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Injections are Temporary

Injections are Temporary

There are 4 major aspects to evaluating and improving skin: 1. Volume: Elastin & Collagen. No product can replace it drastically enough to recapture youth. Injections are temporary and leave the tissue stretched and damaged.  Daily use of sunscreen is the most effective way to protect your skin’s volume.  The best, holistic way, to positively […]

Pore - phobia

Pore – phobia

I get asked constantly “How can I shrink my pores?” The conventional beauty industry exploits this fear and spends trillions of dollars every year to keep the shrink-my-pore myth thriving.  Myth? YES. Myth. Don’t sell your pores to the devil… not even one. Here is the beautiful truth about your pores: 1. Pore size is […]

Essential oils and facial skin

Essential oils and facial skin

I absolutely love essential oils! It was my entry into skincare when I was 20.  Yet I have come to the conclusion that most essential oils are too astringent to use on the face. They tend to disrupt disperse the skins natural oils. There are a few exceptions like rose and carrot seed, blue chamomile, […]

Bacteria, acne connection and a BIG misplaced obsession

Bacteria, acne connection and a BIG misplaced obsession

The dreaded bacteria phobia and obsession… don’t get me wrong I am a certified germaphobe but when it comes to skin and the acne bacteria there is a different conversation. Benzoyl peroxide ironically creates bacteria problems. Here, let me explain: Bacteria is a symptom of acne but it alone does not cause acne. Genetics, hormones,intestinal […]

same damage ~ different method

same damage ~ different method

I just read a post on a Skin Professionals discussion board that I found very misleading. They wrote about a microdermabrasion machine using crushed lavender instead of tiny hard crystals. The idea was that by using crushed lavender it was somehow a gentler process. Putting this on a spa menu makes it sound so sweet […]

Fear Not Scary Halloween Skin

Fear Not Scary Halloween Skin

The week after Halloween is always especially fun for me because I get to see how piles of cheap make-up effect my client’s skin! Happily, my regular clients are able to use almost anything on their skin and hardly miss a beat. Their skin continues to be unaffected by the thickest of cheap makeup because […]

I Mist Therefore I Am… NOT hydrated

I Mist Therefore I Am… NOT hydrated

Misting your skin with water throughout the day will actually de-hydrate your skin. Fact. Here is why: Hydrated skin is the result of keeping water in our skin. We do this by first generously misting our skin with water and then locking it in by applying a good moisturizer on top. That is the only […]

Make friends with your PH

Make friends with your PH

And WHY do we need to readjust correct the PH of our skin with a toner or astringent? Glycolic, lactic, or salysilic peels destroy the healthy acid mantle of our skin by removing the slight “film” of healthy, natural oils on our skin. Then we try to “fix” this by correcting the PH which is crucial to […]

Let's open our pores...then close them?

Let’s open our pores…then close them?

The truth is I’ve never seen them open or close after 20 years. Not one single pore. Nope. Never. It just doesn’t happen. I’ve seen pores soften and harden. Yes. I have seen that. I’ve seen pores that are dehydrated, impacted and enlarged. Yes. Many of them. Everyone has a genetic pore size. The larger […]