Let’s talk essential oils…

Ok, let's get into the whole essential oils thing. I'm just gonna say, as a skincare professional, who works on a lot of people, and sees a lot of skin issues and ailments.... PLEASE don't mix, blend, or create your own essential oil skincare blends for your skin!!! I don't care what that DoTerra rep…

Acne, part 4: Acne and diet

  Acne and your diet.... Now I know that we all don't want to hear this, but the foods you eat do effect your acne, womp womp 😦 The biggest culprit in this area is unfortunately dairy (womp womp again!) because even if you get THE best dairy products that are organic, hormone free, grass…

5 tips for good skin…

We all know the basics: wash your face, wear your sunscreen and use retinol... But these are a few extra tips that will help anyone to maintain good skin forever: Use a silk pillowcase. This is a simple swap that will change your life. Silk doesn't tug on the skin, it keeps your hair smooth,…

My Favorite Cleansers…

I love a lot about skincare... serums, masks, newer, better moisturizers, but one of my favorites is cleanser! It seems silly, because cleanser is on our skin for the least amount of time of all of our products, but they really do a lot in that time. I have about 4 cleansers I'm using at…

Acne, Part 3… The Facts

There are several different types of acne.  From infection based, to clogged pores, to sebaceous filament, to acne rosacea. Acne is graded on a scale from 1-4 medically speaking, stage 4 being the worst. Acne is an inflammatory issue, at its most basic, so is rosacea. Inflammation + infection= acne. *Disclaimer*: I will not be…

Let’s talk about ‘Inflammaging’…

So what is 'inflammaging'? It's one of the newer terms in the skincare world and it pertains to the skin aging prematurely because of too much inflammation. Now we all love our exfoliators: our glycolics and our retinols and our scrubs... but if we over do them, it can lead to trouble. When we start…

Acne, Part 2: Acne and makeup

Makeup can effect acne more than we realize... I always tell my clients to think about their makeup, especially their foundation, as a continuation of their skincare. People with acne get in a viscous cycle: they get some pimples, so they find a makeup that will cover it up, this causes more breakouts, so then…

Marketing and skincare…

So here's the deal... companies want your money, and they will say a lot of fancy stuff and create beautiful ads telling you why their products are SO great... We all know this... But for some reason, when it comes to skincare we all fall for the hype, why? Because we all want look young,…

Acne, Part 1: My Story

This will be the beginning of my series on acne. I will try and cover all of the different aspects of this annoying and complicated disease. I will be adding to it from time to time. I hope you enjoy... Acne sucks, lets just get that out of the way. I've been struggling with acne…

What’s the deal with serums?

This will be short and sweet, but I feel it's important for everyone to understand. Serums can get a little confusing... I think that people often use the term 'serum' like moisturizer or sunscreen. The problem is, it's not a generic term. Think of the word serum like the word booster. Serums are meant to…