Makeup Causes Pimples

“Makeup Causes Pimples”

Larry Jaeger and his team of distinguished physicians at Advanced Dermatology Associates discuss the main reasons for acne outbreak and other skin care problems associated with makeup causes pimples.


Six Makeup Tips Preventing Pimples:

  • Never sleep in your makeup. Makeup causes pimples!!!
  • Every night before bed, make it a point to thoroughly but gently remove all traces of makeup from your face and neck. This minimizes the chance that the makeup will clog the pores, and also removes dirt and excess oil that built up on your skin throughout the day.
  • No need to scrub at the skin. All you really need is a gentle cleanser and your hands or a soft washcloth.
  • After cleansing, don’t forget to apply those acne treatment medications if you have them.
  • Choose makeup labeled noncomedogenic: Noncomedogenic makeup does not contain ingredients known to clog the pores. And reducing the amount of pore blockages is a good place to start when treating acne. If you have very mild comedonal acne, sometimes your breakouts will improve just by changing to noncomedogenic makeup.
  • Clean your applicators frequently: Half of the fight against blemishes is reducing the amount of acne-causing bacteria on your skin — and makeup brushes and applicators are bacteria magnets.
    Wash all makeup brushes with antimicrobial soap at least once each week. For a quick, mid-week sanitizing, thoroughly spray your brushes with with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol and wipe excess alcohol and makeup off with a clean paper towel.

Bonus Tip: Disposable makeup applicators are a great alternative, especially if you’re super busy and find it hard to find time to clean your brushes.

Preventing Pimple Outbreaks

To prevent your makeup from causing pimples…


Dr. Larry Jaeger also recommends the following makeup/cosmetics:

  • Choose powder-based makeup instead of liquids.
    • Although liquid makeup gives better coverage, many have an oil base. This is definitely not something you want to put on your acne prone skin.
  • Instead, consider a powder-based makeup. They feel lighter on the skin, and they have the added benefit of helping to absorb excess oil.
    • If you really love liquid makeup, that’s OK. Just make sure it’s a good fit for blemish-prone skin. It should be oil-free and noncomedogenic.
  • Try switching brands.
    • If your acne seems to worsen after wearing makeup for several days in a row, you may want to try a different brand. Certain makeup formulations, even those labeled noncomedogenic, can cause breakouts in sensitive individuals.If this seems to be the case for you, try another brand. Your skin might tolerate one better than another.
  • Go bare whenever possible.
    • Leave your face makeup-less at least a few times a week. Allow your skin time to breathe and heal.
  • If you don’t feel comfortable going makeup-free all day, cleanse your face as soon as you get home.

Makeup Causes Pimples

Do I Really Need Sunscreen?

Larry Jaeger, Medical Director at Advanced Dermatology Associates treats patients with all forms of sun related skin disorders. As the founder of a successful Dermatology practice in New York, Dr. Jaeger has over twenty-five years experience. He is board certified in dermatology and dermatological surgery: Do I Really Need Sunscreen?

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(Why) Do I Need Sunscreen?

You’re afraid sunscreen will make your already temperamental skin break out even more. Besides, who wants a thick, smelly cream smeared across their face everyday?

According to Larry Jaeger, you really do need to use sun protection — there really is no wiggle room on this rule. Skin cancer, premature aging, and hyperpigmentation, are all caused by the sun. When you factor in use of photo-sensitizing from acne medications, sunscreen becomes even more of a necessity.


Daily Sunscreen Protects Skin

Larry Jaeger recommends wearing sunscreen every day, even if you have oily skin. Wearing sunscreen every day is probably the single most important thing you can do to keep your skin healthy. If you are using medications that cause sun sensitivity, it is a must!

Best recommended sunscreens:

  • Forget about thick, smelly creams.
  • You can choose an oil-free option that is light and easily absorbed by the skin.
  • Make sure it is labeled noncomedogenic too.
  • You may even want to choose a moisturizer that contains sunscreen, for a time-saving one-step application.
  • Choose a product with at least SPF 15. Remember, the higher the SPF, the more protection it affords. Also, make sure it protects from both UVA and UVB rays. Regular sunscreen use will not only protect you against sunburn but also hyperpigmentation, skin cancer and premature aging. The sun is the skin’s No. 1 enemy.

Larry Jaeger contends that as long as you’re choosing an oil-free, noncomedogenic sunscreen, you won’t have to worry about breakouts. Try a few products to find one the one that really suits you. If you need help, ask your dermatologist for their recommendations, and remember to wear your sunscreen daily.

Dr. Larry Jaeger is the medical director of Advanced Dermatology of New York and specializes in the area of Medical, Cosmetic and Surgical Dermatology. Do I Really Need Sunscreen?

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Warts Treatment NYC

What are warts, and what causes them?

According to Larry Jaeger, Chief Medical Director at Advanced Dermatology Associates in New York, a wart is a skin growth caused by some types of the virus called the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV infects the top layer of skin, usually entering the body in an area of broken skin. The virus causes the top layer of skin to grow rapidly, forming a wart. Most warts go away on their own within months or years. NYC Warts Treatment Center.

Warts can grow anywhere on the body, and there are different kinds. For example, common warts grow most often on the hands, but they can grow anywhere. Plantar warts grow on the soles of the feet.

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How are warts spread?

Larry Jaeger maintains that warts are easily spread by direct contact with a human papillomavirus. You can infect yourself again by touching the wart and then touching another part of your body. You can infect another person by sharing towels, razors, or other personal items. After you’ve had contact with HPV, it can take many months of slow growth beneath the skin before you notice a wart. NYC Warts Treatment.

Warts and human papillomavirus (HPV)

It is unlikely that you will get a wart every time you come in contact with HPV. Some people are more likely to get warts than others.

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What are symptoms of warts?

Larry Jaeger relates that warts come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. A wart may be a bump with a rough surface, or it may be flat and smooth. Tiny blood vessels grow into the core of the wart to supply it with blood. In both common and plantar warts, these blood vessels may look like dark dots in the wart’s center.

Warts are usually painless. But a wart that grows in a spot where you put pressure, such as on a finger or on the bottom of the foot, can be painful.


How are warts diagnosed?

A doctor usually can tell if a skin growth is a wart just by looking at it. Your doctor may take a sample of the wart and look at it under a microscope (a skin biopsy). This may be done if it isn’t clear that the growth is a wart. It may also be done if a skin growth is darker than the skin surrounding it, is an irregular patch on the skin, bleeds, or is large and fast-growing.

Dr. Larry Jaeger is a board certified dermatologist who has a practice in New York.  Dr. Larry Jaeger specializes in the treatment of all skin, hair and nail disorders including all skin growths. NYC Warts Treatment at Central Park Medical Associates.


Why Do I Have Adult Acne?

What Causes Adult Acne?

You’d have thought that by your age you would have outgrown your acne. So why are you breaking out now? What Causes Adult Acne.

Medical Dermatologist Larry Jaeger relates that acne is the most common skin disorder in the United States, and not just for teenagers. Many adults have acne. It’s frustrating problem, especially when you expected to leave your skin problems behind in high school.


Acne can happen in both adult men and women. But what causes acne during adulthood?

You’d have thought that by your age you would have outgrown your acne. So why are you breaking out now?

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Adult Acne Breakouts

According to Larry Jaeger, Acne is the most common skin disorder in the United States, and not just for teenagers. Many adults have acne. It’s frustrating problem, especially when you expected to leave your skin problems behind in high school.

Acne can happen in both adult men and women. But what causes acne during adulthood:

  • Hormonal Factors: Just like during the teen years (puberty, anyone?) fluctuating hormones can cause acne flare ups.
  • Androgens are hormones released from the adrenal glands, the ovaries, and the testes. These hormones stimulate the sebaceous, or oil, glands increasing oil production and creating a skin that is more prone to pore blockages and breakouts.


More Hormonal Imbalance – Acne Outbreaks.

Adult onset acne most commonly affects women because, let’s face it, women are more “hormonal” than men. Sharp hormonal fluctuations occur during ovulation and menstruation, pregnancy, perimenopause, and menopause, and can also be caused by using certain birth control medications. Women may see their acne suddenly develop, or worsen, during these periods of life.

Adult acne may strike women at a greater rate than men, but that doesn’t mean men are immune to acne. For the guys, acne usually starts in the teen years and then lingers into adulthood.

Advanced Dermatology Associates Medical Director, Larry Jaeger agrees that men tend to have more severe and longer lasting acne than women, because of the higher levels of testosterone within the body.

However, it is not uncommon for acne in men to last 10 years or more, if left untreated.

Dr. Larry Jaeger is a board certified dermatologist in New York City and Medical Director of Advanced Dermatology Associates, a state of the art medical practice with multiple locations in Manhattan and the Bronx. Dr Larry Jaeger and his group of board certified dermatologist and medical providers are expert in the diagnosis and treatment of all skin, hair and nail disorders and specialize in the practice of medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology.

Advanced Dermatology Associates accept all Insurance Plans, HMOs, PPOs as well as Medicare and Medicaid.

Top 10 Skin Myths

Dr. Larry Jaeger is the medical director of Advanced Dermatology of New York and specializes in the area of Medical, Cosmetic and Surgical Dermatology. Top 10 Skin Myths according Advanced Dermatology Associates in New York. 

Top 10 Skin Myths

Skin Myth#1: Tanning is harmless.

Larry Jaeger reports that exposure to ultraviolet light, UVA or UVB, accounts for 90% of the symptoms of premature skin aging. Both UVA and UVB radiation can cause skin damage including wrinkles, lowered immunity against infection, aging skin disorders, and cancer. The amount of damage to the skin caused by the sun is determined by the total lifetime amount of radiation exposure and the person’s pigment protection.

Sunlight has a profound effect on the skin causing premature skin aging, skin cancer, and a host of skin changes. Exposure to ultraviolet light, UVA or UVB, from sunlight accounts for 90% of the symptoms of premature skin aging. Many skin changes that were commonly believed to be due to aging, such as easy bruising, are actually a result of prolonged exposure to UV radiation.

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Skin Myth #2: Acne is caused by what you eat.

New York Medical Dermatologist Larry Jaeger maintains that acne is caused by over production of sebum (oil) and obstruction of the pores. The amount of sebum produced by the skin is regulated by hormones only, not food. This includes chocolate, greasy food, soda, and fast foods. These foods do not have any effect on the hormones that regulate sebum production.

Skin Myth #3: Dermatologists can diagnose any skin condition…

is another skin myth Larry Jaeger refutes.
Medicine, is an art, not an exact science. Dermatologists spend at least three years learning about various skin disorders. Unfortunately, some people have rashes that fit several different disease profiles. Dermatologists are trained to diagnose a rash by giving a prioritized list of possibilities. Sometimes the response to treatment helps determine the diagnosis.

Skin Myth #4: Topical antioxidants reverse wrinkles…

Larry Jaeger professes that free radicals play an important role in creating wrinkles. Therefore, it makes sense that antioxidants will make skin more youthful. Unfortunately, there are no good scientific studies that show what type of topical antioxidant is effective. This research is being conducted now, but it is still too early. Right now the only topical product that has been proven to improve wrinkles is Retin-A.


Skin Myth #5:  “All-natural” skin care products are best…

What exactly does “all-natural” mean? Unfortunately, this term can mean just about anything, and cosmetics companies use it any way they want. All cosmetics and skin care products have synthetic ingredients in them. Because a skin care product is made from a plant does not mean that it is better for the skin than a product created in a lab.

Skin Myth #6: I can’t get herpes from someone who doesn’t have a rash…

Understanding how the herpes simplex virus works is crucial to understanding how it causes lifelong infection. Viral shedding can occur before a rash develops, making it possible to be infected after contact with normal appearing skin.

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Skin Myth #7: Dry skin causes wrinkles.

Wrinkles are caused by many factors as the skin ages. The microscopic changes are distinct and unmistakable. Even though wrinkled skin looks better when it is moisturized, there is no evidence that moisturizer has any effect on the microscopic skin damage. In other words, moisturizers do not have any long-term effect on wrinkles.

Skin Myth #8: Expensive skin care products are better than inexpensive ones.

The cost of a skin care product or cosmetic is absolutely NOT an indicator of effectiveness. The cosmetics industry would like people to believe that an expensive product has some special ingredient in it that makes it more effective. However, there are many products in every category that are effective and don’t come with a high price tag.

Skin Myth #9: Skin conditions can be cleared up quickly.

Some skin conditions such as bacterial infections start improving as soon as you use the right medications. However, many skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and seborrhea are chronic, meaning they get better slowly with treatment and reoccur when the treatment stops.

Skin Myth #10: Men don’t have as many skin problems as women…

Men wrinkle as much as women and they get skin conditions such as acne, seborrhea, atopic dermatitis, and psoriasis just like women. Men also have additional concerns surrounding facial hair. While men don’t spend as much money as women on wrinkle creams and other skin care products, they also don’t use sunscreen and protect their skin enough.

Top 10 Skin Myths

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