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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…

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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…

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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…

6 Surprising Tips To Prevent Sun Damage

6 Surprising Tips To Prevent Sun Damage

As a dermatologist, it’s not only about cosmetic beauty, much of my practice as a doctor involves the medical treatment of detection and prevention of skin cancer. I’ve completed extensive skin cancer research, including a number of clinical studies conducted at the prestigious Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. I’m also a Board Member for the Skin…

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Dr. Gross Winter Skin

6 Winter Skin Bad Habits That Are Aging You Do you know that as the weather changes so does your skin? This the season for a whole host of cold-weather skin problems that are easy to prevent. If you can fix these common bad winter skincare habits you’ll be on your way to smoother, more…

Beauty Sleep: How Nighttime Can Transform Skin

Whenever I look at a patient’s skin, I can tell whether or not they’ve been sleeping well. Those who have plenty of sleep have a natural vitality to their skin, while the patients who have trouble sleeping typically have a washed out and lackluster appearance. There’s a reason for this: Sleep is critical to every…

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Skin Cancer Awareness

May is Skin Cancer Awareness month and after 20+ years in practice as a dermatologist, my best advice is prevention and protection. Early detection and prompt treatment of skin cancer is essential in maintaining a clear bill of health. Every season check your moles and look for changes in their size, color and shape. Also…