Did you know the largest organ in your body is your skin? Your skin covers and protects the rest of your body, so keeping it as healthy as possible is important.
Many women and men have skincare routines to reap cosmetic benefits, such as easing signs of aging, but good skincare is also the key to keeping your skin and entire body healthy. Learn from Northeastern Plastic Surgery’s Joseph Fodero, MD, PA of Florham Park, New Jersey why you need to invest in your skin for health as well as cosmetic reasons.
The importance of healthy skin
Often, the health of your skin reflects your overall physical health. When you become unwell, it can cause your skin to lose its glow and develop a dull pallor. Here are some of the ways taking care of your skin can help keep you healthy.
A healthy skincare routine keeps your entire body healthy. Your skin acts as a barrier between the outside world and your body. Without healthy skin, you’re more susceptible to a variety of bodily infections and diseases.
Avert skin cancer
One of the most important health benefits of caring for your skin is ensuring you don’t develop skin cancer or treat it immediately if it develops. Some types of skin cancer are extremely dangerous, with high mortality rates when not caught early.
Keep skin cancer at bay by wearing sunscreen daily, staying in the shade, and wearing sunglasses. Check yourself for moles daily, and get any unusual ones checked out to ensure they aren’t cancerous.
Fight off skin infections
Your skin itself can be prone to a variety of infections. Examples of infections you could experience include acne, eczema, and wounds that don’t heal properly. Good skincare helps prevent infections and other uncomfortable or itchy skin problems and helps you get treatment quickly when they occur.
Boost your mental health
Healthy skin can boost your mental as well as physical health. Having clear, glowing skin can improve your confidence as well as your self-esteem.
How to promote good skin health
To keep your skin healthy, you need to maintain it. Here’s what you can do to keep your skin as healthy as possible.
Learn your skin type
Your skincare routine can vary based on whether you have normal, dry, oily, or combination skin. Keep in mind your skin type can change as you age.
Develop a daily skin routine
Your skin consists of thousands of cells that are constantly shedding on a daily basis. To keep your skin healthy, you need to take care of it every day.
Generally, maintaining healthy skin includes regularly washing your face, wearing sunscreen, and using products, such as moisturizers and serums, to maintain your healthy complexion. Our team can help you learn your skin type and develop a routine customized to your skin’s needs.
Live a healthy lifestyle
Living as healthy of a lifestyle as possible keeps your skin, as well as the rest of your body, revitalized. This includes eating a healthy diet filled with fruits and vegetables, exercising regularly, and drinking enough water.
Treat skin problems right away
When you develop a problem with your skin, seek treatment as soon as possible to restore your skin back to health.
Seek professional care
There’s much you can do to take care of your skin on your own, but getting professional advice and care ensures your skin gets even more of a health boost. Northeastern Plastic Surgery’s Licensed Medical Aesthetician Traci Lubelli offers a number of skincare services, as well as skincare products only available by prescription.
Procedures, such as medical extractions, peels, and microneedling, leave you with healthy, glowing, and acne-free skin and also treat certain common skin conditions. These non-surgical, outpatient treatments and products bring high levels of health and cosmetic benefits to your skin.
If you’re interested in rejuvenating or maintaining the health of your skin, contact Northeastern Plastic Surgery today online or over the phone to book your consultation. We’re now offering Klara Telehealth as well as in-office appointments.