"Trends are not the long game for your health. Consistency and balance rule the day." -Dendy Engelman, M.D.

Dendy Engelman, M.D., is a board-certified dermatologic surgeon and an associate at Manhattan Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. A regular media contributor, Dr. Engelman has appeared widely on local and national TV, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire, Vogue, Dr. Oz, Inside Edition, and others. Most recently, Dr. Engelman was appointed Director of Dermatologic Surgery at New York Medical College where she oversees the training of future Mohs surgeons and dermatologists. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and American College of Mohs Surgery.

My dad was a doctor and my mom, a therapist, so I learned about the mind-body connection very early on. My grandfather was also a big influence on me, and he always said, ‘Work hard, play hard—but don’t confuse the two.’ In my family, everything in moderation was ok. Trends are not the long game for your health. Consistency and balance rule the day."

Companies are always sending me beauty products to try. I have about 200 of them around my bathtub. And one of my favorites, a real unsung hero, is magnesium oil. It’s made of magnesium chloride—a salt, but in oil form. The element magnesium plays a role in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body, and we’re often deficient in it. You can replenish it by getting plenty of magnesium through leafy greens and other vegetables, but you can also absorb it transdermally. I spray the oil on after my bath. The salt is good for your skin and triggers muscular relaxation. It actually can reduce anxiety and help you sleep.

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