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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.

 

Fruits For Your Skin This Summer

Doctor Lawrence Jaeger is an experience medical, cosmetic and surgical Dermatologist. He is the founder and owner of Advanced Dermatology Associates, the largest privately held network of Dermatological treatment centers in NYC (Bronx). Lawrence Jaeger recommends eating fruits that are high in Vitamin A and C for a healthy and radiant complexion all year long.

Best Fruits For Your Skin This Summer

Best Fruits to Eat for Healthy Skin

You may not realize it, but fruit is another way to enhance your skin and protect against UV rays. Although sunscreen is one of the most effective forms of skin protection, fruit can provide other essential forms of sun shield. There are compounds in fruit that boost your skin’s agility against wrinkles and sun damage. A few fruits to eat more often this summer are cherries, mangos, watermelon and pomengrantes.

Cherries – Skin Inflammation

Cherries have anthocyanins and melatonin in them. Anthocyanins are inflammation fighting, which makes your skin less puffy. Melatonin is known to boost UV protection and cell growth, which is good for fighting wrinkles. To prevent your cheeks from puffing this summer, consume cherries to minimize swelling.

Watermelon – Skin Hydration, Vitamins A & C

Watermelon has both natural water content and vitamins A and C in it. The natural water in itself will keep you hydrated and help quench your thirst in the heat. The combination of the natural water and the vitamins hydrate your body, which is especially important for your skin in the summertime. Hydrating your skin is crucial since moisture levels are thrown off as a result of the heat.

Mangos – Packed Super-fruits. 

Mangos have more than 20 different minerals and vitamins in them. Mangos contain Beta-C and vitamin A derivatives, which activate cell revival. Mangos can also relieve dry and peeling skin, which is a result of the strong UV rays in the summertime.

Pomegranates – Skin Wrinkles & Sun Damage

This fruit is packed with vitamin C, which helps guard against the wrinkling effects of sun damage. The first is a polyphenol compound that fights damage from free radicals; the second is a supernutrient that may increase your body’s capacity to preserve collagen, the subdermal connective tissue that makes skin look smooth and plump.

Consuming fruit is another way to ensure your skin is receiving the best protection possible!

Lawrence Jaeger has successfully treated thousands of patients suffering from all forms of Dermatological diseases and disorders. Larry Jaeger and his staff of skin care professionals are highly respected and are available for consultations and treatments at Advanced Dermatology Associates in New York.