moisturize dry skin. If your skin is dry, use a moisturizer that fits your skin type. For daily use, consider a moisturizer that contains SPF.
Eat a healthy diet – A healthy diet can help you look and feel your best. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. The association between diet and acne isn’t clear — but some research suggests that a diet rich in vitamin C and low in unhealthy fats and processed or refined carbohydrates might promote younger looking skin.
Manage stress – Uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive and trigger acne breakouts and other skin problems. To encourage healthy skin — and a healthy state of mind — take steps to manage your stress. Set reasonable limits, scale back your to-do list and make time to do the things you enjoy. The results might be more dramatic than you expect.
Drink Water & get sleep
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About Dr. Sherry Ingraham:
Dr. Sherry N. Ingraham is a board certified dermatologist licensed in Texas with extensive training in skin cancer, psoriasis, medical dermatology and cosmetic dermatology.
Dr. Ingraham received a Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology/Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and completed medical school at Tulane University in New Orleans where she also earned a Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. After an internship at Christus St. Joseph Hospital, she completed Dermatology Residency at Tulane Medical Center Department of Dermatology.
Speaking on dermatology and skin care across Texas, Dr. Ingraham has made great contributions to her field through presentations, research and publications. She is frequently featured in the media speaking as an expert on skin care conditions and treatments.
Her professional memberships include the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Women’s Dermatologic Society, Harris County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association and American Medical Association.