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The Beginner’s Guide to Maintaining a Professional Skincare Routine

Beautiful skin starts at home. The weekly, monthly, or quarterly treatments you receive here in our offices are essential for perfecting and enhancing your skin, but you only see us a few times a year. The care your skin gets at home, on the days you aren’t coming in for a treatment, is just as important, if not more so, than the treatments you receive here since it happens much more frequently.

So you want to improve your at-home skincare, but don’t know where to start. Don’t worry; we are here to help. This guide will walk you through the basics, but you are also welcome to come in or contact us for personalized advice and product recommendations. We want to help you achieve your best skin.

Consistency Is Key

Want better skin? The first key to a professional skincare routine is commitment. The best results come from daily, repeated use of professional grade skincare products. Start by figuring out a routine and then commit to doing it daily. The good news is, great skincare doesn’t have to take a lot of time. Just 5-10 minutes a day can dramatically improve the quality and appearance of your skin.

Wash, Rinse, Repeat

If you’re short on time, stick to the basics with your skincare. Daily cleansing is essential. It removes dirt, oil, makeup, and buildup from the skin. At a minimum you should cleanse your skin every evening to remove anything from the skin before you go to bed.

Everyone also needs a good moisturizer, even if you have oily skin. A moisturizer helps to balance and soothe the skin. It also keeps cells plump and hydrated, reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Without a moisturizer your skin may go into overproduction mode, producing more oil than is needed and leaving your skin feeling shiny, oily, and irritated. Moisturize after every cleanse.

The finally skincare must-do is sun protection. Many patients don’t realize that the sun is one of the primary factors driving skin aging. Use sun protection daily, even if you don’t plan on spending time in the sun. Repeated, daily exposure to UV rays take their toll on your skin, even if it is just for 5 minutes at a time. If you’re going to be in the sun for an extended period of time, use a high quality sunscreen and reapply often.

We can recommend products and treatments to treat your specific skin concerns.

Use the Right Products

A professional skincare routine requires professional grade products. These products are specifically formulated to your skin, targeting problem areas and providing your skin with the building blocks for healthy, beautiful skin. We carry a wide range of professional grade products, formulated with clinically proven and cutting-edge delivery technologies to visibly repair and renew the skin. Our advanced formulations incorporate only non-comedogenic and non-sensitizing ingredients. Come see what a difference quality skincare can make.

Great skin starts at home. Change up your skincare and start seeing better skin in just a few weeks.

Alicia Keys and the No Makeup Movement – Skincare Methods for the No-Makeup Look

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When Alicia Keys graced the red carpet at the BET Awards for the first time without makeup in June, she sparked a hurricane of mixed responses. Some people threw a barrage of negative comments while others expressed many encouraging words to the 15-time Grammy award winner. They even branded her as a woman of courage for defying the social norm.

Now, many women are mirroring the Fallin’ singer and joining in the No-Makeup Movement. If you’re having second thoughts on jumping on the bandwagon due to dull skin, don’t worry. All you need to do is just take your skincare regimen up a notch so your face can look glowing without any makeup.

Here are some skincare methods you can try to give you that healthy, glowing face and slay the literally no-makeup look with confidence.

  1. Clean your face regularly

Dirt buildup can enlarge pores and cause the skin to breakout so keeping your skin clean can make a difference. However, instead of using harsh cleansers, use a gentle cleanser to wash your face. It also helps to exfoliate your face to rid it of any buildup of dead skin cells, dirt, blackheads, and whiteheads. Regular cleansing and exfoliating of the skin can make your face look glowing.

  1. Keep your skin well moisturized

Although this sounds counterintuitive for someone who has oily skin, moisturizing can actually help keep excess oil production at bay. The reason is if you skip moisturizers, your skin will dry out. This will lead to more oil production and cause pimple breakouts.  In searching for moisturizers, choose the kind that will not clog the pores. Consult with Dr. Abadir to find out what kind of moisturizer is best for your skin.

  1. Protect your skin

Sun exposure is one of the leading causes of wrinkles. Therefore, it makes perfect sense to put on sunscreen before you head out. Even if the sun isn’t shining, it’s still best to apply sunscreen to ensure that no UV rays can penetrate your skin.

  1. Take advantage of cosmetic dermatology treatments

If acne scarring or uneven skin tone is keeping you from trying the no-makeup look, you might want to try cosmetic dermatology treatments first. Chemical peels, laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion and even photo-facials can rejuvenate your skin and enhance its appearance so you can look naturally flawless even if you don’t wear makeup.

The No-Makeup Movement is gaining traction as more women embrace their natural beauty. If you want to join, do it with confidence by taking care of your skin first. Consult today at Abadir Associates on how to rejuvenate your skin.

Prep for Summer with Our Rejuvenation & Skincare Specials

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Summer is just around the corner, but you still have time to rejuvenate. Hurry into Abadir Associates and get ready for the season of sultry temperatures (and less clothing!). Whether lounging by the pool or hitting the beach, we want you to look amazing!

30 Minutes to a Rejuvenated You – Select Injectables 20% Off

If you have 30 minutes, you have time to rejuvenate. Injectable treatments can be performed in just minutes and often require no downtime (depending on the treatment used). Come in for a Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, or Kybella treatment this month and save 20%. If you’re in a rush to rejuvenate, ask us about our injectables.

Tighten Up Your Bikini Body with Thermage – 15% Off this Month

Get your body bikini-ready with Thermage. This revolutionary treatment provides non-surgical skin tightening on the face or body. It is an excellent way to tighten up loose skin on the belly after weight loss. It can also restore youthful definition to the face and lips. If you’ve got loose skin, Thermage can help you tighten it up without surgery and with little to no downtime. Results are often immediately visible!

Shaving Is the Worst Part of Summer – All Laser Hair Removal Packages 20% Off

We love summer but, if there’s one thing to hate about spending time poolside, it’s shaving. Skip the razors, depilatory creams, and waxing treatments and opt for something longer lasting. Laser hair removal provides long lasting hair reduction (many patients stop shaving entirely) in just a few treatments. You can save 20% when you purchase one of our hair removal packages during the month of May. Silky soft legs can be yours, and with no razor required!

Stop the Sweat with miraDry – 25% Off

Are you worried about underarm wetness this summer? If you suffer from excessive underarm sweat, miraDry could help you to stay dry. It destroys the sweat glands under the arm, safely stopping sweat. Tank taps can be put in regular rotation after this treatment. This month, miraDry is 25% off.

Protect Your Skin this Summer – Sunscreens Are 20% Off

It’s time to replenish your sunscreen stash. All of our sunscreens are currently discounted 20%. Use your sunscreen regularly this summer (daily and reapply often on days in the sun) to prevent premature skin aging, brown spots, and wrinkles. Even more importantly, it helps reduce your skin cancer risk. All Color Science (mineral makeup and sunscreen line) products are also 20% off.

Which of these summer specials will you take advantage of?

Fall Skin Care Essentials

The weather’s cooling down and fall is finally here. Is your skin ready? The dramatic change from summer’s heat to cooler temperatures can take its toll on your skin. Dryness, redness, and irritation are common at this time of year. These skin care tips will keep your skin looking and feeling its best all season long.

Stick with the Sunscreen Habitfall-skincare-essentials

Hopefully you’ve gotten yourself in a good sunscreen habit this summer. If you have, don’t stop now. Sunscreen should be a year round priority. We recommend applying at least an SPF 15 on a daily basis, higher SPF for days in the sun. Those wrinkles you blame on aging may actually be caused by sun exposure. Using sunscreen regularly can help keep your skin looking young and can even lower your skin cancer risk. This fall, slather on that sunscreen liberally and know that you’re protecting your skin from premature aging, skin cancer, sun damage, and other problems. If you need sunscreen recommendations, ask us. We carry a variety of top quality skin care products that our patients love.

Take a Warm Shower (Not Hot)

When the weather starts to cool, it may be tempting to take a hot shower to warm up. Stick with warm instead. Hot showers melt the natural oils in your skin leaving your skin red, dry, irritated, and itchy. For gorgeous skin, skip the hot showers and put on a sweater instead.

Schedule Those Pre-Holiday Treatments Now

If you want Botox before Thanksgiving or liposuction before Christmas, now’s the time to start booking appointments. While we do offer many no downtime treatments, it can take a couple of weeks before you’re party ready. Scheduling treatments now gives time for redness and swelling to fade and for maximum results to be achieved before you show off your new look to the world. If you want to WOW this holiday season, now’s the time to act.

Peel Away Summer’s Sun Damage

Has summer taken a toll on your skin? Come in for a deep exfoliation treatment and reveal fresh, new skin for fall. The chemical peel is a great option for a quick rejuvenation. For patients with more extensive damage, deeper peels are available. We also offer microdermabrasion and laser skin resurfacing. Goodbye summer… Hello fall!

Call us today and book your appointment with Drs. Dale and Michelle Abadir or with  Lisa, our wonderful  new aesthetician.

 

Sunscreen for Every Skin Type

Summer’s coming. Do you have your skin protection ready? Although you should be wearing a good sunscreen every single day, summer is a good reminder to refill your supply and to evaluate your options. What sunscreen is right for you?

Sunscreen for every skin typeChildren’s Skin

Children’s skin is very sensitive and the chemicals often used in adult formulations (specifically PABA and oxybenzone) can be irritating to young skin. Choose sunscreens that are formulated with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide (these are physical blockers to the sun’s rays rather than chemical blockers). Look for products specifically made for children for the best results. Don’t use sunscreen on babies under 6 months. Keep them out of the sun!

Sensitive Skin

Children aren’t the only ones with sensitive skin. Adults with sensitive skin may find sunscreens with PABA and oxybenzone irritating as well. Also avoid sunscreens with fragrances and preservatives. Sensitive skin doesn’t mean you can’t wear sunscreen; it just means you need to find the right one.

Acne-Prone Skin

Some patients with acne actually have very sensitive skin. You may want to choose a sunscreen without PABA and oxybenzone. Steer clear of “cream” formulations and try a gel sunscreen instead. These sunscreens often contain alcohol which can dry out the skin and potentially keep you from an acne flare up. If you’re using topical acne medications, gel formulations may be too drying (especially since your skin may already be dry from your medications). In this case, opt for a light, oil-free lotion. Silicones, which won’t cause acne flare-ups, are often used in place of oils to render sunscreens water resistant. Also, products marked non-comedogenic are a good choice.

Darker Skin

Darker skin tends to burn less often, but sunscreen is still needed. Physical sunscreens may make the face look chalky, so opt for chemical sunscreens instead. Micronized physical sunscreens can work well on darker skin.

Older Skin

If you haven’t been as diligent with sunscreen as you should have been in the past, turn a new leaf. It is never too late to reap some of the benefits of sunscreen. Even at an older age, sunscreen can lower your risk of some skin cancers and minimize sun damage, which leads to spots, wrinkles, sagging, etc.

Daily vs. Heavy Exposure

You need sunscreen every day, but your sunscreen needs aren’t the same every day. For daily use, choose a sunscreen with at least SPF 15. You’ll need about a nickel dollop for just your face. If you have brown spots, a history of skin cancer or very fair skin, choose an SPF 30+ for daily use.

On days when you’ll be spending more time in the sun, choose a higher SPF (at least SPF 30, the higher the better) and opt for a sunscreen that is water and sweat resistant. Apply lots and reapply often.

If you need to stock up on sunscreen, come on in. Right now, all of the sunscreens in our skin care line are 15% off.

Springtime Savings on Your Favorite Cosmetic Treatments

Springtime Savings on your Favorite Cosmetic TreatmentsBe gorgeous this spring with our April promotions. These deals are an excellent opportunity to get the treatments you want at a steal of a price. Call us today at 914-937-7593 to schedule your appointment. Remember, some of these promotions only run through April. Call us early to ensure you get these great deals.

20% Off Belotero

An injectable filler that works wonders on wrinkles, Belotero is a must-try for smoother skin this spring. Treatment takes just a few minutes and the results last 6 months or more. This injectable treatment is 20% off through April 30th. It’s the perfect excuse to try Belotero for the first time or to touch up your existing treatment.

10% Off Hair Reduction Laser

Summer’s coming and if you want to shave less, now’s the time to start. Permanent hair reduction can reduce the amount of excess hair on your body. This treatment can be used almost anywhere where you have excess hair including the legs, arms, underarms, bikini/pubic area, buttocks, upper lip, chin, etc. At 10% off through May, this treatment may be the solution to shaving you’ve been seeking.

10% Off IPL

Say goodbye to brown spots and hello to more beautiful skin with IPL (intense pulsed light). This treatment uses intense light to fight sun damaged skin. Save 10% through May and discover the skin you’ve always wanted.

20% Off miraDry

Do you sweat more than you’d like?  Up to 20% of the U.S. population complains of excess underarm sweating, an irritating and potentially embarrassing condition. Come in and try miraDry, the only medical device proven to dramatically reduce sweating. This treatment uses electromagnetic energy to eliminate sweat glands permanently without surgery. Through May, you can save 20% on miraDry treatments. Think of how much more you’ll save when you can cut back on pricy deodorants and clothes cleaning.

20% Off Thermage

Look great in your bikini this summer with Thermage. This revolutionary treatment tightens sagging skin without surgery. Radiofrequency waves penetrate the skin deeply, boosting collagen production and encouraging your body to tighten skin on its own. You’ll typically see some results immediately with continued improvement as collagen levels increase . Best of all, the results can last for years. Save 20% on Thermage treatments today and enjoy the gorgeous results for many summers to come.

15% Off Sunscreen

Summer will be here before you know it. Come in and replenish your sunscreen stock. Right now you can save 15% on all sunscreens in our skin care line. Sunscreen isn’t just for fighting sunburns; daily use can help you to reduce your skin cancer risk and look younger, longer.

Take advantage of these great deals. Call us today and schedule your appointment.