"First off, know that because the coffee beans are roasted, the antioxidant benefits are much less, according to Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas, MD, PhD, FAAD and founder of 37 Actives. Plus, she says the abrasive nature of coffee grounds is not something many people's faces will tolerate or benefit from; coffee grounds are too harsh, and cause micro-cuts in the skin. These micro-tears present as irritation, and can even harbor breakout-inducing bacteria."
TotalBeauty.com, May 2015 full article →
"Before opening what is now a thriving dermatology practice in New York City, Alexiades-Armenakas spent 15 years in the lab, researching a wide range of subjects from plant, insect and mammalian molecular biology to bioengineering. Since opening her Park Avenue office, she’s continued her research while also treating patients, serving as an assistant clinical professor at the Yale University School of Medicine and acting as an attending physician at Manhattan and New Haven hospitals. She’s even developed her own skincare line, 37 Actives"
Living Healthy, May 2015 full article →
Redbook, May 2015 full article →
"Brace yourself for skin freak-outs. Even Dr. Alexiades-Armenakas uses the word "freak-out" to describe how your skin can react. "Get ready for red bumps, redness, and general havoc," she says. Dr. Alexiades-Armenakas recommends phasing out any moisturizers with petrolatum or oils, and switching to a more water-based formula. "
The Cut, April 2015 full article →
"But, there's another end of the psoriasis spectrum — it can be painful, red, and intensely itchy. "Severe cases need biologic drugs to be cleared," Dr. Alexiades says. "They're called anti-TNF (anti-tumor necrosis factor) drugs, but they can cause risk of life-threatening infections." Still, all three doctors consulted for this piece agree that they work the best. "
Refinery 29, April 2015 full article →
"The Upper East Side dermatologist and Lancôme consultant reveals a few of her seasonal favorites. From Central Park to the Greek isles, NYC's go-to dermatologist keeps it pretty low maintenance with a easy-to-follow skincare regimen and classic clothes."
Dujour, April 2015 full article →
Dr. Macrene weighs in on a "handful of innovations that are changing the face of antiaging." Read what she has to say about the new strategies dermatologists are talking about.
Dr. Oz The Good Life, May 2015 full article →