With November being National Healthy Skin Month, our team at AFC Urgent Care Fountain City thought there was no better time than now to remind you of steps you can take to protect your skin from skin cancer—even during the colder months of the year!

What Is the Main Function of the Skin?

When many of us think about taking care of our organs, we think about our heart, lungs, kidneys, etc. But we also need to be thinking about our skin, as it is the largest organ of our body.

Our skin is extremely important because it helps to protect the body from external elements that we are exposed to on a daily basis. In addition, our skin helps to maintain our body temperature.

Tips for Healthy Skin

  • Wash your face once or twice daily.
  • Block sun damage using sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.
  • Avoid tanning beds.
  • Reduce stress.
  • Moisturize your skin after facing to help maintain elasticity.
  • Get plenty of sleep.

How Does Your Diet Affect Your Skin?

What you eat makes a difference in more than just your gut health. Nutrition plays an important role in your skin health, too!

Not only can what you eat affect the endurance of your skin, it can also help to slow down the aging process.

Good Foods for Skin

  • Fatty fish
  • Avocado
  • Walnuts
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Broccoli

Concerned about a spot or rash on your skin? Visit AFC Urgent Care Fountain City today for a medical evaluation and treatment plan. No appointment is necessary!