Did you know that National Healthy Skin Month is celebrated in November? As a result, our team at AFC Urgent Care Farragut wants you to know how you can take better care of your skin so that it can keep its young and youthful appearance for years to come!

How Can Food Improve Your Skin Health?

While what you put on your skin is important, what you feed your skin is also important, since skin health can be improved from the inside out.

Foods that can help feed your skin the vitamins and nutrients it needs to remain healthy and strong include mangoes, tomatoes, olive oil, cocoa, green tea, white tea, kale, soy and fatty fish. These foods contain antioxidants and other nutrients that promote healthy and supple skin.

Vitamins and Nutrients that Help Your Skin

  • Vitamin E
  • Biotin
  • Iodine
  • Niacin
  • Riboflavin
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Zinc

How Does Stress Affect Your Skin?

While you might think of stress as only affecting your mood, it can also impact your skin. When people are under a high amount of stress, a number of skin issues can arise, such as itchy skin, hair loss, troublesome sweating, scaly skin and/or rashes.

Therefore, it is important to try and keep your stress level under control for both your skin health and overall health.

Ways to Manage Stress

  • Limit caffeine intake, especially if it makes you jittery.
  • Limit alcohol consumption.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Find ways to relax.
  • Manage your time wisely.

Not sure if your skin symptoms are due to stress or something else? Visit AFC Urgent Care Farragut today for a medical evaluation and treatment plan.