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It’s hard to believe it’s already time to say goodbye to summer… We’ll all miss the long weekends, beach days, vacays and overall laid-back vibe—but Fall is great simply because it’s a fresh start! As you prepare for cooler days ahead by stowing the bathing suits and sandals (and reaching for the warmer layers and boots), it’s important to keep your skincare and diet in mind as well. With less sun exposure on the agenda, ‘tis the season to get reacquainted with products and habits that have perhaps been ignored since spring. Here’s a guide to getting back into the swing.
Reverse sun damage
Despite your best SPF efforts, odds are you got a bit more sun that you would hav
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MicroBotox is having a moment. Sometimes referred to as ‘Baby BOTOX’, this term is used to describe the injection of multiple microdroplets of diluted toxin (BOTOX, Dysport, Xeomin) into the deeper skin layer or into the superficial layer of muscles.
“We already know that Botox, when injected into facial muscles, takes away frown lines, crow’s feet, and other wrinkles. But when injected in tiny amounts throughout the face, known as microbotox, or intradermal botox, this technique targets the superficial layers of your skin, reducing acne, pore size, oil production, and sweating. The skin becomes more refined, tighter, smoother, free of excess oil and sweat,” says Chicago dermatologist Jef
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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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Rachel Pritzker, MD, is a fellowship-trained, board-certified dermatologist who graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor’s degree from Emory University. She completed her medical education at Rush University where she graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Following a residency in dermatology at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Dr. Pritzker completed a prestigious Laser, Cosmetic and Dermatologic surgery fellowship at SkinCare Physicians in Boston.
Dr. Pritzker is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Women’s Dermatology Society, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and Chicago Dermatolog
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