Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US, with numbers dramatically increasing every year. Are there steps you can take to make yourself healthier and prevent a diagnosis or a recurrence of skin cancer?
Adopting healthy life choices and choosing an effective, results-driven skin care regimen will ultimately help improve the way you look and feel about maintaining a healthy, beautiful skin for a lifetime. Now is the time to make changes that can have a positive effect on your skin, body and mind for the rest of your life. Here are some tips on how to maintain a lifestyle for skin health and well-being.
Maintenance of Healthy Skin:
Many people are constantly looking for miracle skin care products that will give them healthy, youthful-appearing skin. We are all inundated with ads and editorial on the newest, hottest and best products to use, which is certainly tempting to purchase these products to get the look we see on the air-brushed models. Although many of the over-the-counter products may help a little, there are physician only products that over time can actually reverse some signs of aging and photo damage.
At our Lake Mary, Florida office, we recommend the results-driven Environ Skin Care line, which can help restore your skin’s youthful glow and healthy appearance, while preventing the dangerous results of too much sun exposure.
Environ provides a comprehensive range of high quality skin care with an efficacious level of essential pharmaceutical grade vitamins, peptides, and growth factors customized for every skin type, condition, age and gender. At an affordable cost, these products contain ingredients, such as Vitamin A, C, Hyaluronic Acid, Proteins, and Botanical Extracts to synergistically improve firmness, wrinkles, dryness, skin tone, texture and discoloration. Environ combined with a daily use of sunscreen can help the skin recover from and prevent the harmful effects of photo damage.
If you are interested in having a skin consultation and analysis, and learning more about how Environ, available ONLY in medical practices, can help you maintain healthy-looking skin and prevent further skin concerns, please contact our office.
Eliminating Skin Cancer Occurrence or Progression:
In addition to an effective skin care regimen, it is important to prevent a diagnosis or recurrence of skin cancer and maintain a healthy, long life, we recommend the following lifestyle changes:
- Apply a 25 SPF sunscreen daily, 30 minutes before going outside and reapply every 60-90 minutes if in the sun
- Wear protective clothing by Solumbra
- Wear a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses
- Stay out of the sun between 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Never use sun tanning beds
- Eat a diet low in fat and high in fruits and vegetables and maintain a healthy weight
- Quit smoking
- Examine your skin every month and schedule regular full body skin checks with your physician
Maintaining a high-grade skin care regimen and the above healthy lifestyle tips will ultimately restore your beautiful and youthful appearance, giving you the skin and healthy life you have always wanted!