What’s the deal with hydroquinone?

Ok, so this might be something some of you don't want to hear... but hydroquinone is not a solution to your pigment problems. I know... I know... it works so well! And doctors hand it out like candy! But guys.... It's not solving your problems, it's actually making them worse... I'll explain: Hydroquinone is a…

My Skincare Routine

I'm going to go over a few of my favorite products! Now remember, I'm an esthetician, so I do have access to professional size products (hence the big GlamGlow mask), and a few things are from a private label line that we sell at the spa. So not all of these will available for you…

“I want immediate results!”

Skincare is not immediate, it didn't take a day for your skin to be like it is, so it will take longer than a day to get it where you want it... I think the biggest misconception when it comes to skincare and facial services, is that you will get immediate, life changing results. Now I'm…

SPF…What you need to know

We all know that sunscreen is the most important product to help prevent aging and to protect your skin from overall damage and skin cancer.  But it is the product with the most questions, concerns and can be the hardest to fit to each individual. So here are some of the basics when it comes…

Skincare at all ages…

Prevention is easier than repair! So here's another post to give you some basic info so you know where your skincare should be at different ages... In your 20's: You want to keep it basic, but also be starting to think about age prevention, and by that I mean SUNSCREEN!!!! If the only thing you…

Fragrance in skincare products…why?!

Another quick post, and a huge gripe of mine: why do they add fragrance to skincare products?!!! It drives me crazy that most all drugstore, and high-end products for that matter, (have you smelled LaMer?) have fragrance or perfume added to them! It's so unnecessary and is such a skin irritant for anyone with sensitive,…

Masks… Use them!

I LOVE face masks, I think they are the quickest, most effective and easiest way to boost your skin.  I use masks about 3-4 times a week, but then again, I'm an esthetician, so I really know what my skin can handle.  But I do think that everyone should be using a face mask about…

How to layer your skincare products…

So this will be a quick and easy post, but hopefully very helpful and informative! A lot of people get confused on exactly how to layer or apply their products properly, so here's an easy guide: AM: Cleanse (either gentle cleanser or miceller water) Tone/essence (if you use one) Eye cream (always before other products…