Category Archives: Skin Care Tips

The Best Anti-Aging Active Ingredient For Your Skin Type

Overwhelmed by the sheer number of anti-aging products on the market? You’re not alone. To cut through the hype we consulted with Dr. Richard Thomas, Clinical Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology, Department of Dermatology and Skin Science, University of British Columbia, and came up with this list of anti-aging active ingredients that actually work. Whether […]

DermQuestions: Are People With Darker Skin Less At Risk For Sun Damage?

In the 2012 song “Clique,” rapper Kanye West utters the lyrics, “Speedboat swerve, homie watch out for the waves / I’m way too black to burn from sunrays.” It may sound like a stretch, but in their most basic form the lyrics are evidence of a long-held American myth: Dark-skinned people don’t need to wear […]

7 Images That Will Inspire You To Wear Sunscreen This Summer

You should wear sunscreen. You know you should. You’ve read the headlines, you’ve seen the statistics, you’ve listened to the dermatologists on the news. You probably even know the numbers: 2 million people will be diagnosed with skin cancer this year, and an estimated 90% of those skin cancers were preventable. The numbers speak for […]

Parabens, Blueberries & Skincare: 8 Facts That May Surprise You

Parabens hit the cultural mainstage in 2004, when a study found trace amounts in breast tissue from breast cancer patients. Since then “Paraben -free” has become a popular selling point for new cosmetic products, and “parabens” has become a hot topic on beauty blogs, where parabens are often debated, advised against, and purported as health […]

7 Things That Could Damage Your Skin This Summer (Besides The Sun)

Thanks to cancer prevention organizations and public health initiatives, warnings about the dangers of U.V. rays are everywhere. Unfortunately, sun damage isn’t the only seasonal threat to skin. Here are 7 things you may not realize are harming your skin this summer, and how you can protect yourself:

8 Anti-Aging Tips for Women in Their 20’s and 30’s

Aging is a fact of life, even if you’re still baby-faced and wrinkle-free. To learn how to address problem areas and prevent premature aging before it starts we spoke with Kavita Mariwalla, MD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, SUNY at Stony Brook. 1. Wear sunscreen every day, 365 days a year. “When it comes to anti-aging […]

Study, Doctors Report Undertreatment of Psoriasis is a Common Problem

Many psoriasis patients are undertreated and unhappy with their current treatment options, according to a new study published in JAMA Dermatology. The study, which analyzed 5,604 patient survey results from 2003-2011, found that as many as 50% of patients with mild psoriasis receive no treatment for their condition, and more than 52% of patients are […]

DermNews: Study Finds Food Allergies May Develop Via Skin Cells

Why do some children develop food allergies? According to a new study, the answer may lie in the skin, not the gut. Researchers from King’s College London and the University of Dundee found that infants with impaired skin barriers, especially those with eczema, are over six times more likely than healthy infants to suffer from […]

A Top New York Dermatologist Shares Her Daily Skincare Regimen

New York Dermatologist Dr. Gervaise Gerstner, Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical School, shared her daily skincare routine with us. Find out what she recommends: Morning  Step 1. Forgo face washing “When you wake up in the morning I don’t think you necessarily need to wash your skin. You just slept on […]

DermNews: Sleep Deprivation Causes Changes in Facial Features, Premature Aging

Thought you were hiding your exhaustion with concealer and coffee? Think again. A recent study conducted by Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, reveals that sleep deprivation negatively impacts the appearance of facial features such as the skin, mouth, and eyes. Sleep-deprived people are also perceived as looking “sadder,” according to researchers. This brings a whole […]

A Dermatologist’s Guide to Help Prevent Child Acne

Adolescence is tough enough without having to worry about pimples. To learn how to help children prevent and cope with acne, we spoke with Dr. Gervaise Gerstner, a board-certified New York dermatologist who also happens to be a mom. 1. Prevent acne before it starts. “Don’t wait until they have pimples. You want to introduce […]

DermNews: British Report Finds Tattoos Could Cause Cancer

Tattoos may not just be skin deep. According to a report published in The Sunday Times on September 22nd, toxins from tattoo ink could be absorbed into the body and cause cancer. The study, conducted by England’s Bradford University Centre for Skin Science, suggests that ink nanoparticles could enter the bloodstream and accumulate in the […]

DermNews: New Drug Shown to Reduce Double Chins Seeks FDA Approval

Want to get rid of your double chin without cutting calories or going under the knife? Here’s a name you’ll want to remember: ATX-101. In September ATX-101, a new injectable that reduces submental fat (colloquially known as “double chins”), met the main and secondary goals of its clinical trials. Kythera, the biopharmaceutical company that manufactures […]

Dr. Gerstner’s Quick Sunscreen Tips

Find out what New York Dermatologist Dr. Gervaise Gerstner, Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical School, recommends to her patients. 1. Use daily: “You need to wear sunscreen everyday, even on snowy February days. For typical day-to-day use, daily sunscreen with moisturizer is enough. SPF 15 is fine.” 2. What to look […]

Dr. Gerstner’s 4-Step Anti-Aging Routine

“If you do these four things you’ll have an amazing anti-aging routine.” – Dr. Gervaise Gerstner, Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical School. 1. In the morning use a daily moisturizer with sunscreen. You need to wear sunscreen everyday, even on snowy February days. Without sunscreen you’ll get sun damage, and sun […]

Dr. Kundu Shares Her Daily Skincare Routine

Roopal V. Kundu, MD, Associate Professor of Dermatology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, shared her daily skincare routine with us. Find out what she recommends: “My routine is not very complicated. I’m very simple.” – Dr. Kundu Morning 1. “In the morning I wash my face with water.” 2. “I put a moisturizer […]