Spa Week Returns Nationwide this October

It’s never too late to indulge in a little “me” time! Lighten your load by participating in National Spa Week from October 15-21! This week-long event will be hosted in spas nationwide. What are the perks of National Spa Week you ask? Well, insiders are saying that full-service wellness treatments that usually cost anywhere from [...]

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Note the Scents for a Fragrant Fall

Amidst the arrival of fall fashion, we also need to make sense of all the sensuous scents—ha, that call upon our inner goddess. A fragrance lingers far longer than the style of any outfit, so make a dramatic departure from your grand entrance—noses up, and take note, literally.

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Banishing Blotches with Luminaze

Let’s discuss pigmentation. Freckles, sunspots, and those pesky little marks that we get after an acne bump always seem to last FOREVER. Don’t need them and don’t want them, so lets talk about how to banish and reduce signs of pigmentation.

Luminaze is a sexy little blotch banisher. This product is actually derived from mushrooms that grow in the Swiss Alps. Mais Oui, you say! These fun little fungi were actually seen to bleach the tree bark they were growing on.  Melanin doesn’t stand a chance against Luminaze, and it works even more effectively than a common Rx – hydroquinone.  Spots may look good on Rover, but talk to the paw when it comes to our ‘oh’ so luminous visages.  Should I go in the sun when my face graciously returns to a fine porcelain finish? When pigs fly! Sun is El Diablo, ladies. More on my favorite sunscreens in a future post.


Ciao for now,

Sandra Witten, PA-C, MPAS

Natural Beauty with Yvonne Ryding

Amidst cab hopping and “how-do-you-walk-so-far-in-those-heels,” and still look so fabulous comments,  what else does a city girl contend with in Chicago?  As the clouds part, and we finally see the sun, our skin is even more exposed to those treacherous UV rays. And, did I mention the city pollution and humidity?  EEEK EGAD! What is a city girl to do?

Enter Yvonne Ryding DNA Repair and Protect Face Cream. Why is DNA important? DNA is not just for archeologists studying neanderthals – DNA is essential to beauty! It is the motor that turns on that oh-so coveted collagen. Protect it, and shield it from free radicals that seem to lurk around every corner.

Another fab product for summer city skin? Yvonne Ryding Facial Tonic, boasts cinnamon – not in your latte, ladies but on your skin.  It is a natural antibacterial agent, and a must-have for acne-prone skin, AND I quote from the manufacturer “Gives skin a fun tingle!”  WELL this gal will take a tingle wherever she can get it.


Ciao for now,

Sandra Witten PA-C, MPAS.