Simple Skin Blog

  1. 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… Read More

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

    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… Read More

  3. 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… Read More

  4. 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… Read More

  5. 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… Read More

  6. Face Transplants- A Second Chance at Life

    The extreme disfigurement of a face by trauma, burns or birth defects has long been the realm of horror films (think Freddy Kreuger). There is something about the disfigurement of a face that evokes a revulsion and fear that mutation of a limb or other part of the body would not. Sadly, for those who… Read More

  7. New Hope For Alopecia Patients

    My name is Tova Younger and I am a Physician Assistant student at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. I am thrilled to be spending my Dermatology rotation at Marmur Medical, where a broad range of dermatologic conditions are treated. Today, I’d like to discuss hair. We have all heard of the phrase “Having a great hair… Read More

  8. Walking the Catwalk

    Backstage at the Carmen Marc Valvo NYFW show! Lights, facial. . . and action. Everyone knows that behind a flawless red carpet complexion is great make-up and an even better skin-care regimen. Now, to preface this piece, I’ve been on my surgery rotation for the past two months and life has been a relentless “scrubs… Read More

  9. Dr. Marmur’s Anti-Acne Signature Mediterranean Salad

    You are what you eat. So what should you eat if you have acne prone skin? Dr. Ellen Marmur developed a signature Mediterranean salad to help fight back against your acne. Not only is the salad yummy, but it will also… • Give you a wide variety of vitamins and minerals and amino acids and… Read More

  10. Snails – The Future of Facials

    I may be a little slow on the uptake for this new fad in skin care, but I think I was just in denial. Remember Fear Factor? It was that show in the early 2000s where people had to eat live bugs. To this day, you could not possibly pay me enough money to go… Read More