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Why healthy skin is beautiful skin

 At Aglow Dermatology, our motto is “healthy skin is beautiful skin.” What does this mean? Isn’t health more important than beauty? Or are they not so different?     A patient once asked me if it were okay that she were in my office to treat her acne.  Although her acne was not the worst, …

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Revolutionary skin- Musings of a NYC dermatologist

What did Che Guevera and Dr. Betty Shabazz have in common? If you answered a respect for the importance of healthy, beautiful skin, then you are correct–revolutionary skin. In addition to their contributions to political history, Che Guevara, one of the architects of the Cuban revolution, and Dr. Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X and a major …

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Skin care products: is it a cosmetic or a drug?

Skin care products: did you know that the difference between what makes a cream you apply a cosmetic and what makes it a medicine is a legal matter?  It’s not straight forward, but here is some insight.   Skin care product: what is the is the intention? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA- the government …

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Best foods for healthy skin

Introduction Have you ever heard the popular phrase “You are what you eat?” Whether you like it or not your diet will reflect itself on your skin. Eat healthy food, and you will look healthy. Eat junk food, you won’t be looking good. That is why it is important to know the right foods to …

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5 Reasons to Love Your Skin

Do you love your skin? You should. Your skin does so much for you.  Do you even know all the ways that your skin serves you?  In honor of Valentine’s Day, we give you a list of 5 reasons to love your skin: 1. Your skin is water waterproof!  In a dry environment, your body …

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Quick fix for A-glowing complexion: the Aglow-on-the-go facial

Don’t you just love that gorgeous glow your skin has just at the end of a chemical peel?  Do you want the look fast but you don’t have time to peel?  If you need or want your skin to glow in a hurry, consider an Aglow-on-the-go facial.  This IS Clinical brand facial was voted “Celebrity Facial …

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“Why am I getting gray hair and acne!?!”

Acne vulgaris is arguably the most common disease seen by dermatologists in the United States.  Contrary to popular belief, it is not just a disease of teens.  Many, however find themselves asking “why am I getting gray hair and acne!?!” Yes, the majority of teens experience acne at sometime but acne affects a number of …

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