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How to Protect Your Skin From New York City Pollution

Living in the Big Apple can certainly take a toll on your skin. While New Yorkers tend to be more fit than people living in other areas of the country, thanks to walking as our major mode of transportation, our skin can become dehydrated, dull and have premature aging due to air pollution. There are particles in the air called free radicals that can cause major damage to the skin. Free radicals are formed when dirt, smog and dust come into contact with UV rays from the sun. Free radicals are oxygen molecules that can wreck severe havoc on the skin by damaging our DNA and causing fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration. So how can you best fight free radicals and in turn keep your skin looking its youngest for as long as possible? First you must (no questions about it!) apply a broad spectrum SPF of at least 30 every single day. Apply the sun protection on your face, neck, chest and hands, plus all other areas that will be exposed that day. We also suggest investing in a good sun hat for those blazing hot summer days. The best skincare to use to fight the aging effects of air pollution should contain antioxidants such as vitamin C and green tea. We also recommend daily use of a prescription wrinkle cream containing retinol to our patients who are concerned about premature aging. For patients who really want to amp up the protection and keep their skin looking its most beautiful, Fraxel re:Store Laser is the way to go. It gets rid of sun damage, redness as well as fine lines and wrinkles. Fraxel is completely safe and one of the most effective treatments for those in search of beautiful, ageless skin. In our experience, patients who receive Fraxel are so impressed and satisfied with the results that it leads them to taking better care of their skin in the long run--and that means protecting it from New York Pollution.  
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