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Tips For Healthy And Young Looking Skin

Our ATL Skin Experts are offering you some tips to help keep your skin looking it's best.

Tip #1: Protect your skin from the sun. Always.

To protect yourself from the sun, they advise the following three methods (with maximum protection coming from using all three).

Avoid the sun during peak hours: From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the sun’s ray’s are at their strongest.
Clothes offer protection: Wear long sleeves, pants and hats with wide brims.
Use sunscreen: Most people apply sunscreen incorrectly. Go for a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) higher than 15 and apply generously about 20 minutes before you go out and then every two hours, reapply, reapply and reapply. Water and sweat will break down your sunscreen.
Tip #2: No smoking & limit alcohol.

Smoking reduces the skin's natural elasticity by promoting the breakdown of collagen and also reducing the amount that is produced. Collagen, a protein that helps skin strength, gradually degrades with age, leading to wrinkles. Smoking makes this happen sooner. Blood vessels in the skin tighten and it reduces the amount of oxygen and nutrients that the skin cells receive, which also reduces elasticity and accelerates ageing. Let's face it, smoking just isn't good for you period.

Drinking alcohol dehydrates your body, leaving the skin looking old and tired. Be sure to drink a glass of water for every drink with alcohol in it.

Tip #3: Keep it clean and moisturized

No Make Up at BEDTIME!! We get it, you’re tired but leaving make up on can affect the health of your skin. Cleaning your skin doesn’t just clear away dirt, it removes bacteria.

ATL Skin carries the moisturizers that is recommends most to patients. Keeping the skin from looking dry and getting cracked from the weather is an important part of your over all skin's health.

ATL Derm and ATL Skin are committed to keeping your skin healthy and looking great. For more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our Skincare Experts, please call 404.296.8000 or email jjones@atlderm.com

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Atlanta Dermatology And Laser Surgery

1462 Montreal Road W,

Suite 411,

Atlanta, GA 30084

Phone. 404-296-8000

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