The Skin Commandments

The Skin Commandments

Oct '12

SkinCenter Takes On The Ten Commandments

Like the rest of America, we’ve been hearing lots of buzz about Dr. Tony Nakhla’s exciting book, The Skin Commandments. In fact, we’ve had more than a few patients – people who are heavily invested in taking the best possible care of their appearance – ask us how they can best follow Dr. Nakhla’s recommendations, here in Westchester County.
Let’s go through each Commandment one by one:

Commandment I: Thou Shalt Not Tan
Dr. Nakhla is right on the money with this one. Sun damage can take a tremendous toll on the skin, resulting in uneven texture and coloration. Artificial tanning beds aren’t doing your skin any favors, and soaking up the sun’s natural rays harms your skin as well. If you want to have healthy skin, skip the tanning altogether! If, like many of us, your skin has already experienced damage from exposure to the sun and the elements – it’s not too late! Reduce the signs of damage with Skin Center’s IPL Laser Treatment in New York.

Commandment II: Honor Thy Skin
The simple, straightforward approach to skin care Dr. Nakhla recommends makes good sense. Wear sunscreen, cleanse, moisturize and exfoliate – and that’s it! Don’t pick, poke or prod any blemishes. You may wind up doing more harm than good. Problem acne and other persistent skin conditions require treatment from a skilled professional – like the experts at our skin care and cosmetic surgery center in Westchester.

Commandment III: Cleanse Correctly
For everyday use, a gentle cleanser free from strong scents, dyes, or other potential allergens is your best bet. Skin care is a very individual phenomenon. The Skinceuticals line of products available for purchase at our Skin Center has a range of wonderful cleansing products for every skin type. Talk with one of our skin care clinicians to help you determine which product is right for you!

Commandment IV: Hydrate Holistically
It’s impossible to overstate the importance of proper hydration in skin care. Moisturizing the skin frequently is essential. So is proper nutrition. A good diet includes plenty of fresh, revitalizing water to keep your skin looking great. Pair proper nutrition with a hydrating skin care routine. At Skin Center, we carry a line of products from Neocutis which are excellent for helping to restore hydration to the skin.

Commandment V: Exfoliate Effectively
Dr. Nakhla has enthusiastically embraced the power of exfoliation, and so have we. Exfoliation lets your inner beauty shine through by gently removing the top layer of tired, worn-out skin cells to reveal the radiant complexion below. Microdermabrasion and chemical peels deliver the youth-restoring, revitalizing effect you’ll read about in The Skin Commandments!

Commandment VI: Fight Free Radicals
Free radicals are naturally occurring chemical compounds that make our skin look tired and fatigued. While microdermabrasion and the other skin services available at our skin care center in Westchester can refresh your appearance, adding anti-oxidant rich foods to your diet helps you look good from the inside out. Blueberries & cranberries are fabulous sources of anti-oxidants, and they make a great low-cal snack! Additionally, the Skinceuticals line of products available at our Skin Center include ingredients & serums that help fight free radicals.

Commandment VII: Thou Shalt Botox
Eliminate fine lines and wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes while retaining an expressive, natural appearance through the power of Botox or Dysport. When Botox in Westchester is administered by a skilled clinician trained in the medical and aesthetic complexities of the human face, the results can be amazing. Ideal for those who want to revitalize their appearance. Learn more about Botox & Dysport in Westchester.

Commandment VIII: Fill’er Up
Dr. Nakhla recommends the use of fillers such as Juvaderm and Restalyne to counter the lines, folds, and sunken areas that can appear around the mouth and nose. Learn more about your filler options at our Westchester cosmetic surgery & skin care center.

Commandment IX: Love Thy Laser
Laser treatment in New York is the gold standard for acne, hair removal, uneven skin tone, and skin tightening. The highly trained, very experienced team of cosmetic surgeons at the Skin Center are expert in using the power of laser treatment in New York to revitalize and restore the appearance.

Commandment X: Live Healthy
For healthy skin, you need a healthy lifestyle. That means a nutritious diet, plenty of water, regular exercise, and no smoking. Sunscreen is an absolute must, and stress reduction is essential to keep your skin looking great.

Are The Skin Commandments Right For You?

Dr. Nakhla has presented smart, straightforward skin care advice in his book. It’s important to remember that you have unique skin, and that an individualized approach to skin care and cosmetic treatment is best. That’s why we work with all of our patients on a one-on-one basis to develop a treatment plan that delivers satisfying results. Schedule your consultation today, and discover exactly how beautiful you can be!