drinking

How to Enjoy Drinking—Without Ruining Your Skin

“Is drinking alcohol bad for my skin?” That’s a question I’m frequently asked by patients. The truth is, yes, alcohol is the second biggest cause of skin aging—surpassed only by sun damage. Even in moderation, drinking shows negative effects on our face the next day. But keep reading! You do not need to eliminate wine for…

hard-water

Blame Hard Water for Your Skin’s Freak Outs

Ever notice that when you travel your skin suffers from a host of problems, from rashes to acne? The reason may be from cleansing and washing with the local water. I learned this by doing my own investigation into a mini epidemic among a group of New Yorkers. Their fun and relaxing vacations were dashed by a dermatologic…

sunscreen

7 Things You Need to Know About Sunscreen

May is Melanoma Awareness month, which was created to save lives by educating the public about skin cancer. This topic is a passion of mine, as I started my career as a skin cancer researcher and have since seen over 100,000 cancer patients. Knowing the basics about skin cancer can save your life and boils down to…

stress

Stress Is the Villain Behind Your Skincare Issues

In addition to being bad for your health, did you know that stress is also bad for your skin? As an New York City dermatologist, almost 50 percent of the patients I treat have skin issues that are directly related to stress. In addition to making you feel frantic and overwhelmed, the neurological and hormonal effects…