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Skin Care After Weight Loss

Battling loose skin after major weight loss and/or dieting? Dealing with skin care concerns after major weight loss? 

Well, anyone who has lost a significant amount of weight knows that the weight loss itself is only half the battle. The war begins after the weight has fell off and the areas of loose skin begin to boldly appear.

Don’t fret – we’ve got your covered with some optimum skin care tips to attack that problematic post-weight-loss skin the natural way; before you venture out to seek out surgical or cosmetic alternatives.

Skin Care After Weight Loss

Tips To Tighten Skin – Post Weight Loss

Lose Weight Gradually.

Most experts recommend aiming for 1 to 5 pounds per week, depending on your starting point.  

Exercise To Build Muscle.

Replace the fat that once filled out your skin with lean mass by focusing your fitness routine on strength training, says Lori Shemek, PhD, author of How to Fight FATflammation! “You want the muscle to essentially replace the fat that is being lost to prevent loose or sagging skin,”

Practice Good Sun Protection.

If you spend time outdoors, take steps to reduce your exposure to the sun’s collagen-destroying UV rays. If you’re exercising, plan your walk or run for the early morning or late in the day, when the sun is less scorching. Always wear a UV protection sunscreen as the fall and winter months have high levels of UV rays.

Eat Plenty of Colors.

Pile your plate with a rainbow of colorful fruits and vegetables, which contain nutrients vital to skin health, Chipps says. Specifically, load up on vitamin A or lycopene—a recent research review in Experimental Dermatology reports this antioxidant offsets damage from UV rays. (Try these 25 best foods for healthy skin.) You’ll find it in tomatoes, red peppers, and other rosy-hued veggies. Meanwhile, leafy greens and citrus fruits boast plenty of vitamin C, which helps build collagen, Chipps says

Stay Smoke-Free.

Toss your cigarettes and take an extra step away from any cloud of fumes you pass. Lighting up makes your skin less resilient. exposure to secondhand smoke raises levels of inflammatory proteins in your skin, reducing collagen levels and contributing to thin skin and wrinkles.

See an MD Dermatologist.

You may want to hold off for a face-lift or other surgical procedure until you’ve reached your ideal goal weight—skin responds best to these operations from a “steady state.”  Those minor in-office procedures can address troublesome areas once you’ve stopped losing the weight, Lawrence Jaeger says. Speak with a dermatologist about radio-frequency devices, which warm and expand collagen fibers to immediately improve your appearance while also stimulating new collagen production for longer-lasting results

Three Expert Tips To Clearer, Cleaner, Brighter Skin

Three Expert Tips To Clearer Cleaner Brighter SkinNYC Dermatologist Lawrence Jaeger, Medical Director of Advanced Dermatology Associates in New York provides useful health & medical tips on achieving your optimum health.

As the season slowly changes from summer to fall, the onset of skin rashes and acne becomes more prevalent due to the associated weather, heating or moisture changes. To avoid the “red itchy syndrome” or potential skin irritation to your face, here are our skin care tips to having clearer and cleaner skin.

It’s simple. The more you take into consideration of what touches your face – i.e. pillow, cell phone & hands — becomes the basis for establishing healthier skin.

Three Expert Tips To Clearer, Cleaner, Brighter Skin:

1. Leave Your Face Alone.

It’s hard to realize this, but throughout the day we touch our faces too much. That wouldn’t really be a problem, except for the fact that we’re constantly touching tons of other surfaces, making our hands a Petri dish for germs and other unwanted bacteria. That subway pole you held on to…or the infamous amounts of buttons, bells or door-knobs touched.

  • Did you know that there could be over 332,000 bacteria on the human hand?…basically over 4,700 different strains too.

Therefore…

    • Wash your hands more, especially during the fall/winter months when germs are more abundant. It’s suggested that to wash your hands for 20 seconds (singing the tunes of “Mary had a little lamb” or “Happy Birthday”  TWICE –  can rid your hands of over 200 germs).
    • Keeping hand sanitizer in your bag can be another great option. Not sure or confused about the different hand sanitizers available? 

2. Clean Your Smartphone.

Another big but unnoticeable way your skin could be sprouting rashes, blemishes and breakouts is related to your cell phone. Considering that it’s always in your hands; placed down or left on many types of surfaces, and then it touches directly your face. Yes, your cell phone is a major germ center.

    • Did you realize that the average cell phone has 18 times more bacteria than a toilet?! Even worse is our phones are breeding grounds for bacteria.
    • Not only are they overloaded with germs, they are harboring bacteria that we should not be in contact with, such as E. coli,MRSA and the flu.  In other words, your toilet is cleaner than your iPhone or Android.

However, the amount of germs on a phone solely isn’t the  problem — it’s the sharing of phones between other people.

So basically strive to keep your dirty expensive germ ridden phone in a cover/wrap and use antibacterial wipes and even buying headphones with a mic. Always use your own phone.

3. Cleaner Pillow Talk.

Ever went to bed with your skin looking just fine but woke up with a big red blemish or nasty pimple outbreak?

Another culprit in the struggle for clear skin could be where you rest your head every night. Just consider what is in the pillow you lay your face on night after night… everything from dirt, oil and dead skin cells get trapped there, which may lead to acne. Often times, people always raise comments about grimy sheets, but they forget to change the pillows on their beds. Which is just as worse, as dirty pillows can harbor a host of critters and debris.

The solution…

Basically you should change your pillows “Every three weeks for the outer cover, and every three months for the pillow itself”.

Everyone was the best of health but if you’re looking for healthier skin, nails, lip and hair, it’s accomplished through a better understanding of how the little things you’re doing can either make you better or break you. Establishing this mindset is no different with your skin, hair or nail care.

The better understanding that you have could be the difference. As you can be your own worst enemy when it comes to the root causes of your skin outbreaks or acne. But as with anything in life, it’s about focusing on the simple “little” things by applying three tips to reach your desired skin health.

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.