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Top Ten Anti-Aging Tips for 2017

Each year in January, roughly one in three Americans resolve to better themselves in some way. A much smaller percentage of people actually make good on those resolutions. While about 75% of people stick to their goals for at least a week, less than half (46%) are still on target six months later, a 2002 study found.

See a better future for yourself in 2017. Start now by visualizing the life you want to experience later.

Therefore as we prepare to turn the calendar to a new month and a new year; the urge to harness better control of one’s life always takes precedence during the last few weeks of the year. It’s apparent in everything from new year’s resolutions to gym & health or fitness commitments – all becoming the talk of the majority of conversations for the next 45 days and longer. So, if you’re like the rest of us who don’t necessarily gravitate to implementing new year’s resolutions but utilize each day as another tool to live your best life. Living a life of success in 2017 starts with taking the steps today and recognizing how those daily steps will help you reach the bigger end-goals next year.

Top Ten Anti-Aging Tips 2017

HERE ARE OUR 10 ANTI-AGING TIPS FOR 2017 TO GET YOU MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION FOR A NEW YEAR, NEW START AND BEGINNING. THE ART IS UNDERSTANDING THAT EVERY DAY IS A NEW BEGINNING, AND NOW, THIS VERY MOMENT, IS ALWAYS A GOOD TIME TO START ANEW. START BY CHANGING A FEW THINGS NOW AND YOU WILL BEGIN TO FEEL THE DIFFERENCE OVER TIME.

Top 10 Anti-Aging Tips for 2017

  1. Eat Healthier. Nutrition is Everything.
  2. Sleep/Rest is Pivotal. Meditation too.
  3. Protect Your Skin.
  4. Develop an Exercise Regime.
  5. Defy Time. (No Smoking & Drinking or Sugar)
  6. Cultivate Friendships (Create New Opportunities)
  7. Help Others. Volunteer/Give, Donate.
  8. Laugh More.
  9. Learn More.
  10. Develop a “No Fear – Mentality”

Eat Healthier. Nutrition is Everything.

Forget the food pyramid, meet the portion plate – You might remember the food pyramid from school. It featured 6 to 11 servings coming from grain, cereals, rice and pasta, followed by ever smaller quantities of vegetables, fruits, protein, dairy and, finally, fats, sweet and oils. But health officials have nixed the old food pyramid and instead now offer an easier visual guide: the portion plate. The portion plate is a plate with illustrated images showing how to balance fruits and veggies, proteins and grains at every meal.

Kids in school are learning about the portion plate, which suggests fruits and vegetables take up half of the plate. The remaining half should be split equally, with one quarter filled by proteins and the other taken up by whole grains. In addition to getting the balance right, filling a smaller plate is an easy way to begin to train yourself to eat the correct portion sizes. Keep in mind that one portion of meat, for example, is only about the size of a deck of cards.

  • Avoid processed foods in favor of those composed of raw ingredients.

  • Replace those sugary and salty snacks with their healthier counterparts and reorganize your daily meal plan to include six small bites as opposed to three large eating sessions. This will keep your metabolism busy all day, give you energy, and keep pounds from piling on.

  • Another easy trick is to avoid making sandwiches with two pieces of bread. Each piece of bread is a full serving of grains, so making half a sandwich instead of a whole sandwich can help save calories.

  • Fight off disease, stress, and signs of aging by upping your intake of all-powerful antioxidants too.

Sleep/Rest is Pivotal. Meditation too.

Getting more sleep should be at the top of your resolution list. Although everyone loves a little R&R, sleep brings more benefits than just indulging in sweet dreams.
Adequate sleep—which equates to about seven hours a night, although most people think they can run on less—can help you manage your weight, improve your memory, live longer, and reduce stress. All those benefits just from catching enough zzz’s every night!

There are many things you can do to sleep more soundly this upcoming year, such as sleeping in a dark room, turning off electronics 30 minutes before bed, and getting a better pillow. If your circadian rhythm, the brain mechanism that manages your sleep and wake cycles, needs some re-tuning, try taking melatonin.

Protect Your Skin.

Yes, sunscreen is one huge area of emphasis or concern. But in this case, we’re referring to protecting the entire organism – your entire body. This ideally starts with having a current up-to-date diagnosis of knowing where your health issues, concerns and medical problems stand as as of date. Scheduling your yearly physicals, body examinations and sexual history/infection tests can all give you and your doctor the necessary information to help you develop a healthier lifestyle in 2017 with the best available care.

Lower your blood pressure. Cut your sodium intake. The American Heart Association recommends consuming less than 2,300 milligrams daily, which is about a teaspoon of salt. Some people—middle-aged and older adults, people with high blood pressure and African-Americans— need less than 1,500 milligrams per day, the AHA says.

You should visit your healthcare provider regularly, even if you feel healthy.

The purpose of these visits is to:

  • Screen for medical issues
  • Assess your risk of future medical problems
  • Encourage a healthy lifestyle
  • Update vaccinations
  • Help you get to know your provider in case of an illness

The list of routine medical checks or screenings include: cancer screenings, sexually transmitted diseases/infections, testicular, prostate, blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, and yearly physicals.

Visit us at Advanced Dermatology Associates for skin, cancer, hair & nails checkups & Central Park Medical Associates for sexually transmitted infections/diseases treatment and examinations.

Develop an Exercise Regime.

Make a commitment to fitness. In order to maintain healthy body function, a regimen of stretching, whole food nutrition, relaxation, and plenty of sleep is crucial for sustained wellness. A dynamic, yet balanced routine will help to nurture vitality, reduce the risk of injury or illness, maintain stress levels, and support immune function. Don’t just make a resolution and join a fitness center you won’t see after February—make a commitment and build fitness into your schedule. Join a class at your fitness club, an exercise group or a team sTop Ten Anti-Aging Tips 2017 - New Yearport. Or, if you can afford it, hire a trainer. Doing any of these things will not only make your workouts more productive, but they will also be more fun.

Defy Time. (Cut the Smoking, Drinking & Sugar)

This year, make a resolution to look and feel younger every day. Start by cutting out those wrinkle-inducing habits like smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and over-indulging in processed sugars.

  • Make hydration your new best friend. Prioritize drinking enough water throughout the day and hydrate your skin daily from top to bottom.

  • To reduce wrinkles and firm up your face without drying out your skin, reach for retinol. This anti-aging formula has been perfected over the last three decades and includes a number of anti-aging catalysts, such as snow algae and summer snowflake.

  • Moisturize, oxygenate and hydrate your skin while reducing the signs of aging for smoother, younger looking skin, and a younger feeling soul.

Cultivate Friendships (Create New Opportunities)

Always keep friends close. Time passes and life isn’t promised. Work schedules, family obligations; life gets in the way of friendships. So spend more time cultivating and building upon current or old relationships; as well as developing newer ones. Refresh your network. Have a host of contacts you’ve lost touch with over the last few months? Pull up those numbers and refresh your network!

Now is the perfect time to check in and keep your network working for you.

Top Ten Anti-Aging Tips 2017 - Give More

Help Others. Volunteer/Give, Donate.

You can’t delight everybody all the time but you can do something extraordinary for someone each day. Find a customer, colleague, relative or a friend each day and do something remarkable. Using the one-a-day principle will make your business and life remarkable.—Mark Sanborn, leadership development speaker and author of the best-selling book The Encore Effect.

Want to extend your lifespan? Think about regularly assisting at a soup kitchen or coaching a basketball team at an at-risk high school. Research has shown that these kinds of activities can improve health in ways that can lengthen your lifespan—volunteers show an improved ability to manage stress and stave off disease as well as reduced rates of depression and an increased sense of life satisfaction—when they were performed on a regular basis. This might be because volunteering alleviates loneliness and enhances our social lives—factors that can significantly affect our long-term health.

Laugh More.

This is the fun stuff. Trim years off your age by adopting an active smile. Laughter and a grateful grin can do wonders for your overall glow.
There is already so much to love for laughter that it seems greedy to look for more, but that’s exactly what researchers Dr. Lee Berk and Dr. Stanley Tan at the Loma Linda University in California have done. These two doctors have researched the benefits of laughter and found amazing results:

People who laugh more lower their blood pressure, even those who start at normal levels, will reduce their risk of stroke and heart attack.

  • REDUCES STRESS HORMONE LEVELS: By reducing the level of stress hormones, you’re simultaneously cutting the anxiety and stress that impacts your body. Additionally, the reduction of stress hormones may result in higher immune system performance.

  • BOOSTS T-CELLS: T-cells are specialized immune system cells just waiting in your body for activation. When you laugh, you activate T-cells that immediately begin to help you fight off sickness. Next time you feel a cold coming on, add chuckling to your illness prevention plan.

  • TRIGGERS THE RELEASE OF ENDORPHINS: Endorphins are the body’s natural painkillers. By laughing, you can release endorphins, which can help ease chronic pain and make you feel good all over.

Continuous Learning.

Expand your thinking with new experiences. Be a student of all you do. You must become an expert in your field. How? Read! Ask questions of mentors and peers. Attend training. Start today by identifying areas for improvement, looking for training opportunities in your field and signing up for seminars and training’s, reading or listening to personal-development material, seeking out people you would like to emulate and approaching those you’d like as your mentors. —Stedman Graham, speaker, entrepreneur and author of You Can Make It Happen: A Nine-Step Plan for Success.

Each month for 30 days in a row, commit to doing something new that you have thought about doing, but have not done, and notice how it affects your life.

Some possibilities: do aerobic exercise for 30 minutes, listen to only positive music, don’t read the newspaper, stop watching television, eat only vegetarian or raw food, verbally appreciate at least 10 people a day, get eight hours of sleep, meditate for 20 minutes, visualize your goals as already complete, do 20 minutes of yoga, read a self-help book every morning for 30 minutes, plan your next day’s schedule and prioritized to-do list before you leave work, do five things every day that forward your No. 1 goal, spend an hour with your spouse, call one of your children on the phone, write a handwritten thank-you note to someone, drink 10 glasses of water, take a nap, listen to a motivational CD on the way to work.

Develop a “No-Fear” Mentality.

Create an environment fostering your success. You might not even realize to what extent you are influenced—negatively and positively—by things and people around you. Start a journal to keep track of these influences so you can eliminate the negative and increase the positive.

For instance, if being around a certain friend always makes you feel discouraged or drained, you should limit time with that person. Nurture your emotional well-being by choosing friends who genuinely want you to succeed and who encourage you. Also, consider your environment—is your home or office dreary or energizing? And make sure to read and listen to inspirational and motivational material. Make it a point to go to funny movies or watch a TV sitcom that makes you laugh. Increase your productivity.

Your New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be some far off goals, they can be attainable ways to better yourself each day. You have the power to change your current situations by developing a successful 2017 game plan for starting today.

Top Ten Anti-Aging Tips 2017

 

Six Fall Skin Care Tips | Expert Beauty & Skin Care

The dog days of summer are definitely over and for most of us in the Northern Hemisphere. We’ve come to the realization that it’s time tSIX FALL SKIN CARE TIPS - HAIR & NAIL ROUTINE.o say goodbye to the shorts, sandals and flip-flops. It’s hello – scarfs, coats, hoodies and heaters.

As the season transitions from summer to autumn, the same goes for our skin care. Our physical bodies are literally recuperating from the elemental effects of summer. For instance, our skin is left damaged or burned due to the excessive heat from the hot summer months of sunbathing and visits to the water-parks. Add to that, the salt build-up or chlorine damage to our scalp and hair – from surfing the ocean waves or swimming in the backyard pool. The summer heat and our bodies have been one unified front.

“As the seasons change, so should your skin care regimen in order to feel its optimal health” expresses Dermatologist Lawrence Jaeger, D.O. of Advanced Dermatology Associates.

Basically the steps we must now begin to put in our respective regimen may remain the same, but the products our skin, hair & nails needs, will have to change dramatically for the fall season.

But no worries. We’ve got you covered.

SIX FALL SKIN CARE TIPS – HAIR & NAIL ROUTINE.

6 Expert Tips for Achieving Optimum Health.

  1. USE SUNSCREEN: Keep your sunscreen handy even after the long days of summer are over. A sunscreen with at least an SPF of 15 or more will protect the skin from aging ultraviolet rays in the fall.

A physical sunblock containing zinc or titanium oxide are ideal for everyday wear in the colder months.

2. EXFOLIATING CLEANSER:  Fall is the time to start adding regular exfoliation to your skincare routine.

A gentle facial scrub can help remove sun damaged skin cells for brighter, smoother skin by retaining moisture.

3. RETINOL, also known as “Vitamin A”, can help dramatically reduce the appearance of brown spots caused by the summer sun, lines, and wrinkles.

A non-prescription retinol serum or a prescription retinoid is recommended, although retinol and prescription retinoids are scientifically proven to smooth the texture of the skin. Retinol is also known to delay skin aging.

4. USE NATURAL HAIR INGREDIENTS: Prevent further drying your hair by keeping your products all-natural. “Natural ingredients are the go-to because they won’t strip your hair of oils like synthetic and alcohol based ingredients do,”

Make sure to use a clarifying shampoo that washes away normal wear and tear from the environment like pollution and smoke, but does not strip your hair of its natural oils and lipids.

5. TAKE THE SUNSHINE VITAMIN: The coming of fall means shorter and cooler days. Most people are likely to spend less time in the sun. Especially for the northern part of the United States, supplementation of vitamin D becomes really important. Vitamin D is a gene-regulating super nutrient that helps with seasonal depression (SAD), the immune system, heart health, diabetes, and obesity. Vitamin D insufficiency affects almost 50% of the population worldwide.

Researchers recommend 2,500 IUs every day, especially in the colder months.

6. BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM:  With the changing season, now is the perfect time to boost your immune system.

Some of natural immune-boosters are: to drink plenty of fresh water, eat plenty of alive (living) raw foods, garlic, lysine, probiotics, Vitamins B, C and D, E3 Live, reishi mushroom, zinc, propolis and Manuka honey.

Another powerful way to boost your immune system and keep strong is to use the power of exercise. Remember get that beauty sleep, too.

The key to a optimum healthy skin, hair and nails begins with having a great regime or routine. Inquire with us at Advanced Dermatology Associates or your personal dermatologist/skin care specialist for more tips on reaching your optimum health.

Halloween Face Paint – Trick, Treat & Toxic.

 

Halloween is this week and the costumes are already in place to be adorned by children and adults. Halloween face-paint is all the rave. It’s the art of creation that makes any relationship with a makeup artist, a very prized one. But just how safe is the paint you’re about to smear all over your little one’s and your own face?

HALLOWEEN FACE PAINT – TRICK, TREAT OR TOXIC.

If you’re using face paint to add to your look this Halloween, it’s important to make sure you’re choosing the right products to avoid any harmful effects or skin reactions.

According to a report in 2009 by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC), a national coalition of nonprofit groups working to eliminate harmful chemicals from personal care products.

After testing ten major kids face paints sold in the US, the study found that all ten of the face paints tested contained lead.

Six out of the ten face paints tested contained the known skin allergens, nickel, cobalt and/or chromium, at levels far exceeding the recommendations of industry studies.

Yes, the amounts were low – but, as Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) points out, there’s no safe level of lead exposure, which is why the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends protecting children from it.

Unfortunately things haven’t changed since then in the industry, as a recent report by (CSC)“Pretty Scary 2: Unmasking Toxic Chemicals in Kids’ Makeup was spearheaded by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and released by the Breast Cancer Fund and the California Public Interest Research Group. The report comes courtesy of the Breast Cancer Fund (BCF), which sent 48 different Halloween face paints to an independent lab to have them tested for the presence of heavy metals such as arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, and mercury. Nearly half the paints had trace amounts of at least one heavy metal, and some contained up to four different ones. Paints with dark pigments were more likely to contain heavy metals — and at high concentrations.

The report says that of the 48 Halloween face paints tested, 21 had trace amounts of at least one heavy metal and some had as many as four. Lead was found in nearly 20 percent of the paints and cadmium in nearly 30 percent.

Lead is linked to learning disabilities and developmental problems in children and cadmium is linked to breast, kidney, lung and prostate cancers, according to the report.

No Regulation On Makeup. 

So, how and why are these harmful products permitted in face paint, even though lead has been banned in regulated products like house paint for decades?

Unfortunately make-up is not regulated. The law does not require cosmetic products and ingredients, other than color additives, to have FDA approval before they go on the market.

Therefore the consequences of lead exposure are serious and rampant. The California Department of Public Health Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch website states that lead poisoning can harm a child’s nervous system and brain when they are still forming.

  • Lead can lead to a low blood count (anemia).
  • Small amounts of lead in the body can make it hard for children to learn, pay attention, and succeed in school.
  • Higher amounts of lead exposure can damage the nervous system, kidneys, and other major organs. Very high exposure can lead to seizures or death.

Halloween face paint

The Safest Options.

Since all of the v contained lead, and none of the metals they found were listed on the ingredient labels, the CSC actually recommends avoiding Halloween face paint altogether until safety standards are put in place. CSC urges parents that, if they do choose to use face paint, they keep it away from kids’ mouths and hands so they don’t ingest it.

  • Go Natural: Homemade is the way. Make your own dyes and colors. The CSC has provided some DIY recipes using food or natural food coloring on their website.
  • “Say No” To Paint Kits: Don’t use paint kits. Professional face paint is actually cosmetic makeup that is made with ingredients that are safe for use on the skin. Halloween face paint kits often contain dyes or color additives that are not FDA-compliant. Never use craft paint, acrylic paint, markers or pens on the skin, which can cause an allergic reaction and can be very difficult to remove. Use cosmetic makeup products will come off easily using only soap and water.
  • Do a Patch Test (Skin Allergy): Patch testing may help to find the cause of allergic contact dermatitis.Whenever you use a new makeup product on yourself or your child, you should always do a patch test to check for sensitivity. “Non-toxic” doesn’t mean it won’t cause a skin reaction. Take a small amount of the product and apply it on the inside of your elbow. Watch for any kind of immediate reaction after about 20 minutes or so.
  • Wash Off With Soap & Water: Most of the times face paint products wash off with mild soap and water. For best results, remove with a high quality baby wipe or baby shampoo, water and a wash cloth. Avoid using low cost baby wipes, as these can be irritating to young children’s skin.
  • Moisturize Your Skin Post-Removal To Avoid Irritation: To reduce your chances of any skin irritation, breakout or redness, Alice and Pressler believe that it’s best to prepare you face and body before even applying the paint to begin with. Make sure that the makeup is put on to clean, dry skin and steer clear of painting over any wounds or rashes.
  • Also be sure to include a smoothing on a gentle skin moisturizer post-removal. “You can use Olay, Burt’s Bees or something from a health foods store. If you’re skin is really irritated, try an ointment like Lucas PaPaw,”

Debunking The Myths About Your Skin

Six biggest myths about your skin care. (Advanced Dermatology Associates & Dr. Larry Jaeger)
Six Biggest Myths About Your Skin Care.
                                           (Advanced Dermatology Associates & Dr. Larry Jaeger)

How do you know the information and advice you get about your skin is true? Skin care product brands spend millions marketing their products. Your friends probably have as much medical knowledge as WebMD.

With so much misinformation out there, we’re Debunking 6 Biggest Myths About Your Skin Care.

Tanning is harmlessExposure to ultraviolet light, UVA or UVB, accounts for 90% of the symptoms of premature skin aging. Both UVA and UVB radiation can cause skin damage including wrinkles, lowered immunity against infection, aging skin disorders, and cancer.

Acne is caused by what you eatAcne is caused by overproduction of sebum (oil) and obstruction of the pores. The amount of sebum produced by the skin is regulated by hormones only, not food. This includes chocolate, greasy food, soda, and fast foods. These foods do not have any effect on the hormones that regulate sebum production.

Topical antioxidants reverse wrinklesFree radicals play an important role in creating wrinkles. Therefore, it makes sense that antioxidants will make skin more youthful. Unfortunately, there are no good scientific studies that show what type of topical antioxidant is effective. This research is being conducted now, but it is still too early. Right now the only topical product that has been proven to improve wrinkles is Retin-A.

“All-natural” skin care products are best: What exactly does “all-natural” mean? Unfortunately, this term can mean just about anything, and cosmetics companies use it any way they want. All cosmetics and skin care products have synthetic ingredients in them. Because a skin care product is made from a plant does not mean that it is better for the skin than a product created in a lab.

Expensive skin care products are better than inexpensive ones: The cost of a skin care product or cosmetic is absolutely NOT an indicator of effectiveness. The consumer industry would like people to believe that more expensive product have some special ingredient in it that makes it more effective. However, there are many products in every category that are effective and don’t come with a high price tag. “Retinol is one of them—so much science has been done on the value of it. Vitamin C and Vitamin A, have all been proven by science to work.

Men don’t have as many skin problems as women: Untrue, men wrinkle as much as women and they get skin conditions such as acne, seborrhea, atopic dermatitis, and psoriasis just like women. Men also have additional concerns surrounding facial hair. It can be argued that men don’t use sunscreen and protect their skin properly.

 

Acne Treatment – Sensitive Skin

Acne and Sensitive Skin

Acne and Sensitive Skin

Lawrence Jaeger is an expert Dermatologist and treats patients with Acne and sensitive skin at Advanced Dermatology Associates in New York City.

Acne Skin Care Treatment

Acne may be treated with a combination of remedies including over-the-counter skin care, acne medications, and chemical or laser procedures. Learn safe ways to banish blackheads, whiteheads, and cystic acne, and get the clear skin you want. Most people develop acne — the most common skin condition — to some degree, but it primarily affects teenagers undergoing hormonal changes.

Acne may be mild (few, occasional pimples), moderate (inflammatory papules), or severe (nodules and cysts). Treatment depends on the severity of the condition.

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Acne is the most common skin disorder in the United States, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. It affects 40 to 50 million Americans and almost 85% of people will get some form of acne during their lives. Many clients with acne may also be experiencing sensitive skin issues—skin care professionals need to take steps to alter typical treatments used to treat acne for specialized treatment of this group of clients.

For those with sensitive skin, acne can be much more inflamed than it tends to be for those without sensitive skin. The initial intake form should attempt to pinpoint where acne is coming from—based on that, the skin care professional should utilize facial protocols and establish a home-care regimen.

Value of the Patient Intake Form

Both internal and external inflammation can play a role in sensitive acne. The intake form is very important in getting the whole story from the client.

Internal inflammation. Asking the right questions will help determine why the acne possibly started.

Has the client had acne for a long time or is this something new? Depending on the cause, the breakouts could be a short- or long-term issue. Acne outbreaks occur in a variety of age groups—it is not just a typical problem for teenagers. Menstrual cycles can begin in young girls as early as 8-years-old and breakouts are extremely irritating for their delicate skin.

Fight Wrinkles With Anti-Aging Foods

Dr. Lawrence Jaeger is a Dermatologist with more than 25 years experience treating patients with all forms of skin disorders in New York. Dr. Jaeger recommends that eating nutritional or more natural and organic foods is an excellent method for the prevention or fighting of wrinkles.

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It is well known that certain foods may help acne, but studies have also shown a nutritional diet may help reduce wrinkles and aging. Skin is reliant on good nutrition and essential minerals. By adding a couple foods to your daily diet you may see an improvement in wrinkles or dark spots, as well as delay in skin aging.

Tomatoes: Lycopene (Skin Protection)

Sunscreen is the number one rule of skin care, especially because the sun can cause wrinkles, but did you know that tomatoes can also help protect your skin from the sun? Tomatoes have lycopene, which shield your skin from UV damage and even improves your vascular system. They are also packed with vitamin C and build collagen, which makes your skin look firmer and plumper.

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Berries: Antioxidants, Flavonoids (Healthy Skin Cell  Growth)

If you are looking for a glow to make your skin look younger, eat more berries! Berries are a skin super-food. They are filled with antioxidants, vitamins, flavonoids and probiotics. Berries are a huge component in fighting free radicals and promoting cell regeneration. They can give your skin an overall healthier look.

Green Tea: Antioxidants (Healthy Skin Cell  Growth)

Green tea is also an antioxidant go-to. Green tea can help keep your skin looking young. The tea contains a chemical called EGCG, which helps cells grow properly. Many drink green tea daily because it has so many health benefits, beyond healthy skin. Try swapping your morning coffee for a green tea.

Yougurt & Probiotics: Inflammation Reducer

If your skin has redness or irritation, experts recommend eating more foods with probiotics. Studies have shown that probiotics reduce inflammation and oxidative stress. A common food with probiotics is yogurt. Natural, unprocessed products contain the highest concentration of living probiotics. If you like yogurt, but want even more probiotics to fight redness and irritation, try kefir. Kefir is a cultured milk product with a thinner consistency than yogurt.

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Avocados: Glutathione (Natural, Anti-Aging, Cancer Fighters)

Avocados are not only tasty, but high in glutathione, which is exceptionally anti-aging. They are also high in “good fats.” This will help prevent acne and overall improve your skin.

Drop a few years by adding these foods to your diet. Everyone’s skin is unique and certain foods may help some more than others, but these tips are worth a try.

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The Secrets Behind Sun Poisoning

Dr Lawrence Jaeger is the Medical Director of Advanced Dermatology Associates in New York. He has over twenty five years experience treating patients with sun poisoning and other harmful skin disorders. Lawrence Jaeger recommends preventative measures to protect against sun poisoning, including continuous re-application of sunscreens as well as protecting both your scalp and eyes.

Secrets Behind Sun Poisoning

Secrets Behind Sun Poisoning

Many of us have experienced a sunburn so horrible that it ruins the rest of your vacation. Sun poisoning comes as a result of being in the sun for too long and not wearing sunscreen. You are more prone to sun poisoning if you have fair skin or burn easily.

Symptoms Sun Poisoning

If your skin is very red and blistering or forming a rash, it is a clear indicator that you have sun poisoning, in addition to a sun burn. Other signs of sun poisoning are fever and chills, dehydration, and swelling. Usually the raised rash or blistering will go away if you completely limit your exposure to the sun, but it takes about a day or so to go down.

Sun Poisoning Prevention Tips

Rather than focus on ways to get rid of sun poisoning, it is important to focus on how to prevent sun poisoning. Extreme heat and scorching summer temperatures call for at least SPF 30. It is important to wear sunscreen, which protects against both UVA and UVB rays.

While lying out in the sun, you need to continuously reapply sunscreen, once is not enough. The sun is at its peak between 10 A.M. and 2 P.M., which is a good time to limit your exposure to the sun. If you lay out during this time, use protection. In addition to sunscreen, it is important to wear a hat to protect your scalp and sunglasses to protect your eyes.

Exposure to the sun is not all bad if you are safe and protect yourself. Monitoring the amount of sunscreen you have applied and how long you have been lying out are both essential. Enjoy the warm weather, but prevent sun poisoning this summer.

Dr. Lawrence Jaeger and his staff of skin care professionals treat patients with sun poisoning and other sun related skin conditions at Advanced Dermatology Associates in New York.

Secrets Behind Sun Poisoning

Summer Skin Care Tips

Lawrence Jaeger is an expert skin care specialist. As the Medical Dermatologist at Advanced Dermatology Associates he treats patients with all forms of skin disorders and provides skin care tips all year long to keep your skin healthy and disease free; especially in the summer months.

Best Tips for Summer Skin Care

Summer Skin Care:

As excited as you may be for summer, your skin may not share the same feelings. Summertime sun and heat can be hard on your skin. It is the season when your skin is most likely to develop multiple issues from sun exposure, heat, and swimming. During these warmer weathered months, it is important to pay attention to your skin and be mindful of it by taking the necessary precautions.

There are a number of different ways to protect and take care of your skin during the summer:

Summer Skin Care Tips:

Summer Skin Care Tips - Advanced Dermatology NYC

Protect, Moisturize and Treat.

Sun protection – Keeping your skin protected from the sun and its damaging effects is very important. The sun can cause a wide range of issues including, skin cancer, sun spots, blisters, and freckles. Be sure to always wear sun protection when outdoors. Use an SPF of 30 or greater at least 30 minutes before you go outside, then reapply often, especially after sweating or swimming.

Skin toner – You may never have thought about using a toner on your skin, but it is a worthwhile product. Toners help keep your pores closed and your skin cooler. You may also want to consider rose water. Rose water makes a nice toner with natural cooling properties to keep your skin both cool and hydrated.

Cleanse your face twice a day – Keeping your face cleansed is important during the summer with all the heat and sweat. Throughout the day, it is easy to build up dirt and grime in your pores that may develop into acne. Wash your face with a foaming cleanser in the morning when you wake up and at night before going to bed.

Exfoliate often – Exfoliating is especially important in the summer. The process of exfoliating helps improve circulation while removing dead skin cells. Follow up your exfoliation with a good clay face-mask that can be used twice a week. End your routine with a light moisturizer.

Super-Foods-to-eat: Summer Skin Care Tips

Eat & Hydrate Your Glow. Go Natural.

Summer glow recipe – Papaya is an all-natural ingredient that can be used as a pack that will give you an all-natural glow. Simply mash-up two tablespoons of papaya with one teaspoon of honey, along with one egg white. Spread the mixture over your face and allow it to sit for about 15 minutes. The result? A beautiful, all-natural glow. Simply enjoy a fresh chilled bowl of papayas. Better yet, eat more super-fruits.

Stay away from sugar drinks – Sodas and sugar drinks may sound good to have when you are thirsty in the summer. However, these types of drinks will deprive your skin of natural hydration. It is best to replenish those fluids with all-natural fluids like water. Water is the best for keeping your body and skin hydrated. In fact, sugar drinks will dehydrate you more. Add fresh lime or lemon for a twist, and try to limit your caffeine intake.

Personalized Skin CSummer Skin Care Tips - Advanced Dermatology Associatesare Benefits.

To get a customized skincare regimen, be sure to contact a board certified dermatologist, like Dr. Lawrence Jaeger of Advanced Dermatology Associates, for a consultation at (212) 262-2500.

Rosacea: What You Didn’t Know

Dr. Lawrence Jaeger is an experienced Dermatologist with a twenty-five year successful track record of treating patients with all forms of Acne disorders in New York City. Rosacea is a skin disorder that requires special attention and care. Lawrence Jaeger provides patients with expert information,diagnosis and treatment of Rosacea at Advanced Dermatology Associates.

Rosacea: What You Didn’t Know

Sixteen million people across the United States are afflicted by a condition known as rosacea.  If you have not heard of it you are not alone. In fact, the National Rosacea Society estimates that 78% of the American population has never heard of the condition.

Rosacea is a dermatological condition that visibly affects a person’s facial region.  It commonly presents itself as an inflammatory redness that spreads across the cheeks, nose, and chin. However, the symptoms do not simply extend to redness. Other signs of the condition include acne, dry skin patches, swelling, eye irritation, and an enlargement of the nose referred to as rhinophyma.

Rosacea-Areas- What You Didn’t Know

 

Rosacea: Who’s at Risk?

Rosacea is a chronic condition and remissions and relapses are common. Generally, the symptoms start presenting themselves around the age of 30.  The basic process seems to involve dilation or widening of the small blood vessels of the face. While doctors are still unsure of the exact causes of rosacea, there appears to be a hereditary component in a large number of people whose family members share similar symptoms.

People struggling with rosacea are negatively impacted in ways that are beyond physical.  The National Rosacea Society reports that often, those with rosacea have had their work and professional life adversely affected because of the condition, and over half of rosacea patients have missed work because of it.  A majority of those affected by the condition have experienced social stigma due to their condition, with 76% of patients reporting lowered self-esteem, and 41% admitting they have called off attending a social gather due to their symptoms.

Treating Rosacea: What You Didn’t Know

Rosacea: Treatment Options

Dr. Lawrence Jaeger , board certified dermatologist and Medical Director of Advanced Dermatology Associates in New York, recommends contacting your dermatologist if you find yourself struggling with rosacea. If diagnosed, you and your dermatologist can create a proper treatment plan to help you combat your symptoms.

Do not be embarrassed if you have the condition. You are part of a community of 16 million men and women who are there to support you along with your family, friends, and doctor.

Visit a board certified physician i.e.  Dr. Lawrence Jaeger at Advanced Dermatology Associates in New York. Where he treats patients with Rosacea and all forms of skin diseases and disorders. Rosacea- What You Didn’t Know.

Early Preventive Skin Care Tips

Dr.Lawrence Jaeger has successfully treated thousands of patients with all forms of skin disorders in New York. He is a highly respected skin care specialist with over twenty-five years as Medical Director & Dermatologist at Advanced Dermatology Associates, a network of skin care treatment centers in Manhattan and The Bronx.

Early Preventive Skin Care Tips - Genetics Effect

It’s Never Too Early – Develop Healthy Skin Habits.

Having beautiful skin in your twenties is easy to take for granted, but to keep that skin looking young and wrinkle-free for the following decades is a much worthier accomplishment.  Preventative care and early treatment can be most effective in retaining that prized youthful glow.  How you treat your skin in your twenties will set the stage for how it will age in your thirties, forties, fifties and beyond.

Skin Care Treatments Starts in Early Adolescent.

The two most common causes of premature aging in women are cumulative sun damage and genetics.  Unfortunately, the genetics can’t be helped completely, but starting early and implementing an effective skincare regime can minimize the effects of aging. For those women who spent a large amount of their formative years in the sun, it is important to start using anti-aging creams immediately.  In addition to the daily sun protection which should be part of every woman’s routine, creams and lotions with antioxidants can also make a big difference.
 

Advanced Dermatology – Skin Care Treatments.

Advanced Dermatology Associates of New York, directed by Dr. Lawrence Jaeger, offers a full complement of Retinol Smoothing Serum, which contains antioxidants and is enriched with caffeine to give skin that extra radiance.  For those women who don’t have time for a drawn out skincare regiment in the mornings, a cream that offers multiple benefits could be the solution.   A ‘BB cream’ (short for beauty or blemish creams) will often act as a sunscreen, moisturizer, and wrinkle-fighter and contain rejuvenating stem cells to improve skin over time.

Lifelong Skin Care Regimen & Tips.

While it is most beneficial to start in your twenties and thirties, it is also never too late to develop a daily skincare routine and a healthier way of life.  Many other factors, such as diet and exercise, can contribute to healthy and youthful skin.  Drinking plenty of water and avoiding yo-yo dieting, which can cause the skin to sag, are just a few of the many tips for rejuvenating skin.  Even if you didn’t start early in life, we fortunately live in a day and age where there are products and procedures that can prevent, slow down, and erase an aging face.

Early Preventive Skin Care Tips to Clearer Skin

Advanced Dermatology’s Convenient New York City Locations

Advanced Dermatology’s – Convenient New York City Locations

Advanced Dermatology Convenient New York City Locations

Advanced Dermatology Associates (ADA) now has five full-time practices providing treatment in the three major areas of dermatology: medical, cosmetic and surgical. All five offices are located in convenient locations throughout New York City.

Midtown Manhattan, 200 Central Park South, Suite 107
Head to the corner of 7th Avenue and 59 Street to get to ADA’s Central Park location. Overlooking the south side of New York City’s beautiful Central Park, this medical office is especially accessible for those living or working in Manhattan.

Bronx: Third Avenue, 291 East 149th Street
Take the subway to get to ADA’s Third Avenue office on 149th Street, situated between Cortland Avenue and Morris Avenue. After your appointment, drop your prescription off at the CVS Pharmacy, conveniently located across the street. While you wait, grab a bite to eat at Yolanda’s Italian Pizzeria & Restaurant, next door.

Bronx: Co-op City, 2100 Bartow Avenue, Suite 211
Adjacent to Co-op City, this ADA office is nestled within New York City’s largest retail spot, Bay Plaza Shopping Center. Before or after your appointment, feel free to enjoy the wonderful variety of department and specialty stores for your everyday shopping convenience.

Bronx: Parkchester, 1455 West Avenue
One of ADA’s newer offices is located on West Avenue in the lovely area of Parkchester. The office is easy to spot next to the Post Office and Macys. Since its recent opening in November of 2012, ADA’s fourth office has experienced much success in treating patients in the New York City area.

Bronx: Fordham, 2432 Grand Concourse, Suite 501
At the end of the month, ADA will be opening its fifth office in Fordham. The Fordham office is conveniently located in the Poe Building on Fordham Road, across from the D-train. With less than a five minute drive from campus, ADA’s newest office will be especially accessible for those taking classes or working at Fordham University.

 

About Advanced Dermatology Associates

Advanced Dermatology Associates has been a top New York City medical practice for over 20 years. As the Medical Director of ADA, renowned dermatologist, Dr. Lawrence Jaeger, oversees a remarkable team of experienced physicians. All of ADA’s practitioners are Board-Certified and university affiliated to provide patients with the highest quality of care. Each ADA location accepts most all types of insurance plan, union, PPO, HMO, Medicare and Medicaid. For additional patient convenience, appointments may be scheduled during the day, evening, and weekend.

Breakout the Sunscreen this Winter

Lawrence Jaeger, New York Dermatologist discusses using sunscreen in the winter months to keep your skin healthy and complexion radiant.

Breakout the Sunscreen this Winter

Contrary to popular belief, snow fall and frigid weather are not reasons to skimp on sunscreen during the winter. As it is easy to associate winter with frostbite, most people are not aware that the sun’s ultraviolet, or UV, rays can be just as damaging in the cooler months as the summer. While the temperatures might near freezing, they are not related to the power of the sun’s UV rays.

People often mistakenly pair heat with sunburn. However, it is possible to experience sunburn whenever you step outside, regardless of the temperature. People should be especially careful in the winter as snow reflects up to 85 percent of the sun’s UV light, meaning that they are often hit by the same rays twice, increasing the risk of sun damage. As a result, it is important to take preventative measures to ensure skin health all-year-round.

Winter Skin Care Preventative Measures

Facial sunblock and lip balm of at least SPF 15 should be worn on a daily basis, even in the winter. Like skin, lips are extremely sensitive and vulnerable to UV rays. Too much sun exposure can leave skin and lips cracked, and in some cases, result in skin cancer. The cold weather and strong wind can dry out sunblock, reducing its effectiveness. Therefore, it is important to reapply throughout the day to shield skin from the sun and harsh, winter weather.

To further protect skin from sun damage, you should always wear sunglasses with UV protection and a hat with a wide brim to shade your entire head and neck. No matter the season, be aware of UV levels by checking a UV index scale each morning. If UV levels fall between high and extreme, minimize the amount of time spent in the sun.

Children-Sun-Safety-Tips: Breakout the Sunscreen this Winter

Adolescent  Skin Care Tips

While remembering to apply sunscreen on yourself, do not forget to treat your child’s skin with the same care. According to Dr. Lawrence Jaeger, Advanced Dermatology Associate of Advanced Dermatology Associates, “…it is it essential to limit sun exposure for your children, and to offer them the best sunblock possible when they are in the sun.” As the majority of a person’s sun exposure occurs during childhood, it is important to get into the routine of applying sunscreen from an early age.

Skin Care All Year. Yearly Check-Ups

Today, skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the United States.

Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, is now one of the most common cancers among adolescents and young adults ages 15-29

As a preventative step, it is encouraged by dermatologists to schedule regular dermatological check-ups. When skin cancer is caught at an early stage, it is much more treatable than at a later one. Fortunately, top dermatologists, such as Dr. Lawrence Jaeger, are well-equipped to make essential diagnoses for one’s overall health. Breakout your  sunscreen this Winter.

Breakout the Sunscreen this Winter - Cancer & Melanomas

 


Dr. Lawrence Jaeger in NYC Welcomes Those in Need of Dermatological Care

Dr. Lawrence Jaeger considers himself a pioneering dermatologist with a wealth of experience in both the diagnosis and treatment of skin-related medical issues.  He is a board certified dermatologist residing in Larchmont, New York and he is currently acting as the Medical Director of Advanced Dermatology Associates (ADA).  ADA is centrally located in both Manhattan and the Bronx, allowing it to reach over 2.75 million people located in the two most populated boroughs in the country.

Lawrence Jaeger, a leading New York City Dermatologist offers PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy for patients suffering from hair loss or thinning hair. Recent studies have provided new evidence indicating the effectiveness of PRP Therapy as a viable non-surgical medical treatment.

Dr. Larry Jaeger practices a unique brand of dermatology and medicine in a set of offices equipped with the latest technological equipment, to ensure that his patients receive both comfort and results in equal measure.  Jaeger actively campaigns against the multitude of fraudulent products sold online that claim to be able to cure conditions that really require medical attention.  He states that most of the products fail to address the underlying problem and encourages those with skin conditions to seek his professional care.

Dr. Lawrence Jaeger and his dedicated team are well-equipped to diagnose a wide variety of ailments and are always happy to explain every possible course of treatment.  In addition to their expertise on a variety of skin, nail and hair diseases, the team represents some of the pioneering experts in the field of surgical dermatology. They also accept all health insurance plans so that their patients can keep their out-of-pocket costs minimal.

Lawrence Jaeger is a member of the following organizations:
American Osteopathic Association
American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
American Medical Association
American Phlebotomy Association
Internal Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons

Dr. Larry Jaeger Unveils MotherNature MD

As the Medical Director of Advanced Dermatology Associates (ADA), dermatologist Dr. Lawrence Jaeger has launched a new line of healthcare products to combat the many similar fraudulent lines sold on the internet. MotherNature MD is designed to help those suffering from common dermatological ailments and represents the culmination of Dr. Jaeger’s many years in the field.

Many of the creams and ointments claiming to cure acne, hair loss and erectile dysfunction that are sold online are unscientifically proven. Dr. Larry Jaeger cites that a majority of these products are gimmicks designed only to make money off the masses – a feat which he says they have accomplished since “more than 2 million people have fallen victim to these scams.”

Dr. Jaeger set out to offer an alternative to these placebo products with MotherNature MD, where every product is based on proven studies. Since $2.75 million is spent annually on products like these, he believes people should be seeing much better results. The amount of people still suffering everyday from common ailments is not acceptable from his point of view and he has declared that it needs to stop.

His hair regain formula is particularly necessary, as millions of men experience hair loss every year but it can be helped with vitamin therapy. His formula addresses the underlying problem by supplementing essential elements needed for hair, nails and skin which will lead to healthier, thicker hair. Clients have been more than complimentary of Dr. Lawrence Jaeger’s contributions to the healthcare field and he hopes that those plagued by debilitating medical issues will be able to enjoy better and happier lives thanks to MotherNature MD.

Lawrence Jaeger is a member of the following organizations:
American Osteopathic Association
American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
American Medical Association
American Phlebotomy Association
Internal Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons