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 (and the fields will look like this in another six weeks) but don’t wait until then to come visit us in Manhattan or our haven in the Hudson Valley–Millbrook

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 Now is the time to celebrate your healthy being and see us for your Comprehensive Annual Physical, Heart Screening, Chiropractic Adjustment, or other Preventive Services that we proudly provide in order to make you smile!

 

  Once you feel well on the inside…then treat yourself to feeling better on the outside and you can choose from our expansive menu of Medical Aeresthetics and Boutique Services…or shop in our Store or online for our exquisite and natural products that satisfy your entire sensory system!

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Four Simple Steps to Keep You and Your Family Healthy This Flu Season

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As we progress into  fall and winter, a change in wardrobe isn’t the only thing you have to worry about, you also have to take measures to protect your family’s health. Now that the cold and flu season has arrived, here are four steps you can take to help keep you and your family healthy.

Make sure everyone gets enough sleep.

Besides being well rested, adequate sleep promotes a feeling of overall well being. During the colder seasons the body is prone to more stress due to extreme weather changes. A lack of sleep can leave the body susceptible to viruses such as the flu.

Experimental studies show that there is a link between lack of sleep and the body’s immune system. The immune system is made up of a variety of cells. T-cells decrease when a person is sleep deprived. Yes, sufficient sleep allows the body to regenerate, repair and protect against outside complications. Are you experiencing problems getting to sleep, or staying that way? Make an appointment to see our BlueSleep experts.

Increase intake of healthy nutrients

The nutrients found in food nourishes the body and  the fuels the immune system. By feeding the body a variety of nutrients, especially healthy doses of good nutritious foods, it increases one’s energy, strengthens vital organs and helps the body process at normal. Speak with Dr. Jill Baron about the “Take Shape For Life” program, our physician guided weight-loss program. By making an effort to increase your intake of healthy nutrients you will be protecting your body against unwanted viruses.

Get your flu shots

The flu shot is essential for children, the elderly, and immuno-compromised individuals. However, even healthy people without a single complaint should do their part to prevent the spread of this frustrating and dangerous virus. While most healthy adults can ward off the flu after a few days’ rest, this virus can spell disaster for somebody who is already battling another illness. Contributing to herd immunity is a simple way to do your part in keeping you and your community safe.

Conveniently, you can get your flu shot the next time you stop by the New York Wellness & MediSpa. Whether you’re picking up another round of beauty essentials or coming in for a heart check-up, be sure to ask about getting your annual flu shot.

Take some time to yourself.

Are you a busy mom? Or maybe you find yourself in the office way too much? To adapt to seasonal changes, it’s imperative for you to take time to relax. Even if it’s just a few minutes a day, take some time to do absolutely nothing and meditate. If you have a little more time, come in for a massage or pick up some of our FAB® favorites and give yourself a facial.   This recharges you both mentally and physically. When your body is constantly on go mode, you’re likely to get stressed out, which isn’t good for your immune system.

During the cold and flu season, taking care of yourself is important. When you come to New York Wellness and Medispa, taking care of yourself never felt better.

Why You Should Start Age-Delay Today!

Why You Should Start Age-Delay Today!

A lot of us take our skin for granted — it’s the biggest organ we have, after all. It protects us from the weather, shields our internal organs, delivers transdermal medication, and many other amazing functions that we often don’t think about. When you think of skin, you might think about blemishes or other frustrations that take us time to correct or accept in our search for confidence.

Confidence is everything and while aging is a natural process that has beauty of its own, ensuring that you take care of yourself the best you can throughout your life is a surefire way of aging well. This is why starting an age-delay routine should become a priority the next time you consider changing your skincare routine.

Age-delay doesn’t mean over-accessorizing, covering aging with makeup or even aesthetic procedures. It can simply mean treating your skin well, nourishing it the way it protects you. Sun protection, moisture, and individualized care for targeted issues are the key to ensuring you are adequately meeting the needs of your skin.

Even if you’re in your twenties, it’s important to remember the very basics of protecting your skin. Regular exfoliation will buff off dead skin and debris. Moisturizing renews the skin’s protective layers. Wearing sun protection (found in many moisturizers as well — just look for the SPF on the label) is an essential part of avoiding early signs of aging such as fine lines or hyperpigmentation.

No matter your age, your skin routine should be thorough and protective. Your skin does a lot to protect you, so don’t you owe a little in return?

Tips & Tricks for Adjusting Fussy Skin

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Tips & Tricks for Adjusting Fussy Skin

Rising temperatures after a rough winter often elicit a sigh of relief. Those with fussy skin types might end up with a few concerns on their mind, though. Oil production tends to increase with rising temperature, and particularly rising humidity. Here in New York City, the day to day irritants can really do a number on a sensitive skin type when the weather is changing. You might find that you need to change your routine to adapt to the changing demands on your skin. Here, we’ve outlined the three easy steps you can take to combat post-winter woes!

1. Listen to your skin.

Your skin tells you what it needs by its appearance. Are you dealing with flakes? The solution is simple (and it even rhymes!) — to combat flakes, exfoliate! Overdoing it can lead to more flakes, but utilizing a gentle exfoliant a couple times a week can really make a difference. You and your dermatologist (and remember, you can always contact us to schedule a consult!) can determine the best type of exfoliant for you and your skin type. A simple rule of thumb is that using the most gentle exfoliant possible is best.

2. Change up your routine.

While dramatic changes aren’t necessary and could potentially ignite a breakout, swapping out certain products in your routine to suit the weather can make a world of difference. Whether you substitute your Facial Radiance Pads for FAB®’s new Skin Rescue Blemish Patrol Pads or change your gentle winter cleanser to one designed specifically to draw impurities from your skin.

3. Don’t forget that good skin is often a sign of good health!

While thorough skincare is essential to delaying signs of aging and improving overall clarity, your health is also a big factor in how your skin looks. Having your annual check-ups, preventive care and keeping a solid exercise and diet routine should be your first line of defense against early aging. Remember, you can book all these services right here at New York Wellness & MediSpa!

These rules to better skin and brighter beauty are easy to follow and easy to individualize, but you can also trust our professionals to give you an honest assessment of your skin type and how to best proceed as well. Either way, your skin will thank you for listening to your body’s natural hints.

Why Should I Care About Sun Protection?

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We get it — you’re young and your life is busy. You have a million things to think about. Work, relationships, friends, all these things can make twenty-four hours feel like twenty-four minutes. Wait, take a deep breath, and remember that you come first. You only have one body, and feeling well has never looked so good when you remember to take care of yourself. Today, we’re going to discuss an essential in anybody’s skincare arsenal: sun protection.

While we’re just crawling out of winter, your skincare routine should have sun protection no matter what season it is. Even overcast days expose you to potentially harmful UV rays. This can lead to early aging and even worse, increases your risk of skin cancer. Protecting yourself means protecting your health, so you should consider your ideal sun protection options!

Oftentimes, lightweight moisturizers meant for daytime use have sun protection built in. Check the labels of any skincare product before purchasing — the SPF should be clearly indicated. In our shop, you can find a lightweight moisturizer with sun protection from the 5 in 1 series. Regardless of whether you choose a lightweight sunscreen or a moisturizer with a sunscreen included, choosing sun protection year-round is always a sound decision.

Introducing Our Spring/Summer 2014 Collection!

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 Introducing our Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

Spring is here!

Spring is here! While trees blooming and climbing temperatures are an event to celebrate, your spring cleaning list should include both preventive care and a little TLC for your skin after a tough winter. If you’re due for your yearly examination, don’t hesitate to contact us and schedule your appointment today! If shoveling your way through this long, frustrating winter has you feeling like you could use a blood pressure check, we also offer preventive cardiology services on-site. For a full rundown on our services, check out our  site where you can conveniently book online as well! Remember that feeling good has never looked better — and between our preventive care and cosmetic services here at New York Wellness and Medispa, you can have it all.

Spring also means remembering your follow-ups. If you’ve had (or are interested in!) Botox, Juvederm or any of our other cosmetic services, please contact us and schedule your follow-ups to ensure continuous care and lasting results.

For those who are eyeing their summer-wear nervously after gaining a few winter pounds, check out the physician guided weight loss program Take Shape For Life. Under the direction of  Dr. Jill Baron, our expert in healthy weight loss and lifestyle change. Weight can make a big impact on your quality of life, so like we say around here at New York Wellness and Medispa, make sure you’re feeling well on the inside… then treat yourself to feeling better on the outside!

As always, we only offer the very best products to ensure your skin is as radiant as your zest for your health. For dry skin in need of a quenching, our 5-in-1 series is a crowd favorite for restoring the skin’s protective barrier, easing hyperpigmentation from blemishes and scars, and repairing dry skin. For others, spring may require a different approach to skin care. Climbing temperatures means ditching the coat, but it also may mean war for those with oily and combination skin. Changing temperatures, heat and sun exposure can wreak real havoc for blemish-prone skin.

What if there were a first line of defense to care for and prevent future breakouts for oily and combination skin? Your dream of clear skin is now fulfilled, because First Aid Beauty®  has created a line of products designed especially for problem-prone skin! Our Skin Rescue series blows the competition out of the water with botanical extracts and a proprietary blend of antioxidants.

Prevention is key to battling breakouts. FAB®’s newest line includes Skin Rescue Cleanser with Red Clay, a deep-reaching and highly effective cleanser that soothes irritated skin as it draws toxins out of the skin. Follow up with Skin Rescue Blemish Patrol Pads to tone, exfoliate and minimize the appearance of active break-outs. During your down-time, repairing blemish-prone skin has never been easier with FAB®’s Skin Rescue Purifying Mask with Red Clay. This harnesses the power of nature to deliver a potent, yet soothing remedy to skin in need of some individualized attention.

Please contact us at the office with whatever individual needs you may have, and our staff will go above and beyond to ensure to ensure those needs are taken care of with seamless professionalism. The services mentioned above are only some of what we offer, and you might find yourself surprised by the fantastic array of services designed to meet your needs. Whether you dream of clearer skin, comprehensive internal medicine, or simply a more youthful look, New York Wellness and Medispa has you covered. Remember, make sure you’re feeling well on the inside… then treat yourself to feeling better on the outside! We’ll guide you every step of the way.