November is Healthy Skin Month, a time to learn something new about improving or maintaining the condition of your skin.
The American Academy of Dermatology takes advantage of the month to remind women and men about the various ways to keep a warm glow on your face, shrink pores and prevent wrinkles.
Among the academy’s tips:
• Wash your skin at least once a day
• Determine your skin type – oily, dry, sensitive or normal –and buy the appropriate skin care products
• Use sunscreen all year-round
• Moisturize daily
Of course, varicose veins are a leading source of skin issues on legs. They discolor your skin, cause bulges and rough patches, and sometimes create pain.
So in addition to following the Dermatology Academy’s recommendations, you can keep your legs as healthy as possible by eating a healthy diet, exercising moderately, and making sure you neither stand nor sit too long at one time.
If you have questions about the health of your skin or legs, Healthy Skin Month is a reminder not to put off talking to your doctor.
You can schedule a free consultation at the Vein Institute of Connecticut. Dr. Alex Afshar will answer all your questions.