Your primary physician warns you against skipping your annual physical exam. Your dentist reminds you (again) to floss more often. Though you might try your best to live the healthiest, happiest life you can (go you!), the experts often wish we’d all make better choices for our longevity. Dermatologists are no different, and in fact, often forgotten about when you think about your medical team, especially if you’ve been blessed with clear skin. But dermatologists have studied and mastered the largest organ of our body: our skin. Being mindful and considerate of your skin care routine, the products you buy and how you’re protecting yourself from environmental and sun damage should be top of mind, especially as you age.
As you head into spring, make it a point to stop doing these things that dermatologist say are simply the worst: