It’s 2012 and that means you have a whole new year to not only accomplish whatever resolutions you’ve set but also to take better care of your skin. Besides using sunscreen when outdoors, another simple way you can improve your skin is to watch what you eat, as any Miami dermatologist is likely to tell you.
As was mentioned last month, Miami doesn’t get very cold but since we are in the winter season and there have been a few days where temperatures have dropped to numbers our bodies aren’t really accustomed to, you may be inclined to drink hot chocolate. This drink can worsen problems if you have acne or rosacea (chronic skin redness) but if you still wish to drink it, consider swapping whole milk for nonfat and try not to put too much sugar in either.
Coffee is an essential drink for many and since we live in Miami, so is Cuban espresso. Try and use the most minimal amount of sugar and cream and again, opt for nonfat milk. Coffee with caffeine causes dehydration which in turn has negative effects on your skin.
If you have any questions or concerns on what foods you should and shouldn’t consume in order to maintain optimum skin health, consult a Miami dermatologist.