The Science Behind Retinol

Retinol may be experiencing a sudden surge in social media fame, but it has been known for its incredible youth-restoring benefits for decades. But what exactly powers this age-defying ingredient, and how do you know if it is right for you? At Art of Dermatology in NYC, we are here to break down the science […]

How Exercise Affects the Skin

Many people think that exercise is bad for the skin because of sweat production. However, this is often not the case. There are many easy ways to keep your skin protected while exercising so that you can enjoy the many benefits of a workout and the positive impact it will have on your skin. The […]

How Dairy Affects Skin

As amazing as dairy can taste, the milk, cheese, whey protein, and yogurt products you consume can have a detrimental effect on your skin health. Cow’s milk contains a variety of ingredients that can aggravate your skin health. Continue reading to learn more about the skin effects of a dairy-filled diet. Why is Dairy Bad […]

How Stress Affects Skin

Have you noticed breakouts, inflammation, and oiliness when you are stressed? When you are stressed, your somatic nervous system responds by signaling your adrenal glands to release adrenaline and cortisol. Typically, this can be helpful in stressful situations, activating the heart to beat faster, quickening your breathing, causing blood vessels to dilate, and increasing glucose […]

How Smoking Affects Your Skin

In the era of disposable vapes, cigarettes, and marijuana legalization, smoking continues to be unfortunately popular. However, the negative lifelong impact smoking can have on your body inside and out is no secret. Smoking is most notorious for causing lung cancer and lung disease, but heart disease, vascular disease, and skin damage and aging are […]

Greenwashing And The Reality Of Skin Care ...

With so many skincare products available, it’s hard enough to find the ones that are right for you. The struggle may be even more difficult when the labels aren’t as reliable as they should be. Brands often lack full honesty when it comes to how environmentally and skin-friendly they are and how safe the ingredients […]

How Alcohol Affects The Skin

Alcohol can cause a number of serious conditions in the body. While it’s well known that alcohol negatively affects the liver and brain, it’s not so well known how it affects the skin. Alcohol can increase the risk of several skin conditions and can also worsen pre-existing issues as well.  Let’s take a look at […]

Sun Protection: SPF vs. UPF

With summer being hotter than ever, sun protection for your skin could not be more important. But the world of sun protection can be hard to understand when there are industry terms like SPF, UPF, UVB, and UVA. What do they actually mean? Let’s take a look at what SPF and UPF are and how […]

How Sleep Affects The Skin

You can almost immediately tell when someone hasn’t gotten enough sleep. It usually shows in their face and skin. You may notice hanging or puffy eyelids, darker under eye circles, dryness, dullness, a gray undertone, or reduced glow. This isn’t a coincidence. Poor sleep has been shown in multiple studies to be linked to poor […]

What Diets Help Clear Skin?

There are fascinating connections between our digestion and our overall health, both in terms of energy level, gut health, and yes, even the look of your skin. If you want to go beyond the surface and think holistically about your skin health, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jessica Krant can help you get the glowing, clear skin […]

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