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Natural Awakenings New York City

4 Skin Secrets New Yorkers Need to Know

Screen shot 2015-11-01 at 8.21.52 AMPeople don’t realize that walking a couple blocks in this wonderful city can land a layer of car exhaust, pollution and bacteria on your face instantly! Here are a few secret tips from local skincare experts.

The skin is a barometer for overall health. Like every part of our bodies, skin responds to care and attention. Proper daily cleansing and maintenance are crucial for keeping our largest organ healthier for a longer period of time.

-Dr.Mariana Boneva, Beauty Plus Aesthetics, Lexington Ave & 40th Street

Have a simple skincare regimen where you wash your face twice a day regardless if you wear makeup or not, male or female. The products must be chemical/toxin free and everyone should incorporate at least one amazing antioxidant serum that will combat the free radical damage.

-Sueane Mun, Holistic Mun, Madison Ave & 56th Street

Wear a mineral sunscreen with Zinc Oxide. This literally places a thin physical barrieron your skin for UV rays, but also helps keep pollution particulate outside your skin’s surface.

-Elena Rubin, Elena Rubin Skin Care, Broadway & W Houston St

Your moisturizer should contain anti-inflammatory ingredients to reduce irritation, cell-communicating ingredients to help skin produce normal skin cells, and antioxidants to fight off free-radical damage.

-Mist Muhammad, Modere