It’s time to celebrate National Healthy Skin Month this November by highlighting the significance of our skin. Beyond its beauty and radiance, our skin serves as a vital shield, protecting our body from external elements. Let’s explore the realm of skin health and uncover the unsung hero within our bodies.
Our skin is our body’s first line of defense when it comes to environmental hazards, pathogens, toxins, and more. Working with our immune system, our skin aims to defend our body from foreign agents by detecting pathogens, recruiting immune cells, and initiating an inflammatory response. Our skin also has other cool jobs, containing nerves that allow us to experience and feel the world around us, along with blood vessels and sweat glands to regulate our body temperature. Amazingly, skin can alert us of underlying health problems, such as liver diseases, autoimmune conditions, respiratory problems, nutrient deficiencies, skin cancer, and more. Basically, our skin is a multi-faceted superstar!
Prioritizing skin health is also prioritizing your overall health. Formulating a solid skincare routine can help to cleanse and moisturize that protective barrier while sunscreen works to protect your body from harmful UV rays. Skin health is a two-way street, as it also works from the inside out. Because your body and skin are so connected, you can heal your skin by taking care of yourself through diet, exercise, and good daily habits.
This month, set aside some additional moments to express gratitude for your skin and the crucial role it plays in your well-being. Dr. Neda Mehr, a dedicated professional at the Pure Dermatology Cosmetic & Hair Center, is committed to preserving the health of your skin and enhancing your overall wellness.
AUTHOR: NEDA MEHR, MD is a board-certified dermatologist and founder of Pure Dermatology Cosmetic & Hair Center, one of the largest and most comprehensive privately owned dermatology and hair centers in the nation. Dr. Neda Mehr has been awarded “Top Cosmetic Dermatologist“ in Newport Beach, specializing in all aspects of the skin and hair for both male and female patients. Dr. Mehr is known for being a “functional dermatologist” and looking at a patient as a whole person rather than a problem. This role has placed her as a fan favorite and leading expert in acne and hair loss, and she can be seen regularly in Allure, Cosmopolitan, NBC California Live and countless other platforms sharing her expert knowledge to help patients look and feel their very best!