Dermatologist, Dr Whitney Bowe: Tips On Getting Beach-Ready Skin
We often fall into bad habits in the winter, whether it’s missing the gym for the umpteenth time in a row or eating poorly. Unfortunately, when we put our bodies under stress we can worsen certain chronic conditions we may have, like acne.,Luckily, celebrity dermatologist and acne expert Dr. Whitney Bowe gives her top tips to help in getting beach-ready skin.
· DIET: Although there is no proven link between diet and acne, low glycemic diets have been associated with low levels of acne., “Some of my favorite low-glycemic foods are non-starchy vegetables, steel-cut oatmeal and fruit,” says Dr. Bowe.
· SLEEP: One study showed that the risk of experiencing higher levels of stress increases by 14 percent for every hour of sleep you lose.2, “Knowing that stress can trigger acne, there is no excuse not to get the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep a night,” says Dr. Bowe.2,,
· EXCERCISE: “Exercise is one of my favorite ways to reduce stress and increase blood flow, which benefits the skin.”Dr. Bowe suggests sending free radicals packing with at least 10 minutes of running a day on the treadmill.9,
Don’t forget to bring your sunscreen to the beach. “It is important to apply a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher every day and reapply every two hours to protect skin from sun damage. 
If you do find yourself with breakouts, one prescription Dr. Bowe recommends to treat acne in people 12 years or older is ACZONE® (dapsone) Gel 5%, the #1 prescribed retinoid-free branded acne product.,
ACZONE® (dapsone) Gel 5% is a prescription medicine used on your skin (topical) to treat acne in people 12 years and older.
[source: Bratskeir & Company Public Relations]