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South Plainfield 908.941.2227 | Staten Island 718.448.4488 | Teaneck 201.837.3939 | West New York 201.861.4226

Focus on Skincare this Men’s Health Month

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Did you know that June is Men’s Health Month? It’s a nationwide initiative designed to raise awareness of common preventable health problems that America’s men and boys face. And a few of those issues begin with your skin. Metropolitan Dermatology offers these tips for protecting your skin’s health and putting your best face forward.

  • Be sun-smart: Each year, some 47,000 men in the United States are diagnosed with melanoma. Upward of 6,750 of them will die. Minimize your exposure to the sun and, when you do venture out, don protective clothing, caps and sunglasses and wear a high-SPF sunscreen daily. Also, schedule regular skin cancer screenings and keep an eye out for skin spots with irregular borders, asymmetrical shapes or changing shapes and colors – all potential indicators of melanoma.
  • Take a proactive approach to anti-aging: Men increasingly are opting for cosmetic procedures once nearly exclusively the domain of women. These include chemical peels, microdermabrasion, IPL Photofacials, Botox injections and dermal fillers. In fact, according to the latest statistics, more than 385,000 Botox procedures are administered to male patients each year.
  • Adopt a routine: Ditch the ultimately drying bar of soap, opting instead for top-shelf skincare products tailored specifically for the unique needs of men’s skin. Choose a regimen that includes a cleanser, toner and moisturizer.

Find out exactly what your skin needs with a visit to your nearest Metropolitan Dermatology location in Clark, Kearny, Teaneck, Jersey City, South Plainfield, West New York or Staten Island.

 

Seven Sumptuous Ways to Show Your Skin Some Love on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It’s a day designed for lovers to indulge in a little romance. But whether you’re attached or single, it’s also a great day to indulge in a little quality me time, too. Metropolitan Dermatology offers these 10 top tips for showing your skin some love on Valentine’s Day and every day.

  1. Break up with stress: Prolonged stress can not only cause premature wrinkling, but also trigger an array of skincare issues such as psoriasis, rosacea and acne.
  2. Kick bad habits to the curb: Smoking and overdoing it with the cocktails both can sap the moisture from your skin, leaving it dry, ashen or sallow in color and prone to forming lines and wrinkles.
  3. Get physical: Regular workouts and other physical activity can boost the blood flow, increasing the amount of oxygen and nutrients delivered to your dermal cells, keeping your skin healthy, rosy and vibrant.
  4. Drink up: Some 70 percent of your body is comprised of water, but that amount can diminish as you age. Drinking plenty of water can help to keep skin plump and smooth, plus flush toxins to keep it healthy.
  5. Sweeten your sleep: Skimping on sleep can do a number on your complexion. Turn your bedroom into a peaceful place and make sure to get at least eight hours of uninterrupted rest nightly to rejuvenate your skin, body and mind.
  6. Hold out for the good stuff: Skip cheap discount store skincare and cosmetic products, opting instead for high-quality options offered or recommended by skincare professionals.
  7. Pamper yourself: Make a long-term commitment to beautiful skin with regular treatments including chemical peels, IPL Photofacials and microdermabrasion.

Ready to declare your love for healthy, smooth, younger-looking skin? Schedule a consultation with a skincare professional at your nearest Metropolitan Dermatology location.

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Beautiful Skin

If beautiful skin is among your goals for 2015, Metropolitan Dermatology can help.

If beautiful skin is among your goals for 2015, Metropolitan Dermatology can help.

The New Year is fast upon us. If a beautiful new you is on your list of goals for 2015, Metropolitan Dermatology can help. Here are our top 10 suggestions for New Year’s resolutions for beautiful skin.

  1. Kick the habit: Smoking and drinking alcohol can sap the moisture from your skin, leaving it dry, lined and discolored.
  2. Stay hydrated: Our bodies are made mostly of water – upward of 70 percent. Not only does it flush toxins and help keep organs functioning properly, it also helps to keep skin plump and smooth.
  3. Get moving: A recent study by Ontario’s McMaster University shows that exercising may help to reverse skin aging. Skin samples of participants in their 40s, 50s and 60s who exercised regularly were consistent in appearance with people in their 20s and 30s.
  4. Ban stress: High amounts of stress can cause premature wrinkling, plus trigger a range of skincare issues including acne, psoriasis and rosacea.
  5. Sleep soundly: During sleep, your body works to not only rest and rejuvenate itself, but also to clear itself of toxins. Make sure you get at least eight hours of uninterrupted sleep each night and wake up to more rested and radiant skin.
  6. Stay the course: Establish a daily at-home skincare routine with high-quality products formulated for your particular skin condition. Make sure your routine includes removing your makeup at night, cleansing, toning, moisturizing and exfoliating.
  7. Clean up: Clean skin means noting so long as you’re using dirty brushes. Use high-quality brushes, sponges and other applicators, and clean or replace them once a week.
  8. Cover up: The sun’s powerful UV rays are a primary culprit when it comes to aging skin and skin cancer. Wear a high-SPF sunblock daily and cover up when you’re out and about.
  9. Don’t miss a spot: Don’t make the mistake of focusing only on your face. Great skincare is a whole-body issue, from fingertips to toes.
  10. Pamper yourself: Take skincare up a notch this year with regular treatments like chemical peels, microdermabrasion and IPL photofacials.

Make a new start in 2015 with a visit to New Jersey’s Metropolitan Dermatology for a complete skincare evaluation. Contact us in Clark at 732-574-1399; Kearny at 201-997-8008; or Teaneck at 201-837-3939.

Stocking Stuffers from Metropolitan Dermatology

Shopping for stocking stuffers? Metropolitan Dermatology has lots to offer this holiday season.

Shopping for stocking stuffers? Metropolitan Dermatology has lots to offer this holiday season.

Christmas will be here before you know it. If you’re shopping for the perfect stocking stuffers, Metropolitan Dermatology offers a few fabulous skincare gift ideas:

  • Custom Camo Kit: Formulated for fair, light, medium and dark skin tones, our Custom Camo Kits each include two cover creams of different hues, setting powder and long wear makeup remover. Used as directed these product combinations expertly conceal complexion imperfections with a full 16 hours of smudge-resistant coverage – a great gift for the woman constantly on the go. Hide redness, blemishes and uneven skin tone with a velvety smooth finish that’s not just beautiful, but protective, too. Cover Cremes of all hues offer SPF 30 broad spectrum UV protection.
  • Hydro-Lipid Body Oil: Everyone loves a relaxing soak in the tub. Make it a spa-like experience for someone you love with this nourishing formula that pampers and protects the skin. Grape seed oil, soybean oil and vitamin E work together to condition, hydrate and nourish the skin, while powerful antioxidants fight against free radical damage. This luxurious formula can be used in the bath as a soak or after washing as a spray-on moisturizer.
  • A great shave: Avene Shaving Gel, Shaving Foam, After-Shave Balm and After-Shave Fluid all are great gifts for the man in your life. Gel and foam formulas include thermal spring water and glycerin to hydrate and soften the skin, prevent moisture loss and improve skin texture. And the after-shave balm with safflower oil is perfect for dry skin.

Order online or visit our Cark, Kearny or Teaneck locations to wrap up your holiday shopping.


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Metropolitan Dermatology Locations

1075 Central Avenue
Clark, NJ 07066
732-574-1399
Clark NJ location servicing Edison, Westfield, Elizabeth, Linden, Scotch Plains, & Cranford, NJ

757 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
201-837-3939
Teaneck NJ location servicing Hackensack, Fort Lee, Fair Lawn, Englewood, and Bergenfield, NJ.

703 Kearny Ave.
Kearny, NJ 07032
201-998-4699
Kearny NJ location servicing Jersey City, Nutley, North Arlington, Lyndhurst, and Hoboken, NJ. *Formerly 752 Kearny

1324 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10301
718-448-4488
Staten Island NY location servicing all of New York City!

3202 John F Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07306
201-792-4500
Jersey City, NJ location servicing Jersey City and Newark.

114 Lakeview Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
908-941-2227
South Plainfield, NJ location servicing Plainfield and Edison.

449 60th St.
West New York, NJ 07093
201-861-4226
West New York NJ location servicing Union City, Bayonne, North Bergen, Hoboken, & Secaucus NJ

469 Morris Ave. Ste 2
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
908-512-7900
Elizabeth, NJ location servicing Elizabeth, Linden, Roselle Park and Hillside.