Skincare Blog

Your BFF You Never Knew You Had: The Acid Mantle

By Lena Ladenheim, RN, BSN. Acid mantle: /ˈasəd/ man(t)l/. noun. Composed of sebum, natural oils, retained stratum corneum and sweat, it is a both a delicate as well as a slightly acidic barrier, coating the surface of our skin which works to protect us from potentially harmful toxins and impurities as well as working to retain moisture and hydration. The acid mantle is one of the human body’s exquisite innate nonspecific defenses. Our skin’s pH is naturally acidic, ranging from a 4.7-5.7 on the scale, while the environment inside the skin is naturally alkaline. This provides the perfect balancing act for

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Good Light vs. Bad Light

by Jennifer Schloth, PA at Marmur Medical Now that summer has officially arrived, we hope you are all outside enjoying the beautiful weather exercising and relaxing.  We are bike riding, swimming in the water, surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, etc. We love the sun and it’s vitamin D boosting benefit, but ultimately too much UV light can be bad for us. What is the difference between good and bad light?  It is important to be knowledgeable about the different UV (ultraviolet) rays present in sunlight. In general, there are two types of UV rays that are relevant. UVB rays have

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Let’s Talk Maskne–4 Easy Steps to Combat Mask Acne!

  by Jennifer Schloth, PA and Dr. Ellen Marmur    Since June is National Acne Awareness Month, let’s talk about something all too common in today’s new normal, “Maskne.” Recently, we have seen so many patients presenting to the office with concerns of breakouts appearing at the exact spot where the mask sits on their face. This acne or “maskne” is mainly caused by friction of the mask on your skin. When friction occurs, you can get micro-tears in the skin that allows bacteria, dirt, and oil to penetrate and inflame the skin resulting in small whiteheads or blackheads on

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New Teledermatology!

Dear Patients and Friends, Marmur Medical hopes you are staying safe and would like to keep everyone safe by offering Teledermatology services to patients.  Our new Teledermatology services will allow patients to continue their care with the physicians they know and trust while staying safe in the comfort of their own home. We are seeing patients both virtually and have modified hours for in-office visits. Please call the office directly (212-996-6900) to arrange these consults with your health care provider or you can send your virtual appointment request to We urge patients who are experiencing respiratory symptoms (fever, cough,

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Your Feelings are in Your Face

A patient testimonial by Emily Tepper:

Twice now I have come for treatment with Dr. Marmur and experienced exactly where beauty and wellness intersect. The drooping in my facial tissue was from difficult emotional experiences from my past. The solution I needed was not to process or analyze or feel them anymore, but to remove the frown lines and marks from my face! Every time I looked in the mirror, I would re-experience past painful feelings that were complete and no longer needed to be experienced. Now, I have a very positive and beautiful experience when I look into the mirror because I see my true self and how positive and loving I truly feel after my sessions with Dr. Marmur.

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