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What is your favorite AK item and why?

I love the Liberty Clutch. It is the perfect wardrobe staple. It transitions so elegantly from casual to evening and it holds everything!

What is your skin care routine and why?

I keep my routine simple and healthy. I have sensitive skin, so I use very gentle products without perfumes or dyes. Sun protection is key, so my basic routine is an anti-oxidant in the morning (Skinceuticals Phloretin is my favorite) and a hydrating sunscreen. Mild, consistent exfoliation keeps the complexion even and youthful, so at night, I usually use a gentle form of Retin-A, although for summer I am currently obsessed with the MDI Correct Wipes, which help with pigmentation and give the skin a really beautiful glow. They are AMAZING!

How can we protect our face & body this summer and our kids? What are some of your favorite products?

Sun protection can be complicated, especially this time of year, and it is important to remember that there are three components to protecting our skin from the sun: sunscreen, sun protective clothing, and sun avoidance (seeking shade rather than sun). With pool, beach, and more sun exposure, the skin can also become dry and irritated during the summer, and I love the Avene Products which soothe the skin and nourish its barrier.

These are what I use on my whole family (and they actually let me):
Sunscreens: Elta MD Pure Lotion (SPF 47) and Elta MD UV Aero spray (SPF 45)
Moisturizers: Avene Trixera wash and emollient lotion (delicious!), Avene Cicalfate (perfect for sunburns and very dry skin)

What are your favorite skin care products and fashion items for women?

Skin care products for the face:
Skinceuticals Phloretin Serum,
Elta MD Physical block SPF 41 (it is tinted, and looks great),
Avene SPF 50 Compact Makeup. Layer everything-it is your armor!

Fashion Items:
Parasol Sun everything
Pret-a-Surf for J.Crew
San Diego Hat company
SPF 50
Wide-brimmed Hats

What are your favorite skin care products and fashion items for men?

Skin care for face:
Skinceuticals Phloretin Gel
SPF 50 Fusion Sunblock (Men will actually use-and love-these products!)

Fashion Items:
James Perse Yosemite SPF rated shirts

What are your favorite skin care products and fashion items for kids?

All of the Elta and Avene products mentioned above

Fashion Items:
James Perse Yosemite SPF rated shirts (so soft and adorable!)
C Wear Australia "Stinger Suits,"
O'Neill and Billabong rash guards (on Zappos!)

If we have sun damage already on our face and were not wise previous to meeting you, what can you offer in house as treatments?

All of my patients receive a personalized skin regimen to keep their skin healthy and protect it from the sun on a daily basis.

In addition, we offer a variety of rejuvenative procedures to help undo the unwanted effects of the sun such as brown spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. We tailor treatments with lasers such as Fraxel, chemical peels, and tightening devices to suit our patients' needs and schedules (as some procedures have more "down time" than others). All work beautifully to reverse the unwanted effects of the sun.

What are you most excited about that you offer to clients?

As a dermatologist, I am delighted to provide a comprehensive approach to skin care, encompassing both skin health and appearance, to my patients in a personalized environment. I am also passionate about rejuvenative techniques that restore and enhance my patients' appearance in a very natural, beautiful way.

What are your 5 beauty staples in your bag or car?

Wide brimmed hat (I keep one in my car and one in my purse at all times)
Barton Perreira sunglasses
Avene SPF 50 compact makeup
Elta SPF 31 Lip shine
Avene Cicalfate Restorative Cream

What are your summer plans with your family?

We will spend time in Santa Monica (in full sun protective wear!) and San Francisco.

What are some of the easiest things we can do to enhance our beauty?

Protecting our skin from the sun is the single most important thing that we can do to enhance the health and beauty of our skin.

Who inspires you in your work and why did you choose this line?

I have had wonderful mentors in the field who have shaped my approach to both my medical and aesthetic practices. My patients inspire me every day.

What are you currently obsessed with?

My delicious boys-Justin, Ezra and Nathan
Carrot and Stick Press
Orchids
Pates de fruits in passion fruit and guava (a reminder of my childhood in Hawaii)
Celine shoes-the chunkier the better
Susan boutique in San Francisco
Tom Ford Lip Shine
Pandora Radio
Ultherapy - a new non surgical & non invasive procedure that uses ultrasound technology to lift, tone & tighten the skin.

Who is Dr. Jennifer Segal and why do we love her so much?

Dr. Segal is one that you cringe at because she is so beautiful, smart, gracious and stylish. She makes it look so easy to have a thriving business while raising two precious little boys...but when you meet her and realize that her natural beauty is radiant inside and out, you throw your envy out the window and start to get really inspired!!!

She just opened her own private practice and her office is the chicest thing you have seen. It makes you feel at home and relaxed rather than feeling like you are in a clinical environment.
Dr. Jennifer M. Segal, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist with a particular interest in skin care and cosmetic dermatology. An accomplished author and orator, Dr. Segal has published and lectured both nationally and internationally in the fields of cancer research, surgery and dermatology. Most recently, she was appointed Consulting Dermatologist for the Unilever skincare brand, Simple, providing her with an opportunity to share her expertise and skin care philosophies with patients and consumers alike. A significant portion of Dr. Segal's private practice is dedicated to cosmetic dermatology, including advanced techniques in soft tissue fillers, the neuromodulators Botox and Dysport, chemical peels, and laser treatments. She is a Volunteer Faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine where she educates medical students and residents about general and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Segal is passionate about cancer research, therapy, and prevention. She has conducted basic science and clinical cancer research at the University of Pennsylvania, New York University Medical Center and University of California San Francisco. In addition to serving as a member of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Advance Team, she educates young children about sun protection.
Dr. Segal was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and San Francisco, California. She received her undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Pennsylvania and her medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine, where she also performed her residency in dermatology. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons and the Women's Dermatologic Society.

Jennifer resides and practices in Houston, Texas where she lives with her two precious boys and darling husband Justin.

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