Good luck to all the NYC marathoners… 3 tips for you!

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Good luck to all of our patients and friends who are running in the TCS NYC Marathon on November 6th.  We are rooting for you!

An estimated 20% of people will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives.  Studies show that marathoners have a higher exposure levels to ultraviolet radiation and pollution, all of which contribute to skin aging, brown spots, and skin cancer.  Protect yourself!  Here are some steps that you can take to protect yourself on the big day:

1) Look for a sunscreen that has SPF 30 or higher, is water resistant, and offers broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) protection.  Both UVA and UVB are implicated in skin cancer.  Dr. Madfes and Dr. Williams both highly recommend the ELTA brand because their line of sunscreens are often also very moisturizing.  Dr. Williams recommends that patients layer a lotion first, and then use a spray for touch ups every 2 hours. Coppertone Sport spray and Coppertone Sport face stick are 2 other favorites.

2) For your face, try a brush on powder sunscreen for a second layer of protection and to set the sunscreen. We like this product from BrushOnBlock and this one from Colorscience.

3) Never underestimate the power of physical blocks via clothing, shades, and garments.

We hope you find these tops helpful.  Check out 26 more awesomely helpful tips brought to you by Runner’s World.

 

What You Need to Know to Manage Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic condition affecting approximately 16 million Americans.  It is most common in women during their 30s, 40, and 50s, however both male and female patients of all ages can be affected.  Although it is a chronic condition with no permanent cure, the truth is that there are many lifestyle modifications that can majorly help rosacea get better.  In fact, the National Rosacea Society compiled a list of important dietary and lifestyle changes which we are posting here and hope you’ll find useful.  You probably already knew that alcohol and spicy foods are culprits in some patients, but did you know that fermented foods, cheese, vanilla and chocolate are also potential culprits?  Read on…

Did you know that there are lifestyle and dietary changes that can help your rosacea?

Did you know that there are lifestyle and dietary changes that can help your rosacea?