The CDC has announced new mask protocols for vaccinated individuals, however as the announcement does not apply to hospitals or medical facilities, there will be no changes for our office protocols for patients, guests, and staff members. Masks are still a requirement for all patients, guests and staff at our offices.

To ensure your health and safety we will continue to implement the following:

  • Confidential virtual consultations (telemedicine) with all doctors using Klara to allow patients to continue their care with the physicians they know and trust while staying safe in the comfort of their own home. Please text 718-550-5971 to sign up. Please note that patients should not send photos or other clinically relevant information until they have agreed to move forward with their appointment using Klara.
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  • Bookings for in-person appointments 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are here for you!

Sincerely,
Dermatology & Surgery Associates

How your workout can affect your skin

OVERVIEW

Exercise benefits not just your heart and body but your skin as well. Regular exercise has been shown to keep your skin vibrant, healthy, and youthful. However, that may not be the case for everyone.

If you have skin conditions such as rosacea, acne, or psoriasis, too much vigorous exercise and sweating can do more harm than good. Here are some tips from a board-certified dermatologist on how to keep your skin at its optimal while you work out.

Wear sunscreen
If you enjoy your workouts in the great outdoors, wearing sunscreen—along with reapplying it regularly—is important to keeping your skin healthy. While you may not feel the effects of sun exposure right away, over time, exposure to UV light can lead to premature aging, the development of fine lines and wrinkles, and for some people, can even lead to skin cancer.

Avoid makeup
Clogged pores lead to the formation of acne, which is why having a bare face while you exercise is highly recommended. Removing your makeup or exercising without it will prevent your pores from getting clogged with not just makeup but oil and dirt buildup as well.

Moisturize
Showering after your workout and gently cleansing your face are essential steps to take, especially if you've broken a sweat. Perspiration can sometimes cause irritation and rashes on your skin if left too long—this is especially true in the case of people with psoriasis or eczema. Applying a gentle, soothing cream before your workout and after you shower will also help prevent further skin irritation.

Cold Compress
Highly recommended for people with rosacea, cold compresses can help calm the skin and prevent redness if you've gotten flushed after a workout. Exercising, if possible, in a cool environment can also help alleviate symptoms.

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