Dermatology 101 For TexansRead Time: 3 minutes
A little humidity can keep the skin soft and hydrated. But when the humidity level rises to about 50%, this can leave skin shiny and sweaty and can result in acne breakouts. When the humidity level is high, the body sweats less, but perspiration remains on the skin longer, which can result in blocked pores. High humidity can also encourage the skin’s sebaceous glands to produce more oil, which can increase the skin’s greasy appearance.
What your dermatologist wants you to know
Dermatologists are medical professionals who specialize in the treatment of skin and hair conditions. These medical professionals routinely treat conditions such as psoriasis, acne, eczema, abnormal moles, and skin cancer. Sometimes dermatologists also provide cosmetic procedures such as laser hair removal and dermal fillers. Here are three things dermatologist would like patients to know.
1. Drink plenty of water
The human body is around 60% water, and this is constantly being lost through sweat and urine. It’s important to stay hydrated all the time. Otherwise the skin will become dry and flaky. Drinking plenty of water every day keeps the skin hydrated, helps maintain the skin’s elasticity, and reduces signs of aging. Aim for around eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. Drink more during and after exercise or after sweating a lot.
2. Avoid the sun
The sun’s UV rays are harmful to the skin. UV rays can cause damage that ranges from premature aging to skin cancer. People should avoid overexposure to the sun. When a person must be outdoors, protective sunscreen and a hat should be worn. The best sunscreens have a protection factor of at least 30 SPF. People should also wear sunglasses which protect from UV rays.
3. Remove makeup each night
Women who wear makeup should always remove all traces each night before going to bed. Leaving makeup on during the night can result in clogged pores and acne breakouts. After removing makeup, applying a light, non-comedogenic moisturizer can help keep skin soft.
Taking care of the skin
In the parts of Texas with a humid climate, people should take care to stay hydrated, wear sunscreen, and remove makeup every night. These steps can help to keep skin glowing and healthy. For more questions about skincare or to get a skin cancer check, speak with a dermatologist.