Skin Care and Supplements in Chicago,IL
FreshSkin offers skin care products and supplements to the residents of Chicago, Evanston and the surrounding communities in Illinois.
Our inventory includes a wide range of proven products and a variety of brands, such as SkinMedica®, Obagi®, Eau Thermale Avene®, Glytone®, Protein Shakes, Biotin®, Thyroid Booster and Multivitamins.
The right skin care products can really make a difference in the way a person looks and feels. SkinMedica® is a well-renowned anti-aging line of beauty products that are produced by Allergan, a global pharmaceutical company. This line has products that treat a variety of skin conditions including:
- Sun damage
There are also products designed for specific skin care purposes such as:
- Providing sun protection
- Tightening and reducing wrinkles
Products in this line are also designed to target specific skin types such as dry, normal to oily, normal to dry or acne-prone. What this means is that there is a SkinMedica® product that is exactly right for each person’s unique skin type and problem that needs to be addressed.
What are the benefits of using SkinMedica® products?
Those who use these products on a regular basis often report having skin that is softer and firmer than before. They can help shrink pores and provide skin with a youthful and vibrant glow. Good skin tone and even coloring are also enjoyed by those who use SkinMedica® products.
Obagi® Medical is a skin care line developed by Dr. Zein Obagi. Through research at the Obagi® Skin Health Institute in California, this company has come up with a line of products that address multiple skin issues. The goal in creating new products is to repair damage at the cellular level, thereby allowing patients to obtain the best possible look for their skin.
What types of products are available?
Several product lines are available from this company including:
- Nu-Derm® – aids in anti-aging
- Condition® and Enhance® – products that extend the results of cosmetic procedures
- Obagi-C® RX – stimulates collagen production and prevents free radical damage
- Professional-C Serums™ - protects against sun rays and environmental damage
- ELASTIderm® eye products -targets lines and wrinkles in the eye area
- ELASTIderm® décolletage -reduces wrinkles on the chest and neck
- ELASTIlash® – helps grow thicker eyelashes
- CLENZIderm M.D.™ – helps control acne
- Blue Peel® and Blue Peel RADIANCE® – aids in exfoliation
- Rosaclear® – helps reduce signs of rosacea and skin redness
Obagi® for life is not only this company’s motto, but something their customers swear by as well. Many people begin using this skin care line during their teenage years, and are so pleased with the results that they continue using Obagi® as adults.
Eau Thermale Avéne®
Eau Thermale Avéne® offers a full line of skin care products that can do everything from reduce wrinkles to help fade scars.
What types of products does Eau Thermale Avéne® offer?
A few of the products in this skin care line include:
- Lip care products
- Face masks
- Eye care products
- Wound care ointments
Who can benefit from using this skin care line?
Just about anyone can enjoy the benefits of Eau Thermale Avéne® since there are products for both men and women. A few of the patients who may want to consider this line include:
- Those who have recently had surgery and would like to help fade scars
- People with puffiness or dark circles under the eyes
- Individuals who suffer from age spots or sun damage
- Anyone wishing to develop an anti-aging regimen
- Patients who suffer from acne, psoriasis or overly sensitive skin
Glycolic acid has long been known to be effective at treating acne and reducing the signs of aging. Glytone® products use glycolic acid to help patients improve the appearance of their skin without having harsh side effects.
How is Glytone® different from other skin care lines?
Like many other skin care products, Glytone® contains glycolic acid; however, this line does not contain any buffering agents. Instead, the amount of glycolic acid listed on the product label is the amount that can be absorbed by the skin. This makes these skin care products more effective than others that also contain glycolic acid.
What skin conditions can be corrected with Glytone®?
The conditions that can be treated with Glytone® include, but are not limited to:
- Aging skin
- Red rashes and bumps
- Plaques and scaly skin
- Cracked heels and elbows
- Sun damage
- Ingrown hairs
- Post-procedure care
Who can benefit from Glytone® products?
Anyone who would like to improve the appearance of his or her skin can benefit from using this line. Even so, it should not be used by pregnant women, nursing mothers or those that have an active skin rash or infection.
Everyone needs a certain amount of protein in their diet, but those who are trying to lose weight or increase their level of physical fitness may need more than others. One way of obtaining extra protein is by drinking shakes.
What are protein shakes?
Protein shakes are beverages that contain high levels of protein along with some carbohydrates or fat. They may be in liquid form or a powder that is mixed with other ingredients such as skim milk, and are available in a variety of flavors as well.
Why drink protein shakes?
Dieters often turn to protein shakes to help them lose weight while still maintaining good nutrition since they can be used as meal replacements. Athletes can also benefit from drinking them because the added protein they provide helps muscles recover from intense workouts. Those who do not have time to eat healthy may want to consider having a protein shake while on-the-go since it provides more nutrition than a fast food meal does. They are healthy and delicious, so they could simply be enjoyed as an afternoon snack for those who need an extra burst of energy.
What are the benefits of protein shakes?
- Convenient to consume anywhere
- May help improve athletic performance
- Provide adequate nutrition to be considered as a meal replacement
- Taste delicious
- Protein powder can be prepared in a variety of ways to help alleviate boredom with this product
- Do not usually upset the stomach and are easy to digest
- May lead to improved health and a decreased risk of heat exhaustion
How often should protein shakes be consumed?
This will vary from one person to the next depending on the reason for using them. Most people benefit substantially when they consume protein shakes on a daily basis.
What is Biotin®?
Biotin® is a substance found naturally in foods that supports the health of several body systems. Known as “Vitamin H”, Biotin® is actually one of the B-complex vitamins. It helps the body burn carbohydrates and fats and contributes to healthy skin, nerves and digestion. It is found naturally in eggs, dairy products, salmon and chicken, but those who do not regularly consume these foods may need to take a supplement instead.
What are the benefits of Biotin®?
- Strengthens nails
- Alleviates depression
- Improves eczema
- Reduces acne breakouts
- Strengthen hair follicles and reduces hair loss
Biotin® is believed to be especially helpful in treating Type 2 diabetes. When taken with chromium, this nutrient helps stabilize blood sugar levels and also decreases insulin resistance.
Who may need biotin supplements?
A number of things can lead to biotin deficiency including alcoholism, consuming large amounts of raw egg whites and having surgery to remove part of the stomach. Some people may also have difficulty absorbing nutrients due to an autoimmune disorder and, therefore, need to increase their intake of this substance.
How often should Biotin® be taken?
Supplements are usually taken daily, and the amount consumed varies from one person to the next.
Proper nutrition is an important part of good overall health. The benefits of Biotin® are often underestimated, and many who take this supplement on a regular basis will happily attest to its advantages.
The thyroid is responsible for regulating the metabolism, circulating calcium in the bloodstream and producing hormones that encourage cells to produce protein. When the thyroid does not function properly, it can lead to a breakdown of several systems throughout the body and result in a host of health problems including weight gain.
What are some signs of an underactive thyroid?
- Extreme fatigue
- Unexplained weight gain that does not respond to diet and exercise
- Joint pain
- Swelling of the face or neck
- Feeling cold often
- Brittle nails
Who is likely to develop an underactive thyroid?
This condition most often affects women over the age of 50; however, men and women of all ages can develop this disorder. People who have been exposed to radiation and those with a family history of hypothyroidism are also more likely to develop it.
How is an underactive thyroid diagnosed?
A simple blood test is all that is needed to diagnose an underactive thyroid.
How can a thyroid booster help?
A thyroid booster can help stimulate hormone production in the thyroid gland, thereby increasing the metabolism and helping regulate other body systems.
What are the benefits of taking a thyroid booster?
- Aids in weight loss
- Helps improve energy levels
- Natural supplements that have few side effects
- Convenient and easy to take
- May reduce the odds of developing breast cancer
- Can reduce the dependency on prescription medications to control thyroid functions
- Could help improve memory
What are some reasons to take multivitamins?
Patients who do not eat right or have trouble absorbing nutrients sometimes need to take multivitamins. Additional reasons include:
- Ensuring one’s recommended daily allowances of vitamins and minerals are obtained
- Preventing diseases such as osteoporosis
- Improving overall health
- Increasing energy
- Alleviating anemia
Who should take multivitamins?
Pregnant women are usually advised to take multivitamins based on their increased nutritional needs during this time. Others may have conditions that make it difficult for them to absorb vitamins and nutrients from the foods they eat. Only a doctor can determine if taking a multivitamin is necessary. If so, he or she can recommend precisely the right one for each individual.
What are the benefits of taking multivitamins?
Each person will experience different benefits, and some of them can include:
- Improved appearance of the skin, hair and nails
- Increased energy
- Enhanced immune system
Dr. Tenore and her staff at FreshSkin provide personalized care to residents of Chicago, Evanston and the surrounding communities in Illinois with state-of-the-art technology for optimal health, aesthetics, and patient satisfaction. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, call 847-787-7080 to speak with our friendly staff.