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Have you looked at your dermatologist’s skin lately?
Or, really, anyone who works in a dermatologist’s office.) Usually, they’re bright, glowing and have few wrinkles — the picture of healthy skin.
t’s not just access to the best products and in-office procedures (though those do help), but a commitment to healthy living that sets up their skin for success.
Here’s what five board-certified dermatologists told us they do to care for their complexion and slow down the aging process:
Dermatologists don’t shy away from the sun. (They just slather on the SPF before going out and reapply every two hours, as advised, of course.)
“I find a good mix of outdoor activities is a good way to shake up an exercise routine consisting of weight training, cardio and yoga,” Carmen Anthony Julian, DO, board-certified dermatologist with U.S. Dermatology Partners in Austin, tells LIVESTRONG.com.
Some go-tos include paddle boarding, kayaking, mountain biking and camping.
Of course, he’s not out there every day, but the goal is to regularly do something physically active and take a break from it all, which is important for slowing down the aging process, he says.
“Being away from work and your home, out in nature, has been shown to boost endorphins and reduce cortisol,” Dr. Julian adds. (Cortisol is the stress hormone, for the record — have we mentioned that’s bad for your skin?)