• how to tip at the salon

    Beauty Etiquette: How to Tip at the Salon

    One of the most confusing aspects of going to a salon is figuring out what you should tip your hair stylist. Every time I go, I find myself looking around to see what others are tipping to make sure I’m tipping enough. I’ve even gone as far as to ask my friends what they thought and I received so many different answers. Ranging from 10-30 percent, I still had no clue what the appropriate amount was. So I decided to ask our in-house salon experts, Carolyn and Ashley. Make your next trip to the salon a breeze with these 7 tips on how to tip at the salon. (more…)

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    fun facts from askderm’s in-house esthetician

    Want the inside scoop? Chantal, askderm’s in-house esthetician, shares her top beauty tips and skincare expertise. Check out Chantal’s Friday Fun Facts on askderm.com’s Facebook page for new skincare facts!  (more…)

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    Skincare: The College Years

    The years you spend in college can be some of the most amazing, memorable, and stressful times in your life. To this day, some of my best memories have taken place on my college campus. From concerts to club events to late night food runs, my friends and I have had some incredible times.

    That being said, as the semester’s progress, it tends to get more and more stressful with the increasing course loads. Whenever I begin to get stressed, normally not even two weeks into the semester, I notice that my face starts to break out and dark circles begin to appear. That’s why I’ve added skincare products to my daily routine. (more…)

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    PMD Review – Does it Really Work?

    What is Microdermabrasion?

    Microdermabrasion is a mechanical exfoliation method in which aluminum oxide or Sodium bicarbonate crystals are sprayed over the skin from a wand that simultaneously suctions the skin and vacuums up the loose crystals. This exfoliation removes the topmost layer of the stratum corneum, encouraging new healthy cells to emerge. (more…)

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    Cleanser vs Face Wash – What is the Difference

    Scrolling through the thousands of products on askderm.com can be a daunting task. You are pummeled with product after product that promises to combat acne, reverse the signs of aging, or using advanced technology to turn back time. Ok, I exaggerated a bit, that last one does not exist.  Seriously though, when it comes to washing your face, there are countless ways to get the job done which is why we are going back to basics today to get to the bottom of the difference between a cleanser vs face wash. (more…)

  • your top questions, answered skincare edition

    HOW TO: what to apply & when

    As a product specialist, here at askderm.com, there are a lot of questions that I get asked over and over. One of those questions is about what to apply and when. You now have all these wonderful products at home but how are they applied and when do you use them? Have no fear, I can help sort that out for you!

    It can be very confusing for novice skincare users as well as for advanced users the difference between serums, SPF’s, and toners not to mention how to layer everything correctly.  (more…)

  • how to get that summer glow beauty edition

    How to Get That SUMMER GLOW Beauty Edition

    Summer has finally arrived and with it, comes all the pool parties, ocean side vacations, backyard barbecues, and the beauty dilemmas that can come with it. Here is how to feel good about your body, keep makeup meltdowns at bay, how to get that dewy summer skin & healthy hair you dream about.  (more…)

  • Beauty Tips by Chantal in-house esthician

    beauty tips from askderm’s in-house esthetician

    Want the inside scoop? Chantal, askderm’s in-house esthetician, shares her top beauty tips and skincare expertise for Summer 2015. (more…)

  • Father's Day Gift Guide 2015

    Father’s Day Gift Guide – Skincare Edition

    Who is always the first person to come running to your side when you need something? That would be Dad. From teaching you how to ride your bike to reminding you to always be polite to others, dad has been teaching you valuable lessons since day 1. That being said, my dad is also the silliest person I know. I can always count on him to cheer my up after a long, hard day.  (more…)

  • the top 3 tips to combat dry summer hair

    the Top 3 Tips to Combat Dry Summer Hair

    Ah summer, days at the beach, backyard barbecues, lounging by the pool. All these outside activities can wreak havoc on your hair. Not to mention humidity!

    As a stylist, I hear clients say they struggle in this weather to maintain their locks from drying out. How to manage and tame your look, well let me put the love back in your summer hair. I will walk you through the must haves to combat the drying effects of the sun, wind, and water to protect ones color and defrizz.