Health March 28, 2024 | 7:59 am

Holy Week recommendations from specialists

Santo Domingo.- During this Holy Week, experts from the Medical Center for Diabetes, Obesity, and Specialties (CEMDOE) have outlined essential guidelines for maintaining healthy skin and preventing foodborne illnesses during this festive period.

Dermatologist Lissette Caraballo underscored the significance of skin care, emphasizing its role as the body’s primary defense against external threats and a reflection of overall health. Stressing its multifaceted functions—from providing a protective barrier to regulating temperature and water balance—Caraballo emphasized the importance of gentle skincare practices. Recommendations included using mild cleansers devoid of harsh detergents, opting for warm rather than hot water during bathing, and exercising caution with exfoliation, limiting it to once every one to two weeks. Daily moisturization and sun protection, with sunscreen of at least SPF 30 and reapplication every two hours, were also highlighted as crucial for safeguarding against UV damage and reducing the risk of skin cancer.

In tandem with skincare, gastroenterologist Coralina Santana addressed dietary considerations for the holiday season. Santana cautioned against overindulgence in spicy and fatty foods, advocating for moderation in portion sizes and meal composition. Highlighting the risks associated with excessive alcohol consumption and improper food storage, Santana urged vigilance against food poisoning, emphasizing the importance of promptly addressing symptoms of gastrointestinal distress, such as cramps, abdominal pain, and nausea.

Santana stressed the necessity of thorough food preparation to mitigate the risk of bacterial contamination, advising against the consumption of raw or mishandled foods like salads and fruits. She urged individuals to prioritize food safety measures during festivities to prevent diet-related ailments.

In summary, as Holy Week festivities commence, CEMDOE specialists advise prioritizing skincare practices and mindful eating habits to ensure both physical well-being and enjoyment of the holiday season.

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