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There’s no escaping the summer heat, since we all have step outside eventually, right? It feels like a jungle out there, and it’s a fact that increased temperatures can have an impact on your skin. Dermatologist Dr. Deanne Mraz Robinson of Modern Dermatology of Connecticut in Westport shares the affects heat can have, and how to protect your skin this summer.
When we feel the sensation of heat on our skin, infrared-A (IRA) energy is to blame. “The sun emits many wavelengths of light, and while UVA and UVB rays are the most talked about, they only account for roughly 5 percent of what reaches us from the sun. IRA is invisible, but it accounts for approximately 50 percent of the ener
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Skin discoloration can add years to your visage, even if you have smooth, lineless skin courtesy of at-home skincare and professional intervention such as BOTOX and fillers. With summer in full swing, extra sun exposure can make dark spots worse, despite your most diligent sun protection efforts.
If summer has you seeing spots in the form of freckles, lentigines, melasma or other dark patches, fret not because there are a variety of ways to brighten your overall complexion both at home and in the doctor’s office. Over-the-counter and non-prescription dark spot brighteners may include kojic acid, glycolic acid, retinol, licorice extract, vitamin C, arbutin, mulberry, soy and polyphenols.
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Patti is a true pioneer in skincare, having launched over 400 products for good known brands such as Avon, Elizabeth Arden, Guerlain and Peter Thomas Roth. She has been at the forefront of revolutionary product developments, having recognized the power of glycolic acid and acquiring the exclusive rights to commercialize it before most beauty insiders discovered its benefits.
Patti jumped at the opportunity to create an anti-aging skincare line better than anything she had created before. By dissolving only dead skin, Aquabeautine XL® provides the same benefits as other leading anti-aging products, without the harsh side effects. Patti secured the exclusive global rights to use the enzyme
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It’s a fact: Most women neglect to include their chests in their daily skincare regimens, and skipping the extra moisture, anti-aging ingredients and most importantly, sunscreen, takes a toll. As a result, this delicate area often falls prey to fine lines, redness, dark spots and rough texture. But fret not… There are a variety of ways to rejuvenate skin and restore a more youthful appearance to this often-overlooked area. And remember to apply SPF to your chest before getting dressed in the morning, regardless of the weather, to prevent future damage once your skin is back on track!
La Roche-Posay Rosaliac AR Intense ($40)
Redness, blotchiness and flushing can be due to sun damage o
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