Summer’s Impact on Your Skin

How did your Skin weather the Summer? 

Summer means being outdoors and enjoying activities in the sun. However, those activities can impact your skin, in more ways than you will think. Dr Sherry Ingraham of Advanced Dermatology discussed Summer and the impact of aging on your skin on ABC recently. She explained how aging can be caused by our genes but other things such as the sun and the environmental factors that we expose our skin to. Watch her reveal tips on prevention and treatment to help slow down the aging process and keep your skin healthy. 

Watch the full interview here:


Protect your skin from the sun every day. Dr Sherry Ingraham tells her patients there are three important things you and your family need to do to keep your skin healthy.

Sunscreen:  Whether spending a day at the beach or running errands, sun protection is essential. You can protect your skin by seeking shade, covering up with clothing, and using sunscreen that is broad-spectrum, SPF 30 (or higher), and water-resistant. 

Retinoid Regimen:  Vitamin A….derivatives that unclog pores, boost collagen to reduce fine lines, and speed cell turnover to even out discoloration and smooth the skin. Can be obtained through a prescription or over the counter. 

Antioxidants: Antioxidants are naturally occurring substances that may provide protection against the effects of damaging free radicals on the cells in your body, including your skin. Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet. Especially berries and tomatoes to help boost the collagen production and in turn reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots.

As a reminder Cleanse your skin gently. Apply a facial moisturizer every day. Moisturizer traps water in our skin, giving it a more youthful appearance.

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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.