The most important factors that decide the quality of your skin and hair are your genes, emotions and your immunity. Copy: Feed your skin well Food you put in your body are as vital as the products you put on it. Diet can play an important role in all skin conditions; to combat wrinkles and lines and other skin problems as well, including acne, eczema, psoriasis, dry or oily skin. Caring for your skin and hair • Eat a variety of healthy foods rich in vitamins and nutrients • Keep physically active • Manage stress • Practice sun safety • Limityour alcohol intake • Don’t use tobacco and/or other recreational drugs • Drink plenty of water • Habits like smoking and sunbathing dry out skin and cause wrinkles. Practice sun safety to prevent skin cancer. Sun exposure puts you at greater risk of skin cancer, whatever your skin color or ethnicity. Dr. NiteenDhepe, Medical Director of Skin City, says, “The Skin is like a mirror reflection of your general health. Most people are particular about keeping tabs on their heart health after a certain age. Whereas they neglect the skin, which actually shows warning signs of all systemic diseases related to the heart, kidneys, lungs, stomach and even nervous system. So visit your dermatologist regularly.” Stay Alert Check your skin for sun damage. Ask your doctor how often you should have a clinical skin exam to check for signs of skin cancer. Check for age spots that appear on your face.They are not harmful, but if the look of age spots bothers you, ask your doctor about skin-lightening creams, laser therapy, and cryotherapy (freezing). Use sunscreen to prevent more age spots. Ask your doctor if the medicines you are taking can affect your skin. For instance, blood thinners and aspirin can cause you to bruise more easily. Some antibiotics and vitamins make skin sunburn more easily. Knowing how your skin and hair normally look and feel will help you notice changes to ask your doctor about. Acne or Pimples Acne is most common in the teen years, however many women get pimples in their 50s. Acne is also common during pregnancy and menopause, when hormonal changes take place. Medicines, such as birth control pills, can also lead to breakouts. Acne also appears to run in some families. Excessive Hair Loss Some women have hair loss called Alopecia. It tends to run in families. Hormonal changes occur during and after pregnancy.Underlying health problems, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS),diabetes and thyroid disease can cause hair loss. Also certain medicines, such as birth control pills or those to treat cancer, arthritis, depression, or heart problems,extreme stress, such as from a major illness. Hairstyles that twist or pull hair too cause hair loss. Whether or not hair will grow back depends on the cause of hair loss. If your hair loss is permanent, talk with your doctor about options, such as a hair transplant. Hirsutism-Excessive Hair Gain When dark, thick hair grows on a woman’s face, chest, belly, or back, the condition is called Hirsutism. Health problems and family genes can cause high levels of male hormones result in Hirsutism. If you are overweight, try losing weight. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome suffer of Hirsutism.Whatever the cause you can consider permanent methods for removal of unwanted hair like Laser Hair Reduction.
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