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Skin Care Tips From NYC Dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine

POSTED ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014 AT 5:48 PM by Dr. Jody Levine

Beautiful skin begins with a daily skin care plan. Sticking to a strict schedule of your skin routine will help you attain beautiful results in the long run and your skin will love you for it! Not sure where to start? NYC dermatologist Dr. Jody Levine shares some inside tips to get you started on flawless, younger looking skin!

Tip 1: Exfoliate only 1-2 x a week - not daily as that will promote more dead skin.

Tip 2: Use a glycolic or lactic acid moisturizer for super soft skin at night and a daily moisturizer with sunblock in the am- use one with green tea for the ultimate antioxidant and healthy skin.

Tip 3: Once a month, use a gentle glycolic peel to get rid of dead skin. For even softer and smoother results, try a mild laser peel with a Micro Laser Peel. These peels require no numbing and are usually painless. Some patients experience mild redness and slight peeling in the days following but the results are amazing.

Tip 4: Moisturize with products containing ceramides. Ceramides are naturally found within the outer layer of the skin and help the skin retain moisture. Adding lotions and creams containing cermaides will keep your skin moisturized and hydrated.  

Tip 5: Drink 1-2 cups of green tea daily.

Tip 6: Use a sunblock that contains zinc. This ingredient will help you protect from the full spectrum of UVA and UVB rays.

Need some help kick-starting your new routine? Check out our full-line of skin care products at Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, all highly recommended by our NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine!

  • Daily antioxidant moisturizer with sunblock and green tea
  • Acne or anti-aging pads with glycolic acid-use as a toner morning and night
  • Thermal scrub-use one or two times a week.
  • Antioxidant night moisturizer or our dermal restructuring peptide cream for added anti-aging benefit.

For more information on these skin care products and more, visit our website. Dr. Jody Levine and our staff at Plastic Surgery & Dermatology on NYC welcome any questions you may have about your skin care. Contact our office at 212.988.1800 or request your appointment online today!


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Increased Alcohol Consumption Raises Risk for Melanoma

POSTED ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014 AT 1:25 PM by Dr. Jody Levine

According to a new study, drinking alcohol regularly may increase your risk of developing melanoma by 55%! Researchers also note past studies have shown a relationship between alcohol intake and an increase in sunburn, adding alcohol can affect behavior, causing subjects to stay out in the sun too long, or forget to regularly apply sunscreen.

Read more about the study here: NYC Dermatologist

Our NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, NYC Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, and staff at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC welcome any questions you may have about your skin cancer in NYC. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation! 

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A Great New Book on How to Combat Stress & Live A Happier, Healthier Life

POSTED ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014 AT 6:08 PM by Dr. Jody Levine

A great new book by Elisa Zied shares how to manage stress, reduce signs of aging, and develop healthier eating habits. Zied provides science-based recommendations to help women identify how stress affects their food, fitness, and life style changes. Learn more about how stress impacts how we eat, live, and the toll it takes on our body in “Younger Next Week.”

Click here to check out Elisa Zied’s book, Younger Next Week


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New York Skin Care Tips to Safeguard Against Winter Weather!

POSTED ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 09, 2014 AT 6:23 PM by Dr. Jody Levine

Winter weather can take a toll on the supple softness of your skin. Washing, moisturizing, and applying sunscreen to your face should be a part of your daily, morning routine, but during the winter, it’s especially important to remain as hydrated, moisturized, and protected against the sun’s harmful UV rays as you do during the summer. Check out our top three skin care tips to safeguard against the harsh weather this winter!

  1. Moisturize: Remember to moisturize and keep hydrated during the cold winter months! Skin can crack from being exposed to the cold temperature and winter elements, but a barrier repair cream can help chapped & wind-burned skin.
  2. Sun Protection: Use SPF sunscreen all year round! Although temperatures are cold, the sun’s harmful UV rays can damage your skin and increase your risk of cancer. If sunscreen irritates your skin, oil free brands can help keep your pores clear while still protecting your skin during the harsh winter months.
  3. Lips: Pucker up! Your lips are just as important to care for in the winter months as your hands and face! Use a repair cream, such as La Roche-Posay Ceralip, to hydrate severely dry lips. Lips already dried from acne treatment will especially benefit from this cream!

Safeguard against chapped lips and dry skin this winter! Whether you have typically dry or oily skin, acne, or a combination of skin concerns, Dr. Jody Levine can help you develop a skincare routine that meets your individual needs at Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC. Dr. Jody Levine and her staff will be happy to meet with you to discuss any questions you may have about winter skin care tips and the skin care products we provide. Please call our New York office at 212-988-1800, or request an appointment online for a personal consultation.


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